From bloating and IBS to migraines and joint pain, food intolerance causes misery and uncomfortable symptoms for thousands of people. We look at the symptoms, causes and treatments.

It is estimated that around 45%* of the UK population are affected by food intolerance. The body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods, it can cause gastrointestinal upsets such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), bloating, diarrhoea, as well as migraines, fatigue and joint pain. Although not life-threatening, the uncomfortable symptoms can have a major impact on a person’s quality of life.

Lorain Sports Nutrition Package

Diet plays a vital part in the life of anyone who would like to improve their sporting performance, stamina, or their health in general and there are a number of case studies available which demonstrate the benefits of an optimal diet which takes personal food intolerances into account.

It’s estimated that 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance and there are a wide range of symptoms that can occur as a result. Symptoms can be digestive, dermatological, neurological, musculoskeletal, psychological or weightrelated, and any one of these symptoms can have negative effects on fitness levels and sporting performance.

Eliminating Immunologically-Reactive Foods from the Diet and its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons

John E. Lewis1*, Judi M. Woolger2, Angelica Melillo1, Yaima Alonso2, Soyona Rafatjah2, Sarah A. Jones1, Janet Konefal1, Amine Sarabia1, Susanna Leonard1, Evan Long1, Nicole Quicuti1, Kathy Gonzalez1 and Jared Tannenbaum1

1-Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
2-Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dietary advice based on food-specific IgG results

Geoffrey Hardman

Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK, and

Gillian Hart

YorkTest Laboratories Ltd, York Science Park, York, UK

A ‘stinger’ in Rugby: a transient episode or something more sinister? – A Case Study

A ‘stinger’ in Rugby: a transient episode or something more sinister? – A Case Study

Keith Burnett MSc, PGCHE, FHEA, MSTA

Lecturer and Practitioner in Sports Therapy

A 22-year-old male amateur rugby union player misplaced his shoulder in a tackle during the final quarter of a game resulting in his head being laterally forced away from his dominant tackling shoulder causing a stretch of the brachial nerve in the neck, defined as being a ‘brachial neuropraxia’ or ‘stinger’ injury7.


STA conference Speaker Announcement Nicola Ellwood (MSc ANLP)

New thinking = New Behaviour = New Outcomes. The secrets to unlocking performance and rehab.

Nicola Ellwood (MSc ANLP) is a NLP Performance Coach and works with sports rehabilitation and performance.

STA conference speaker announcement Stan Mavridis

Stan Mavridis, respected industry trainier and therapist will be speaking to STA members at the conference on 2017, part of the wider TherapyExpo at the NEC and  will discuss his work with ParalympicsGB  on the 23rd  November and thereafter introduce his advanced myofascial training workshop. 

Partnership with Lorisian announced.

We are exteremly pleased to announce a patnership with Lorisian healthcare laboratory testing services.


STA members can access a unique discount via the STA website members area for food intolerance testing

STA conference speaker announcement Brendan Chaplin

STA conference news 22/23rd November 2017 at the NEC


Brendan Chaplin; The role of Strength and Conditioning in the injury rehab continuum