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Study shows that physio self-referral is the future

By Alex Blakoe, published

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

JimJam has always been clear: provision of physiotherapy in the UK should focus on patients getting access to a qualified physiotherapist as soon as possible. The evidence unequivocally states that a major factor in patient recovery is speed of access to an experienced professional who can diagnose the musculoskeletal problem, provide advice, and issue the patient with an exercise prescription for active rehabilitation.

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How can JimJam be so affordable?

By Alex Blakoe, published

JimJam Affordability

Consultations at JimJam are much more affordable than seeing a physio in the traditional way because we work more efficiently and have no overheads. We pass these savings onto you.

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These Girls Can Run

By Alex Blakoe, published

These Girls Can Run Kim Scott portait

Kim spent most of her twenties unfit and battling her weight. But she decided to take control. At first, she was too worried about being judged in the gym or in public, making it even more difficult for her to get out there and exercising. She'd wait until it was dark before going for a jog, and even then it was only for a brief stint before she was too tired.

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Knee pain from cycling? The four biggest causes revealed

By Alex Blakoe, published

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Almost half of physio consultations with cyclists are about some form of knee pain. This is unsurprising given the pressure that the repetitive nature of cycling (around 5000 revolutions per hour) puts on your knees, whether that’s anterior pain (patellofemoral joint, chondromalacia, tendons), medial pain (retinaculum, meniscus, ligament, pes anserine), lateral pain (Iliotibial Band Syndrome - ITB), or posterior pain (calf insertion, hamstrings, popliteus).

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Our one best piece of advice for runners

By Alex Blakoe, published

Running stock image

Don’t overdo it. This suitably vague and simple piece of advice is crucial for a sustainable strong performance and yet it is a detail so often dismissed by the overambitious amongst us. Do the boring stuff: train smart, rest regularly and do your stretches. Either that or you might be getting familiar with the range of chronic and acute injuries that can affect runners at all levels.

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How to stay on the golf course longer than Jason Day

By Alex Blakoe, published

Jason Day stock image

The world number one is rather good at golf, but only when he’s able to play. Recently, there haven’t been many opportunities for him to do so. Jason Day’s back problems have become increasingly problematic over the past few months and, just last week, his season came to an abrupt halt when he had to withdraw from the Tour Championship seven and a half holes in.

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