Category Archives: Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation

6 Simple Exercises to Ease Back Pain – #1 is Easy!

This is a must read if you want to:

  • avoid recurring low back pain
  • stop feeling debilitated and frustrated because you can’t do the things you want to do
  • stop feeling like a victim of your own body

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The Peak Performance Team is Growing!

Sam Patel is the newest member of the Peak Performance team, so we thought it only right that his first blog be all about getting to know him a bit better!sam-p

First and foremost I am a Physiotherapist! I graduated from Nottingham University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy, having decided to return to studying following a knee injury at the start of a contracted season with Doncaster RFC a few years previously.  Prior to this I had obtained a Diploma in Sports Therapy, and a Certificate in Sports Massage. This ‘hands on’ approach forms the basis of much of my clinical treatment.  

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5 Reasons You’re Sleep Walking Towards Injury

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Things you need to know:

  1. Movement dysfunction is an ‘early warning system’ for injury
  2. Pain/discomfort is the next earliest warning sign…so don’t ignore it
  3. Your local gym isn’t interested in point number 1
  4. The NHS is ‘reactive’ not ‘proactive’ i.e. you get treatment only once you’re injured
  5. The Fitness Industry is amassing record annual profits…in the meantime the Nation’s health is getting worse!

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Are You Doing It? Addressing This Missing Link Can Reduce Injury Risk & Increase Your Performance

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The topic of movement competency (ability) has received little attention in the scientific literature away from elite level sports performance. However, there are a few dedicated professionals who are striving to bring this ‘missing link’ to a wider audience with a view to increase people’s awareness of its importance for the reduction of unnecessary injuries and increased performance.

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The 6 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing a Physiotherapist!

Specifically a musculoskeletal physiotherapist (someone that treats soft tissue and bone injuries). By Rebecca Walsh

#1 Many people don’t know that they can see a physiotherapist before they see their GP.

Physiotherapists (physios) are perfectly placed to assess and evaluate the severity of injuries and will refer back to a GP when appropriate. Physios undergo a three year undergraduate degree as well as continued development throughout their careers, and should also have Chartered status (see Chartered Society of Physiotherapy for details) and Health and Care Professions Council registration.

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