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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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Pelvic Floor, Core and More: 6-Week Online Course

Pelvic Floor, Core and More: 6-Week Online Course

We are excited to share with you the introduction to our new online pelvic floor programme: 'Pelvic Floor, Core and More'. This is a progressive pelvic floor correcting "programme" designed not only to help you see the improvements in your pelvic floor control but...

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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 in Pilates? 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,...

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Sheffield Half Marathon: Recovery Methods for Running

Sheffield Half Marathon: Recovery Methods for Running

For some people, running a half marathon can be a big challenge, especially if you aren’t used to it. After helping my clients with recovery before and after the Sheffield Half Marathon, I thought it would be a good idea to illustrate these different ideas for you...

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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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What is Osteoporosis and How can I Help Myself?

What is Osteoporosis and How can I Help Myself?

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition where there is a reduction in bone density resulting in an increased risk of bone fractures. It is most common in post-menopausal women aged 45+, however it can be experienced in men or younger people too. 3 million...

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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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The Treatment & Prevention Of Shin Splints

The Treatment & Prevention Of Shin Splints

With the Sheffield city 10K race taking place last weekend, we thought a blog on a common running injury was needed! Running is a great form of exercise and we can give nothing but encouragement if you are considering taking up running as a hobby. Running gives...

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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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Covid-19 Update

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