Our Latest Blogs & Resources

Are You Secretly Addicted To Pilates Classes?

Pilates is seriously addictive! The combination of helping to improve your physical fitness, appearance, flexibility and strength, whilst also reducing your risk of injury and levels of stress is a lethal combination. Once you’re hooked, there’s often no going...

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Uncovering The History Of Physiotherapy

Although the origins of physiotherapy can be traced back thousands of years, it's only in the last century that the importance it plays in the treatment and prevention of injury has truly come to light. Seeing as it’s hard to imagine a time when physiotherapy...

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Top Tips For Growth & Renewal This Spring

Our mind, body and spirit have different needs season to season, and there are simple ways to support your health throughout the year. Spring is a time for new growth and renewal. It's a perfect opportunity to make changes, re-evaluate our habits and start new and...

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Injury & Pain Prevention For Sheffield Hikers

Hiking certainly isn’t something that is free from the the risk of injury. The unpredictable terrain, together the repetitive movement over vast distances, presents hikers with a large number of challenges when it comes to preventing injury. As such, we’ve put...

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Celebrities & Athletes Who Swear By Pilates

With the huge number of celebrities touting Pilates as their go-to workout class, one could be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of new fitness craze. Far from it. Pilates has been around for nearly a century, with its origins dating back to the end of the First...

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The Importance Of Plyometric Exercises For Netball

Plyometrics is a type of exercise that trains muscles to produce power (speed and strength). Plyometric exercises involve a stretch of the muscles, immediately followed by a contraction of the same muscles. As such, you may sometimes hear plyometrics being referred to...

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Injury Prevention Top Tips For Netballers

Due to the quick, explosive and high intensity nature of netball, there is an increased risk of injury associated with the game – most commonly ankle and knee injuries. Here we take a look at what can be done to help prevent such injuries, focusing on how best to...

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Strength & Conditioning Exercises For Runners

Whilst running is a cardio sport, it still requires a great deal of muscle strength. Strengthening key areas will improve your running pace and reduce the risk of injury. Good running form requires stability at the pelvis, freedom at the trunk to rotate, and balanced...

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Stretching Exercises For Runners

Running relies on the right tension and strength in the muscles of the legs, hips and back. Muscles that are too tight limit the running action and are often inhibited in their power. Muscles that are too elongated require more control, power and stability to produce...

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Common Injuries & Complaints For Runners

Running injuries are unfortunately far too common. The number of muscle groups and joints involved in propelling the body forward over what is often a prolonged period of time is ripe for injury. Here we take a look at some of the most common injuries, pay closing...

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How Long Should Physio Treatment Last?

Quite understandably, the first question most people ask following an assessment of their injury is how long will it take to get back to normal. With so many different variables at hand it is almost impossible to provide a clear answer to this within one article. But...

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Warning Signs You Should Go See A Physio

There is definitely a reluctance amongst people to go and see a physiotherapist. Perhaps Google can fix the problem? Or maybe some deep heat? Whatever the reason for delaying going to see a physio, there are a number of certain tell-tale signs that it’s probably time...

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Pilates: Workout or Injury Rehabilitation?

Originating from the early 1900s, Pilates has certainly stood the test of time. But for what reason? Is it because it’s excellent for injury rehabilitation and prevention? Or because it’s a fantastic workout for getting into shape? Here we take a look at the benefits...

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Deep Tissue Massage vs. Sports Massage

There are dozens of different types of massage therapy methods but two fundamental categories: rehabilitative massage and relaxation massage. With regards to rehabilitation, deep tissue massage and sports massage are the two approaches that most people have heard of....

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Stretching Exercises For Cyclists

Cycling is notorious for hot spots of tensions and muscle tightness, particularly in the hamstrings, hip flexors, chest and lower back. As such, we’ve compiled a selection of stretches cyclists should undertake in order to prep their body before getting on the bike,...

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Strength & Conditioning Exercises For Cyclists

Cyclists are best known for their powerful legs. However, in order to really speed up those hills, you need a balance around the legs, hips, core AND upper body. To help towards achieving this, Emily, one of our Specialist Physiotherapists, has put together a...

