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16 Nov Acupuncture Explained

Having recently completed her Acupuncture training with the AACP (Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists), here Nicki Bradshaw talks about the benefits of the treatment and what to expect! How does Acupuncture work? Acupuncture has been found to stimulate the body’s production of endorphins, oxytocin and serotonin –...

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10 Nov Why You Should Get A Sports Massage

Sports massage is one of the oldest forms of therapy, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans times, when massage was incorporated into exercise programmes. Today, sports massage is an effective form of treatment for everyone, from endurance athletes to people who sit at a...

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19 Jul The Mulligan Concept

As physiotherapists, we have various assessment and treatment principles that we can apply to manage our patients. Maitland, McKenzie, Kaltenborn and Mulligan are a few of the techniques that are widely practiced. A physiotherapist will be able to select the treatment principle that is best suited...

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15 Mar Let’s Talk about Morton’s Neuroma

The condition often referred to as Morton's neuroma, which was named after Dr Morton who first described this condition in 1876, describes a neuroma (thickening and swollen nerve fibre) located between the long bones (metatarsals) of the foot Due to the intimacy of the interdigital nerves...

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08 Mar Pain! Early Intervention is Key!

Halo run several free drop in events throughout the year and there are several reasons we do this: 1) it provides a service for the local community, especially for those who may not otherwise be able to attend private physiotherapy sessions 2) it creates awareness of the...

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25 Feb Mindfulness

I often discuss using Mindfulness with patients as a strategy to help clarify thoughts, deal with pain and ease day to day life stresses.  But, what do we actually mean by ‘mindfulness’? There are many resources on line on this topic and shops are stacked with...

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