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Strength & Conditioning Exercises For Cyclists

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

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

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

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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Festive and fighting fit

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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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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Run further, faster and without injury

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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Eat yourself well

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!

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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Is Pilates a good workout for men?

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?

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?

Why massage?

Dilly Shore is one of our Massage Therapists, specialising in Deep Tissue & Sports Massage 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...

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Plantar fasciitis – what’s that then?

Plantar fasciitis – what’s that then?

There are lots of reasons why patients come to see us with foot pain in our Sheffield physio clinic. 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 ...

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All gain, no pain

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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Sports Massage: the MOT for you!

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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Ready, prep, set, go!

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

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!

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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Pilates – My journey so far (and a word of caution!)

We asked Helen Cross, a patient and Pilates member here at Katie bell Physiotherapy & Wellness to tell us about her journey to recovery: ‘I began working with Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness following a herniated disc and ongoing sciatica which caused me...

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Rest may not be for the best

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

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

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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