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5 Benefits of Massage Therapy in the Summer Months

The weather is getting warmer and the sun is out. Meanwhile, lockdown restrictions are easing and many people are choosing to get active and participate in outdoor activities. Are you in a football league? Going swimming or planting your garden? With an increase in activity comes many benefits of increased strength, better mental health and

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Getting used to the new normal ….

To tell a new business that it must effectively shut up shop on its health and wellbeing services after just 8 months is a low blow in any circumstance. But to also tell the business owners to go into lockdown for 3 months is a challenge to say the least. Rising to the task, we

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A graphic of a foot, showing the bones and areas of pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis or plantar heel pain is a condition that refers to pain in the sole of the foot which originates at the heel and can travel down the arch on the inside of the foot. What is the plantar fascia? The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs along the sole

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Digital Image. Posterior view of an achilles tendon. Achilles highlighted in red.

What is Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles tendinopathy Commonly called Achilles tendinitis, it is an overuse injury very common throughout all stages of life. You can have insertional or mid-substance symptoms, depending on its location, with insertional symptoms being lower on the heel and mid-substance symptoms being higher into the tendon itself. Lower limb anatomy: The Achilles tendon is

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Man in shorts and trainers holding his left ankle

Shin Splints

What is medial tibia stress syndrome (MTSS) or exercise related lower limb pain or shin splints? Theses are all umbrella terms which relate to the pain you can get along the inside of the shin bone (tibia). The cause is repetitive loading that commonly occurs in activities like running, jumping and landing. What is the

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A man wearing red shorts holding his hamstring.

Avoiding injury during lockdown

It’s fair to say that online exercise classes, boot camps, PE lessons and people going out running more than they normally would has become far more popular over the past couple of weeks. Avoiding injury is therefore important so can continue your training. It is great that we are increasing our activity levels and the

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