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01 Feb Plantarfasciopathy

Plantarfasciitis or Plantarfasciopathy (as it is now termed), is a common foot condition comprising of 15% of all adult foot complaints, affecting 10% of the population (Rome, 1997). The Plantarfascia is a sheet of strong connective tissue linking the heel to the toes through the sole...

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14 Dec Painful Hand and Wrist Conditions

Laura from Halo recently attended a lecture at the Nuffield Hospital in Warwick with Mr Shyamalan, a Consultant Hand, Wrist and Elbow surgeon. The lecture was titled 'Clinical Relevance of the Hand and Wrist- How to examine, treatment options and when to refer’ A variety of hand and wrist conditions were discussed including; carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, trigger finger, tendon trauma, mallet...

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13 Dec Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition which is characterised by a strong desire to move the legs, as well as other symptoms such as twitching, tingling and other unpleasant sensations. RLS affects around 5-10% of the adult population in the UK. Although symptoms can...

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12 Dec What are RockBlades?

If you book in for a sports massage with Lisa, you may notice her using some newly acquired tools called RockBlades. RockBlades are a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM). This is a technique that has been around for thousands of years where tools...

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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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