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The Benefits Of A Relaxation Massage

The Benefits Of A Relaxation Massage

What is massage? Massage is normally a whole or part body treatment with the therapist using their hands to perform pressure, stroking, kneading and rubbing movements to the skin. There are various types of massage that one can experience depending on the reason why...

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5 Benefits Of The Wobble Board For Pilates

5 Benefits Of The Wobble Board For Pilates

As an instructor I have seen clients walk into the studio, take one look at the wobble boards and they either hop on without a seconds thought or sigh with anxiousness and declare (before even taking their trainers off) that they are completely hopeless on it. This is...

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Taping: Fashion Or Fix?

Taping: Fashion Or Fix?

There are a few different types of tape: traditionally we have used tape to support ligaments, tendons and muscles to prevent further injury; also to give compression to a recently injured joint or to limit extremes of movement associated with chronic instability; or...

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Tennis And Protecting Your Shoulders

Tennis And Protecting Your Shoulders

Normally at this time of year, Wimbledon fever would be upon us and people up and down the country would be dusting off their rackets ready to get back on court over the summer period.  Now, although Wimbledon has been cancelled this year, tennis certainly hasn’t and...

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Postnatal Recovery in Lockdown

Postnatal Recovery in Lockdown

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby, I bet that was not the 3rd trimester, birth or homecoming you had imagined when you first saw that little blue stripe on your pregnancy test? Despite all the curve balls the lockdown has bought, you still need the essential...

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Take Control Of Your Back Pain: 90-Day Online Program

Take Control Of Your Back Pain: 90-Day Online Program

We are excited to share with you the introduction of our new 'Take Control Of Your Back Pain 90-Day Online Program'. Have you suffered from back pain in the past? Are you suffering now? Are you worried about it getting worse or coming back again? Have tried everything...

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The Perks Of A Home Yoga Practice

The Perks Of A Home Yoga Practice

Practicing at home may have become the norm for us all at the moment, perhaps you’re missing the vibe of a studio and being surrounded by the energy of others, or maybe you’ve always wanted to try yoga but haven’t really gotten round to it etc, just like cleaning out...

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Hip Tips For Staying Healthy As We Age

Hip Tips For Staying Healthy As We Age

Hip pain is a common occurrence as we age especially as it is a load bearing joint - joints like to be moving and need to maintain lubrication to have ease and comfort whilst moving. The best way to strengthen a load bearing joint is to load it! We can do this without...

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Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Theraband

Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Theraband

What is a Theraband? A theraband is an elastic type of material which is generally shaped in either a long band or circular band. Therabands come in a wide variety of colours, not to make them look pretty but to display the differing types of resistance they hold. The...

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Long Term Management of Lymphoedema

Long Term Management of Lymphoedema

What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is a condition most commonly caused by the removal or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment, resulting in blockage to your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents fluid from...

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How To Keep Your Aches & Pains At Bay

How To Keep Your Aches & Pains At Bay

Sports massage is a great treatment technique to reduce aches & pains, improve joint mobility and reduce muscular tension which is no doubt on the rise currently! With you, our amazing clients not being able to currently access their regular sports massage at the...

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One Stop Shop For All Your Lower Back Pain Needs

One Stop Shop For All Your Lower Back Pain Needs

For those readers who are recurrent sufferers of lower back pain the picture above will be all too familiar! In these current times, your aches, pains & spasms will be creeping more & more into your daily life now that we are less active & mobile, less...

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3 Glute Exercises To Incorporate In Isolation

3 Glute Exercises To Incorporate In Isolation

Let’s not forget our glutes!! During our time of social isolation and social distancing, our normal activity routines will be sent into disarray. We might not be as mobile as we were before the lockdown began.  We are not running to and from work or racing around town...

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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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