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Making your first appointment…it’s simple!

We understand that booking any first appointment regarding your health can be daunting, however, it really needn’t be. Simply call or email our friendly reception team and we will book you an appointment that suits you and your schedule. Whether you are suffering with a particular injury / problem or are simply looking to book a sports massage it really is quick and easy.

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At your first visit our priority is to find out exactly what the problem is and where it is coming from. We will assess you first, diagnose what is causing the problem and then discuss what the best form of treatment would be to get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Once you are happy with the explanation, we formulate a plan and then begin treatment.

We look forward to working with you!

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John Bishop’s Sport Relief Challange – Ice Baths!


185 mile bike ride. 26 mile row. 85 mile run. In just 5 days!

An amazing achievement.

This years sport relief challenge saw comedian John Bishop travelling from Paris to London in an epic endurance triathlon lasting 5 days. John completed his “week of hell” challenge by cycling, rowing and running a total of 290 miles and raising over 3.5 million pounds for sport relief in the process.

This really is an amazing achievement, but one that could most probably not have happened without support from key people around him. Obviously the support from his family and the general public would have been a huge psychological boost, however, the support from his medical team was also crucial.

The question we have been asked a lot since it aired has been…

What is the point of an ice bath?

Ice Bath

During the challenge John was regularly instructed to undertake ice baths following each day’s activity.

There is a good reason for this and that is to promote healing. The theory behind this method of recovery is that the cooling of the muscle tissue will cause…

1) A constriction of blood vessels and a flushing away of waste products i.e. lactic acid

2) A slowing down in the activity of cells which helps reduce damage

3) A reduction in swelling and inflammation

Subsequently the re-warming of the tissue and increased blood flow following an ice bath will then improve the healing process. There are a lot of theories for how long to immerse muscles in an ice bath and how effective it is.

The general rule is 10 minutes but will vary with different research.

For those of you who missed it you can still download it on iTunes!


London Marathon. April 22, 2012.

London Marathon
With less than a week to the London Marathon we would like to wish all our marathon training clients who we have been working with over the past few months all the best and hope you achieve your goals!

We look forward to repairing the damage the week after!

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The truth about exercise – exercise for just 3 minutes a week!


February 28, 2012 BBC 2 9pm

Horizon: The truth about exercise


Details…

Michael Mosley wants to get fitter and healthier but can’t face hours on the treadmill or trips to the gym. Help may be at hand. He uncovers the surprising new research which suggests many of us could benefit from just three minutes of high intensity exercise a week.

He discovers the hidden power of simple activities like walking and fidgeting, and finds out why some of us don’t respond to exercise at all.

Using himself as a guinea pig, Michael uncovers the surprising new research about exercise, that has the power
to make us all live longer and healthier lives.

Can exercising for just 3 minutes a week really have a positive impact on our health.

Catch up on BBC iPlayer and let us know your thoughts! click here


Injury treatment | Sports massage | Post-op rehabilitation

All available in these locations…

Southampton Centre

Sports massage SouthamptonBased in Hedge End just 2 minutes from
junction 7 on the M27

27 Wellstead Way
Hedge End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2LE

Phone – 02380 014081
Email – southampton@jamesgrigg.co.uk

Salisbury Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased inside the Raymond McEnhill Stadium
just 5 minutes from Salisbury City Centre

The Raymond McEnhill Stadium
Partridge Way
Old Sarum
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6PU

Phone – 01722 440688
Email – salisbury@jamesgrigg.co.uk

New Forest Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased in the heart of the new forest
just a short drive from Downton and Fordingbridge.

The Bungalow
Hatchett Green
Hale
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2NB

Phone – 01725 530196
Email – newforest@jamesgrigg.co.uk

Hamstring / Thigh pain & treatment

Common thigh injuries that we treat.

Thigh pain

Pain in the back of the thigh

Thigh painPain in the hamstring area can be due to a number of reasons. The most common are…

1- Hamstring muscle tears

2- Referred muscle pain

3- Referred pain from the lower back

Tearing of the hamstring muscles is fairly common and will often happen when the leg is out straight in front. It usually is as a result of either sudden acceleration, sudden deceleration, sharp twisting movements or jumping related activities.

Treatment of hamstring muscle tears follows the same protocols of any muscle tear…

– Regain strength

– Regain mobility

– Regain control

– Regain function

Treatment involves massage, joint mobilisation, strengthening and rehabilitation exercises.

Referred pain from the lower back

Referred painThis is the more common hamstring type pain we see at the James Grigg Centres. People are amazed at how the majority of pain in their hamstring area is actually all coming from the lower back and at how quickly symptoms can resolve. People often report with symptoms that include…

– A feeling of tightness within the hamstring

– A sharp stabbing pain into the buttock

– A “dead” feeling or “heaviness”

– Hamstring fatigue or weakness

– Pins and needles

All these symptoms however, can also be present with a genuine tear to the hamstring muscle. Therefore it is important to get the correct diagnosis as soon as possible.

