Advice & guides

Woman running
Feroz Mansoor
22 Jan

Common running injuries and how to prevent them

If running or sport is a big part of your life, then suffering an injury can be a massive blow. MSK Physiotherapist, Feroz Mansoor provides insight on how to prevent those common running injuries.
Vasiliki Founta
13 Oct

Plantar fasciitis: Symptoms, causes and treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a common and often debilitating condition. Find out more about what it is, what causes it, and how you can treat it.
Pilates for lower back pain
Rachael Newman
22 Mar

The benefits of Pilates for lower back pain

Discover how Pilates can be a useful tool to reduce your lower back pain, improve physical strength and support your overall wellbeing.
Three ladies walking together
Kirsty Lee
18 Oct

Managing the menopause

In this article, Specialist MSK Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Development Lead Kirsty Lee explores the impact of the menopause, and how symptoms can improve with the right guidance and support.
A pregnant woman lies on a physio bed
Kirsty Lee
27 Jul

Exploring diastasis rectus abdominis

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist and Physiotherapy Development Lead at Ascenti, Kirsty Lee, explores a common issue in pregnancy – diastasis rectus abdominis: what it is, the impact it can have and how physiotherapy can help.
Paul Carson
14 Jul

Understanding the upper limb nervous system

Ascenti physiotherapist Paul Carson explores the upper limb nervous system and shares his advice for treating injuries to the two types of nerves within it.
A man outside gardening
Rachael Newman
11 Apr

Exercise and activity that can help with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and according to Parkinson’s UK, it is estimated that around 145,000 people live with a Parkinson's diagnosis in Britain.
CrossFit Open
Ascenti Team
15 Mar

Optimise your recovery after the CrossFit Open

CrossFit has become a popular form of exercise and is known for its “high-intensity” strength and conditioning workouts that are made up of functional movements. These movements are actions that we perform in our day-to-day life, like squatting, pulling, and pushing.
Debbie Christer
9 Feb

How to manage sore arms after a Covid jab

More than 36 million people in the UK have already had a Covid booster jab, with many more people planning to get theirs over the coming weeks and months. One of the most common side effects is a sore arm following the injection.
Debbie Christer
6 Jan

Top tips to avoid injury as you start your New Year fitness regime

Expert advice from Consultant Physiotherapist at Ascenti, Debbie Christer, on how to avoid injuries when starting a new fitness regime. 
Ascenti Team
5 Jul

Is it safe to run when you have back pain?

We take a look at whether or not it’s necessary for you to hang up your training shoes, and when you need to modify your running load if you experience back pain.
Walking and back pain
Ascenti Team
5 Jul

Is walking good for back pain?

We explore the research into how staying active by walking can have huge benefits for relieving back pain.