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5 Easy Fitness Tips for Busy Mums – Your Path to Wellness Starts Here!


We understand that life as a mum can be a whirlwind of responsibilities, from playdates to homework and tightly-packed schedules. Finding time and energy for exercise can be a challenge. But fret not, we’re here to share five super-easy and enjoyable tips that will help busy mums like you regain control of your fitness and well-being!

  1. Morning Movement:
    • Kickstart your day with a brisk 20-minute morning walk or a quick yoga session.
    • This sets a positive tone for the day and can help you forget about the morning traffic.
  2. Exercise Buddy:
    • Grab a friend and turn your gym session into a fun catch-up.
    • Boost motivation and save money by combining exercise and social time.
  3. Short on Time:
    • High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the solution for busy mums.
    • Quick bursts of activity get the job done in less time.
  4. Variety is Key:
    • Keep your fitness routine exciting by trying different activities.
    • Switch between yoga, Pilates, and dance to keep your muscles engaged.
  5. Weekend Family Fitness:
    • Spend quality time with your family while staying active.
    • Activities like biking, hiking, or swimming make for fun, fitness-focused outings.

Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy: Your Fitness Partners Prioritizing safety and injury prevention in your fitness routine is essential. Lake Therapy can be your ally in this journey:

  • Injury Prevention and Recovery:
    • Our Lake Therapy team can assess your physical condition and create a personalised plan to prevent workout-related injuries.
  • Optimal Performance:
    • Whether you’re a fitness pro or just starting, physiotherapy can enhance your performance, making your workouts more effective.
  • Pain Management:
    • Address the root causes of pain and regain pain-free movement through physiotherapy.
  • Sports Massage:
    • Complement your fitness routine with sports massage to promote muscle recovery, reduce tension, and enhance flexibility.

Lake Therapy’s Exclusive Offer As an exclusive offer, we’re excited to invite you to:

  • Start with a 60-minute initial consultation (usually £100).
  • Receive a personalized wellness report to guide your fitness journey.
  • Enjoy your first 30-minute treatment session (worth £65) for ONLY £65!

Don’t wait to take the first step towards a healthier, happier you. Limited spots are available, so call 01252 449458 today to secure your spot and invest in your fitness journey. Prioritize your health, and let Lake Therapy be your guide towards total well-being.

Holistic Health and Wellness: A Back-to-School Reminder

Hello wonderful readers,

As summer draws to a close and the back-to-school season arrives, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of the significance of self-care and rejuvenation during this transitional time. With the hustle and bustle of getting the little ones ready for school, it’s easy to overlook the importance of finding some ‘me time’ for yourself.

Remember, as parents, caregivers, and hardworking individuals, taking care of your own health is essential. Just like we put on our own oxygen masks before helping others on an aeroplane, we need to ensure we’re in good shape physically, mentally, and emotionally to support our families and ourselves.

At Lake Therapy Farnham, we support you on your journey to better health, offering specialised physiotherapy that addresses pain at its source. Our dedicated team, led by myself, Katrina Lake, is committed to helping individuals like you regain control of your lives and bid farewell to the limitations that pain imposes.

Physiotherapy isn’t just a treatment option—it’s a journey towards better wellbeing. We believe everyone deserves to live a life free from pain, where mobility is not compromised, and joy can be found in the simplest activities. This is the driving force behind our holistic approach to pain management.

And here’s the exciting part: Lake Therapy is one of the only clinics in the country to provide you with a unique blend of hands-on care and safe, online rehabilitation exercise classes. It’s like having an instructor in Yoga and Pilates and a Physiotherapist all in one place. We aim for you to achieve results that go WAY beyond just recovery.

As you gear up for the back-to-school season, consider this your friendly reminder to also gear up for taking care of yourself. Remember, a healthy and pain-free you translates into a happier and more fulfilling life for you and your loved ones.

As a special offer exclusively for Round & About readers, we’re delighted to extend an invitation: Join us for a 60-minute initial consultation (usually priced at £100) and receive a personalised report tailored to your specific needs. And that’s not all! We’ll also include your first 30-minute treatment session (valued at £65) absolutely FREE. This is your chance to experience firsthand the benefits of our holistic approach to pain relief.

Take that step away from physical pain today. We only have a limited number of places available, so call 01252 449458 to reserve your spot and invest in your wellbeing!

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Finding Freedom from Pain: Mark’s Journey at Lake Therapy Farnham

Introduction: Are you tired of constantly battling pain that limits your ability to fully enjoy life’s activities? If so, we have a story that will resonate with you. Let’s meet Mark, an individual who, just like you, longed for a life free from pain and limitations. Through his journey at Lake Therapy Farnham, Mark found hope, relief, and the ability to embrace life once again.

