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My Clinic Is Open For Essential Treatment!

It was fantastic to be given permission from the Gov and my Professional Association to reopen last week, following the strict conditions to only treat clients for a medical necessity but this also means that unfortunately I'm not able to see clients for general maintenance treatment.
If you are unsure whether you can receive treatment then contact me to discuss your condition.
Although I am permitted to continue providing essential treatment for those who require it, I am also continuing to provide my free nationwide support for all key workers who require some virtual help with their aches & pains but are unable to afford either the time or money to see a professional.
During the first lockdown of 16 weeks, I supported 85 NHS staff members from as far afield as Edinburgh, but this time I am including all key workers and not just NHS staff.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discus how I can help you including virtual mobility exercises, stretching advice and self care routines.
It is absolutely no problem at all and it's completely free of charge and confidential.
Please contact me directly via chris@back2best.com.

Best regards

Chris

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A sense of normality.!

I hope you are all keeping well during this second lockdown.

Alongside my private work, I am keeping busy with my time working at Oxford United FC where I am still able to treat the players as part of the medical team made up of dedicated and talented professionals; Amy Cranston (1st team physio), Spike (Soft Tissue Therapist) & Nathan Benjamin Smith (Sports Therapist).

It's so vital to maintain a routine as close to normality as possible, even if there are some restrictions.  Fingers crossed that change is just around the corner.

 

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You ran a marathon yesterday, now what?

After such a fantastic effort yesterday, whether you finished the 26.2 miles or not - congratulations on setting out on such a challenge and the hard work is over and now is the time to reward your body.

First take care of any injuries you may have picked up, including blisters (Compeed is great for these) and if you are a victim of the nasty jogger's nipple soreness then icing helps, or if it is broken skin then nappy rash cream or antibiotic cream is the way to go!

Any minor muscle pain/cramping will be expected to reduce within the next 3 - 5 days with some very gentle stretching and movement and also by applying ice 2 - 3 times a day, but of course if you are concerned then a trip to a medical professional is always a good idea.  If you don't know of any then always ask friends and go by their recommendations - be it Physio, Chiro, Osteo or soft tissue therapy - it's all good stuff!

Finally, sleep and eat as much as possible for the next couple of days - and good luck in mastering the art of walking backwards every time you go downstairs!

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Congratulations to all who ran their own London Marathon at the weekend!

Since 2013 I have managed the NSPCC Sports Massage Therapy team of over 30 therapists treating over 400 NSPCC fundraising runners at the NSPCC post marathon reception.

This is always a highlight of my year, and this charity is very close to me as I ran 3 marathons for ChildLine (London, Edinburgh & Abingdon) from 2001 to 2005.

Fingers crossed that next year we all return to some degree of normality which will see everyone enjoying athletic events together.

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Business as normal with Oxford United FC.

It's great to be back working with the medical team at Oxford United supporting the first team players.

There are a lot of changes respecting the current environment and safety is paramount, but I am so pleased to be able to return to work with the club.

We just need the fans back as soon as possible, as sitting in an almost empty stadium during matches just ain't the same!

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Return To Normality After The FA Cup

Now it’s back to business!

After a very exciting night under the floodlights yesterday, it is back to my clinic for the next couple of days before returning to Oxford Utd on Friday to help the team physically prepare for Saturday's league game.

It is always a highlight to share the experience of a large occasion with Oxford Utd, and yesterday was no exception.  To see the players all give 100% on the pitch over 120 mins is so rewarding for the medical team, and although the FA Cup run was a nice distraction, it is back to business and concentrate on the league and our aim of promotion this season.

Due to Friday's extra session with Oxford Utd, and I am also attending an athletics meeting on Saturday, mean that my clinic spaces are more limited than usual this week, so please let me know asap if you would like to book an appt.

 

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Another success story!

Austrian Ironman Medal

Helping my clients to achieve their goals.

It is always wonderful to see my clients achieve their specific goals and today was no exception.

Someone I have been treating to prepare for their first Ironman came in to thank me as they completed the Austrian Ironman under their target time of a very respectful 14 hours with their well earned medal and also to give me a present of Pumpkin oil as a gesture of their appreciation which was so thoughtful and very appreciated.

I am privileged to be able to share in many of my client's journeys and to help them achieve their goals, whether it is winning a medal, completing a race, recovering from an injury or living without postural pain and when they send me a 'finishing line selfie' or pop in to say thanks is just the icing on the cake!

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