Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label Clive Lathey

Human Biomechanics and Injury: February CPD evening


THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015 (7 – 9:15pm)

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy and its partners are delighted to invite you to attend a CPD evening with Matthew Walden and Clive Lathey on Thursday 26 February (7 - 9:15pm). The theme of this month's talks is Human Biomechanics and Injury and is open to all medical and healthcare professionals and the fitness industry. See below for full details.

Date: Thursday 26th February 2015
Time: 7 – 9:15pm (registration at 7pm and talks commence at 7:15pm)
Venue: The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy
2nd Floor Putneymead Group Practice,
266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney, SW15 6TQ
Cost: £20 for professionals; £10 for students*
* Please bring student card on the day

A light supper and refreshments will be provided.

"Evolutionary Principles in Gait and Human Biomechanics"
Matthew Walden D.O MSc (Interna…

Texting: is it becoming a pain in the neck?

By Clive D. Lathey D.O MSc (Sports Medicine), Registered Osteopath and Director of The Putney Clinic

We are starting to see young patients at the Putney Clinic in the 18-36 year age group with repetitive strain injuries (RSI) from excessive use of computers, iPads, smart phones and PlayStations. Common conditions that we regularly treat are: inflammatory tendon injuries of thumbs and fingers; tennis and golfers elbow from excessive use of the forearm muscles, and low back and neck pain from prolonged sitting in poor postural positions.

The increasing use of computers and smart phones, particularly in the younger population, will inevitably lead to a rise in the frequency of low back and neck pain and repetitive strain injuries. There is also concern about the physiological effects of sedentary behaviour and the associated health risks such as obesity, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. There is further concern about the link between sedentary behaviour and psychosocia…

Running: the problem with blisters

Over the years I have taken part in a number of marathon events. Although I am not prone to blisters (losing toe nails is my problem), a number of my friends are. Below you will find some useful information on hydration and blister prevention/ treatment, written by my husband Clive Lathey MSc Sports Medicine.

Dehydration impairs performance and health.Fluid loss during exercise dependent on exercise duration, intensity, temperature and humidity. Body size and fitness levels also affect loss.Pale to very pale yellow urine is an indication of good hydration. Dark yellow urine indicates advanced dehydration.Always start exercise well hydrated. Continue drinking at regular intervals- ideally every 15mins. The aim is to match intake of fluid with the amount of fluid lost.Exercise- more intense or lasting longer than 1 hour- solutions sodium + carbohydrate (Sports drinks), can speed up water absorption and provide additional fuel.

Always dry your feet; particular…