Treatment of referred pain is usually pretty quick. Focus is first targeted towards the lower back joints and muscle. This is a common area for where nerves can become trapped which can be the cause of the referred pain. Once the underlying cause is resolved then treatment on the hamstring muscle can commence and be much more effective.

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Shoulder pain coming from the neck


Shoulder pain is one of the most common injuries we see here at the James Grigg Centres. However, the majority of treatment is aimed towards the neck and spine before treatment starts at the shoulder.

Shoulder pain

The neck causing shoulder pain

Referred pain from the neck is extremely common. A bundle of nerves called the brachial plexus leaves the neck and travels down the shoulder into the arm and hand. These nerves have a labyrinth of muscle tissue, bone and joints to navigate around.

It is very easy for these nerves to become compressed. When this happens, pain can occur anywhere from the neck to the hand even though the actual site of compression can be elsewhere.

Symptoms of nerve compression could be

1 – Shooting pains
2 – Aching senstations
3 – Pins and needles
4 – Weakness in the muscles
5 – The arm feeling “heavy” or “dead”

Obviously shoulder pain could actually be coming from the shoulder joint itself. It is just in most cases the neck and spinal joints are responsible for the symptoms. That’s why a good assessment and treatment plan of the whole upper limb is essesnital for complete and speedy recovery. Making an accurate diagnosis is extremely important in order to make sure the right area is being treated.

Neck pain

Treating the neck

Treating the neck is relatively straight forward once the
cause has been established.

Applying gentle pressure to the spinal joints reduces the
pressure on the nerves around the neck. This alone can be
enough to relive the pain in the shoulder.

The use of sports massage is extremely beneficial as it
helps release the spasm and tightness surrounding the
neck and shoulder. It allows the muscles to return to
normal length and function.

Rehhabilitation exercises should focus on regaining
strength, mobility and stability in the neck, shoulder
and shoulder blade area.

It really can be a quick fix sometimes, even if the
symptoms are very painful.

For more information on how we treat and how we can
help you please contact our friendly reception team
by following the contact details below…


A video example from one of our clinics…

The following video demonstrates how a specific neck mobilisation can resolve extreme pain in the neck and also pain and restriction in the shoulder.

As demonstrated, spinal mobilisations do not need to be aggressive to be effective. What’s more, a shoulder problem may not actually be a shoulder problem at all. Referred pain is extremely common and an accurate diagnosis is fundamental in order to achieve a pain free movement. Whether there is damage to the shoulder joint or not, assessment of the neck and spinal nerves should always occur.

Read more about shoulder pain click here


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For more information on pain in a particular region of the body then please see below

Lower limb pain…

Back pain
diagnosis and treatment.
Back painRead more

Hamstring pain
causes and treatment options
Hamstring painRead more

Knee pain
causes and treatment options
Knee painRead more

Ankle pain
causes and treatment options
Ankle painRead more

Upper limb pain…

Neck pain
causes and treatment options
Neck painRead more

Shoulder pain
causes and treatment options
Shoulder painRead more

Elbow pain
causes and treatment options
Elbow painRead more

Wrist pain
causes and treatment options
Wrist painRead more


Injury treatment | Sports massage | Post-op rehabilitation

All available in these locations…

Southampton Centre

Sports massage SouthamptonBased in Hedge End just 2 minutes from
junction 7 on the M27

27 Wellstead Way
Hedge End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2LE

Phone – 02380 014081
Email – southampton@jamesgrigg.co.uk

Salisbury Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased inside the Raymond McEnhill Stadium
just 5 minutes from Salisbury City Centre

The Raymond McEnhill Stadium
Partridge Way
Old Sarum
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6PU

Phone – 01722 440688
Email – salisbury@jamesgrigg.co.uk

New Forest Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased in the heart of the new forest
just a short drive from Downton and Fordingbridge.

The Bungalow
Hatchett Green
Hale
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2NB

Phone – 01725 530196
Email – newforest@jamesgrigg.co.uk

The Southampton Sports Injury Clinic – Located in Hedge End, Southampton

Sports Injury Clinic in SalisburyThe James Grigg Centres are private practices specialising in injury treatment, sports massage, post-op rehabilitation and personal training.

Sports injuries make up about 50% of the injuries we treat, the rest consist of more everyday problems such as back pain, neck pain, headaches etc.

So are you a sports injury clinic?

Well yes. We have a sports injury department in both Southampton and the New Forest that specialises with the assessment and treatment of sports related injuries.

I don’t think I have a sports injury, can I still come and see you?

Of course! As already mentioned we treat both sports related injuries and non sports related injuries. If you would like more information then please feel free to contact us.

