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Cedar Hall Welcomes New Therapist Samantha

We are delighted to introduce you to Samantha Wilkins who has recently joined Cedar Hall Clinics Sports & Rehabilitation Massage team at Thurrock. She is a skilful therapist having attained level 5 Sports & Remedial Massage therapist and is certified by the London School of Sports Massage. Samantha is also a third year Masters degree student at the British School of Osteopathy.

Samantha Tyler

Samantha Tyler – Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist & Osteopathy student

 

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Posted by on December 14, 2015 in Clinic News, Uncategorized

 

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Injury Woes – but Sophie ready to get back on Track

For the majority of the 2014 outdoor season, I spent most of my time as a spectator on a spin bike. Achilles tendinopathy in my right foot caused me to finish my season at the end of May. As I wasn’t able to train or compete all summer, I was determined to make the most out of the 2015 season. However, my injury had other plans.

Getting back on track

Getting back on track

With plenty of completed bike sessions, rehab exercises, treatment and recovery, my injury started to improve. I was soon able to jog, which over time turned into steady running. After a while, I was able to complete sessions again and things were looking brighter. At university, I continued with my rehab exercises to ensure I wouldn’t have any problems and for some time, it seemed to work. For many months, I was able to train without any pain and it appeared that my injury had finally healed.

During the Easter break, I was lucky enough to go on an altitude training camp with my university to Font Romeu, France. It was a great experience running in the mountains and it benefitted my fitness greatly. I would love to go there again next year.

However, once I returned home, the problems started again. About a week before the BUCS outdoor championships, I completed a speed session. The session went well and I was happy with the way I was running, especially with a competition coming up. Unfortunately, that evening, my Achilles was sore and inflamed. I spoke to my coaches and made a joint decision to pull out of the race. I was devastated. I felt like all my progress had stepped back a whole year. I went straight back to cross-training, rehab and treatment. Along with the sore Achilles also came a tight back. Due to my constant limping, I was straining my posture. However, thanks to Sara’s hard work at Cedar Hall, she has managed to get my posture back into the correct position.

At the moment, things are looking positive! I am not back to training fully yet but I am slowly getting there which is exciting! My aim for this year is to get fit and strong, and hopefully be ready to race for the indoor season.

Blog by sponsored athlete Sophie Riches

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Posted by on August 17, 2015 in Our Athletes

 

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Osteopathy – Treating your Pain wherever it Strikes

Many people know how osteopathy can successfully treat back pain, but osteopathic treatments can be equally effective on many other aches, pain & injuries.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2015 in Conditions & Treatments

 

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The Hard Battle Back to the Top – an Athlete’s Tale

I believe athletics is much more about the mental game than it is the physical. You could be the fastest runner in the world but if you don’t believe in yourself you will not get anywhere. If you haven’t got the mental stability to be the best, it will never happen.

This is a problem which I have come across the past year or so. I lost all belief in my talent and was on the verge of giving upRobbie Clarricoats in action athletics. After long hard thoughts and talks with my parents, coach and mentors at Cedar Hall my mind set has changed again and I’m back! I haven’t competed this year due to the lack of training and self-belief but I am now back training to get in the best possible shape for next season and to make sure I am back racing with the best hurdlers in the country and hopefully the World one day.

Since starting my athletics career in 2009 I have had much success on the track. Starting in 2012 where I managed to get myself an England kit and an International medal. After this achievement the hard work started, it wasn’t just for fun anymore it was for real. Every athlete who was near the top of the rankings, including me, were all training 110% to be the best.  2013 was the season I become part of Team Cedar Hall, This season went just as planned, I medalled at the English schools and had high hopes for the oncoming season.

At the end of the 2013 season I decided to change coach, which was the best thing I could have done at this stage of my career, still young and still lots more to learn. My pre-season training went really well and I was in great shape for the 2014 season, however race after race it just wasn’t happening. My hurdling would go perfect in training and then terrible in my races. This is what affected me mentally.

Robbie at Cedar Hall

Robbie at Cedar Hall Clinic

The indoor season was best forgotten and I tried to concentrate on the outdoor season, After the few months out thinking about what I really wanted I decided I really want to become one of the best, so I got back into training. With a good mentality back going into training for the indoor season I picked up an injury which knocked me down again. Having recovered fully from my injury and now getting back into training with the right frame of mind,  I look forward to turning my athletics career back into a successful career and push on to be the athlete I aspire be. 

Without the help of Cedar Hall I would not be the person or athlete I am today and hopefully from now on there will be many successful years to come.

Blog by 110m hurdler Robbie Clarricoats – Sponsored athlete at Cedar Hall Clinics

http://www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk/

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries are often the result of overuse and over training, such as runner’s knee or tennis elbow where the athlete pushes his/her body to the limit. Sports injuries can also occur due to under training or poor training practices. Not stretching or having a good warm up regime can also lead to injury as the body is not prepared for the exercise.

So whether you are a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, osteopathy can help with prevention of injury as well as treatment of many common sporting or recreational injuries. Ankle and shoulder injuries are very common in amateur and professional sport. These injuries are often neglected or poorly treated which can lead to recurrence and early degenerative conditions.

Some common sporting injuries are neck & back strain, shoulder, elbow & wrist injuries e.g. tennis/golf elbow, hip, knee, leg & ankle injuries, groin strain, achilles tendonitis, cartilage/ligament strain and more.

http://www.cedarhallclinics.co.uk/treatments_sports.html

Sports Injuries

 

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Sports Massage Therapist joins Cedar Hall Clinic Team

Cedar Hall Clinic Benfleet in Essex is delighted to welcome acclaimed sports massage therapist STEVE JOLLY. Also based at Colchester United FC, Steve works alongside the head physio, providing pre and post match treatments, as well as k taping. He also works at a local dance studio. As a keen marathon runner and former footballer & tennis player, Steve knows how frustrating recovery from injury can be and works with all his patients to achieve full recovery. Appointments available every Wednesday evening up to 8pm

Steve Jolly at Colchester FC

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Clinic News

 

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GB Athlete Daniel Awde joins Athlete Sponsorship Programme

Proud & delighted to announce that DANIEL AWDE, Double GB Olympic athlete and Glasgow Commonwealth gold medallist has joined Team Cedar Hall & has been awarded a full treatment sponsorship.

Daniel Awde

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Our Athletes

 

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