An Optimally Functioning Ankle

An optimally functioning ankle is important for everyone, but even more so for anyone participating in sports. When talking about the ankle joint it’s hard not to include the foot alongside the limb that sits on top of it. These two complex systems of bones,...

The Importance of Running Technique

We're going to start by asking a question: "When training for an endurance event which is most important: Mileage or Technique?" They're both very important aspects of run training and it's unlikely that you'll be able to reach high mileage without a decent level of...

Optimal Activation Sequence – Glutes

We often see injuries originating from an unstable and uncoordinated pelvis and spine. One of the key muscle groups that help to keep this region of our body happy are the glutes (gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus). One of the most powerful groups of muscles in...
Five Great Exercises for Runners

Five Great Exercises for Runners

Here are five fantastic exercises that will specifically benefit runners by strengthening the core, hips, and legs. They are actually on the advanced side of exercises so don't attempt them unless you are well conditioned or have the guidance of an exercise...

Free 15 Minute Treatment and Advice

Free 15 Minute Treatment and Advice

Joe is going to be at the Shrewsbury Sports Village offering mini sports massage treatments and advice on injury management and rehabilitation. The dates and times are below: Tuesday 12 April from 5:00pm to 8pm Wednesday 13 April from 5:30 to 8pm Please come along for...

Sports Massage for Marathon Training

Sports Massage for Marathon Training

Running a marathon is a massive undertaking that takes a lot of time and dedication, but it's often the training rather than the race itself that's the most challenging part. As you start notching up the miles your body can start feeling tired and fatigued, and this...

Injury Proof your Running Body

Injury Proof your Running Body

You've trained hard through the dark cold winter months, now you're in the shape of your life ready for the big day. Then disaster... you pick up an injury and miss the final weeks of preparation or, even worse, race day! If this sounds familiar to you then you're not...

Running Motivation

Running Motivation

I'm going to start by asking you a question, where does your motivation to run come from? I'm sure you've had plenty of days when you've struggle to put your trainers on and get out the door, especially when it's cold and wet outside and your feeling exhausted. This...

Brace yourself for this… The Core!

Brace yourself for this… The Core!

Core training is something we’ve all heard people talking about, but what do they really mean by the term ‘core training’? Why is it so important? How do we activate our core so that it works in everyday life? We'll start by giving you a definition of the ‘muscles of...

UKRUNCHAT Running Group

UKRUNCHAT Running Group

JB Sports Therapy has teamed up with UKRUNCHAT to start a daytime running group!   Where and When? We meet every Thursday at 9.30am by the blue gates at the top of The Quarry park in Shrewsbury.   Who's it for? Anyone who wants to run with others. All...

Runners Knee – A Self Help Guide

Runners Knee – A Self Help Guide

Here’s a guide for you to help with the prevention and recovery from the dreaded runners knee pain. We'll start off by giving you a quick overview of the mechanics of the injury, and how to identify if you’re suffering from it. Then we'll look at some top...

3 Steps to a Parkrun PB

3 Steps to a Parkrun PB

With the Olympics inspiring lots of us we thought it would be a great time to talk about getting your own PB! If you’re running the Parkrun religiously every weekend and want to go a bit faster – try these three simply steps.   The three key areas to...

Good Luck Half Marathoners

Good Luck Half Marathoners

Good Luck to everyone doing the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon and The Great North Run tomorrow. For everyone that's been in for a pre-race sports massage this week - I hope you feel fresh and ready to go. I hope you all have a great run and enjoy...

Your Body – A Healing Machine

Your Body – A Healing Machine

One of the biggest aspects of my job involves working with the body’s natural healing process to speed up recovery from injury, training, and the stresses of everyday life. With this in mind I thought it would be good to share some information with you to maximise the...

Tips for Runners on How to Stay Injury Free

Tips for Runners on How to Stay Injury Free

We all love running and hate getting injured, but unfortunately they come hand in hand, studies have estimated 70% of runners sustain an overuse running injury every year. There are many factors that predispose us to running injuries, some of these are difficult...

Good Luck Shrewsbury Half Marathoners

Good Luck Shrewsbury Half Marathoners

It's been another busy week in the clinic - great to see so many of you coming in for pre-race treatments for the Shrewsbury Half Marathon. It's promising to be a great day with the new organisers UK SPORTS CHAT taking the event up a notch. I hope you all have a...

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that links the heel to the forefoot. When you lift the heel to push off against the ground the plantar fascia is stretched. If you over-pronate your foot you are more likely to suffer from plantar...

Ways for Runners to Reduce Calf Pain

Ways for Runners to Reduce Calf Pain

We're sure that a lot of you are, or have been, experiencing some sort of calf pain or soreness in the last couple of months, especially if you’ve done a marathon or intense road race! The two main muscles of the calf are the gastrocnemius and soleus, these muscles...

Good Luck London Marathon Runners!

Good Luck London Marathon Runners!

It's been brilliant to see so many of you in preparation for the London Marathon tomorrow There's definitely a sense of excitement mixed with a lot of nerves in the air I hope you all have a great race, enjoy the atmosphere, and achieve the goal that you set out to...

The Power of the Glutes

The Power of the Glutes

The connection between the gluteus maximus and hamstring injuries The gluteus maximus (Gmax) plays an important role in the gait cycle, it works with the hamstrings to stabilise the sacroiliac joint (the joint between your sacrum and pelvis). When moving from...