Plantar Fascitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is common in peopled aged 40-60. Those that are affected are generally people who are required to stand for long periods of time, walk or run on hard surfaces, either through sport or occupation and for the overweight. What causes it? Not stretching out your calf muscles …

Osteopaths Top 10 Tips for Back Pain

Osteopath back pain tips

With the approaching summer energy and the engagement of increased out door activities don’t forget to look after your backs. Here is a short list of tips on how to look after your back from our Osteopath. If you are currently in pain, its best to address the problem sooner rather than later. Don’t forget we offer a free back check …

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poor sitting posture

Recent news reports have claimed that ‘sitting is the new smoking’ but why is sitting considered to be so bad for you? Research has found that adults of a working age are sedentary for an average of 9.5 hours a day. Sedentary behaviour increases with age, with adults aged over 75 averaging at 11 hours a day (British Heart Foundation). …

RICE for injuries

Relative rest: The first thing to do if you feel pain is to reduce the offending activity pain is usually your body’s way of telling you that there is something wrong that needs your attention. It can be normal to feel a little sore after exercises for a day or two, but if it is more than this, pushing through …

physiotherapy and sports injury

Running is a fantastic form of exercise. Not only is it a great way to lose body fat fast, but as a form of cardio exercise it really gets the heart pumping and releases those endorphins that leave you happy and energised. However because it is a high-impact sport, it can lead to a wide variety of injuries. If you …

Show Your Heart Some Love This February

February is National Heart Month, and The British Heart Foundation, amongst others are looking at ways to raise awareness and inspire people to take better care of their hearts. With over 7 million people in the UK living with cardiovascular disease, this is an important subject to tackle. First to offer some advice on taking care of the heart is …

Soft tissue Massage & Knee OA

Our Services Acupuncture Osteopathy Physiotherapy Podiatry Herbal Medicine Massage Nutritional Therapy Yoga & Pilates Massage  for Knee osteoarthritis: a randomised dose-finding trial. BACKGROUND: Previous studies looking into massage for Knee osteoarthritis (OA) have demonstrated feasibility, safety and possible efficacy, with benefits that persisted at least 8 weeks beyond treatment termination. METHODS: In this study a RCT was carried out to identify the optimal ...

Workout at Work Day

The UK’s population are living and working longer and therefore we’re spending more of our lives at work. For this reason Physiotherapists are emphasising the importance of developing healthier habits during our working days. Friday 6th June is ‘Workout at Work Day’. We interviewed our Physiotherapist Ruth to find out more. What is Workout at Work Day? Work out at …