How to avoid hamstring injuries

How to avoid hamstring injuries

This week, senior Victory physio Sophie Apps (a specialist in treating lower limb injuries) tells us all about hamstring injuries. Where and what are my hamstrings? The start “ham” derives from the Old English word ‘ham’ or ‘hom’ which is the back of the...

Health & Performance Pyramid: An Introduction

Over the course of over 17 years as a physio, working with everyone from teenagers, to stressed-out lawyers, to stay-at-home parents, to Special Forces soldiers, to athletes, to world champions, to centenarians – I’ve learned that there are some basic principles that...

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,...

Brain Training For Better Movement And Balance

A few months ago, Victory was lucky enough to take on Elizabeth Banks, a therapist who specialises in the vestibular, visual and proprioceptive systems.  You might see her in the studio, if you’re in on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.  But what does she do, and just...

How to recover like a physio

Super physio Lauren Taylor actually joined Victory at the start of May, but you may not have seen much of her yet.  Here, she explains why! On 22 May, whilst cycling home from work on a nice summer’s evening, a car reversed into an intersection and knocked me...