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2016 Prostate Cancer Uk Charity Ride

Sunday 24th April was a perfect day for the 2016 Prostate Cancer Uk Charity Ride organised by the Penzance Wheelers CC. The ride was well supported with an early estimate of over 150 riders…The sun was shining and roads were dry for the stunning 42 mile loop around the beautiful Penwith Peninsula, Cornwall.

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I was privileged to be riding with my 13 year old boy, Sunny Donaldson, who is a keen cyclist and Club Captain of Penwith Vélo ,a youth cycling club in West Cornwall.

I have been cycling since I was 4 years old and can still vividly remember my first bike, a purple Raleigh Budgie and the feeling of fun and freedom that it gave which I still feel 40 years later when going for a ride. In the past I have worked as a Cycle Courier in Bristol, raced Mountain Bikes, competed in Triathlons and even done the odd Time Trial, but the most pleasure I get is from riding with friends and exploring new roads to see where they lead….

Good Health and Happiness, Ben

New Certification

It has been a busy week in my Clinic since completing Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete Masterclass at the University of Oxford. I have been able to apply the knowledge gained on the course to the benefit of my patients, including Gig Rowers, Cricket players and Karate Black Belt proponents in training, all with great results, improved performance and reduced symptoms.IMG_0480

I am planning to further my knowledge in Kinesiology Taping by taking FMT 1 and FMT 2 courses at Plymouth Marjon. My ultimate goal is to be able to teach others interested in these techniques by running courses here in Cornwall and the South West.

You can read more about Kinesiology Taping here.

Kinesiology Taping is included in the price of an appointment with me, I can also offer Taping only appointments if that is what you require, e.g. for an event, please contact me for details. I can also supply top quality Kinesiology Tape for £8.00 per roll.

Good health and happiness, Ben

Ultrasound Therapy

Do you suffer from Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinitis, Runners Knee, Sprained Ankle Ligaments, AC Joint Sprain or Muscle Strains?

You could be missing out on this beneficial treatment modality. Combined with other treatments including Sports Massage and Kinesiology Taping, Ultrasound Therapy could be  the vital link in the road to your recovery.

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Ultrasound Therapy is included in the price of an appointment with me at no extra cost. You can have Ultrasound Therapy at my Clinics in Cornwall at Penzance, St.Ives and Carbis Bay.

You can find out more about Ultrasound Therapy here.

Much Chi and Good Health, Ben

Foam Rolling

There are many benefits to regular Foam Rolling including,

Increased Blood Flow to muscles which in turn improves delivery of oxygen.

Help Relieve Muscle Tension especially after training.

Increased Range of Motion, the action of foam rolling can help to stretch your muscles.

Decreased Recovery Time, keeps muscles and connective tissue in an optimum state to allow more frequent and intense training with a reduced risk of injury.

 

IMG_0220You can watch a short video about Foam Rolling here.

I can supply quality Foam Rollers for £20, and also give advice and demonstrations at my clinics in Penzance, St.Ives and Carbis Bay.

Even though Foam Rollers are an excellent piece of equipment and bring many benefits for a small financial investment, they need to be used correctly and regularly, and can’t replace a Sports Massage from a skilled practitioner which can be more precise and focused when a Foam Roller just isn’t getting there.

Much Chi and Good Health, Ben

BBC Undercover

In July 2015 I was privileged  enough to work on location in Cornwall providing Sports Massage for the lead Actors in the new BBC  thriller ‘Undercover’.

I was contacted prior to the BBC coming to Cornwall to film Triathlon scenes for the new 6-part thriller. I was asked to provide Sports Massage for the Actors to keep them injury free and in top condition for the strenuous filming schedule on the cornish coast, which included Triathlon and fight scenes.

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I really enjoyed working for the BBC and found the whole experience very interesting and rewarding.

If you would like me to attend your event in a professional capacity please contact me.

Much chi and good health, Ben

Kinesiology Taping Course

I am Looking forward to the Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete Masterclass Course in two weeks time at the renowned Oxford University Sports Facility, Iffley Road, where Sir Roger Bannister famously ran a sub 4 minute mile on 6th May 1954.

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The course is run by John Gibbons who lectures in Sports Medicine at the University, John also works with Olympic athletes and the Oxford Rowing Team.

I am very exited about learning the most up to date techniques and principles in Kinesiology Taping and bringing them back to my clinics in Cornwall for the benefit of my current and future patients.

Much Chi and Good Health, Ben

Breathing Basics

 

Breathing is the number one requirement for us to survive,  without oxygen we can barely survive longer than three minutes before our brain starts to die. But how often do we give any thought to this most necessary of functions?

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Below is a link to Paul Chek’s Breathing Basics , in this youtube clip Paul describes the benefits of proper intentional breathing on the internal organs and  body systems. It is only 8 minutes long and well worth a watch as breathing properly and conciously can have a profound effect on your wellbeing.

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More on Breathing basics coming soon…..

Much chi and good health, Ben

 

 

 

Kinesiology Tape

 

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Hi   I have just enrolled on a course at Oxford University Sports Facility, Kinesiology Taping for the Athlete Masterclass run by John Gibbons.

The course is run on April 14th and should be very interesting and beneficial to my existing and future patients, as I will bring back to Cornwall the latest techniques in the Kinesiology Taping field.

New Website

EmailSignature (2)Hi,  Just wanted to share with you some exciting news,

I am currently working on a new website with my friend and top photographer Annie Bungeroth. I hope to have the new site up and running by the end of March 2016

I have also been working with Brian Stanley on a new Logo and I am really pleased with the result. It is based on The Vitruvian Man by Leonardo de Vinci with a contemporary twist.

More news soon about courses I have enrolled on this year.

Good Health, Ben