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How To Help Prevent Common Cycling Injuries

With less impact than most other sports, cycling is something people often turn to protect themselves from injury (as well as being an excellent excuse to explore the great outdoors). But injuries in cycling are, in fact, quite common, largely due to being in a fixed...

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The Ultimate Guide To Pilates Classes

Are you a fan of Classical or Contemporary Pilates? Matwork or Reformer? Is there more benefit to be accrued from Raul Pilates, Fletcher Pilates or Winsor Pilates? Such is the variety in Pilates that one could be forgiven for needing a glossary of such terms. In this...

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7 Tips For Getting The Most From Your Treatment

Anxiety. Unfortunately this is something a lot of people experience when first attending a physiotherapy appointment. Will the physio be able to diagnose the pain and discomfort that I’m experiencing? Will I get on well with them? How long until I can go back to...

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Goal setters go!

As we approach the end of the year you may be starting to think about New Year's resolutions or you may be putting things off and promising yourself you’ll do it in 2019! Whatever your reason for making New Year's resolutions here are my tips for setting goals. Put...

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Festive and fighting fit

The festive season is almost upon us - well for some it's already here! The shops are full with Christmas goodies, decorations and tunes. It's a time for family, gifts and celebrations - but with this comes planning. And there's no doubt about it, organisation can be...

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Pain in the neck?

Most people will suffer with a minor neck problem from time to time, and with more people using phones, iPads, laptops and spending more time sat at a desk  - we are treating more and more stiff and painful necks at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. Neck pain...

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Welcome Charlotte!

Charlotte Jackson has just joined the KB team, she's worked in a variety of areas at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals including intensive care, cardiology, spinal injuries and finally specialising in musculoskeletal. She's also worked for Sheffield Football Club women’s...

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Back by popular demand – ‘Menopause and Me’

At Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness we're passionate about women’s health and so, back by popular demand, we're hosting a second 'Menopause and Me' evening. Our Women's Health Specialist, Emily Elgar explains more: 'Earlier in the year we started the 'Menopause...

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Run further, faster and without injury

Training as a group has so many benefits, whatever your goals. It's been proven that training with others spurs us on and makes exercise we might otherwise find tedious more fun. With this in mind, we're starting a running club! This six week running course has been...

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Mend the gap

Did you know that Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRAM) occurs in nearly all pregnancies? So ladies, I have a few questions - if you answer yes to any of these it may be worth coming along to our DRAM session. Have you noticed that your stomach doesn't go flat? Do you...

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Back pain really is a pain

Have you been suffering with back pain on and off for years? Maybe you're sick of having to adapt your lifestyle in case your back goes or you're feeling like you have tried everything and nothing's worked! Surgery isn't always possible these days nor necessarily...

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Stay in your (training) zone!

As we've been talking about getting active and there have been a few high profile sporting events in the spotlight recently (thanks to a few of our awesome clients who have competed in them!); I thought I'd talk a little about training zones. This may be old hat for...

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Eat yourself well

Marika Walker is a Nutritional Therapist at Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness. Here she talks about eating whilst injured and the importance of good nutrition:   'Nutrition is one way to counter the negative impact of an exercise-induced injury.  For example, when...

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Get active, I challenge you!

It's a fact we can't deny - exercise is good for us! Our mental health and general well-being inclusive. And when I say exercise I don't just mean hitting the gym, running or cycling miles but being active daily. Whilst exercise is great, it can be hard to fit into...

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Easy knee – sy

It won't come as a surprise that knees are a common site of injury in most sports and indeed daily life! Whatever your chosen sport, you may have experienced problems yourself or know someone who has and this understandably means worrying about time off the dance...

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Is Pilates a good workout for men?

Consider this, Pilates was originally developed by a man called Joseph Pilates, and it's been a powerful training method for both men and women for over 50 years. There has been a surge in the popularity of Pilates in the last 5 years, and particularly in the number...

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Yoga or Pilates? What’s the difference?

Our yoga teacher and qualified Physiotherapist, Hannah Farmer, answers the yoga or Pilates question. What's the difference? And tells us a little bit more about what you can expect from her classes.   'It's hard for me to say where yoga ends, Pilates starts and...

