Self-care. What is it and why should I do it?

Self-care. What is it and why should I do it?

Self-care What does it mean? Take some time out for yourself. We are all pulled in many different directions, so it is time to stop and take care of yourself. Some things you could do are take a walk or a run (does not matter how long as it needs to be enjoyable for...
Can Coaching Make You Luckier?

Can Coaching Make You Luckier?

You may have heard this quote, apparently, it’s from Roman philosopher Seneca, “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity” Maybe luck does exist in its own right; I rather hope so actually. The point though is that whilst you can’t predict exactly when opportunities...
Important: Coronavirus

Important: Coronavirus

Updated 5th October 2020 Currently, we are able to offer Physiotherapy Sports massage and Chiropractic, either face to face or online. Please note that from Monday 13th July, we will add a £1 charge to all face to face appointments to cover the ongoing cost of PPE and...
My Desert Island Exercise

My Desert Island Exercise

Desert island scenario. If I was told that for some reason that I could only ever teach one exercise for the rest of my life, the answer would definitely be, drum roll please…. the shoulder bridge! Why a Shoulder Bridge? Because with this fabulous exercise you...
It’s all about balance

It’s all about balance

Let’s face it, 2019 was a turbulent year for all sorts of reasons and it would be hard to argue that we’re out of the woods yet. So, at Courtyard, we’ve decided it’s time to foster a bit of stability. We’re going to focus on ‘balance’ in all its forms. As a team of...
Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

I was lucky to attend a recent session organised for the Wotton under Edge youth hockey players by Prof. Mark De Ste Croix on sports injury prevention. Mark is Professor of Paediatric Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire. As well as having published...