It's that time of year again, the roads are drying up and the sun is starting to shine. Geraint Thomas has won his second stage race of the year in the Paris Nice "Race to the Sun" and the roads are starting to fill up with the spring cyclists. Turbo trainers are being put away and the tarmac is beckoning ...
There really is no better time to make sure that you and your bike are set up correctly to tackle what lies ahead. For every 100 miles cycled we press on our pedals approximately 56,000 times. That's a lot of wasted energy and potential pain if you're not set up correctly.
Pop in or give us a ring at Back into Action to book your spring bike fit with James.
Low back pain is one of the most commonly reported health problems in the UK, where around three-quarters of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain most commonly diagnosed (90%) as Non-Specific Low Back Pain (NSLBP) which means that the pain and stiffness is not identified to be due to a specific muscle, nerve, ligament, vertebral structure or soft-tissue cause. Low back pain can be caused by specific health conditions but they are far less common. However, it is important to be assessed and screened by a Healthcare Professional to rule out other causes of back pain which may require other investigation and treatment.
It is important to remember that low back pain is normal and will usually resolve itself within 1-3 months through remaining active, using over-the-counter pain control and the incorporation simple self-treatment such as using heat and ice packs. Around 10-20% of individuals who experience back pain have pain that persists beyond 3 months. At this point the cause and cycle of low back pain can be greater than just the initial anatomical and physiological causes, where an individual will have other associations with the pain, most commonly being a psycho-social element of disability and pain perception. From here it may be necessary for input from multiple healthcare professionals to treat and manage each element of the problem.
Neck pain can be a sudden onset (acute) bout of pain or more gradual long-term ache and niggle. Around two out of three people will experience neck pain at some point in their lives and it’s important to remember that neck pain, like low back pain, is normal. In most cases of neck pain, the causes of pain are unclear and like low back pain, the majority of neck pain is termed Non-Specific Neck Pain (NSNP) and most likely due to small injury to tendons and muscles, repetitive movements and poor posture.
Hydrotherapy, manual therapy and exercise therapy have been demonstrated to be effective for the treatment, management and prevention of both low back pain and neck pain.
Following on from Ed Archer's excellent workshop, he will be doing training sessions here at Back into Action on a Friday afternoon, starting from 13th November onwards:
There will be 40 minute slots available to book:
2:00pm – 2:40pm
2:40pm – 3:20pm
3:20pm – 4:00pm
With pricing options as follows:
One-to-one is £40.00; Shared session 2 persons £25.00pp, 3-4 persons £20pp
Fast Track Course (individual) 6 sessions: £210
Fast Track Shared (pair) 6 sessions: £135.00
Fast Track Group (3-6) 6 sessions: £100.00
Thank you Ed for a very interesting and insightful workshop.....anyone training for any sport or just wanting to improve their general health/fitness/strength should come and see Ed! From young athletes aiming for optimum results to older clients wanting to "stay young" Ed's training principles are simple, they work and any individual will benefit.
It is scary to think how many people are out there doing a brilliant job trying to get fit....yet don't realise they are lining them selves up for injury.
We are thrilled that Ed will be doing some sessions here on a Friday afternoon (more details to follow) if you are interested please get in touch.
Check out this article that Clare contributed to.....great info for farmers!