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As a practitioner with over a decade of targeted specialist treatments it’s tough to say that I am very good at what I do (I do not wish to appear big-headed or arrogant) so to I thought I’d share a selection of the feedback/ reviews left by customers in the last 12 months… Whether its […]

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by repetitive strains or overuse of the tendon which runs from under your heel to the front of your foot. Signs & Symptoms Pain / tenderness on and under the heel and arch of the foot areas Pain worse first thing in the morning until the muscles warm & free Tenderness […]

There are many types of massage available and sometimes it can be a little bit confusing as to which one you should book. The most common source of confusion is between deep tissue massage and sports massage. Sports massage can be used to prevent problems from occurring, whereas a deep tissue massage only treats existing conditions. Whilst similar […]

My 10 top tips for improved posture and the health of your back As a child, were you told “Stand up straight!” or “Don’t slouch!”. It turns out that whoever said it, they were right all along! Having poor posture when walking, sitting, working or driving can have a negative impact on your life including: Pain in your […]

                  Sports injuries are generically classified as either traumatic or overuse injuries. My physical therapy sessions address the painful conditions of Plantar Faciatis, Shin Splints,Runners Knee, Cramp, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Achillies Tendonitis, IT Band Syndrome, Wrist Tendonitis, or  Repetitive Stress Injuries, Sciatic Nerve Pain (Sciatica) Tennis Elbow & Golfers elbow […]

To avoid sports burnout you need to change your nutritional intake, otherwise you can create the symptoms of burnout whether you are a keen sports person or couch potato! How can you avoid Sports Burnout? Regular exercise has countless health benefits, but it can mean you need to check and ‘tweak’ your nutritional intake. The correct […]

                This stretch is really useful if you have a Hamstring Strain This stretch also helps you recover from: Hip pain Pelvis Pain Lower back tension Groin Strain Piriformis Syndrome How to…. You can either rest against a gym ball to support your back or lean against a […]

Many of us simply forget that efficient breathing enhances your fitness performance AND reduces stress.  As something we do naturally, it seems crazy to find myself writing about breathing. However, I’ve noted that many of my clients ‘Reverse Breathe’. Additionally, I have noted when breathing patterns are corrected that there are very obvious and dramatic […]

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