How are sports injuries treated compared to non sports injuries?

Sports injuries are usually more complex than non sports injuries. This is because sports participation places more stress on the body than sedentary lifestyle. Our sports injury clinics in Southampton and the New Forest specifically looks at why the injury has happened in the first place and assesses how the particular sport is contributing to the injury.

How do I know if I have a sports related injury?

An injury is an injury no matter whether you play sport or not and will respond with treatment. A sports injury could be classified as an injury that has directly occurred as a result of playing sport or is emerging when sport is being played.

How do you treat sports related injuries?

1. We assess the injury
2. We treat the injury
3. We understand the sport you are playing
4. We rehab the injury to your particular sport
5. We fix the injury

Our sports injury clinic in Southampton and the New Forest look at why the injury has happened. Treatment will focus initially on the symptoms of your injury to help with pain relief. It will then target the underlying cause of the injury to help prevent it from happening again.

The key from then on is to fully understand the demands of the particular sport you are participating in. Whether it be long distance running, triathlons, contact sports such as football or rugby, sports that require very fast changes of direction such as tennis or badminton. It doesn’t matter what the particular sport is, we will develop and implement a rehab programme that is specific to your needs and the demands placed upon your body through the sport you play.

Where are you based?

Our sports injury clinic in Southampton is located just 2 minutes from junction 7 on the M27.

Our sports injury clinic in the New Forest is based in Hale close to Fordingbridge and Downton.

For more information on our sports injury clinic, sports related injury, sports injury treatment or sports massage services then please contact us via our centres page by clicking here


For more information on what we do, simply watch our welcome video below

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What we do at James Grigg Centres

Injury treatment. Click here for more info

Back pain

At James Grigg we diagnose and treat pain or injury that is muscular, joint or nerve related.

These include back pain, neck pain, trapped nerves, slipped discs, whiplash, ligament problems, tendon problems, sports injuries, headaches, fractures, joint replacements, muscle tears etc.

Treatment may included; joint mobilisations, sports massage, rehabilitation exercises, postural assessment and correction, deep tissue release, strengthening and stretching etc.

Sports Massage. Click here for more info
Sports Massage in Salisbury

Sports massage is quite simply massage….. just better.
It works by applying deep pressure to areas of tightness
within the muscle often known as knots. These knots
cause pain at the site of the tightness within the muscle.
However, it is also common for muscular knots to cause
pain in other areas of the body that are not tight. This is
called “refereed pain”. For example, tightness in the upper
back and shoulder muscles can cause headache pain.

Sports massage will leave you feeling refreshed,
rejuvenated and relaxed. Due to the demands
of daily living and the stresses we place on our
bodies, many people put up with constant dull
aches or niggling pains. Most of these are of
muscular origin. Sports massage address’s these
issues and resolves them quickly often with
immediate effect.

Post-op rehabilitation. Click here for more info

Personal training in Salisbury

Post-op rehabilitation is the immediate care following a surgical procedure i.e. joint replacements, ligament reconstructions, arthroscopies, debridements etc. It is considered by many as more crucial than the procedure itself.

Post-op rehabilitation focuses on regaining range of motion, strength, flexibility, co-ordination and balance to the affected area. This does not simply happen on it’s own. The nature of the operation will determine the amount of rehabilitation required. A joint replacement for example will take far longer to rehabilitate than a minor cartilage repair.


Injury treatment | Sports massage | Post-op rehabilitation

All available in these locations…

Southampton Centre

Sports massage SouthamptonBased in Hedge End just 2 minutes from
junction 7 on the M27

27 Wellstead Way
Hedge End
Southampton
Hampshire
SO30 2LE

Phone – 02380 014081
Email – southampton@jamesgrigg.co.uk

Salisbury Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased inside the Raymond McEnhill Stadium
just 5 minutes from Salisbury City Centre

The Raymond McEnhill Stadium
Partridge Way
Old Sarum
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6PU

Phone – 01722 440688
Email – salisbury@jamesgrigg.co.uk

New Forest Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased in the heart of the new forest
just a short drive from Downton and Fordingbridge.

The Bungalow
Hatchett Green
Hale
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2NB

Phone – 01725 530196
Email – newforest@jamesgrigg.co.uk

Gift Vouchers – Great for Christmas

Gift Vouchers

Gift Voucher

Treat someone to a sports massage, injury treatment
& consultation or personal training session with our
gift vouchers.

Vouchers can be purchased in values

£10
£20
£30
£40
£50

To purchase a voucher please contact either
of our centres stating the amount you wish
to buy. Contact details can be found by clicking here

For a list of our current prices please clcik here


What we do at James Grigg Centres?

Injury treatment

Back pain

At James Grigg we diagnose and treat pain or injury that is muscular, joint or nerve related.