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Why massage?

Dilly Shore is one of our Massage Therapists. Here she shares why massage is so important and her top pre-massage tips: 'In my opinion, deep tissue massage is remedial for everyone, whether you’re training for ultramarathons or a new mum in need of some TLC. Most...

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Plantar fasciitis – what’s that then?

There are lots of reasons why patients come to see us with foot pain. Plantar fasciitis is a common one and one you may of heard of, if not experienced it yourself - around 10% of us will in our lifetime. You don't have to be a runner  to experience this often...

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All gain, no pain

I wanted to talk to you about pain today... a word we hear a lot. When you stub your toe and jump about yelping, and most probably swearing, something quite incredible has happened in that nano second. You stub the toe: you activate neurons called A-delta fibres and...

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Stress: Are we coping?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the focus is on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this. What does strike me about stress is the ways it can present itself. For some...

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Sports Massage: the MOT for you!

Helen's one of our massage therapists. She's a keen runner, swimmer and all round fitness enthusiast. Here she tells us more about the benefits of massage. 'To me, the body is like a car, it needs to be fed to work, it needs oiling, and it needs an MOT. We spend so...

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Yummy Tummy

Emily teaches our Thursday evening Pilates classes and is our expert Women’s Health Physiotherapist. Here she gives a guide to dealing with ‘mum tum’: ‘I stand with the wardrobe open, pondering how socially acceptable my black joggers are for the school run. Despite...

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Ready, prep, set, go!

Caz Kay competes all over Europe for Great Britain in triathlon and duathlon events. Here she shares her tips for feeling mentally ready for race day. ‘I’ve found that if you go into a race with excuses under your belt, you won’t always perform at your best. Excuses...

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Brain drain

Jackie Buchanan is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) specialist at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. We’re excited to hear MLD might in the not too distant future, treat, or even prevent these memory related diseases. She summarises for us here: Your brain...

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Lymph low-down

Jackie Buchanan is a Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) specialist at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, she provides expert treatment to reduce and allow you to take control of your symptoms and return you to optimum health. Here she gives us the Lymph low down,...

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Raise your Barre!

Simone is a Pilates instructor at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. She teaches Matwork and Barre Pilates. Here she encourages everyone to raise their Barre and try a Barre Pilates class: ‘There are many Barre workouts around today, some are more aerobic, and...

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Rest may not be for the best

So, what should you do when you sustain an injury and how do you prevent it reoccurring in the future?  Physiotherapist and ex professional footballer Rodger Wylde answers. “Every active person will talk about injury prevention exercises but in reality (unless you’re...

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Menopause and me

Emily Elgar is a Women’s Health Specialist at Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness. She’s passionate about women’s health and here she puts the spotlight on the menopause as well as sharing some useful tips for coping with this potentially tricky time. 'I was...

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A balancing act

Caz Kay competes all over Europe for Great Britain in triathlon and duathlon events. She’s a PE teacher and has two children, so how does she stay motivated and fit training sessions into her busy life? 'I won’t lie, it is hard work balancing training, working, having...

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MLD and me

As we’re seeing more patients come into clinic for Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) sessions, Sam, whose part of our Client Care team, thought she’d share her experience of living with lymphoedema and having some MLD treatment at Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness....

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Helen returns from the Rockies

We are excited to announce Helen has returned from the Rockies and is joining the team of experts at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness. Helen has worked as a Physio since 2008 and has a lot of experience working in Private Practice. Helen & her partner have...

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The fans go WYLDE!

We are excited to announce we have an Ex-professional footballer joining the team! For all those Wednesday fans out there you will remember Rodger Wylde when he played football for 19 years as a striker he was described as a 'flamboyant and entertaining goal scorer!'...

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PUCKER UP YOUR PELVIC FLOOR

LADIES! PUCKER UP YOUR PELVIC FLOOR THIS VALENTINES DAY.   Physiotherapists who specialise in pelvic health problems are reminding women that pelvic floor issues are a common problem and we are here to help. If you are suffering from *leakage *urgency &...

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What’s the score with the pelvic floor?

