Need some more detail on your particular injury? Nell blogs regularly, sharing her clinical insight on topics from Sarah Key’s 5 Stages of Back Pain, to how to release a subscapularis (that’s near your shoulder!) to effective treatment for ruptured ACLs. Share your comments and questions with us and let us know what you’d like to hear about.

If your knee pain is caused by a problem in your back, you need to rehabilitate the "mugger" as well as treat the "victim"
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ISM 3: Driver Theory and Regional Interdependence

This is the third post in my series about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM). I’ve previously explained how I discovered Diane and her work, and how it works in line with published literature. This week, it’s time to talk about regional interdependence, which is essentially the theory of...

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Victory's therapists use Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model (ISM) to analyse the underlying cause of your injury
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ISM 1: Introducing Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model

Last year, I created a blog series about the Sarah Key Method, in which I talked about the way the Queen’s physiotherapist, Sarah, has developed her own theories about what happens in your spine when you get back pain. I’m the only therapist in central London who is fully...

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Helen Murawska completed the Barcelona Ironman 2017
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Bulletproof yourself for Ironman: part 3 – training!

Victory's Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, is a super-fit sportswoman, with a sister who won a silver medal in the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Beijing in 2014.  So she knows a thing or two about training for endurance events!  But in 2016, Helen and her husband Paul...

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Preparing for Ironman Triathlon with Helen Murawska at Victory
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Bulletproof yourself for Ironman: Part 2

Victory's Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, is a super-fit sportswoman, with a sister who won a silver medal in the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Beijing in 2014.  So she knows a thing or two about training for endurance events!  But in 2016, Helen and her husband Paul...

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Head of Performance Helen explains how to prepare for an Ironman in the first of a three-part blog series
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Bulletproof yourself for Ironman: part 1

Victory's Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, is a super-fit sportswoman, with a sister who won a silver medal in the World Long Distance Triathlon Championships in Beijing in 2014.  So she knows a thing or two about training for events.  But last year, Helen and her husband Paul had...

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Physio Nell Mead went to watch surgery with specialist shoulder surgeon Susan Alexander
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Watching arthroscopic shoulder surgery with Susan Alexander

Last week, I spent an afternoon in theatre with one of my favourite surgeons, shoulder specialist Susan Alexander. I had referred one of my patients to her, after his MRI scan showed up some abnormalities. Based on that, she had felt that he needed surgery: a subacromial decompression, with...

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Vestibular rehabilitation at Victory Health & Performance in Liverpool Street
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What is the vestibular system?

Victory's movement and balance specialist, Elizabeth Banks, is an expert in all things vestibular. You may have heard the word, but what does it mean? And how does it relate to your health?  Head of Performance Helen Murawska explains... What is the vestibular system? The vestibular system is the sensory system...

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An x-ray showing femoracetabular impingement, circled in red
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What is femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)?

In my last post, I talked about how I managed to tear my hip cartilage while playing tennis; and I mentioned that a common cause of cartilage tears is femoroacetabular impingement, or FAI. Although the concept of hip impingement was first recorded in 1936, it wasn’t until the early 2000s...

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