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Sports Massage Therapy Techniques

There are a number of techniques that can be used during a sports massage to help aid recovery and treat injuries. Below, we discuss the different techniques and why they are used. Myofascial Release (MFR) MFR is a sports massage technique that stretches the fascia in order to restore balance and function in the body. […]

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What are DOMS?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly known as DOMS, is something that athletes of all levels experience. From elite runners to amateur Sunday league football players, DOMS happen when microtears occur in our muscle fibres, often manifesting after exercise you’re not used to, causing stiffness and soreness. It could be that your shoulders feel stiff after […]

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Top Tips for Running Your First Marathon

As marathon season approaches and you’re coming to the end of your training programme, we take a look at our top tips to prepare you for your first marathon in the days before the big event. The week before Fuel your body In the days leading up to your race, it is important to make […]

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Golfing Injuries

While the positive health benefits of golf definitely outweigh the negatives, we do see some recurring golfing injuries at Harpenden Physiotherapy. This may be due to the fact that there are 3 thriving golf clubs in Harpenden and an aging population. Mark Twain famously called golf a ‘good walk spoiled’, but there are hundreds of […]

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The Relationship Between Sleep and Recovery

There’s no denying we all feel better after a good night’s sleep! Waking up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the next day is always a brilliant feeling, but what are the other benefits of sleep and how does it relate to muscle recovery? Repair and growth Strenuous exercise creates micro tears in your […]

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Nutrition for Exercise

There’s a lot of talk in the media about nutrition specifically for exercise. But what does it mean? In order to achieve your fitness and exercise goals, you need to be eating enough of the right food to fuel your activities. Much like how a car will slow and eventually stop without good quality petrol, […]

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Skiing Injury Prevention

We’re getting to that time of year again when we start to spend hours on the internet looking at skiing holidays. It’s an expensive hobby and takes time to plan. We research the snow fall, accommodation, pistes, children’s clubs and apres ski. Do we want to ski in or ski out? An open fire? A […]

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10 Fitness Trends for 2019

Looking to freshen up your fitness regime? From HIIT yoga to hi-tech wearable technology, check out these 10 fitness trends that will be big in 2019. 1.    High-intensity yoga You’ve heard of HIIT – well, here’s the latest twist on the high-intensity trend. With high-intensity yoga, you get all the benefits of those short bursts […]

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Sports Massage Therapy Techniques

Sports Massage Therapy Techniques

There are a number of techniques that can be used during a sports massage to help[...]

25 Apr 2019
What are DOMS?

What are DOMS?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly known as DOMS, is something that athletes of all levels experience.[...]

17 Apr 2019