On Learning How to Meditate by Jim O’Neil

Jim O’Neill is a Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist and Senior Teacher of Mindfulness Meditation at the London Shambhala Meditation Centre our neighbours in Clapham http://www.shambhala.org.uk/ Jim O’Neil has been a friend of Balance’s since our very early days in 2001 – over that time we have discussed many times the importance of movement habits to mental health, better management of […]

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Race Across America and tips for recovery and maintaining mobility during an ultra endurance, multiple day event

Balance welcomed Rachelle Healy into our facility yesterday (May 28th 2014). Her mission was to gather tips and tools to help her support the Spinhaler cycling teamSpinhalers cycling team of riders taking part in the Race Across America. “Race Across America (RAAM) is known as one the most respected and oldest endurance sports events in […]

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Radial Shockwave Therapy and Achilles Tendonitis

Podiatrist, foot and ankle specialist Benn Boshell offers Radial Shockwave Therapy here at Balance Performance for a range of conditions – see them below – including chronic achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Benn has put some information together about this treatment and the technology: What is Radial Shockwave Therapy? Radial shockwave therapy is a new […]

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Strength in sport: Fundamental lifts vs sport specific

Words from Balance Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach Sabina Skala: Funny that just after a chat with my friend Paul Garvie aka “The Powerhouse” about how the best results in the training comes from the fundamental movements this old article flashed on my screen. Jim Wendler is one of the great strength and conditioning coaches in […]

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Movement, awareness, Kenyan runners

Watch more videos on Flotrack “I think Kenyans are very much in tune with their bodies, they’re in tune with movement, in tune with the ground. Some of them become very very sensitive and know the limits of their body, they know it instinctively.” Brother Colm O’Connell – running coach. At Balance we’ve long been […]

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What is, and who are Balance Performance

Someone asked me on facebook “what kind of physio are you?” – I couldn’t do that without explaining a little about the team I work within. So I wrote a little something for them then expanded a little more for here. Balance Performance is a 30 plus strong team – health & fitness professionals and […]

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Creating a pain free work place

We’ve seen over a decades worth of clients suffering work related pain and tension – backs, necks, shoulders and wrists, hips and knees. The majority of our London clients work in office environments and we’ve observed poor movement habits and work style in near all of them. Now we’re stepping up our involvement in creating […]

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A movement community for health and resilience

Uniform Exercises on Nowness.com The movement team at Balance Performance has one intention. To guide our clients towards greater resilience. The ability to bounce back from life’s inevitable challenges and set backs, whether mental, emotional or physical (illness or injury). Pivotal to resilience is a daily movement habit, to check in with oneself. This impressive […]

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Combat Athletics: a FREE CPD lecture for physiotherapists, coaches and all health fitness professionals

A free CPD lecture and demonstrations on Combat Athletics: fighters shoulder injuries, rehab, movement, strength and conditioning and elements of a fighters training. This lecture was held in partnership between Balance Performance and the ACPSM – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine – on evening of Wednesday 30th October 2013 at 113 Gauden Road, […]

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Combat Athletics: a FREE CPD lecture for physiotherapists, coaches and all health fitness professionals

A free CPD lecture and demonstrations on Combat Athletics: fighters shoulder injuries, rehab, movement, strength and conditioning and elements of a fighters training. This lecture was held in partnership between Balance Performance and the ACPSM – Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine – on evening of Wednesday 30th October 2013 at 113 Gauden Road, […]

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MOVEMENT: The real reason for brains

We’ve highlighted Daniel Wolpert and his explanation of the brains existence, and so it’s reliance, on movement before. Watch his excellent TED talk above. Good to have academics adding weight to the solid reasoning behind Balance’s drive to see our clients improve their movement habits. Thanks to our friends at Earth Strength for reminding us […]

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Exercise and Sports in Pregnancy: from CrossFit to Yachting, get informed

Exercise and sport in pregnancy: don’t listen to the newspapers, or women’s magazines. In every aspect of health, fitness and wellbeing we encourage you to take control, take responsibility, and get informed from credible sources. It’s no different when it comes to the beautiful status of pregnancy and ensuring good health for yourself and your […]

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movement culture at Balance Performance

To address the long term, to build resilience, to take advantage of the healing that the sports injury and spinal rehabilitation professionals provide you need to develop your own movement culture. A growing number of people are teaching good movement habits: Ido Portal is a great mover but more importantly he is encouraging and teaching […]

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Sleep and health: news from the bat cave

At Balance we often discuss sleep with our clients, its effect on pain and recovery (injury specific recovery and recovery from day to day life) is significant – as is hydration, diet, movement, mobility etc. Recently thanks to partnership with specialist retailer “Back in Action” and the space they occupy at our Clapham facility we […]

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