Sponsored Walk

SPONSORED WALK (to raise funds for podiatry treatments and for the bandaging units)

SponsoredOur lead podiatrists will doing a sponsored walk from Hungerford to Theale along the Kennet and Avon canal (approximately 23 miles) on Saturday 2nd December.

We would be very grateful for any sponsorship or donations you would like to make. There are three ways to donate:-

  • direct to our fundraising account  Santander 09-01-28   83678760
  • or by cheque made payable to Hope Worldwide. Please write’ Bandaging Unit, VofH’ on the back and send to:-

Jane Whitworth, Operations Manager,  Head Office: 360 City Road London EC1V 2PY

Registered Charity no. 1045930 | Company Registration. no: 2659784

NEW Physiotherapist joins Theale Wellbeing

New PhysiotherapistNew Physiotherapist

We are delighted that Catia Silva, physiotherapist, is joining the Theale Wellbeing Team.

Catia moved to England from Madeira in 2014. She studied Physiotherapy in Porto, Portugal and finished her degree in 2009 and has been working as a Physiotherapist ever since. Her great passion is to help people to heal and to find a healthier lifestyle. Catia has extended her studies to include TMJ dysfunction, Paediatric respiratory Physiotherapy, Craniosacral therapy, Acupuncture for Physiotherapists, Kinesiotaping, Mulligan and Mezieres method (functional postural reeducation).

Catia uses multiple treatment techniques to help to eradicate the cause of injury and pain.

The Mézières Method

The Mézières Method was created in 1947 by a French Physiotherapist Françoise Mézières. The Mezieres Method treats the person from a global perspective and it is designed to find out in the general imbalance of our whole musculature the contracted or retracted muscles and to work their pathological expressions.

Through stretching the retracted muscle chains, removing respiratory compensations and improving body awareness the treatments aims to restore the global mobility and function. It always requires the active participation of the patient.

Each session is totally adapted to the patient.

Find more information about Catia on our team page and more information about physiotherapy here.

NEW Partnership with Age UK Berkshire

Age UKIn partnership with Age UK Berkshire, Theale Wellbing Centre are offering a foot and nail care service available at their premises in Theale High Street or, if necessary, at home. Transport services may be available.

The service will be tailored to your needs and will usuall include the cutting and thinning of toenails, the smoothing of dry skin and, when appropriate, the debridement of callus/hard skin.

Periodically assessments will be carried out to check the quality of circulation and sensation in the feet.

The ‘home visit’ or domiciliary service is available for those in the local area for those who would find it difficult to get to the clinic for treatment.

Initial appointments are carried out by our lead podiatrist who will design a treatment plan to meet your needs and ensure that your feet are kept in the best possible condition.

Follow this link to the Age UK Berkshire website.

Movement in Running Workshops

NEW “Movement in Running” Workshops at Theale Wellbeing Centre

Running WorkshopsTheale Wellbeing Centre is delighted to welcome Shane Benzie to their team who will be holding workshops for runners of all abilities.

With a focus on holistic wellbeing we are always looking for new therapies and events that can help our patients be as well as they can. On the events page of the Theale Wellbeing Centre website you can find workshops and classes on a wide variety of topics including Stress Management, Yoga, Mindful Meditation and Spider Phobia Busting.

Now we are introducing Running Workshops. The first of these workshops is on Sunday 10th December 2017 at our clinic on Theale High Street. The cost of the workshop is just £95 and runs from 10am-4pm. The Movement in Running workshops, run by Shane Benzie, are designed to be fun and interactive sharing both practical and technical  information.

The benefits of the Movement in Running Workshops are:-

  • Improving running efficiency
  • Reducing the chance of injury
  • Improving PB’s
  • Running further

Shane Benzie is the founder of Running Reborn, a running technique coach and movement specialist. He has many years experience in outdoor fitness. His experience spans running, trekking and climbing in the Himalaya, Karakoram and mountains of northern India at altitudes of up to 6000 meters and temperatures down to -30°C, deserts to +50°C and jungles with humidity up to 100% in countries such as Mozambique, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and the Amazon.

Shane Benzie’s biog  on our team page

At Theale Wellbeing Centre we treat people as patients, not customers, and strive constantly for the best outcomes. We do this by applying proven, evidence-based treatments that are administered by fully qualified, regulated therapists at the top of their respective professions.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is located on High Street, Theale and serves Reading, Newbury, Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne and other surrounding villages. As well as Podiatry/Chiropody we offer osteopathy, massage, counselling, acupuncture and other complimentary health therapies.

Spider Phobia Busting SUCCESS!!

Spider Phobia Busting – SUCCESS!!

On Tuesday 26th September we saw a first for Theale Wellbeing Centre when Ed Francis ran a Spider Phobia Busting event complete with live spiders. Ed, who himself has overcome a fear of spiders, is now the proud owner of 10 spiders (including tarantulas), decided to share his own success with others who have the same phobia. Before the course even started the team at Theale Wellbeing Centre were fascinated with Eds pets. So Ed had some perhaps slightly nervous but curious testers who all had a little ‘hold’ of a tarantula or two.

The course ran from 6-8pm, with a good selection of people with varying degrees of fear levels. It began with a presentation explaining some of the key facts and figures of spiders and giving plenty of information to bust a few myths. After a short tea break Ed then went to work teaching some techniques to the group to help them overcome their fear of spiders.

