Stow Physio News

Myofascial Release

Kate (MSc,BSc Hons in Physiotherapy)is currently studying for an Advanced Clinical Diploma in Integrated Myofascial Therapy. Myofascial therapy (MFR) is a specialised form of manual therapy used for the treatment and rehabilitation of soft tissue and fascial aches, pain, tension and restrictions.

Fascia is the network of connective tissue that covers every bone,muscle and organ in the body. Over time the fascia contracts to support our regular postures and movements. However this can lead to imbalances leading to to pain and tension. Myofascial release addresses the 3D matrix of fascia to effectively restore flexibility in the fascia and help ease pain.

What happens during MFR?

MFR is applied without oils or lotions to achieve a better contact with the skin. A postural assessment and history will be taken to establish current symptomsand look at specific areas of tightness. Firm, sustained pressure is applied directly to the skin to restore normal fascial movement.

Kate will intergrate MFR into her physiotherapy treatment session if felt appropriate but will also see people soley for Myofascial release.

Appointment prices for MFR therapy

1 hour £65.00

Lucy, Ironman Bolton age group champion

LUCY WALMSLEY was crowned British Ladies' V45 Ironman champion on her debut at the event in Bolton.

Victory qualifies her for the 2017 World Ironman Championships at Kona, Hawaii in October.

Lucy a physiotherapist from Bourton-on-the-Water, is in the form of her life and just a fortnight earlier she had won the Over-45 section of the England National Triathlon Championship.

More than 2000 contestants took on the UK Ironman Championships on a damp morning in Bolton.

The professionals started the 2.4-mile open water swim first with a constant stream of amateur competitors following and soon the lake was full of swimmers as far as the eye could see.

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Kate is a winner!

This weekend saw Kate Badger storming to victory at the Raceways Autumn 5k in Stratford.

Kate who is a competitive runner and runs for Bourton Roadrunners, lined up on a cold, wet and windy day to battle the wind and achieve a personal best time of 20 mins and 42 seconds.  

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Tough Triathlon sees Lucy triumph again

A recent Olympic distance triathlon win and course record at South Cerney after a 10 year gap from triathlon competitions showed that Lucy Walmsley, now aged 44 and a member of the newly formed 'North Cotswold Tri & Run' club, was in good form leading up to the New Forest Half Ironman. She had been inspired to do this race by two friends, Lisa Cartlidge and Hanna Minett who both battled on admirably to complete it.
Despite having A family with two young children to look after and run her own business, Stow Physio Ltd., she still manages to fit in the hard training necessarily for doing this type of event. As this was her first attempt at this distance, one could only speculate at what she might achieve although the dedication of training and the determination throughout the race made it no surprise to those who know her that she won the race.
However, it was the manner in which she won that was dramatic and astonishing. 

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Lucy Walmsley start for Bourton in Snowdonia Marathon

A HARDY group of five Bourton Roadrunners chose to tackle the notoriously tough and beautiful Snowdonia Marathon (aided by an equally hardy support team).

Race-day brought the inevitable wind and rain, but the Bourton contingent took the weather in their stride, with all performing incredibly well. Lucy Walmsley fought a battle at the head of the ladies' race.

Despite the leading lady quickly establishing a two-minute lead, Lucy managed to close the gap to less than a minute for a period.

After a gruelling fight, Lucy finished second lady in an outstanding 3:11.34.

Our aim is to get you moving freely, in the correct way.


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