Sciatica is a common problem in today’s society. Sciatica is the term given when the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed within the lumbar spine or occasionally the piriformis muscle (which is in the bum). Common conditions that can cause Sciatica include a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease’s, lumbar spinal stenosis and muscle tightness.
The most common symptom is shooting pains that radiate along the sciatic nerve which are typically felt in the glutes, down the back of the leg and in to the foot. Read More
Sports Massage is a form of massage that is used by both athletes and non-athletes. Itincorporates a variety of techniques which change or manipulate soft tissue in the human body. Soft tissue includes muscle, tendons and ligaments and these can all be manipulated using sports massage.
The primary use of sports massage is to correct issues and imbalances within soft tissue which typically occur from repetitive activity or sport or from direct trauma or impact.
There are 4 key reasons you need a Sports Massage.
"Achillies tendonopathy is an overuse injury. This simply means that the people who experience this problem are loading the tendon repetitively with very little rest or they are putting huge amounts of force through the tendon relatively quickly. My experience suggests patterns in which the majority of sufferers of this condition are either runners who are running long distances consistently with very little rest in between or those who decide to run a set distance, perhaps even a marathon with zero to little training or conditioning. Read More
Despite the glute max being so popular, I sometimes wonder how many people really understand this muscle that they devote so much time to. Most muscles have a variety of functions and this is definitely the case for the glute max..... Read More
So what is sports massage and how can it benefit you?
Sports massage is a deep tissue massage that will manipulate the muscles, stretch out the fascia, and work remedially to ease tightness and restrictions. The techniques will help ease pain or discomfort, aid recovery, and help restore and maintain optimum muscle function. Read More
Here are some top tips for the prevention of running injuries from Lucas Macardle MCSP, Sports Physiotherapist here at SWEAT Southsea. Read More