Monday, 16 September 2013

Ankle mobility

Came across this video via James Dunne's blog, Kinetic Revolution.

 As someone who knows only too well the issues of limited ankle mobility, I'm going to give this a try when I go out to play tennis today!

If you've never really stretched your calf muscles or mobilised your ankle, or if you've suffered an injury either recently or in the past, then you will want to progress gently with this, as you would with any new exercise.

Event work

So the last couple of weekends have been busy with a couple of events. On Sunday 8th September I was at the London to Brighton bike ride doing post event massage for riders. I was working with World Cancer Research Fund. A friend works for the charity and I helped out last year. This year I was the principle therapist and treated most of the riders who came for a massage.

On the 15th I was at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the "Beating Blood Cancer" bike ride. Bit of a cycling theme developing! Working with Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, a team of 9 therapist worked in rather muddy conditions to provide post event treatment to about 150 cyclist over 6 hours.

The conditions weren't great, but the team did a fantastic job and no one moaned about the mud and the  way the ground moved every time to shifted position!

Today's tasks include cleaning the couch and getting the dirt of my shoes!