News

10
Sep

How can I keep my calves relaxed and my achilles tendon happy?

We see lots of people with tight calves day to day and after sports. Tight calves limit ankle movement and sends increased stresses up into the knees, hips and lower back, especially in running and cycling. In some cases tight calves or ankle restriction can lead to muscle strains and achilles tendinopathy. Calf tightness and achilles tendinopathy …

7
Mar

Shockwave Therapy in West London SW14

Shockwave Therapy- What is it!? Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy is a procedure where shock waves are passed through the skin to the painful part of the body, using a special device. Extracorporeal means outside of the body. The shockwaves produced during treatment are mechanical and not electric; they are audible, low energy sound waves, which work by increasing …

27
Feb

Running injury repairs- How to keep moving!

Whether you have a current cycling or running injury, or not, this blog is worth a read as winter is finally drawing to an end and lots of us have races booked this year. Marathons and long bike rides are scary things that hang around in the back of your mind as you sit there planning the start …

27
Feb

Running injury repairs- How to not get injured

Whether you have a current cycling or running injury, or not, this blog is worth a read as winter is finally drawing to an end and lots of us have races booked this year. Marathons and long bike rides are scary things that hang around in the back of your mind as you sit there planning the start …

23
Jan

How can I prevent back pain during pregnancy?

Back pain during pregnancy & postural back pain. What’s the cause and how can we prevent it? As we progress through a pregnancy the demands on a mothers body become more and more. Back pain during pregnancy is caused by changes in weight distribution creating what we call an anterior pelvic tilt or rotation of the hips forward. …

28
Sep

Charity event

The team at Summit were happy to help at the Missing people 10 mile and 3 mile run at the weekend on Clapham Common. The event saw over 150 people running in aid of the charity. It was a great morning with live music, the missing people choir and a fun warm up led by …

22
Sep

Go Jess!

Here’s Jess helping at the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 and having the best time gaining valuable experience… #lucky #jealous

21
Sep

Nutrition is here!

Meet Lisa Sullivan our new Nutritional Therapist & Health Coach We are proud to announce that Lisa Sullivan is now working with us in Sheen. Lisa is a nutritional therapist, naturopath & health coach who studied at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. Nutritional therapists …

27
Jul

Pilates East Sheen/ Mortlake clinic!

Why not try our specialised Pilates classes in East sheen/ Mortlake alongside your usual workout routine? We have small sized classes (max 5) that are geared towards those who run and cycle or those who are completing a rehab program for a specific injury. You do not need to be a patient at the clinic …

12
Jul

How do you switch off back pain?

For many people lower back pain is a daily occurrence. It can start for seemingly no apparent reason and remain for long periods. It can also radiate into the buttocks and legs as sciatic pain or changes in sensation like pins & needles. A common cause is the over-activity of lower back muscles and weakness of …

6
Jul

Child Pose stretch

The child pose stretch is a great exercise to stretch the lower back muscles and ligaments. It also helps hip mobility. It can help keep balance through the lumbar spine by stretching the quadratus lumborum and lumbar erector spinae muscles. Do this before and after activity and as a daily stretch/ mobility program. If you …

5
May

The dead bug

The dead bug exercise is a great way to activate and strengthen the abdominal muscles without loading the lumbar spine. It also teaches control of the arms and legs around a stable spine position.  At Summit we often use this exercise with people who have back pain due to a weak lower abdominal area and tight lumbar …