Author Archives: Rachael Lowe

About Rachael Lowe

Once called the Queen of ePT Rachael is probably the world's most internet savvy physiotherapist and has built some of the most popular and largest physiotherapy websites online. Away from work she runs, climbs, skis, cycles, horse rides, scuba dives, windsurfs you name it!

Our 5 Top Tips to Improve Mountain Biking Performance

Rolling through forest trails, struggling over high mountain passes, cruising down long flowing descents, getting off the road and away from it all…..these are just a few of the many things we love about mountain biking. It’s great getting out there with friends but imagine if you could have an even better time out on the trail? What would it take to improve your performance as a mountain biker? How could you last longer and go further offroad?  If you’ve ever pondered these questions, then read on – these Continue reading →

Bali – An Unlikely Mountain Biking Destination

From volcano rims to lava fields, from forests to rice paddies, from weird tropical fruits to swimming in infinity pools…. You can expect all this and more if you go for a week’s mountain biking in Bali! After the world physiotherapy conference in Singapore Tony and I wanted to make the most of the trip over to Asia and do something a little bit different.  Too hot for climbing, keen to have some beach time but also up for a challenge, we signed up for the Bali Mountain Bike Boot Camp with Continue reading →

Step Up Your Training With The Compex Wireless

Who’s heard of Compex?  Have you considered using electrical muscle stimulation in your training programme?  Well if you’re serious about your training read on! What is electrical muscle stimulation? Neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) is a clinically proven, non-invasive, non-addictive means of muscle rehabilitation.  Physiotherapists have been using it for many years after injury, surgery or disease.  In sports medicine, NMES is used for muscle strengthening, selective muscle retraining, and the control of exercise related fatigue, soreness and oedema. The principle of electrostimulation is very simple and precisely reproduces Continue reading →

6 Tricks to Help You Recover Faster From Exercise-Induced Muscle Soreness

Have you got the dreaded DOMS? Are you having to walk down the stairs backwards wishing you had trained more for that recent bout of exertion before you crippled yourself with muscle soreness?  Delayed onset muscle soreness – or DOMS – can be one of the most annoying results of overexertion, putting you out of action when you least expect it.  Whilst it’s always best to take a proactive approach with specific sports training, there will always be the day when you overdo it and wake up the Continue reading →

3 Exercises for Lifelong Fitness

We are living in a time where non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes are on the rise.  In fact they are running out of control and we are at risk of lowering the average lifespan. One of the main contributing factors is that we have become less active.  We are busy, we sit at our desks all day, we often sacrifice our exercise fix for work, kids, chores, the pub etc. It’s no surprise then that we are so inspired by the elderly Continue reading →

Great Gear – The Benefits of Slacklining

In our new series of Great Gear posts, we’re going to take a look at the various bits of kit out there that can help you to become a better athlete, improve peformance and reduce injury. First up – the humble slackline –  one of the greatest cross training and rehabilitation tools of all time. Whilst the most extreme of slackliners grab the headlines for the awe-inspiring backflips and tricks performed high above the ground, millions of ‘normal’ folks can also be found enjoying the sport in gardens and parks all over the world and having Continue reading →

Just because the ski season is over doesn’t mean that your SkiFit training should end!

Two weeks ago we saw the final skiing at the Grand Montets ski area in our home town of Chamonix and while some of us will be heading to the high glacial alpine venues or even further a field in the Southern Hemisphere to continue to satisfy the need to ski this summer, most of us will be hanging up our boots and planks until next season.  But here’s the thing – contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t mean that the SkiFit training should end!! The exercises in Continue reading →

TriFit is helping multi-sport athletes to get better pre-season strength and conditioning

We are super excited to announce our new TriFit training programme that is currently creating a buzz among the global multi-sport athlete community. Triathletes and other multi-sport athletes using the programme for their early season training have been pleased to be able to take the sessions from the programme that are important to them and add them to their existing training schedule for improved pre-season strength and conditioning.  Designed for triathletes, but also of interest to multi-sport athletes, runners, cyclists and swimmers, TriFit offers a series of high quality exercise sessions lasting 10 to 12 Continue reading →

Sitting down improves your skiing!

Last week the weather forecast in Chamonix was for snow, more snow and even more snow. We were expecting in total 6 meters up high and between 1 and 2 meters in the town and we were not disappointed. The whole of the region was issued a ‘Snow and Safety warning’ so snow conditions are significantly more demanding than usual. Many holiday makers are finding the conditions more challenging, snow has been falling throughout the day and building up on the pistes (only groomed once Continue reading →


Fours days of nearly continuous snow across the alps have finally blown away those lingering early season blues. If you had planned or already have booked a ski holiday for half term I think you can now be assured of a great trip with fabulous snow, so get psyched and get ready with the SkiFit programme. In the meantime for those already out here in the alps all this snow has brought a few small problems such as tricky road conditions, felled trees, repeated power Continue reading →