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Keeping Your Legs Strong Whilst Self-Isolating

Keeping Your Legs Strong Whilst Self-Isolating

We understand it is a worrying time for many of our clients, both for their own health and the health of their families. At Katie Bell we emphasise the importance of keeping active at all ages; however, with the current government advice, this is getting ever more...

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Pilates: Core Activation vs. Bracing

Pilates: Core Activation vs. Bracing

Why harder levels don't mean you are going to get better quicker! Pilates is a mind-body exercise technique that emphasises the importance of beginning movement from a central core of stability. The overall aims of pilates are to develop the deep, postural ‘core’...

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Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Magic Circle

Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Magic Circle

What is the Magic Circle? The magic circle is a circular shaped resistance equipment which is a popular addition to matwork pilates classes. The circle is made from a relatively flexible material and is designed to provide a variable amount of resistance, dependent on...

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Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #3

Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #3

Only 3½ weeks to go until race day! Now’s the time when our training really starts to pick up, as we battle the tough hill sessions taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back in this blasting wind!! It’s important in these final few weeks that we don’t over exert...

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Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #2

Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #2

Just over 5 weeks to go till race day! How’s your training going? Please comment below on how you’re coping with increasing your mileage & hill work to get yourself race ready for the 29th! As you now know from our previous blogs, increasing your mileage brings...

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Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #1

Sheffield Half Marathon – Training Advice #1

7 weeks to go till the Sheffield Half Marathon ... sorry for reminding you! This blog focuses on: The importance of rest / cross train days Top tips to improve sleep for athlete recovery & performance How to safely increase your weekly running mileage An idea of...

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Does Sports Massage Have To Hurt To Help?

Does Sports Massage Have To Hurt To Help?

Sports massage is a form of massage which utilises specific techniques to help obtain maximum performance and physical conditioning with a reduced likelihood of injury or pain. Many sporting and non-sporting people have regular sports massage due to the vast array of...

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Sheffield Half Marathon – Exciting News!

Sheffield Half Marathon – Exciting News!

On this Sunday, the 2nd February... we are exactly 8 weeks away from the Sheffield Half Marathon 2020! And we have exciting news regarding this event from KB Physio & Wellness! We will be producing a countdown to the event leading up to race day, whereby blogs...

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What Can We Learn From The Origins Of Pilates?

What Can We Learn From The Origins Of Pilates?

Christmas is approaching... and so are the remaining few pilates classes in 2019. So, as we stiffly endure our 2 week break from Pilates throughout the Christmas period, this blog aims to get you through with some interesting reading about Pilates and the history...

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Tension Headaches: How To Effectively Manage

Tension Headaches: How To Effectively Manage

A common problem we as sports massage therapists & physiotherapists see are tension-type headaches. Accordingly, we thought this blog would be a good opportunity to shed some light onto this complaint as it is generally poorly understood, with the aim of helping...

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5 Tips For A Healthy Autumn from Katie Bell

5 Tips For A Healthy Autumn from Katie Bell

Autumn is here and the trees are about to show why it's okay to let things go! With this change in seasons comes shorter days and cooler weather. Thankfully, we don’t need to curl up and hibernate just yet! Autumn is a wonderful time to set new intentions for self...

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How To Keep Your Pilates Workouts Fresh

How To Keep Your Pilates Workouts Fresh

Just like our lives, we have to keep our workouts fresh, swap things around, change it up a bit. If we do the same thing every day we get bored, stuck, and de- motivated. We can become lethargic and fatigued and we can also plateau, our bodies adjust to the fitness...

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Top Tips For Summer Health & Wellness

Top Tips For Summer Health & Wellness

You might be surprised to know that Summer can be a really hard time to stay on track with your health and wellness goals. We'd assume it would be Winter, but the longer days, sunny weather, holidays and more social opportunities mean we find it harder to say no and...

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Mend The Gap: How To Assess & Treat DRAM

Mend The Gap: How To Assess & Treat DRAM

Diastasis Recti is a common issue at the clinic, which is why our Womens’ Health Physiotherapist, Dilly Shore, has put together the following information on the condition, covering how to check for it, the different types, how to treat it, as well as what to avoid in...

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