Mark’s Struggle: For several years, Mark faced the ongoing challenge of knee pain that held him back from experiencing life to the fullest. He yearned for a future where he could move freely, without limitations, and engage in the activities he loved. Each day, he hoped to enjoy life without the burden of chronic discomfort.

The Quest for Solutions: Mark relentlessly sought the right treatment to alleviate his pain, but his efforts proved unsuccessful. Despite visiting numerous healthcare professionals, he grew increasingly frustrated and discouraged. The impact of his constant pain became more evident as it restricted his mobility and dampened his enthusiasm for life.

A Glimmer of Hope: Amidst the uncertainty, Mark discovered Lake Therapy Farnham. The recommendation of a close friend led him to this renowned clinic, where his journey towards a pain-free life began. From the moment he stepped through their doors, Mark knew he had found a place that would help him reclaim his life from the grasp of pain.

Remarkable Progress: Fast forward to today, and Mark’s progress has been nothing short of remarkable. He now experiences pain-free days, something he couldn’t have imagined before. While occasional discomfort may arise, the ability to walk and move freely no longer burdens his mind with worry. Mark’s journey has not only transformed his physical well-being but has also reignited his zest for life.

Lake Therapy Farnham: Your Path to Freedom: If you resonate with Mark’s story and are seeking to reduce pain, regain optimum health, and embrace the activities you love, Lake Therapy Farnham is here to support you. At Lake Therapy, we are dedicated to helping individuals like you reclaim their lives from the clutches of pain. Our team of experts provides personalized care, compassion, and a range of effective treatment options tailored to your needs.

Exclusive Offer for Our Readers: As a valued reader, we want to offer you the opportunity to save £105 on your journey towards a pain-free future. Take advantage of our special offer, which includes a 60-minute initial consultation (valued at £100) and a personalized report that outlines the factors hindering your progress and provides a roadmap for improvement. Additionally, we will include your first 30-minute treatment session (valued at £65) for FREE. But hurry, as there are only 10 vouchers available at the discounted price of £60 each.

Experience the Power of Lake Therapy: At Lake Therapy Farnham, we firmly believe that every individual deserves the freedom to live life on their own terms, unburdened by pain. Take the first step towards your transformation and embark on a journey of healing and empowerment. Call us today at 01252 447533 to save £105 and unlock a life without limitations.

Conclusion: Lake Therapy Farnham is more than just a clinic—it’s a place of hope, compassion, and expertise. Let us guide you on your path to freedom from pain and help you rediscover the joy of living life to the fullest. Begin your transformation today and experience the power of Lake Therapy.

Katrina Lake interviews Rachel Morris at Lake Therapy Farnham

Sportswoman Rachel Morris shares her achievements and how she’s helping other young people with impairments to enjoy sport

Katrina Lake: “Hi Rachel, it’s lovely to see you again. Thank you for agreeing to do this interview. Firstly, would you mind sharing your remarkable journey and achievements in hand cycling with us?”

Rachel Morris: “My journey in hand cycling has been a truly exciting one. It started in 2008, winning gold in the road race in handcycling, and then in London 2012. I unfortunately got hit six weeks before I went to the games and suffered some quite significant injuries. But due to the incredible team I built, and had the privilege of being able to build around me, I ended up racing in London and coming away with the bronze, which was in 2012. And then in 2016, I had changed sports after the injury I sustained in the lead up to the 2012 Paralympics and switched to rowing and in Rio 2016, I had an incredible games where I had switched sports, but achieved gold again in another sport.”

Katrina Lake: “That’s amazing. Could you tell us more about the mindset that has been instrumental in your success, both in the realm of hand cycling and in life in general?”

Rachel Morris: “Mindset is absolutely critical. Whether you are achieving an Olympic or Paralympic gold medal, or whether you are trying to play a game of tennis in the park with a friend, the way you approach that will have a significant impact on the end result. Whether it’s for fun or whether it’s for elite performance is when it changes the way that mindset has to be looked at. And the way you form that, looking at it from an Olympic point of view, there is so much that rides on that from your personal performance through to your awareness that a whole team’s worth of jobs are sitting on your result. But the way you look at your end result can ultimately be broken down to being a SMART goal, which a lot of people have heard of, but specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-manageable, or time-framed. Those smart goals have a huge impact if we apply them to those everyday exams that we all go through. Your GCSEs, your A levels etc through to your spelling test when you are in year five. It’s just how we learn what smart means and how we then make those specifics. I.E., SMART become, I guess, realistic to that goal because a hundredth of a second or 10th of a second will be the difference between potentially a gold medal and not in the Paralympics whilst getting eight out of 10 or 20% correct, even in your spelling test doesn’t have so much riding on it. But they have to in the sense that you need to have it. So it’s realistic because for their child to build their confidence, they need to be succeeding, that they are within their, if you like, zone tolerance, their parameters that they can tolerate before with feeling up and down, positive, negative about something because that affects how they approach the next goal and how they build their confidence.

