Treat the Player, Not the Scan

Treat the Player, Not the Scan

I often see people in clinic who are worried about what’s come up on an MRI scan. That’s understandable enough – there’s often some pretty scary sounding language, and it’s easy to come away convinced that you’re broken and need...
Thoughts on Polaris 11

Thoughts on Polaris 11

I caught up with Polaris 11 at the weekend. As well as watching several old friends and training partners competing, I really enjoyed seeing the brilliant Ffion Davies defending her title. Ffion is one of the most successful grapplers – male or female –...
Top tips for staying injury free

Top tips for staying injury free

One of the most common things I’m asked about is whether there’s a good way to prevent training injuries in combat sports. While we can never expect to prevent 100% of injuries – sometimes freak accidents just happen – there are a number of...
Back injuries and BJJ

Back injuries and BJJ

Back pain is a common problem in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. As an osteopath treating combat sports injuries, this is one of the most common complaints that I see. It can range from more serious conditions that can be very painful – such as disc herniations, for...
Injury focus: ankle sprain

Injury focus: ankle sprain

Blog What is it? An ankle sprain is an injury which damages the ligaments of the ankle joint. Most common is the inversion sprain,which affects the ligaments on the lateral side (outside) of the ankle. Depending on the severity of the injury, they may be stretched,...
Do I need knee surgery?

Do I need knee surgery?

All Posts I often talk to patients who are considering surgery for a particular injury.  I am neither pro- nor anti- surgery in general; I think it largely depends on the patient’s individual circumstances. It may be the right option for some people with some...
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Seven Ways to Hack Your Rehab Game

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When you're getting back to training after an injury there are some key points that can greatly improve your chance of success and help you to avoid future problems.

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