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Stress injuries

With the high demand and pressure put on them to succeed, athletes push themselves to their limits in terms of both training and competition. Inevitably, with this comes the risk of overuse injuries, and that is what English heptathlete Katarina Johnson Thompson has recently experienced. She was forced to pull out of both the Glasgow […]

Author -    Date - 19/AUG/14   Category - Blog, Durham, Gateshead, Gosforth, Our Clinics, Physiotherapy

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Kinesio tape – what’s it all about?

As we see the European Championships start today in Zurich, we’re sure to see an array of athletes adorning the brightly coloured tape called Kinesio tape. Over recent years the tape has grown in recognition with top sporting stars such as footballer Gareth Bale,  tennis star Novak Djokovic and Olympic diver Tom Daley sporting the bright […]

Author -    Date - 12/AUG/14   Category - Blog

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Steve Miller tells us about his Commonwealth Games experience!

Connect Senior Physiotherapist Steve Miller was recently selected as one of around 400 volunteer Chartered Society of Physiotherapist (CSP) members at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He’s told us about his experiences at the Games, his second multi-sport event in as many years, after also volunteering at the London 2012 Olympics. “I was involved in […]

Author -    Date - 06/AUG/14   Category - Blog, News, Physiotherapy, Staff

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Glasgow 2014 – Part 3

Into the second week here at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and Team England are second in the medal table. Of my two main sports, the Rugby 7s competition was done and dusted at the weekend but Hockey goes through to the last day. In addition I see all comers in Team GB Medical Clinic […]

Author -    Date - 31/JUL/14   Category - Blog

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Total Warrior and Tough Mudder – Extreme Obstacle Races!

Kathryn Henderson, Connect’s amazing massage therapist, is also a bit of a weekend warrior, taking on the tough obstacle challenges that are becoming more and more popular. She’s written a blog for us about her experience of the events – if you also take part in the events, we’d love to hear from you. Let […]

Author -    Date - 29/JUL/14   Category - Blog, Durham, Gateshead, Kathryn Henderson, Kathryn Henderson, Our Clinics, Staff

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Glasgow 2014 – Part two!

Here’s part two of our series of blogs by Dr Graeme Wilkes, Connect’s Sport and Exercise Medicine consultant, who is part of the Team England medical team at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Here Graeme talks about the two sports he is involved with, rugby 7s and hockey. “It’s my second Saturday at the Commonwealth Games. […]

Author -    Date - 28/JUL/14   Category - Blog, Dr Graeme Wilkes, Dr Graeme Wilkes, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise, Staff

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Dr Graeme Wilkes at the Commonwealth Games!

Connect’s Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant, Dr Graeme Wilkes, is once again representing his country on the biggest stage after being invited to be a Team England doctor at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting this week! The Games have now begun, and Graeme has kindly agreed to write some blogs for us from the event, and […]

Author -    Date - 24/JUL/14   Category - Blog, Dr Graeme Wilkes, Dr Graeme Wilkes, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise, Staff

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Dr Graeme Wilkes – The Commonwealth Games Interview

Dr Graeme Wilkes, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant for Connect, is also involved in the Commonwealth Games medical team, acting as Team Doctor for the Hockey and Rugby 7′s teams, Liaison Doctor for the Cycling team, and overall Deputy Chief Medical Officer. After being involved in the games in Delhi in 2010, as well as […]

Author -    Date - 22/JUL/14   Category - Blog, Dr Graeme Wilkes, Dr Graeme Wilkes, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise, Staff

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Connect Physiotherapy FC off to a winning start!

The 2014 Business League has begun, and Connect are fielding a strong team for a tilt at the title! We started last week with a game against Newcastle University 2nd XI, winning in style 5-2. Alex Seward, ESP Physiotherapy Team Leader and team goalkeeper wrote this match report outlining the game! Connect Physiotherapy FC     5-2     Newcastle […]

Author -    Date - 09/JUL/14   Category - Blog

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