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Shin Splints - easy to solve with physiotherapy

Shin Splints

Few things are more frustrating for a runner than shin splints. They’re painful, restrict your movement and training and seem difficult to treat. What are Shin Splints? This is a useful “catch all” term for pain in the leg below the knee. But true shin splints are when you have pain only on the inner part of the shin. Although the pain often starts intermittently, running and walking may quickly…

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Learning about the importance of MOVEMENT

Strengthen your Core or your foundation?

Having a strong “core” has been the mantra for many physios, pilates teachers, yoga teachers, fitness experts for quite a few years now. But what if the key to better posture and less injuries was a bit lower? Good Foundations I read a fantastic article from Matt Fitzpatrick , a consultant podiatrist at the College of Podiatry discussing his belief that if you strengthen and exercise your feet you will reduce…

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RAF Centenary - Celebrating 100 years

RAF100 – Military Training!

So, in case anyone missed it, I trained in the RAF. This was/is a big deal to me, without that opportunity I couldn’t have become a physiotherapist at all. The fact that the training I received, the people I had the opportunity to work with, were so unbelievably excellent is just the huge dollop of icing on an already fabulous cake! And this year, on April 1st, the RAF turns…

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Vionic Summer Sandals 2018 at Bodyworks

Vionic Summer Sandals for Men 2018

Last summer we literally couldn’t get enough men’s sandals. The simple, classic designs with those super comfy Vionic supports made these a hot ticket item! This year we’ve tried to order more, but if you missed out last summer call us quick to make sure we have the pair your feet want. Each and every shoe and sandal has an in built orthotic with Vionic’s newest biomechanical innovation. Incorporating a…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar – base of the foot Fascia – stretchy, strong connective tissue that helps stabilize your muscles throughout the body. Itis – inflammation. Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the connective tissue which runs from the heel to the base of your toes How does it feel? It often starts as a dull, intermittent pain in the heel or arch of the foot which becomes a sharp,…

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Achilles Tendonitis - 10 things NOT to do

10 things NOT to do if you have Achilles Tendonitis

Or any other tendon issue in your hips, knees or ankles for that matter! In every joint tendons attach muscles to bones. They most resemble a rope – lots of strands altogether. So they can (and do!) fray and get inflamed, just like a rope they can get rubbed and pulled and tend to get hot and bothered when that happens! But, they can and DO heal albeit slowly. They…

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ACL injuries and what to do

ACL Problems – the quickest way back to your sport.

ACL issues are common in many athletes, professional or keen amateur – sudden twisting, over extension, falls, a bad landing or sudden stops . . . these can all cause ligament injuries. And only 1 in 3 patients return to their sport. That seems to me a worryingly LOW number. What is the ACL? A ligament is the fibrous connective tissue that joins bones together in a joint. The ACL…

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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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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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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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