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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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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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Vionic Summer Sandals 2018 at Bodyworks

Vionic Summer Shoes 2018

They’re here!!! This summer’s range of sandals and summer shoes. We spent quite some time oooooing and aaaahing over this season’s range. I’m definitely having a philosophical discussion about just how many shoes one physio (who basically lives in trainers . . . ) actually needs! Each and every shoe and sandal has an in built orthotic with Vionic’s newest biomechanical innovation. Incorporating a deep heel cup, a contoured arch…

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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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Estelle and the Bodyworks are going to the Over 50’s Expo!

And, just like us, the Over 50’s Expo has moved to a bigger, better location in Fuengirola! I have to admit that this is one of my favourite weekends of the year. I get let out of my “box” and get to talk to so many people! Find out what everyone is thinking, say hello to people without them being in pain . . . wonderful fun! And this year…

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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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MBST / MRT and the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017

MRT and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

One of the things I love about the technology providers that I work with is that they are as dedicated as I am to keeping up to date and moving forward. Now Med Tec, the German company who design and produce our MRT (MBST) machines is a pure science driven business! Constantly involved in research and organising studies to better understand the science behind the results as well as improve…

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Vionic Mens Winter Collection

Vionic Winter Shoes for Men

This summer I was honestly surprised by how many chaps wanted Vionic sandals. The ease of just slipping them on and knowing you were doing good things for your feet obviously appealed. They were so popular that we , literally, couldn’t get enough! Don’t worry, we have already ordered a LOT more for next summer, but, we also got some smart shoes for winter. Often dress shoes have a narrow…

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