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Writing about injuries, treatment and assessment techniques, case studies, and anything that seems relevant and newsworthy! If you have anything I have not yet written about but that you would like to read my opinion on, then please email admin@nellmead.com and ask!

Health & Performance Pyramid: Performance Layer

Victory’s Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, explains why we don’t just stop at helping you to get out of pain – our aim is to help you stay there, and to avoid reinjury. And our performance team are here to help you do just that!

Case study: Life after breast cancer

Recovering from breast cancer isn’t just about surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy – it’s also important to maintain your movement, especially around the shoulder, so that you can get back to a fairly normal life.  Meet our lovely patient Jill, who’s managing just that.

Stress hormones and how they work

This week, we explore the science behind the hormones of acute and chronic stress – adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.  How do they work, when do they help us – and when do they become a problem?  

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Health & Performance Pyramid: Health Layer – Balance Therapy

This week it’s time to look at the other aspect of rehabilitation – balance therapy!  And it’s not just about standing on a wobble cushion to retrain dodgy knees and ankles.  So – what is it, why is it so important – and who should benefit?

Yoga for Stressed People

Get back on track with our new online programme, Yoga for Stressed People!  Learn why and how we get stressed, the consequences of stress taking over your life, and strategies for controlling it – including an easy yoga sequence and mood tracker. Plus a 75% discount when you use the code EARLYBIRD.

Health & Performance Pyramid: Health Layer – Physiotherapy

Here at Victory, we don’t just look at the bit that hurts. Instead, the physios at Victory play “detective”, to work out the underlying cause of your problem, starting with a 90 minute assessment to find out what’s really going on with your body and work out a plan of action…

Health & Performance Pyramid: An Introduction

The Health & Performance Pyramid underpins all the work we do at Victory and is our diagrammatic representation of how your health works.  Get the building blocks in place to achieve normal, pain-free function.

Stretches for Desk Based Workers

As more of us take up office work or desk jobs, the number of ‘chair shaped’ people is rising fast. This can lead to stiff, sore muscles and a higher risk of injury – so how can you solve it?

Do you have any questions that I can help with?

Treatment goes on

(just not in clinic)

I’m sad to say that with the impending “London lockdown” I have no alternative but to close the doors to my new clinic as of Monday 23rd March. I will be constantly reviewing all government updates and will let you know as soon as anything changes.

The good news

The good news is that, although the treatment room has to close, this doesn’t mean that treatment has to stop.

It is really important all my patients do not lose momentum in their recoveries and I am glad to say I have a number of solutions to ensure I can carry on providing the best treatment possible:

  • Physiotherapy treatment: switching to home visits
  • Keeping in touch: daily group video calls
  • Online Training, Pilates and Yoga
  • Advice on how can you help yourself and stay healthy