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National Feet Week

March 8th – 15th Local podiatrist Sarah Byrne has shared these great tips for looking after your feet. Find out more about Podiatry, what it is, what they treat and how often you should see your podiatrist. What is Podiatry? A ‘pod’, or podiatrist is a medical professional devoted to the study and medical treatment

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Neck and shoulder tightness from your COVID home desk?

Due to continued lockdowns and the requirement to work from home wherever possible, you may have had to adapt your home desk environment for long term usage. But are you set up in the right way? Are you suffering from nagging pains in the neck and shoulder areas? Is your home desk set-up actually causing

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Postponed or Cancelled Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic surgery relates to surgery that is performed on the bones and joints. Unfortunately, due to the demands that Covid is having on the NHS, elective orthopaedic surgery is being postponed or cancelled. People waiting for procedures like hip and knee replacements are now stuck and don’t know what to do. What should I do

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Person having a massage possibly a cancer massage to help alleviate physical and emotional symptoms

Oncology (Cancer) Massage: Busting the myths

Cancer. Probably the scariest 6 letter word for anyone to hear. Cancer impacts most people at some point in their lives. Whether it’s a friend, a coworker, a family member or yourself, there’s a high likelihood that you know someone who has had or will have cancer. A big part of the cancer experience is

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Online Physiotherapy: How does it work?

Over the past year, the world has changed like we could have never imagined. We have had to embrace new ways of doing things, especially since the first lockdown in March 2020. This has seen a huge increase in the use of “tele-health” or online medical services, which is something we have adopted here at

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digital image of person showing pain in the shoulder associated with frozen shoulder

How to treat Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is a highly mobile yet strong and stable joint. It allows your arm to move in a number of different directions and, most importantly, perform overhead activities. The joint itself has a capsule that surrounds it and it is this capsule that is affected in Frozen Shoulder. What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder

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Tips and tools for managing persistent pain

Pain is an opinion, not a fact. Pain is a unique experience for every individual. It’s the brain’s perception of how much danger you and your body are in. Whether it’s post-surgery, a childhood injury that has never really gone away, an acute injury or posture-related pain, your body has a lifetime of learned experience

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Man holding his shoulder and wincing with shoulder pain

Shoulder pain and common shoulder conditions

The shoulder is an extremely complex part of the body. It allows for high levels of function and activities involving the arm, hand and wrist. There are a large number of moving and working parts in the shoulder which all work together to provide movement, strength, control and power. Unfortunately, especially with complex joints, there

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Man holding his neck which is in pain from a whiplash injury

Treatment for Whiplash injuries

Whiplash describes the mechanism of injury that occurs as a result of a sudden acceleration and deceleration movement, like in a car accident. Clinically, we use the term Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD). This also covers the symptoms you can experience because of a whiplash injury. How does whiplash happen? If you are travelling at speed

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Pilates: A comprehensive guide

What is Pilates? If you are have ever wondered what is Pilates and where to begin, then look no further. As a beginner to Pilates, it is always best to look for a teacher that is specifically qualified in Pilates. There are many reputable teaching schools out there who all have pages with links to

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Image of the spine and pelvis demonstrating Cauda Equina Syndrome, a cause of back pain

When is it not ‘just’ back pain, but actually a serious back injury?

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is extremely common. In approximately 90% of cases there will be nothing specific or sinister going on. Unfortunately, there are times though when the symptoms you present with do need immediate onward referral and usually some form of intervention, such as surgery. Cauda Equina Syndrome The cauda equina is

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