The picture shows Jules Scott, Climbing coach at Fun climbing http://www.funclimbing.co.uk/ with her dedicated young climbers in Norwich. The clinic is providing assessments via Skype to help reduce injuries and optimise performance.
A picture from my trip to Kalymnos in May 2017. The whole week I climbed between 3 and 6 routes per day, each route about 35 to 40 metres long and the technical grades for each climb between 5+ and 6B with the majority around 6A/6A+. If you bear in mind that throughout my life of climbing since I was 16 years old, the hardest grade that I have ever led is 6B, so that’s why I considered the whole ...Continue Reading →
It’s that time of year again when all the winter gear has been put away and the evenings are getting lighter extending the cycling opportunities. The months of indoor training are at an end and the summer season awaits. The spring classic races are almost over and the grand tours are nearly upon us.
We see cyclists throughout the year ...
Loads and the body
The previous blog was on monitoring of training loads amongst professional sports people. In a clinical setting, we tend to see more of the amateur sportspersons as well as both active and less active people. Training loads are relevant to the individual for example an external load such as cutting the hedge is the same for two people but if one is sedentary and the other is an active gardener then the internal load (physiological and perceptual ...Continue Reading →
The former manager of Sheffield United, Billy McEwan is attending PD warriors classes at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic. So successful have the classes being that Billy approached his old club to see if they could host the sessions. These now run twice a week at Bramall Lane for people with Parkinson’s (PD). For more information follow the link or contact Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic (0114) ...Continue Reading →
Are you an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist?
Are you looking for a change?
Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic is looking for an experienced Neurological Physiotherapist to join the team as a self employed associate.
The clinic has been in operation since 2004 and treats a wide variety of clients, MSK, Neuro, Vestibular, Chronic Pain, Womens and Mens Health, Paediatrics, Chronic Fatigue/ME and Respiratory. There are currently 13 Physiotherapists working for the practice and two admin staff. The two lead physiotherapists are both associate Lecturers at Sheffield ...Continue Reading →
I’m Neil, one of the Sheffield PD Warrior pioneers, and aren’t I lucky? What great timing. Barely have I had time to get used to my diagnosis of early stage Parkinson’s Disease than PD Warrior comes to Sheffield – one of the few places in the world outside its base in Australia.
What is PD Warrior?
PD Warrior is a Parkinson’s treatment based ...Continue Reading →
The dichotomy of over or under training has been an evolving area of sports science and medicine over the last 10 years. Imbalances between training loads and recovery have the potential to cause or increase injury risks and as always there is a lot of anecdotal information that can be misleading. There is now increasing evidence with the development of GPS technology monitoring athletes along with various other subjective and objective markers that are providing clearer patterns of potential risks ...Continue Reading →
Have you had back pain for a while? Is it worse after lifting? Are you under the impression that you should keep your back straight and brace your ”core” when you lift”?
Well, you might want to think again.
It’s almost part of our culture that you should “keep your back straight” when you lift. However, it’s important to update culture and ask: what’s the evidence for this advice? Well, you may find it surprising, but the evidence for this advice is ...Continue Reading →
PD Warrior is an exercise philosophy that aims to slow your Parkinson’s down. Developed in Australia in 2011 by two neurological physiotherapists Melissa McConaghy and Lynn Tullock, it has already helped thousands of people around the world. It is now coming to Sheffield.
PD Warrior is a ‘neuro-active’ ...Continue Reading →
In the UK there are approximately 152,000 strokes annually. There are also 1.1million stroke survivors and 76% of these have physical deficits. Stroke remains the largest cause of complex disability in the UK.
The physiotherapists role is to help people reach their full physical potential and maximise their functional abilities to enable them where possible to reintegrate into society.
There is evidence emerging that early physiotherapy intervention following a stroke leads to improved physical outcomes. The Very Early Rehabilitation Trial (AVERT) in ...Continue Reading →