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Running Part 4

Will strength training help or hinder me with running? Earlier in our running series we talked about how running is a single leg exercise, and a very demanding one. Up to 8x body weight of force going through each leg, one at a time, thousands of times over during a longer run. Strength training and […]


Shoulder Instability, What does it mean?

Shoulder Instability   The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that has one of the largest ranges of motion in the human body. However, all this mobility comes with a price as it is more susceptible to becoming unstable, compared to other joints.   Most people have heard of someone dislocating their shoulder, which is usually […]


Supportive Shoes vs “Barefoot” Shoes

Running:  Part 3 – Supportive Shoes vs “Barefoot” Shoes   By now most runners will have heard of barefoot shoes or even tried them. What we wear on our feet can have a major impact on how they function. A shoe that fits well, has good grip on the desired surface and feels comfortable will […]


Can I Exercise While I Am Sick?

Exercising When Sick As the cold and flu season arrives, the question often asked is…Should I exercise when I am sick? The first thing that can be affected by the common cold, or more seriously the flu, is your exercise regime.   How vigorously should I exercise? Will it make me more unwell? Should I […]


Running in the 21st Century (Part 2): Am I injured or just sore?

Running: The one-legged exercise Running is a one-legged sport. Throughout the running cycle, one foot strikes the ground and pushes off while the other is mid-air. Momentarily, both feet are off the ground until the other foot makes contact and repeats the same force absorption and push-off movement. As a result, runners have to be […]


Running in the 21st Century (Part 1)

Running – Things to Consider Well we’re right in the thick of it now. If you look out your office window you’ll probably spot a trail of fluoro clad, Pheidippides-inspired heroes, grinding a path in their quest to top last year’s personal best… Yes it is running season, with plenty of people gearing up for […]


Introducing Cranio-Sacral Therapy at PhysicoCity

What is Cranio-Sacral Therapy and How does it work? Stress, trauma and illness are things that everyone will encounter at some point in their life, in varying degrees. It may gradually accrue when we have an argument with someone or receive some worrying news. Or maybe you suffer from a chronic health condition. All those […]


Physio Times Magazine Features PhysiCo Director

Our Director, Thomas Wyer, was recently published in the Physio Times Magazine. The article covers the behind the scenes of being a physio, a business owner, and managing a Pilates studio on the side. Tom also expands on the benefits his client’s have experienced by introducing Pilates to their exercise regime. Pilates is a fantastic […]


Is your jaw causing you headaches?

Jaw related headaches   Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. Your TMJ allows you to talk, chew and yawn. But the joint’s supporting muscles may also be the source of your headaches. A number of the TMJ muscles may contribute to the pain. These are located underneath […]


Where does my shoulder pain come from?

Where does my shoulder pain come from?   Shoulder pain and injury are one of the most common complaints reported to a physiotherapist. This is largely due to the complex architecture, large degree mobility and therefore inherent lack of stability from which it operates. Further contributing factors to shoulder pain are the demands that your […]