As I am unable to see people face to face at present I am offering video or telephone consultations. These will be at a reduced cost of a normal treatment session. If you are interested please do get in touch via phone or email. Many thanks.
Due to the Corana virus and
the necessity to keep social distancing, as per government guidelines,I am
sorry to be saying that G Taft Physiotherapy will not be seeing patients for
the foreseeable future. However, if you do have a problem please feel free to
contact me by phone or email and I will do what I can to help. I will be
offering telephone and video consultations if this is of interest. I look
forward to welcoming you back when the situation allows.
Best Wishes to you all
At present we are still open and seeing patients. We are following government guidelines and being hyper vigilant with regard to hygiene, including regular hand washing and wiping down of the bed between patients, plus as usual using paper towel covering. If you do have a new cough or are running a temperature please do not attend for treatment. Also please ensure that you wash your hands when you arrive and be aware of social distancing as far as possible!
Just to let you know G Taft Physiotherapy is following the Government and Public Health England’s advice. As such the clinic is open as usual, but we are being extra vigilant regarding hygiene, including hand washing and more regular linen changes. We are very happy for people to come to the clinic for treatment, unless you have a temperature of more than 37.8 degrees and/or a new continuous cough, as these are the symptoms that the Government is advising people to self isolate. Many thanks for your understanding.
So we are now almost at the end of January which is the time when most New Years Resolutions can falter. One of many reasons which may bring your new training programme to an abrupt end is injury. Here are a few physio tips to help prevent this:
If you have started running bear in mind the 10% rule. Don’t increase the amount of training you are doing by anymore than 10% one week to the next.
Incorporate strength work/conditioning exercises into your training programme. The older we get the more important this becomes.
Avoid just working the ‘mirror muscles’ eg if your on the bench press working your pecs don’t forget the muscles at the back of your shoulders.
Put healthy fuel in your engine. Try not to use exercise as an excuse to eat more cake!
Sleep is really important. If you average 6hrs sleep per night for a week then your brain functions like someone who is over the limit.
These points will be covered in greater detail in future posts.
I have just returned from Mallorca where I competed in the cycle discipline of the 3 day Iron Man, which involved a 112 mile ride. I was concerned as to how I was going to manage the distance, as I am limited in the amount of time I can dedicate to training, but with some clever advice and encouragement from my very helpful coach/friend, Paul Willis, I coped considerably better than I thought I would.
With access to the state of the art enormous gym at Cheltenham Ladies College we can now offer running assessment and coaching, using one of the numerous treadmills! It is amazing what alterations people make to their running following an injury, which they are normally totally unaware of. Even if you have never been injured most of us do not run as efficiently as we should do, as we are not taught to run as children. Believe it or not it is a skill! By learning how to run better you will help to prevent injury and improve your running times.
The clinic has just relocated to Cheltenham Ladies College Sports Centre. We are within the very impressive, new sports centre and have access to all the gym facilities for rehabilitation.
Georgina attended a very informative course this weekend on an update on anterior cruciate rehabilitation of the knee.
To date most protocols advocate 9 months before return to competitive sport, but recent research shows, by using an objective assessments along the way, the timescales can and should driven by individual performance.
Now that my youngest daughter has started school the clinic will now be open every day except Wednesdays.