Ski Fit Class Timetable



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More dates will be added – please sign up to our mailing list and Facebook to be notified of new classes. If you are a group of 4 who would like to attend ski fit please ask as private classes can be booked. Classes include use of our skiers edge ultimate ski conditioning machine ! new for this year



Ski Fit Classes

The ski- fit classes are run in our studio here at the clinic . The classes are for those who would like to implement a prescribed exercise programme under the guidance of the Physiotherapist . A pre – ski assessment is included in the cost of the classes and must be carried our prior to commencing the class.

The classes are one hour long and run in blocks are four weeks with a maximum of four participants , this allows the physio to work closely with you and to take into account each clients ability and needs. The classes are progressive aiming to increase strength , flexibility , core control and agility .

Equipment used will include the trampette , agility ladder, swiss balls , matwork , foam rollers, step , wobble boards and of course the skiers edge big mountain machine ,which is the number one technical ski conditioner used by some of the worlds pro athletes.

This class is aimed at those skiing for the first time this season , or those recovering from previous injury .

Advanced ski conditioning

This class is designed for the more advanced skier or boarder and those moving on from the ski – fit classes. This class will also have a maximum of four participants and a pre- ski assessment is included in the cost of the classes and must be carried out prior to starting.

Advanced skiers are at risk of different injury to the novice skier or boarder due to greater speeds , more acute turns and rotational forces placing more stress on the knees .

The class will build on core stability , flexibility and endurance placing emphasis on all the major muscle groups in the lower limbs .Strength training will combine eccentric , concentric and plyometric muscle work .

The skiers edge will be used to develop quickness in lateral movements and build endurance needed to master challenging runs.

All classes must be pre booked and paid prior to start of classes , please see classes timetable for dates and times .

The Skiers Edge

The skiers edge is a non – impact lateral conditioning machine , that is used by the worlds best ski teams and is known to be the number one technical ski conditioner in the world . Here at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy we have the skiers edge big mountain machine . This is the ultimate trainer to improve technique , polish turns , gain strength , and endurance.

From beginners to experts all levels of skiers will benefit from training on the big mountain.

The skiers edge simulates movement patterns in skiing , enabling anyone from the recreational athlete to professional to increase their performance on the slopes .

The skiers edge is also invaluable as a sports specific lateral cross training tool and is used in the clinic for many of our sports performance screening and exercise programmes . Sports such as football , tennis , golf , hockey , and waterskiing all require the same basic skills – some form of lateral motion , balance., weight transfer ,power and core strength .The skiers edge is able to develop these skills improving your performance in each sport , and is especially useful in rehabilitation of such sports specific injuries.

Our Skiers edge here at the clinic is used as part of the ski assessment and classes and in our sports screening and performance sessions . It is also available for individuals to use for unsupervised training sessions per ½ hour . Please note 45 minutes is required for the first visit as health form and induction will need to be completed . This induction does not apply to those who have attended a ski assessment / ski classes.

Tel: 02920 625551

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Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Recovery & Beyond is a proud member of The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Yep that’s a mouthful! While our membership underlines our commitment to sports physiotherapy, it’s our years of experience in rehabilitating, strengthening and maintaining sportsmen, both amateur and elite that make us the most proud.

We have slowly built up a centre of excellence that covers many of the aspects involved in preparation, rehab and recovery in the field of sports.

Physio for Runners, Skiiers, Golfers and other sports atheletes

A physio looks at sports performance in a different way than a strength and conditioning coach does. An experienced sports physio will be able to bio mechanically assess an athelete and pin point pr oblems that lead to underperformance or recurring injuries.

We believe these are highly beneficial to all levels and have just launched specialised classes that help you with Skiing Golf and Running to name a few.

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We’re proud members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

This isn’t just so we can show the logo on our site. It’s because we take physiotherapy standards of care extremely seriously.

Experienced Physio’s with manual skills

It’s not easy to become a physio at Recovery & Beyond. You need years of varied experience and advanced skills in manual therapy and manipulation techniques.

These are the skills and attitudes we invest in. They are also, what enables us to help clients recover from injury and chronic long term pain. We also believe it’s this expertise that sets us apart from other similar healthcare practitioners in Cardiff.

Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or Osteopath? Which one should you choose?

Your body is a a highly connected structure, working on one part in isolation is unlikely to yield long term results. Like many leading practitioners we think about care holistically. To provide this level of care means that we offer the full range of manipulative and therapeutic techniques.

For example, your condition may require manipulation, the kind of treatment Chiropractor’s often provide. However, for long term recovery manipulation alone may not be enough. To achieve lasting pain relief and mobility manipulation may need to be accompanied by joint mobilisation, soft tissue work and specific exercises. Recovery and Beyond are set up precisely with this type of holistic care plan in mind.

Here are some of the techniques and treatments available


The Physiotherapist may use high velocity low amplitude thrust techniques to increase range of movement at a specific joint . This can produce the characteristic click.

This is a specific technique only to be used when appropriate and only by those with specialist training. This will only be used in treatment when indicated and only done with your prior consent.


Joint mobilisations are repetitive or sustained specific joint movements which are used to relieve pain and increase movement .

Soft tissue techniques e.g. myofascial release

We are trained to use a wide range of soft tissues techniques including sports massage strokes , myofascial release , connective tissue and fascial manipulation , specific soft tissue mobilisation and muscle energy techniques among others . These are combined with other techniques to improve mobility and joint function . We also have two sports massage here at the clinic , and we work closely as part of a team , you may be referred to one of our sports masseurs should more soft tissue massage be recommended .

Neural Mobilisation

If indicated your Physiotherapist may decide to specifically mobilise neural structures , specific stretching movements with a combination of joint or soft tissue mobilisation techniques .

Specific Exercise Prescription

Exercise and functional rehabilitation and prehabititation is paramount in injury recovery and prevention , and is something we take very seriously at Recovery and Beyond Physiotherapy .

Keeping up to date with the latest research is important as things can change quickly in exercise medicine . Our exercises will always be evidence based and our expertise and involvement with sports teams and individuals means we have vast experience in exercise and rehabilitation .

Strength and conditioning principles are used for optimising normal , functional and sporting movement.


We use Acupuncture for pain relief and for the treatment of trigger point . Our approach combines traditional Chinese medicine points as well as additional western approaches including dry needling .

Not all of our Physiotherapists are qualified to provide this as part of your treatment if you are particularly interested in receiving acupuncture or have received it in the past with good effect , please tell reception at time of booking so you are booked in with one of our Acupuncture trained physios . Our clinic is licenced by Cardiff city council to carry out the practice of acupuncture by Qualified personel within the establishment .


We use electrotherapy when appropriate to either help relieve pain or to facilitate the bodys healing process. These are used when necessary but less frequently than our other techniques as we believe improving function with experienced hands on treatment to be the primary target of any intervention and which responds with the best results