Written by Emily Elgar (Women's Health Specialist) Whilst most people have been told they should practice pelvic floor exercises, many don’t know why, how or how many. Your pelvic floor may feel like a faithful friend or as elusive as a unicorn but read on to find a...

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How to be stress free by Christmas!

Does the thought of Christmas make you stressed? The time to shop for food and presents, the list making, the planning, the socialising, the nativities, the carol concerts, the wrapping, the seeing family - it can be one of the most stressful times of the year, when...

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To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

The age old question: “to stretch or not to stretch?” Written by Guy Titman (Senior Physiotherapist at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness). What is stretching? The theory behind stretching is to increase the flexibility of the muscles and tendons, to improve...

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BREAKING NEWS!

We are delighted to announce Emily Elgar will be coming to work for Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness from 5th September 2016 as our Women's Health Specialist Physiotherapist & Pilates Coordinator. Emily specialises in helping ladies who are suffering from...

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Dance like no-one is watching!

About Katy & ‘On Broadway’® Hi my name is Katy Robinson, Director of Katy Robinson Fitness Fusion Ltd and creator of 'On Broadway'.  We believe every woman deserves to feel confident, allow time for themselves and find something they love to do in order to get...

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Are you dehydrated?

Water is essential for life and to be healthy it's important you get the right amount of fluid daily. However I often get asked questions like - do I really need to drink 8 glasses of water on top of my tea and coffee? Will it just make me go for a wee more? Let's...

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Break free!

Break free from Osteoporosis! The 6th-9th May saw our summer - and glorious it was, but it got me thinking about you all (our lovely clients) and how much Vitamin D deficiency we are recognising and treating at Katie Bell Physiotherapy, and then I thought in 10 years...

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FREE Back Pain Guide

Watch this space for our 5 steps to reducing your back pain coming soon and its FREE! We are the leading experts in Sheffield at working with people who are in pain and want to get back to doing the things pain is stopping them from achieving. The 5 step guide will...

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Latest Health News & Tips

 ** Exciting Announcement** Sharon Tapley (dip Hyp) is joining our team. Sharon is a clinical Hypnotherapist and is an expert at working with people who are in pain, people who are very stressed and feel like they are spinning a thousand plates, or people who feel...

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Exciting New Service

Get an MRI, Xray or ULTRASOUND in Sheffield without waiting!   At Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness we have established a direct referral to BMI Thornbury Hospital in Sheffield for Diagnostic Scanning such as X-Ray, MRI and Ultrasound. No waiting lists No...

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What’s on your Christmas list this year?

Now is the time to start planting the seed with your loved one for what you would like in your stocking this year ... ... Or have you a got a long list and are stuck for ideas! Our Christmas voucher are now on sale! We can create anything you want, or we have some...

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Confession!

Refined Sugar ‘Confession’- Ok I admit it, sugar is my complete weakness. If we go out for a meal I wouldn’t give the starters a second glance. In fact, I’d probably have a look at the puddings to see how much space I need to leave before picking a main course! I knew...

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Do your prep!

Processed Food ‘Do your prep’ I commute for part of my job and quickly noticed how little choice I had if I needed to grab a snack from a shop or café. From my experience during this cleanse 95% of the readily available foods surrounding me were processed, high in...

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Secret Habit!

Caffeine ‘Secret Habit’- I thought this one would be easy! I normally have one coffee a day and drink lots of herbal teas and water. Caffeine is a stimulant to our brains but also our bodies. Drinking excessive caffeine can dehydrate our bodies and affect our energy...

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Camels & Lemons

Fluids ‘Camels and Lemons’- our bodies consist of 60-70% water, our organs and bodily functions depend on it.  We know we should drink more water but why do I struggle to be consistent with this? At work I seem to be able to fit my fluids in but at home my day lacks...

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Pre-Cleanse Me!

Emily are Physiotherapt & Pilates Instructor talks about her experience of the cleanse! I consider myself fit and healthy. I eat my 5 a day. I drink minimal caffeine and alcohol. I exercise regularly and have a healthy BMI. So why do I need to do cleanse. Firstly...

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