Being injured is a special kind of sucky.

Especially when it stops you doing the things you love doing, like climbing. And climbing.

So I’ve made a few videos with some useful information about how to stay injury free and climb at your best.

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Using a spiky ball on a regular basis is a great way to maintain flexibility, ease muscle tension and optimise performance.
Spiky balls are particularly effective at releasing tightness due to myofascial trigger points.  These are the knots and contractions that form in response to poor posture and over-use.

Running exercises

Running places great demands on our bodies – a 10k run will involve about 10,000 steps at x 3 body weight. Your body needs a decent reserve of strength and resilience to handle these loads. When a muscle doesn’t have the capacity to meet its demands, it gets overloaded and forms knots and trigger points that eventually lead to pain.

Lunges for knee strength

We all experience knee pain at some point. Whether we are out running, at the gym, or working in the garden, minor knee pain is very common.

Many people put up with it thinking it will go away on its own. This may be true for some people but most need active management.

Here at Active Bodies Physiotherapy, we often find ourselves repeating the same advice. So here are some of the most common tips we give our clients to best manage their knee pain:

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