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Heel Pain in Children – Sever’s Disease

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Sever’s Disease – What Is It And What Can Be Done? By Hannah Gamble (Sports Massage Therapist) Despite sounding quite scary, Sever’s disease is a common heel injury that effects children between the ages of 8 and 15, most regularly seen between 9 and 12/13. It usually occurs during a growth spurt in physically active/sporty children and can be very …

RSI for Christmas – Painful, Persistent, but Luckily Preventable.

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Sufferers of RSI (repetitive strain injury) will have symptoms such as shooting pains in the hand, wrist and even into the forearms, or involuntary muscle spasms preventing them from writing (writer’s cramp) – not very helpful when you still have another 20 cards to write!  Our top tips for avoiding RSI this Christmas:  Use the right pen – make sure …

The Real Message Behind Back Pain Myths

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By Chiropractor, Rob Grace Familiar misconceptions about back pain heard in our treatment rooms include, thinking a slipped disc* means the disc has actually ‘slipped’ out of the spine and that a chiropractor will ‘pop it back in’, that you should always rest a bad back (lying flat on a hard surface), the level of pain equals the severity of …

Cycling Can Be A Pain In The Back

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With the Sportive season well and truly underway – but still many more to come – we thought it was a good time to look at a common cycling problem (especially in long distance cycling), low back pain. So what’s the recipe for biking discomfort? Main contributors to low back pain when riding are:- poor core strength, poor flexibility, poor …

Fascia and it’s Treatment

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by Megan Stradling (Sports Massage Therapist) When most people think of the mechanics of their body’s movement, they think joints, muscles and ligaments (all that talk of sprains, strains and tears), but another soft tissue is ever present and essential to our body’s structure…….fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue. It connects us with a continuous matrix covering and enveloping everything …

Captain America or Gru – which one are you?

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We know and I’m sure you know, that sitting hunched over a desk all day is not ideal posture. It has been suggested by many researchers that this posture is actually killing us slowly….responsible for problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, circulatory problems to name a few (click here for the ‘Health Hazards of Sitting’).  As musculoskeletal specialists, worried …

Skiing or Snowboarding This Winter?

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Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned skier/boarder, working on your fitness and exercising prior to your holiday will help you ski longer, harder and safer this winter. Top tips for the slopes from Physiotherapist, Angela Sells Ski Fitness should include: Cardiovascular (CV) Endurance training Strength (the quadriceps and gluteal muscles are important) Flexibility (any tight or restricted …

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Give Yourself A Break – How To Speed Up Recovery

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When you are training hard (at whatever level of fitness), rest days and recovery are not only important for your body but also to will optimise your ability to achieve your fitness goals.  To perform at your best, you need to give your body a chance, don’t push too hard or it could result in injury.  So, what should you …

Rossiter System

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The Rossiter System helps you to prevent and relieve pain, regain and build range of motion, and enhance performance. It works through a system of powerful assisted stretches, which help to re-model the body’s connective tissue system (the network of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia), allowing better mobility, freer joint movement and most of all pain relief. The technique involves …