Why did you leave the Army?

Why did you leave the Army?

“Nell, why did you leave the Army?” – it’s a question I get asked a lot, especially when I’m talking enthusiastically about my 10 years as an Army physio – because I did love it. The Army was a fantastic training ground for a young physio, and...

The transformational power of breathing

A trend I’ve been seeing lately with my physiotherapy patients is altered breathing patterns – not using the diaphragm properly and instead breathing up into the tops of the lungs. It’s an area I’ve been trying to learn more about, so when a serendipitous offer...

Stretches for Desk Based Workers

According to research, the average Brit spends 9½ hours each day sitting down – 7-8 hours at work, then another hour or two in front of the TV. That’s bad for us, for a whole range of reasons – in the long term it is associated with a higher risk of diabetes,...

Physiotherapy and your health insurance

With the well-publicised difficulties the NHS is currently having, a lot of talk has turned to the benefits (or otherwise) of private health insurance.  Now, I make no claims about being a great expert on the subject, but around half of our patients at Victory have...

Work experience at Victory Health & Performance

One of the things we do here at Victory is to accept students on observational placements – whether that’s school work experience, or undergraduate or postgraduate placements.  Over the past three weeks, we’ve had two work experience students, 16...