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BUPA Birmingham Half-Marathon…Physio 1st style!

Apr 28, 2013
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Several Physio 1st therapists and staff took part in last year’s half-marathon (13.1 miles) to  raise money for Acorn’s Children’s Hospice. After a lot of hard work in both training and fundraising, some very respectable times were achieved alongside a mammoth total of money raised!   Acorn’s Children’s Hospice provide excellent care and support for under-privileged and disabled children within the West Midlands region, and is a charity close to the heart of many members of staff here at Physio 1st. Each individual runner had a minimum target of £80 to raise, but were naturally encouraged to raise as much as possible with the overall aim to raise over £1000 collectively. To put things into perspective, it costs approximately £750 a day  to provide adequate care and support, so the more we raised, the better!   With several keen athletes in the team - and some who needed a lot of work! -  training was stepped up throughout the summer counting down to the big day. Naturally, the progression in training saw an increase in the moans and groans that we more accustomed to hearing from clients - blisters, sore back/hips/knees/feet; ironically, a few training injuries sidelined some of the therapists that were initially competing in the October race!   Filled with nerves and carbohydrates, we all arrived at the starting area on a crisp and misty Sunday morning. Despite being given different starting times depending on previous experience and running ability, it was pretty safe to say that all of us had wondered why we bothered to put ourselves through the pain of it all! There is, of course, always a motivating factor for these sorts of events. This varies according to the reason you are entering; for some of us it was to aim for an improved time than the last year, or to just hit a reasonable time For others, mainly myself, it was the challenge of completing an event that put us out of our physical and mental comfort zones; the one motivation we all had in common, however, was the task of raising money for a great cause and proudly supporting a local treasure.   13.1 miles and a few hours later, the race had been completed and we were all back in the warmth - everyone seemed happy with their times and thankfully there were no major injuries picked up other than general aches. To make things better, we smashed our fundraising target, raising a grand total of £1,613.74! A big thank-you must be given to not only the Physio 1st runners who took part, but to all those that helped sponsor us and donated to a truly great cause.   The times of the Physio 1st team were as follows: Daniel Turner Jessica Wilson Kieran McMahon Alex Jones Emily Beckett Steph Taylor Becky Nicholson

Physio 1st are doing the Great Birmingham Run 2012!

Aug 10, 2012
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  This October, a team of Physio 1st runners will be participating in the BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2012.   Several Physio 1st therapists and staff are planning to take part in this year's half-marathon (13.1 miles) to  raise money for Acorn's Children's Hospice - they provide excellent care and support for underprivledged and disabled children within the West Midlands region, and is a charity close to the heart of many members of staff here at Physio 1st. For more information on the valuable work Acorns Childrens Hospice do, visit their website by clicking their logo below.     Each individual runner has a minimum target of £80 to raise, and are thereafter free to raise as much as possible; the overall aim is to raise over £1000 collectively. As a company, we are looking to raise a minimum of £500 to add to this total - all in all, we feel this is easily achievable. To put things into perspective, it costs approximately £750 a day  to provide adequate care and support, so the more we raise, the better! Please give generously and help support a fantastic local cause. How you can help:   To find out more details about the event and see the course/route, visit the BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2012 page. Head to our JustGiving team page and check back here for regular updates on how we are doing in training and how much we are raising!

New FREE Injury Demo Clinics!

Jul 23, 2012
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  As promised, we have arranged several more demo clinics for you to attend. Check them all out below, and follow the links to our Facebook page for further details!   30/7/12 - Park Inn Hotel  (Innaction Gym) // West Bromwich // 17.00-19.00 // Facebook 1/8/12 - Bannatyne's Health Club (Brindley Place) // Birmingham // 17.00-19.00 // Facebook 6/8/12 - Village Health & Fitness // Shirley // 17.00-19.00 // Facebook 8/8/12 - Gym Nation // West Bromwich // 10.00-11.00 // Facebook 13/8/12 - Gym Nation // West Bromwich // 10.00-11.00 // Facebook 15/8/12 - Firewalker Fitness Club // Wolverhampton // 17.30-19.30 // Facebook   PHYSIO 1ST

STAY INJURY-FREE THIS OLYMPICS WITH PHYSIO 1ST!

Jul 13, 2012
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With just days to go until the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, athletics-fever is set to sweep across the UK  in what has been an already phenomenal year of sport! However, with activity comes the risk of injury; all the athletes who will perform at London 2012 will be thoroughly monitored by an elite field of medical and sporting professions, ensuring that they perform at their best and are looked after in the unfortunate event of an injury. But...who's looking after you?   This summer, Physio 1ST will be holding several FREE injury clinic demonstrations across our network of clinics, offering you an opportunity to be screened by our team of professional therapists to make sure that you stay at your best, or are put in the safe hands of a Physio 1st therapist to help you return to top form.   No matter if you're a budding amateur or a world-class athlete, you deserve the highest level of support you can in order to stay on top of your game, and we are here to provide that! We currently have demonstrations organised in the following venues (dates and times to be confirmed):   Shirley - Village Hotel & Fitness Birmingham - Bannatyne's Health & Fitness Wolverhamptom - FireWalker Health Club   Keep checking back on this blog, our Facebook and Twitter pages for further information about these and upcoming demo's in your area - spread the word to all your friends, team-mates and family!   Physio 1ST

Training & Team-Building Day in Birmingham!

Apr 20, 2012
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The entire team of therapists descended upon our clinic in Bannatyne's Health Club in Brindleyplace for a day of in-service training, before heading off to the Birmingham Wheels outdoor karting circuit for some light-hearted (and in some cases, very serious!) competitiveness....here's what we got up to!  Training: Spinal Manipulations The session was delivered by Alex Jones, and covered a variety of topics including the theory and science behind these techniques, as well as all the health & safety parameters that must be adhered to.   Upon this, the floor was then left for the therapists to practice both the assessment and treatment techniques upon each other, proving to be an invaluable experience for both old-timers and those new to the Physio 1st team.     Furthermore, this was the first time in which many of the therapists had been introduced to each other, so it was highly beneficial in bringing the team closer together, allowing some of the more senior members of the team to impart some advice and wisdom on to the recent additions! Team-Building: Go-Karts! Once training was complete, the team ventured across to the Birmingham Wheels outdoor karting circuit for an afternoon of fast & furious fun!     After being suited up (with some people looking more comfortable in the one-piece overall and helmet than others), we set about a few laps in order to adapt to the cars/track and - more importantly - to set a qualifying time for the half-hour grand prix.   Once the positions had been settled and the countdown completed, the lights indicated the beginning of 30 minutes of barrier-hitting, corner-cutting, kart-spinning, high octane thrills. Some took the competition seriously, some just enjoyed the ride...and some were shocking. Needless to say, only one can become winner, and - much to the dismay of one company director - first place went to Joe Korge. The team then retired into Moseley for a meal and light refreshments before dispersing back home across the country.     A thoroughly enjoyable day for all, with the Physio 1st team looking forward to the next all-day training later this year; many thanks to Birmingham Wheels Grand Prix Karting for hosting us!   
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