Hi, I am Ben,
a registered physiotherapist, currently working in London, United Kingdom. As a clinician since 1998, I have treated injuries ranging from minor ankle sprains to complex multi-trauma sports injury patients.
The idea for this blog occurred to me when I was recovering after my third major knee surgery in February 2013. My previous two surgeries had not helped my chronic knee pain, following a skiing injury in 2007. I was frustrated with the previous failed surgeries and I was not looking forward to the long period of rehab and the inability to participate in the activities which I enjoy (badminton, kettle bell training, sprinting) for a while. Knowing what to do, does not always mean that you are motivated to complete your rehab process and work on your areas of weakness.
When everyone is interested in immediate results, injury prevention is never a priority. Sadly, it only becomes important when you pick up few injuries on the way (as it did for me!). I now believe that you cannot continue indefinitely at full intensity in every workout You need to cycle in preventive work to prevent over-training and injuries. Getting injured during training can be incredibly frustrating and it can completely derail all the progress you’re making in the gym, leaving you feeling dejected.
The goal of this website is simple – to share what I have learnt from working with my patients and current research findings to help you reduce your injury risk and improve performance. I have tried to take the jargon out of fitness research and have consciously avoided complex routines and expensive equipment.
Working in a full time job with family and kids, I have neither the time nor the inclination to spend 5 – 6 hours a week in the gym. I am always looking out for the most effective workouts, which are safe and also time efficient, both for myself and my clients.
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Perform at Your Best,
Benoy Mathew, PG Cert, MSc, MCSP, MAACP
P.S. This website is for informational purposes only and is no way intended as medical counselling or medical advice. You should seek the guidance of a registered health professional for the management of injuries.