Katrina Lake: “We’d love to help you promote your current projects and raise awareness. Can you tell us about any initiatives or causes you’re working on now?”

Rachel Morris: “I have just formed a CIC, which is similar to a charity, to provide inclusive sport in our area, and if anyone has a child or a young person who would like to be involved, whether that’s being involved as somebody using or needing extra support to enable them to be part of a sport that doesn’t need to be a wheelchair. So we’ve got frame football. We are just setting up a multi-sport club as well, which will include basketball, cricket, lots of different sports, but teaching you how to use your chair if you need one alongside that, or your frame or your crutches, or whether it’s that you need to see things or have information given to you in a different way. Those sports in our area will now be open, hopefully, to everyone, and that’s something that we can then build on with. That’s through some funding from sport and also Active Surrey. So going forwards, it’s called Fit-6, and I’ll explain to you why that is, but we are now looking at developing that. So it ends up with inclusive sports clubs for sports in summer holidays and in holidays for all children.

As at the moment, most children with any form of impairment are not in or able to be included in those sports clubs. The other thing that I’m looking at is also about mental health. So I’m working with young people, whether that’s for exams, whether that is year six in your spelling test or is your A levels or your degree. But working with people for a better mindset to enable them to achieve what they want to by building confidence, by helping them understand their own zones of tolerance and helping them to manage their emotions. So I’m doing that as one-to-ones and groups and really love that part of the next part of my career after being a full-time athlete.”

Katrina Lake: Thank you for sharing your amazing story with us Rachel. Your passion for inspiring young people living with impairments to live happy, healthy lives was one of the things I loved about you when we first met. We wish you all the very best of luck with your new venture. If readers would like to find out more where can they go to look?

Rache Morris: Search for F6it “a place where I belong” on Instagram to find out more.

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Lake Therapy - Best Physiotherapy Clinic in Farnham

Unlock the Power of Physiotherapy: Expert Tips for a Healthier, Pain-Free Life

At Lake Therapy, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. Physiotherapy plays a critical role in enhancing your well-being and helping you recover from injuries or manage chronic pain. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of physiotherapy, share expert advice for preventing and managing common issues, and explain why choosing the right physiotherapy clinic is essential for your long-term health and fitness goals.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy:

Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to healthcare that aims to restore and maintain optimal physical function. Some of the many benefits of physiotherapy include:

  • Improved mobility and flexibility
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Faster recovery from injury or surgery
  • Enhanced sports performance
  • Prevention of recurring injuries
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Management of chronic conditions
  • Expert Tips for Preventing and Managing Common Issues

Incorporating these expert physiotherapy tips into your daily routine can help you prevent injuries and manage existing issues more effectively:

Warm-up and cool-down: Always take time to warm-up before exercising and cool-down afterward. This will help prepare your body for physical activity and prevent muscle strains and sprains.

Strengthen your core: A strong core is essential for maintaining good posture, reducing the risk of back pain, and improving overall physical performance. Incorporate core-strengthening exercises into your fitness routine.

Maintain proper posture: Practicing good posture can help prevent a range of issues, including back, neck, and shoulder pain. Be mindful of your posture while sitting, standing, and lifting objects.

Stretch regularly: Regular stretching can improve your flexibility, reduce muscle tension, and decrease the risk of injury. Aim to stretch all major muscle groups at least two to three times a week.

Listen to your body: If you experience pain or discomfort during physical activity, stop and consult a physiotherapist for advice on how to modify your exercise routine safely.

Choosing the Right Physiotherapy Clinic:

Selecting the right physiotherapy clinic is crucial for achieving the best possible outcomes. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a clinic:

Experienced and qualified practitioners: Look for clinics with a team of skilled and licensed physiotherapists who have expertise in a variety of treatments and techniques.

Personalised treatment plans: Choose a clinic that offers individualized assessments and tailored treatment plans to address your specific needs and goals.

Comprehensive services: Opt for a clinic that provides a wide range of physiotherapy services, such as manual therapy, exercise therapy, and pain management techniques.

Positive reviews and testimonials: Check for reviews and testimonials from past and current patients to gauge the clinic’s reputation and quality of care.


Physiotherapy offers numerous benefits to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. By incorporating expert tips into your daily routine, choosing the right physiotherapy clinic, and committing to a personalised treatment plan, you can unlock the power of physiotherapy and enjoy a healthier, pain-free life. At Lake Therapy, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you achieve your health and wellness goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better health.

