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Welcoming Nikki to Victory

This week, we have a special announcement: we have a new consultant physiotherapist at Victory, the lovely Nikki Oxford! So - who is Nikki, and what does she have to offer? Nikki qualified in 1995 and since then has worked virtually everywhere we can think of. She has had experience...

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Lazy Bum Epidemic: Stabilise

Over the past few weeks, I've been writing about the phenomenon of gluteal imbalance, which we've dubbed the Lazy Bum Epidemic.  In How Skeletal Muscles Work, I wrote about the three different types of skeletal muscle: prime movers, local stabilisers and global stabilisers - how they function when everything's...

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Making friends with doctors

 I have a Venn diagram that I talk about a lot, in which there are three main elements of a great surgical outcome: a great surgeon, a great therapist, and a great patient.  Where they overlap is the relationships between each of them; and the sweet spot in the...

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Intensive physiotherapy and Pilates in the sun!

My vision for Victory remains to open a residential injury rehabilitation centre, along the lines of Headley Court, so that patients who need it can undergo periods of intensive treatment. This is standard practice in the Armed Forces, but I haven’t found much that’s similar and accessible to those...

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Lazy Bum Epidemic: Release

Over the past few weeks, I've been writing about the phenomenon of gluteal imbalance, which we've dubbed the Lazy Bum Epidemic.  In How Skeletal Muscles Work, I wrote about the three different types of skeletal muscle: prime movers, local stabilisers and global stabilisers - how they function when everything's...

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What is the RSM Model?

Over the past few weeks, I've been writing about How Skeletal Muscles Work, and what happens when they go wrong and you create a muscle imbalance.  Today, I'm writing with the good news - how you can treat muscle imbalance using our unique RSM Model - Release, Stabilise and...

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Case study: physiotherapy for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

We like to celebrate our patients' successes at Victory; and this week we have a story from senior physio Lauren Taylor, whose patient Maria has given us permission to celebrate hers. Maria is a lovely lady who recently started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). She absolutely loves it, is training three times...

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Here’s how to get marathon ready!

It's that time of year - if you're running the London Marathon, those nerves are probably kicking in! This week, Victory's Head of Performance Helen Murawska talks about making sure you've done everything you need to do...  There’s a lot to be said for us list-makers out there. I tend...

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