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Vicky grows from strength to strength

A big congratulations to one of our sponsored athletes, Vicky Price, who competed in the National Duathlon Championships at Great Windsor Park on 3rd April.  Vicky has also been accepted for the Super Series Qualifier weekend at Loughborough in 2 weeks’ time.

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Death by desk….sitting well

One of our Sports Therapists, shares their clinical expertise with us on sitting well …………..

Sitting Well

Sitting Well

Posture at your desk

We have all read and been informed of how we should sit at our desks. Addressing certain postural positions can help reduce some of the upper body stresses associated with desk work. We cannot avoid the brutal demand placed on our hip flexors whilst sitting.

“Death by desk” is quite a harsh title but it’s a serious problem seen at Five Valleys Clinic on a daily basis. Its ramifications can lead to many muscoskeletal problems which are avoidable.

How can sitting be so harmful? Well, when you sit you place your hip flexors into a shortened position (see image). You have three hip flexors – psoas, iliacus and rectus femoris. These all work together to flex your body. They are the same muscles used when we raise our knees to our chest. These muscles respond to stress placed on them, so sitting for long periods of time allows these muscles to shorten (tighten) as the muscles feel this is the correct thing to do.

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Classes to aid rehabilitation

Five Valleys don’t just offer physiotherapy, our list of services are extensive.

We have great classes to compliment your treatment and aid your rehabilitation. Speak with a member of the team today to find out more – 01453 755948.

http://physiofive.co.uk/spinal-rehabilitation-classes/

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Stroud’s ‘One Stop’ Foot & Ankle Clinic Evening

GP Talk

Great to see so many local GP’s at last nights talk on the foot & ankle. Topics covered –

  • Objective assessment of the ankle with Geoff Twinning, Olympic Physiotherapist
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Gait/Running, biomechanical and video analysis

This talk was the first of many being held at the clinic, so keep an eye out.

  Admin   Sep 29, 2015   5 Valleys News   Comments Off on Stroud’s ‘One Stop’ Foot & Ankle Clinic Evening   Read More

“IT’S ALL ABOUT RUNNING” Evening

Wednesday 21st October at 7pm

Want to find the cause of your running injury?

Want to run faster? Improve performance?

We can help you!!

Come along to our Running evening to find out more……….

You will get the chance to meet our specialist team as well as enjoying a glass of fizz and a nibble.

Topics to include:

  • Injury types & occurrence
  • Performance Analysis – Video Gait Analysis & Functional Movement Analysis
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Podiatry & Trigger Point Massage
  • Shoe choice & Sports Nutrition

Introductory offers available on the night plus volunteers required for the video analysis.

Jane Breen-Turner, is one of the Directors of the clinic and has a vast amount of clinical experience. She has been a Great Britain Cycling Team Physiotherapist who has travelled around the world helping prepare athletes for multi-stage road races and track world cups. To add to her extensive list of experiences she has been a Team GB physiotherapist at both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games & Youth Olympics.

To secure your place please RSVP by Friday 9th October to georginaharsant@physiofive.co.uk or call 01453 755948 and further details with follow.

  Admin   Sep 03, 2015   5 Valleys News   Comments Off on “IT’S ALL ABOUT RUNNING” Evening   Read More

Physiotherapist WANTED

We are looking for a part time PHYSIOTHERAPIST to join our team of highly skilled therapists. Please get in touch for more information 01453 755948.

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NEW Spinal Rehabilitation Classes

A very important part of treatment of the spine is rehabilitation, particularly for common conditions of low back pain or neck pain.

The Class

This is a circuit based session used to strengthen your deeper stability muscles as well as your generic ‘moving muscles’ like your abdominals and big back muscles. We will also focus on your pelvic control as well as strengthen your gluteal muscles which are often weak, or inactive, in many back pain sufferers.

The class is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is based around a high intensity principle. This is for anyone, whether you are an athlete or someone who just enjoys walking.

Class Times

Friday 5pm -6pm

Click here for more information.

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NEW Running Clinic

Want to find the cause of your running injury???

Want to run faster? Improve performance???

WE CAN HELP…..FIVE VALLEYS RUNNING CLINIC

Click here for more information.

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NEW PODIATRIC SERVICE

We now have one of the SOUTH WEST’s leading podiatric consultants joining our team.

The podiatrist will work alongside our therapeutic team to lead our ankle and foot service. You can expect a full biomechanical screening for structural and gait related injuries to determine the correct management, and where appropriate, he will prescribe orthotic devices to help restore normal function.

Many of the pathologies that clients will present with are often as a result of muscle and ligament problems. In most cases our experienced therapy team will diagnose and treatment many of the clients seen, but for more complex cases, a consultant lead approach will prove invaluable and allow the successful management.

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Sports Masseuse

Bruce has been a member of the team since September 2014. He is available Wednesdays 3-7pm and Saturdays 8.30-12.30pm. Prices are £28 for 30 mins, £37 for 45 mins or £45 for an hour. Call our reception team now to avoid disappointment – 01453 755948.

 

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  • How to find us

    We are located just outside the town centre at Ebley Wharf, on the ground floor of the Stroud District Council building. Follow the A419 to the Cainscross roundabout and then take Westward Road (B4008). Turn left to Ebley Wharf.

  • Opening times

    Monday to Friday
    8.30am – 7.30pm

    Saturday
    8.30am – 12.30pm

  • Stroud Clinic

    Ebley Mill
    Ebley Wharf
    Stroud Glos
    GL5 4UB

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk

  • Gloucester Clinic

    Riverside Sports & Leisure Club
    St Oswald’s Road
    Gloucester
    GL1 2TF

    Tel: 01453 755948
    Email: mail@physiofive.co.uk