13 Nov

Bone Bruising – What you need to know….

  DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION A Bone Bruise is one of the four types of fractures (broken bones) that occur in the human body, the others are: stress fractures, osteochondral fractures and bone fractures.   Bone bruise is a term that encompasses three different kinds of bone injuries:                     […]

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24 Oct

Shockwave Therapy

  WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues, within an inflamed tendon. Its been shown to be most effective in assisting with the treatment of chronic conditions. One of the strongest arguments for the use of Shockwave Therapy is that […]

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04 Dec

Terrible, Dreadful, Painful Shin Splints…..

  What are Shin Splints? Many athletes that rely on their legs as key pieces of equipment, such as runners or dancers, are prone to injuries in this area. Whether you’re new to these activities or a seasoned pro, anyone can fall victim to sore shins. This pain is often found down the inner (medial) […]

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09 Nov

What Can I Do If I’m Suffering From Plantar Fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and is caused by when a band of tissue in the foot, known as the plantar fascia, is damaged and thickens. The plantar fascia is a flat band of connective tissue that provides support for the arch of the foot and […]

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15 Jun

Beware – ‘Flip Flop Season’ is here!

BEWARE OF THE FLIP FLOP! With the British summer just around the corner… overcast, rainy showers and intermittent sunshine, you are more than likely going to be digging out your summer wears in the near future! Before you get carried away though, you might want to consider the risk your flip flops may have to […]

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28 May

Kinesio-Tape (K-Tape) & Calf Tears by Helen Butterworth

I saw a keen golfer in clinic last week who hit a shot into the bunker on a Par 5 hole. On trying to climb out of the bunker he reports feeling a pop which he describes as “being shot in the leg.” The calf is made of three major muscles, the medial and lateral […]

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