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  • Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    Sort Your Swimmer’s Shoulder

    14th August 2017

    Many triathletes and high level swimmers suffer from shoulder pain so we asked Rachel Whittaker, clinical director at Six Physio, how to avoid and rehabilitate this common injury. How to diagnose it: Swimming predominately uses the upper body muscles (back,…

  • Build Your Strength With Single-Leg Squats

    Build Your Strength With Single-Leg Squats

    5th August 2017

    Troubleshoot injury hotspots and build lower body power with this quick move… Start tall Ideally you’ll do this exercise in front of a full-length mirror, so you can keep an eye on technique and look for potential weaknesses that you…

  • Signs Of Dehydration, Causes And Treatment

    Signs Of Dehydration, Causes And Treatment

    24th July 2017

    Spot the signs to avoid dehydration and maintain performance when competing. Dehydration can be avoided by drinking little and often, and replacing lost electrolytes (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Dehydration, one of the most common problems for athletes, is actually fairly easy…

  • HYPERICE | Vibration Technology For Triathlon Recovery

    HYPERICE | Vibration Technology For Triathlon Recovery

    15th July 2017

    The VYPER, delivers three speeds of vibration powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The VYPER features a German engineered roller and premium motor to deliver high frequency vibration into the body. This results in a significant increase in the body’s…

  • Rectify Runner’s Knee

    Rectify Runner’s Knee

    28th June 2017

    There’s nothing more frustrating than a running injury knocking you off your training. We spoke to Six Physio’s Rachel Whittaker to find out how to fix it. What is it? Runners hit the ground with anything between five and nine times…

  • Fallen Arches – Causes, Treatment And Exercises

    Fallen Arches – Causes, Treatment And Exercises

    23rd June 2017 1 Comment

    How to overcome fallen arches and run injury free. Fallen arches are a common running injury, but it’s very hard to regain strength in this area (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) Fallen arches, also know as having flat feet, or pes planus,…

  • Top Six Stretches For Triathletes To Avoid Injury This Season

    Top Six Stretches For Triathletes To Avoid Injury This Season

    13th June 2017

    Triathletes and injuries go hand in hand. Sports therapist, Jamie Webb, says: “We tend to see similar types of repeating movement patterns in the triathletes we see. Leading to injury and breakdown in different parts of the body. If we can change…

  • How To Stop Leg Cramps

    How To Stop Leg Cramps

    24th April 2017

    Cramps are a common running and cycling injury, here’s how to avoid them Leg cramps are painful muscle contractions and once they start, it’s hard to shake them (Illustration: Peter Greenwood) It’s not known exactly what triggers cramp, but it’s…

  • How To Know When An Injury Is Serious

    How To Know When An Injury Is Serious

    17th April 2017

    Triathlon injuries can be hard to fathom. We all have the odd twinge, but how do we know if it’s something or nothing? Illustration: Peter Greenwood Anyone who has ever squirmed into a wetsuit, sat on a bike or pulled…