Stretches for Cyclists

March 5th, 2015

Step 1.

Specific Stretches for cyclists
In Standing holding the leg to be stretched just above the ankle pull the leg up behind keeping the torso upright and pushing your hip and chest forward until you feel a stretch down the front of the thigh. X5 20 second holds

Step 2.

Facing a wall place your hands on the wall level with your shoulders. Step back with the leg you wish to stretch and push your knee straight while keeping your heel on the floor. X5 20 second holds

Step 3.

Lying on the floor pull your knee up to your chest with your knee bent. Then try to straighten the knee without letting the hip position alter. Keep the other leg flat on the floor. X5 20 second holds

Step 4.

Lying on your back with your knee at 90 degrees pulled towards your chest/ opposite shoulder gently rotate your lower limb/ankle up towards your chest. X5 20 second holds

Step 5.

Lying on the floor, raise one leg over the other, and place knee on the ground. Using the opposite hand to knee, gently press the knee towards the floor, keeping the opposite arm and shoulder against the ground. X5 20 second holds

Step 6.

Place your hand over the top of our head and pull the head and neck down to the left feeling a stretch in the right upper shoulder and neck muscles. Repeat on right side. X5 10 second holds

Mobility Problems – Can Physiotherapy Help?

May 13th, 2014

At SB Sports Injury & Physiotherapy Clinic we offer a private neurological rehabilitation and general mobility problems service. Our Rehabilitation Physiotherapist has over 15 years experience working in the field of rehabilitation treating conditions such as Stroke, Head Injury, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease as well as general mobilitly problems. Appointments are available at the clinic or your own home. A comprehensive assessment will be completed, where together we will establish your main mobility problems and provide a treatment programme including hands on treatment, balance and walking re-education, exercise programmes and problem solving advice. With the aim of improving confidence with mobility reducing falls risk, maximising independence and improving functional ability. Our rehabilitation physiotherapist Liz is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is a State Registered Physiotherapist. She is also trained in the Bobath concept, a physiotherapy technique aimed at utilising normal movement patterns to facilitate movement and functional ability. Difficulties getting up/down stairs, in/out of the chair or risk of falls could all be helped with advice and treatment. Management and treatment of long term conditions is also available to maintain/improve mobility, range of movement and independence.

  • Home Visits Available
  • Mobility Assessment & Treatment
  • Falls And Balance Advice/Management
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Bobath Trained
  • Adapted Thai Chi Available

So if you have suffered a neurological condition, or have found a general deterioration in your mobility call the Clinic on 01952 462 330 to book either a clinic or a home visit appointment to see if we can get you moving. All Physiotherapists are registered with the majority of private medical insurance companies including BUPA, AXA PPP, Standard Life and AVIVA and many more.

Prone leg lifts

June 11th, 2013

The Oyster

April 26th, 2013

A great exercise for engaging a muscle (Gluteus medius), situated around the hip joint. It provides an important function to support/stabilise the pelvis as well as rotating the hip. Not only that, but it helps give tone to the buttock area.

As with all exercises, make sure you take time getting into the starting position and carry out the exercise without rushing. This enables you to perform the movement safely and effectively. A good technique yields better results too!


  1. Lie in a straight line on your side, bend your knees keeping your feet in line with your bottom.
  2. Use a towel or cushion under the head, making sure your head is in line with the spine.

The Oyster is suitable for conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Sacro-iliac pain
  • some hip symptoms
  • lower limb mal-alignment

For further information about this exercise and others, you can make an appointment to see one of our physiotherapists

The Oyster



  1. Engage the lower abdominals and pelvic floor gently.
  2. Simultaneously open up the top leg like an oyster shell opening, keeping the heels together.


  • Keep the waist lengthened away from the shoulder.
  • Make sure neither the pelvis nor spine rotate backwards or forwards during the leg movement; this means only rotating the leg as far as you can keep the pelvis still/stabilised.
  • Align yourself next to a wall if you feel this will help support your pelvis in a more stable position
  • Try doing 2×10 every other day to begin!

Its Not Just the Baby!

July 19th, 2012

Its here at last! Tara, one of our musculoskeletal physios, can now offer physiotherapy assessments for those aches and pains during pregnancy and beyond.

Having attended two postgraduate courses recently, Tara has the skills (and personal experience!) to assess, treat and guide ladies experiencing neck, back, pelvic pains during pregnancy which evolve with the physical and human adjustments our bodies go through. Postnatally, we then go through further physical changes with the demands of motherhood. As our muscles and skeleton take some time to return to pre-pregnancy, Tara can guide you through this stage and ensure you exercise appropriately to regain a firmer tummy and feel in better condition. Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to get a flat tummy – its not just about sucking it in! With Tara's Pilates and physio background she can support you through each stage, helping you to return to things you enjoy doing.

Her recent training involved a two day course of lectures/practical sessions, with an internationally renown Physio, Diane Lee. Using evidence based practice and sharing experiences the course focused on the rehabilitation of the trunk/pelvis and abdominal musculature.

Whatever your symptoms are, Tara can assess, advise and guide you. We also have built in links with local personal trainers with postural qualifications..

Treatment & Exercise in The Childbearing Year

May 2nd, 2012

One of our physio's, Tara Skillicorn has recently attended a three day course which focuses on physiotherapy during the childbearing year.

This covers the theory and practical aspects of musculoskeletal problems which can arise during pregnancies, post-natal and the first year after having a baby.It also gives attention to current research of exercising the abdominals after having a baby ……. something all new Mums are keen to do!

We will be trying to raise the awareness to parents and new mom's so watch this space. if you are experiencing pain and would like to talk with Tara then please feel free to contact us.

Functional Fascial Taping

November 22nd, 2010

Functional Fascial Taping by Ron Alexander

Over the weekend of 20th-21st of November I attended a course on Functional Fascial taping developed by Ron Alexander. The approach is described as a new and unique way of applying tape to musculoskeletal pathologies creating an immediate pain relieving effect as well as increasing range of movement. Fascia is the connective tissue found in between and supporting various other tissues of the body. It has been demonstrated that by influencing the fascia through stimulation of the receptors with in the tissue you can influence the tissue interfaces of surrounding structures.
The course was practical and interesting with some excellent and interesting ideas. To read more go to Ron’s web site

So prepare to be taped!!!!!!!!!!!