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Happy New year!!!


  The Team here at the Markland Clinic just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been through the clinic doors in 2018. We have been through some big changes in 2018 including Dale and George starting here as Physiotherapists, plus Abigail has returned from maternity leave to manage the clinic. Fortunately…(Read More)

Despite understanding the importance of aerobic exercise on our body, many of you who struggle with Lower Back Pain can find this kind of exercise really difficult and therefore painful due to the impact for instance running can cause. This blog will aim to give you a few extra ideas about certain types of cardio…(Read More)

Back pain, specifically lower back pain accounts for around 50% of all clients we see here at The Markland Clinic. Recent studies demonstrated that over 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life (1) . But the big question is why? To answer this question we need to look…(Read More)

If we talk about the importance of your workout wardrobe, the first thing on the list is your running shoes. They’re the most important part of a comfortable and injury-free physical exercise. While other equipment is also important, your running shoes are the most vital aspect of a good running experience. Choosing the…(Read More)

How To Warm Up For Running


Warming up thoroughly before any kind of physical exercise that may increase your heart rate, place pressure on your joints or challenge your muscles is extremely important. This blog will explain how to use the RAMP protocol to warm up for your morning run. But don’t worry, these exercises are equally as applicable to…(Read More)

  We frequently get asked questions such as- Will running cause backache? Am I safe to return to running? Should I stop running to help my back? Will I end up with chronic back pain because I run so much? We have good news for all you keen runners…. Running is GOOD for your BACK…(Read More)

I want to start my blog by restating the importance of doing cardio-vascular (CV) activity; it may be running, cycling or swimming to name a few. The aim is at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day; moderate means the heart is pumping and the body is moving but its not a…(Read More)

Hi everyone my name is George, the other fresh face you may have seen around the Markland Clinic. This blog will hopefully serve as a little introduction for you all as well as filling you in on some of my passions and core beliefs. I graduated from the University of Worcester with a 1st class…(Read More)

Have you ever been so tired you can’t actually sleep? Or felt so tired that even though you KNOW you need to go to bed, you’re mindlessly flicking through TV channels or Facebook… only to find that another hour has passed and you’re still not in bed yet? Or perhaps you’ve…(Read More)

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