What is Flat Head Syndrome and How Does it Affect Babies?

Written by Noemi Panella, Osteopath, D.O., M.OSt.   Flat Head Syndrome (or plagiocephaly, to give it its technical name) is a very common condition, which often occurs in newborns.   As new parents, we’re always on high alert for any potential risk (no matter how small) to our delicate little newborn.   As a result, […]

18th February 2022

How to Give a Sports Massage at Home – Valentine Special

Giving the gift of your time and efforts means more than a physical gift. That is why we have devised a way for you to show love to your other half or someone you care about by giving them a Sports Massage to the neck, shoulders and lower back. You’re sure to be in the […]

22nd January 2022

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

Understanding the Difference Between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic Care

What is the difference between physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic care? This is a question that we get asked a lot.   Read on to find a definition of all three treatments, their benefits and understanding the similarities and differences of each practice helping you to make a more informed decision.   What are the similarities […]

23rd August 2021

Is Chiropractic Neck Cracking Safe?

“Are you sure you won’t snap my neck?” “What if you paralyze me?”   Due to the rise of the YouTube wanna-be-chiropractors, these are questions that Chiropractor Joe Abbott often hears.   Even during clinical practice sessions, clients can still be slightly sceptical. For sure, Joe will be the first to admit that chiropractic neck […]

30th June 2021

What is real-time or diagnostic ultrasound?

The image (left) illustrates what your bladder and pelvic floor muscles look like on the screen of real-time ultrasound.   The image can be seen in real-time via your lower stomach area. Your physiotherapist may use a real-time ultrasound machine as part of their assessment. It can also be useful as part of a treatment […]

7th December 2020

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
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