Golf is good for your health

Golf – scientifically proven to make you healthier!

From the British Journal of Sports Medicine, all the facts on how Golf really does make you healthier! And, according to a recent study from the MacMillan Cancer Support Charity in the UK, just one round a week is enough! In fact they are so convinced of the health benefits they organise an annual golf event on the longest day of the year to fund raise. What a great thing…

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The Mobiliser - simple, effective and convenient

The Mobiliser in your home?!

Many of you will have tried out our fabulous Mobiliser at the clinic as part of your treatment. For those wondering what on earth I’m on about it’s that big black bed in the other room that you lie on and it wiggles you about! Aha, bet you remember it now! If I haven’t introduced you then the simplest way to imagine it is . . . . this is…

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Summer Sandals 2017!

Summer Sandals 2017 are HERE!!

They are here!!! Finally we have stock at the clinic as well as an even bigger range that we can order specially. Vionic just get better and better every year that we work with them! If you’ve spotted something that you really really want then let Kat know asap so she can put one of her special stickie notes with your name on it. Or she can show you the…

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Osteoporosis and Magnetic Resonance Therapy

Osteoporosis – are drugs the only answer?

When is a broken bone not a broken bone? Bones are alive and continually changing – worn out bone being replaced by new.  In fact you get a completely new skeleton every 10 years! Bones have a thick outer shell and a honeycomb mesh inside – when the gaps in this internal mesh become bigger, making the bone fragile and brittle, this is osteoporosis. Surprise! Osteoporosis is often called a…

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Estelle Mitchell supporting Knitted Knockers on the Costa del Sol

Knitted Knockers

At which point you ask, “what on earth is a knitted knocker?!” And wonder whether I have completely lost the plot! A Knitted Knocker is a breast prosthesis, knitted by volunteers, with 100% cotton yarn and filled with non-allergenic stuffing. And provided FREE to anyone who needs one. There, that’s the technical bit out of the way! How much do your boobs weigh? A question that many a woman, particularly…

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10 ways you can avoid a migraine

10 ways you can avoid a migraine

If you suffer with migraines it can feel like they control your life. But here are 10 ways that you can start to take back control or even avoid a migraine altogether! Keep a diary – know what situations and foods are your migraine triggers. For most migrainers regularity is key – get to know the daily routine that works best for you. Early Warning Signs – quick action can…

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Diabetic Foot care - preventing complications

Diabetes and Feet

Diabetes is a complex condition with far reaching side effects whether Type 1 or Type 2. Nutrition and medication will always be key factors but there are other things to think about. In the UK there are 135 foot amputations EVERY WEEK related to diabetes, that’s over 20 every day! But 4 out of 5 of these could be prevented with good foot care. Here’s how to be that 1 exception!…

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The Alphabet for Over 50's

The Over 50’s Alphabet

A friend of mine recently reached a significant birthday and this song was composed by a fabulously creative couple in her honour. It made me laugh so much that I asked for permission to share it here with you! A’s for Arthritis B’s the bad back C’s the chest pains, perhaps cardiac? D is for dental decay and decline E is for eyesight, can’t read that top line! F is…

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7 tips to help when back pain hits

7 Tips to help yourself when Back Pain hits

Back pain is estimated to affect most adults at some point in their life. It is also one of the leading causes of time off work. So here are a few tips to help if it strikes: ICE – a pack of frozen peas will do. Always wrap it in a damp tea towel to protect your skin. Use it for 10 minutes every half hour. TOILETS – If you…

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Which is more important - the picture or the patient?

Which is more important – the person or the picture?

We are incredibly lucky to live in a time where we can see more, know more and fix more within the human body than ever before. But with all this medical power must surely come medical responsibility? Dark Ages I completed my physiotherapy training over 30 years ago and back then, in the dark ages, an MRI scan was not an easy thing to get. Before ordering one we had…

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