Surviving the Festive Frenzy: How to Keep Back Pain at Bay This Christmas

The festive season is upon us, bringing with it the joy and merriment of Christmas. However, as physiotherapist Kaylee knows all too well, this time of year can also mean facing the dreaded lower back pain for some. Whether hauling the Christmas tree from the attic, bending over the oven for the perfect turkey and […]

29th November 2023

How the Graston Technique Works – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

The Graston Technique is one of the most effective natural treatments for soft tissue pains and injuries commonly used by Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists. The treatment incorporates the use of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) to restore the myofascial tissues to their full function.   By applying gentle pressure on the area of the […]

10th January 2022

What is cupping therapy, and how does it work?

The trouble with natural therapies is that they often sound pretty painful. With Shockwave Therapy, Acupuncture’s needles and now the suction used in cupping therapy, those of us who are squeamish might take some convincing.   But in reality, the pain is nowhere near as bad as it looks. Although it leaves behind slightly strange-looking […]

17th December 2021

What is Dry Needling, and what is it used for?

Are you wincing in pain at the thought? Don’t worry; although we usually see dry needling in cartoons as a series of painful jabs (it feels like a classic Tom and Jerry sketch), the reality is far more soothing. In fact, very few of our clients were previously aware of the remarkable benefits of dry […]

7th December 2021

Does Sports Massage really work?

Does Sports Massage really work? This is a question I get asked all the time by my inquisitive clients. I have seen for myself over the years how massage has helped people with many problems that other kinds of therapy have not improved. It has many benefits, whether it’s injury management, performance enhancement, a recovery […]

11th November 2020

Epley Manoeuvres for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV for short? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a non-life-threatening condition of the vestibular system, the organ of balance and equilibrium. What are the symptoms of BPPV? BPPV is characterised by dizziness, vertigo, loss of balance and sometimes nausea. These effects often appear unexpected and for no […]

30th September 2020

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

How does Shockwave Therapy work in the rehabilitation of major sports injuries? Our expert Osteopath Andy Mansfield explains.   The term Shockwave Therapy may sound scary, but it really isn’t. An osteopath simply passes a wave of audible, mechanical energy through the skin via a handheld device or probe.   Shockwave Therapy is simply a […]

8th October 2019
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