These include back pain, neck pain, trapped nerves, slipped discs, whiplash, ligament problems, tendon problems, sports injuries, headaches, fractures, joint replacements, muscle tears etc.

Treatment may included; joint mobilisations, sports massage, rehabilitation exercises, postural assessment and correction, deep tissue release, strengthening and stretching etc.

For more information on what and how we treat please click here

Sports Massage
Sports Massage in Salisbury

Sports massage is quite simply massage….. just better.
It works by applying deep pressure to areas of tightness
within the muscle often known as knots. These knots
cause pain at the site of the tightness within the muscle.
However, it is also common for muscular knots to cause
pain in other areas of the body that are not tight. This is
called “refereed pain”. For example, tightness in the upper
back and shoulder muscles can cause headache pain.

Sports massage will leave you feeling refreshed,
rejuvenated and relaxed. Due to the demands
of daily living and the stresses we place on our
bodies, many people put up with constant dull
aches or niggling pains. Most of these are of
muscular origin. Sports massage address’s these
issues and resolves them quickly often with
immediate effect.

For more information on sports massage click here

Personal Training

Personal training in Salisbury

A personal trainer is there to teach you how to exercise, how to get results and how to stay motivated to achieve your goals. It’s that simple. Many people either don’t know how to exercise, or don’t enjoy exercise.

James Grigg personal training is the fast and enjoyable way of achieving your fitness goals whatever they may be.

For more information on our personal training services then please click here


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What else we do at James Grigg Centres

Injury treatment | Sports massage | Personal training

Locations

Salisbury Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased inside the Raymond McEnhill Stadium
just 5 minutes from Salisbury City Centre

The Raymond McEnhill Stadium
Partridge Way
Old Sarum
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6PU

Phone – 01722 440688
Email – salisbury@jamesgrigg.co.uk

New Forest Centre

Personal training in SalisburyBased in the heart of the new forest
just a short drive from Downton and Fordingbridge.

The Bungalow
Hatchett Green
Hale
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 2NB

Phone – 01725 530196
Email – newforest@jamesgrigg.co.uk


For more information on pain in a particular region of the body then please see below

Hip pain & treatment

page is currently being updated…..

New Forest Centre

The James Grigg New Forest Centre.
Steadily going from strength to strength.

New Forest Centre

Since opening in January 2010 the James Grigg
New Forest Centre has continually grown in
client numbers and has already created a
successful reputation for its service and standard.

The Centre which was purposely converted
at the start of the year consists of a…

  • luxury treatment room
  • brand new gymnasium
  • showering & changing facilities

Conveniently located in the heart of the New
Forest and its stunning country views the centre
provides the ideal location for injury
treatment, sports massage and personal
training.

To make an appointment at the New Forest
James Grigg Centre please visit our centres
page by clicking here

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Salisbury City FC
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Neck pain
diagnosis and treatment
Neck painRead more

Knee pain & treatment

Common knee injuries that we treat.

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Ligament / cartilage tears

Knee pain

Pain on the inside of the knee is quite often due to damage of the medial collateral ligament located on the inside of the knee or the cartilage within the joint. Both can damage due to force being applied to the outside of the knee, twisting/rotational movements, landing from a jump or sudden changes of direction.

Cartilage problems usually cause pain on the inside of the knee joint, a small amount of swelling, occasional locking of the knee, pain going up/down stairs and pain with walking. Depending of the severity of damage to the ligament will determine the level of pain. In some cases pain is only mild and may not have been noticed at the time of injury. In some cases the pain will be so bad that it stops the person from walking.
Treatment of both injuries is relatively similar and aims to restore full range of movement as quickly as possible. Strength, co-ordination and the stability of the surrounding muscles is also important. The stability of the pelvis is something that must also be assessed.

In some cases surgery may be required especially if there is a tearing of the cartilage.

Mal-tracking knee cap

Personal training in the New Forest

Mal-tracking of the knee cap is a common form of pain experienced at the knee joint.

The knee cap moves outwards and inwards as the knee is bent. If this tracking is incorrect then pain is felt, usually on the inside of the knee. In most cases the cause is due to the structures on the outside of the knee being too tight and the structures on the inside of the knee not working effectively.

The outside structures (ilitobial band) usually responds well with deep tissue massage. The inside structures (vastus medialis – part of the quadriceps muscle) will usually need strengthening and activation exercises.

Knee cap mal-tracking usually causes pain when walking downstairs, a feeling of “giving way” and pain with sharp movements.

Other knee injuries that we treat include; dislocations, fractures & post-op rehabilitation

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Referred pain from the back?

Pain in the knee can also be referred from the lower back.

This usually happens when there is some form of nerve compression in the lumbar spine.

A thouroug examination should reveal where the pain is coming from and then treatment can be targeted towards the specific area of the body.

For more information on knee pain or to make an appointment
please contact us by clicking here

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Suffering with a particular injury

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