Prevention is always better than cure. To prevent future injuries, it's important to address the underlying causes of your injury. Physiotherapy for fitness enthusiasts can involve overuse injury prevention and injury prevention training to help reduce the risk of future injuries. A personal trainer or fitness coach can help you create a safe and effective workout plan that takes into account your injury history and fitness goals. In conclusion, recovering from an injury at the gym requires a multi-faceted approach that includes rest, professional help, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. With the help of physiotherapy and sports injury treatment, you can overcome your injury and continue your fitness journey safely and effectively. So, book a session with a physiotherapist today and recover faster!

Recover Faster from Gym Injuries with Physiotherapy

Are you a fitness enthusiast dealing with an injury from your gym workouts? Whether you’re an athlete or just starting your fitness journey, injuries can happen due to overuse, poor technique, or lack of warm-up. But don’t let an injury derail your progress! With the right steps, you can recover from your injury and get back to your routine safely and effectively with the help of physiotherapy.

Step 1: Rest and Recover

The first step in injury rehabilitation is to give your body time to rest and recover. You may need to take a break from your gym workouts or reduce the intensity and frequency of your exercises. This can also involve low-impact activities that don’t aggravate your injury, such as mobility exercises, flexibility training or strength training for injury recovery.

Step 2: Seek Professional Help

If your injury is severe or persistent, it’s important to seek professional help from a physiotherapist or sports medicine specialist. They can provide a detailed assessment of your injury and recommend the best sports injury treatment and rehabilitation plan. Physiotherapy for fitness enthusiasts may involve treatments such as manual therapy, or sports massage therapy, to help speed up your recovery and restore your range of motion.

Step 3: Focus on Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a crucial step in injury recovery, and this involves exercises and movements that help restore mobility, strength, and flexibility to the affected area. A physiotherapist can create a personalised rehabilitation plan for you, which includes mobility exercises, flexibility training, and strength training for injury recovery. Follow this plan diligently, but also be patient, as rehabilitation can take time.

Step 4: Prevent Future Injuries

Prevention is always better than cure. To prevent future injuries, it’s important to address the underlying causes of your injury. Physiotherapy for fitness enthusiasts can involve overuse injury prevention and help reduce the risk of future injuries. A personal trainer or fitness coach can help you create a safe and effective workout plan that takes into account your injury history and fitness goals.

In conclusion, recovering from an injury at the gym requires a multi-faceted approach that includes rest, professional help, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. With the help of physiotherapy and sports injury treatment, you can overcome your injury and continue your fitness journey safely and effectively. So, book a session with a physiotherapist today and recover faster!

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CrossFit Injuries: Understanding the Causes and Treatment Options

CrossFit Injuries


CrossFit is a high-intensity form of exercise that combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardiovascular training. While it offers numerous health benefits, it can also lead to injuries if not approached properly. In this blog post, we’ll explore the causes of common CrossFit injuries and the treatment options available through physiotherapy.

  1. Overuse Injuries: Overuse injuries are a common occurrence in CrossFit, as the same muscle groups are used repetitively without proper rest and recovery. Overuse injuries can range from minor aches and pains to more serious conditions such as tendonitis and muscle strains.
  2. Poor Technique: Poor technique during weightlifting and gymnastics exercises can lead to injury. Physiotherapists can assess your technique and provide recommendations for improvement to reduce your risk of injury.
  3. Improper Warm-Up: Skipping or rushing through a warm-up can increase the risk of injury in CrossFit. Physiotherapists can provide guidance on proper warm-up techniques to help reduce the risk of injury and improv
  4. e performance.
  5. Treatment Options: Physiotherapy is a valuable form of treatment for individuals with CrossFit injuries. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques, including manual therapy, exercise, and modalities such as heat and ice therapy, to reduce pain and improve physical function. They can also provide recommendations for strengthening and stretching exercises to improve overall physical performance and reduce the risk of future injury.
  6. Return to CrossFit: Physiotherapists can help you return to CrossFit safely and effectively by developing a personalized rehabilitation plan that takes into account your specific injury, goals, and needs. They can provide guidance on proper technique, injury prevention, and the gradual return to CrossFit.

In conclusion, CrossFit injuries can be painful and frustrating. However, with the help of physio and sports therapy, individuals can effectively manage their symptoms, improve physical function, and reduce their risk of future injury. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort from a CrossFit injury, be sure to seek the advice of a licensed and experienced Physio or Sports Therapist.

Lake Therapy - Best Physiotherapy Clinic in Farnham

What are the benefits of Physiotherapy Treatments and how does Physical Therapy work?

For those of you new to physiotherapy, you may be unsure whether physiotherapy is the right course of treatment for you. With so many different treatment options and so many different clinics, it can be overwhelming.

It is completely normal to have any of these doubts when going to see a new healthcare professional.

For those of you googling things like physiotherapist near me”, “what kind of physical therapy is good for lower back pain?” or “physio massage near me” but have yet to pull the trigger and contact a  physiotherapy clinic in Farnham, we hope that this blog post can help put your worries to rest.

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