We are delighted to announce that we are now offering Dry Cupping as part of our range of therapies

What is Cupping? Although it is very trendy now, it has been used for thousands of years to primarily remove, or “suction” unwanted materials from the body. Today it is used as a complementary and alternative therapy to help treat a variety of muscular issues and provide relaxation.  The therapist places special cups on your skin to create suction and this suction draws fluid into the treated area. The suction force expands and breaks open your tiny blood vessels (…

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Indoor Cycling – How to avoid injury

Since the last lockdown, there has been a huge increase in home exercising and in particular indoor cycling. Generally, this is fabulous as indoor cycling is a great way to get an exhilarating, low impact, cardio heavy workout without leaving your front room. BUT, if you are not careful, it can you leave with number of overuse injuries, aches and pains. Post lockdown, I have seen a huge number of clients, complaining of neck, shoulder , lower back and knee…

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COULD YOUR CORE BE CAUSING YOUR PAIN?

Your core may be strong but is it stable? So many clients that come to me with inexplicable aches or pains, whether they are back pain, tension headaches or even plantar fasciitis, have one thing in common, an unstable core. Even those clients that regularly train and exercise, may have unstable cores, strong but unstable.  So what is the difference, why does it matter and how can it cause pain?  So firstly, the core is not just made up of…

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Sciatica

Sciatica can, in many cases, be relieved or indeed removed by physical therapy. It does not have to be a long term condition  Have you ever been diagnosed with sciatica and are you still struggling with it? Maybe you always have pain in one buttock or leg and have just gotten used to it? If I had a pound for every single new client that lists sciatica as one of the conditions that they suffer with, I would be rich.…

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Knee Pain

If you have every suffered with knee pain the check this out Do you ever have pain at the front of your knee? Maybe you get pain knee pain when you run? Maybe you don’t run but you experience pain when you are going up and down the stairs, especially on the way down?  If you can relate to any of the above then you may be suffering with either one of the two most common knee conditions , Runners…

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Has the recent lockdown affected your POSTURE and could this new posture be the cause of your PAIN?

Lockdown could actually be bad for your back! Since reopening after lockdown, so many of my clients are coming to see me with new aches and pains that, in many cases, have been triggered by their new posture. Lockdown has caused many of us to adopt unfamiliar postures, whether we are now working at home on our sofas or at the kitchen table, or whether we have massively increased or reduced our activity levels. If you are suddenly noticing new…

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How To Live Longer & Stronger

Life expectancy is at its all-time high! The fact that so many people are living longer, well into their 80s and 90s is a wonderful idea, however, the sad reality is that living longer doesn’t always include a good quality of life. It’s not a done deal. Swallowing handfuls of pills every day, losing independence and requiring nursing care is not the way most people would choose to spend their last years. The good news is that there are steps…

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Do You Suffer With Back Pain?

Back pain has always been a big problem, it is probably the number one reason that people come to see me. Right now, with the current lockdown and the inability to treat clients hands on, I wanted to talk a little about how you might be able to help yourselves until you can get hands on treatment.  Back pain is unfortunately a common issue and it can range from acute pain, which might be sporadic and last for up to…

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Are you a runner with painful knees?

And this is why I love my job! The client came to me with runners knee. He is an experienced runner and is used to running through pain, but after his last half marathon, his knee pain got so bad that he could barely walk. He could no longer ignore the pain. My assessment showed that his knees were not the problem. He was feeling pain in his knees but the cause of the pain was actually his tight hip…

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Leave Chronic Pain Behind

I was contacted by a lady on behalf of her elderly mother who suffers with spinal stenosis and was in constant chronic pain despite taking lots of pain medication.  At the first appointment, the client was so unhappy and could barely move for her pain. Although the pain was mainly in her back, it had spread to her shoulders and neck and she was just fed up and unhappy. Her daughter and I literally had to hoist her onto the…

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