Preventing a fall in the snow & ice

preventing falls in winter

Staying safe during the cold snap As temperatures plummet this week and we are faced with our first snowfall of the winter, we are also at increased risk of injury through falling and slipping. Cracked ribs, broken wrists, twisted ankles, broken hips and many bumps and bruises are likely if the correct measures are not taken to try and avoid …

Happy Feet

Foot health happy feet

At a time when we are all obsessing about mindfulness and quietening our minds, we are in danger of neglecting the very area that supports us physically and roots us to the ground. Our feet. Toe the line We rely on them for all our activities whether we are an athlete or just popping to the shops.  We need to …

Is Physiotherapy or Osteopathy the right treatment path for you?

Physiotherapy or osteotherapy treatment path

At this time of year we are often running on empty after a busy year juggling work, family and other commitments.  We are prone to more illnesses and accept when the colds and flu season comes by, like an uninvited guest, making their annual visit. Along with the darker nights and colder days our bodies start to feel the niggles …

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 ...