It was a group decision to start off by holding a small garden spider which EVERYONE did. Then they went for one of the biggest tarantulas, Aphrodite & Penelope (yes they all have names).

“I was extremely proud of every single person who came on the course and they all did very well. I even had a video sent to me of someone who saw a small spider at home after the course and picked it up.” Said Ed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The course at Theale Wellbeing Centre will be on the last Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm with the next spider phobia course running on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

A few places have already been booked and spaces are limited so please do get in touch if you want to come along. Book your spot here…

Or contact Ed for more information

info@edfrancishypnotherapy.co.uk or call 07809 728 185

Before & After Nail Reconstruction images

As mentioned in a recent blog our podiatry team provide a Nail Reconstruction Service. Here are the results from recent patients (both male and female).

Nail Reconstruction

Before Treatment

Nail Reconstruction

During treatment

Nail Reconstruction

After Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nail Reconstruction

Before Treatment

Nail Reconstruction

During Treatment

Nail Reconstruction

After Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specially designed for toe nails this elastic gel resin bonds well with the existing nail. It has anti-fungal properties from the micro silver it contains. As well as covering nail damage it can also be use to disguise discolouration, deformity or splitting caused by fungal infection and accidents.The finished gel nail is light, flexible and long lasting and can be left natural or painted with nail varnish.

Ideal if you are going on holiday, wearing open toed shoes for a special ocassion or you just want your feet to look and feel good.

EMS Shockwave Therapy

Another NEW therapy at Theale Wellbeing Centre

EMS Shockwave Therapy

Recently our podiatry team introduced the new Clearanail treatment for fungal nail infections. This month Theale Well Being Centre is introducing the EMS Shockwave Therapy for a wide range of conditions including

  • Plantar fasciopathyEMS Shockwave Therapy
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendinosis
  • Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS))

The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of Shock Waves in medicine.

It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions, in less technical terms it encourages the body to heal itself. These reactions include:-

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increased blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation

At Theale Wellbeing Centre we treat people as patients, not customers, and strive constantly for the best outcomes. We do this by applying proven, evidence-based treatments that are administered by fully qualified, regulated therapists at the top of their respective professions.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is located on High Street, Theale and serves Reading, Newbury, Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne and other surrounding villages. As well as Podiatry/Chiropody we offer osteopathy, massage, counselling, acupuncture and other complimentary health therapies.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is Expanding

Physiotherapist Wanted

TherapistTheale Wellbeing Centre is expanding the services they are offering and is looking for an experience physiotherapist AND a Massage Therapist who would like to build up their practice in the Theale and Reading area.

We offer seven light and airy flexible treatment rooms of varying sizes, a modern and welcoming reception area, kitchen facilities as well as a meeting room/breakout area for meetings/meal breaks. There is free parking and easy access from the High Street. Our experienced and friendly support team will work with you on the best solution for booking appointments and welcome your patients in a modern, bright reception area. Visit our website to see information about our team and the full range of therapies that we offer. Although most of our therapists run their own practices they are part of the Theale Wellbeing Team. We run regular team meetings to share information, experiences and knowledge as well as updates about the clinic. In addition we have a range of marketing activities that all therapists have access to. As a well established centre we have a large book of existing patients. We routinely communicate with our patients and we would expect much interest for the type of services provided by a physiotherapist from them. We have a waiting list for appointments with a massage therapist.

If you are interested in hearing more or would like to arrange to visit the centre then contact Clare, Lloyd or Michael via email at info@thealewellbeingcentre.co.uk or call 0118 930 3535.

At Theale Wellbeing Centre we treat people as patients, not customers, and strive constantly for the best outcomes. We do this by applying proven, evidence-based treatments that are administered by fully qualified, regulated therapists at the top of their respective professions.

Theale Wellbeing Centre is located on High Street, Theale and serves Reading, Newbury, Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne and other surrounding villages. As well as Podiatry/Chiropody we offer osteopathy, massage, counselling, acupuncture and other complimentary health therapies.

Call Clare, Lloyd or Michael if you would like to know more or make a time to visit the clinic 0118 930 3535.

LCN (Light Curred Nail) Nail Reconstruction Service

Nail Reconstruction Service

Our podiatry team provide a Nail Reconstruction Service using a technique that involves the application of Wilde Pedique UV gel.

Nail Reconstruction ServiceThis gel is specially designed for toe nails, it is an elastic gel resin which bonds well with the existing nail and also contains micro silver which has anti-fungal properties. It can be used to disguise nail discolouration, deformity or splitting caused by damage or fungal infection.

The finished gel nail is light, flexible and long lasting. It can be left natural or painted with nail varnish.

Ideal if you are going on holiday, wearing open toed shoes for a special ocassion or just want your feet to look good.

If you do suffer from a fungal nail infection – follow this link for information on the Clearanail treatment we provide.

You are more likely to be bitten by a pet hamster than a spider

spider

Ed overcomes his fear of spiders

Spider Phobia

Did you know that only a very small number of the larger species of British spiders have fangs even capable of penetrating human skin according to the British Arachnologial Society?

So why are some humans so afraid of spiders and more importantly what can they do to overcome this fear?

Here at Theale Wellbeing Clinic we have the solution. A series of tailored therapy sessions with our Hypnotherapist, Ed Francis, who himself overcame a fear of spiders. Ed, who is now the proud keeper of two tarantulas, will take you through easy steps and coping mechanisms to overcome your fear. And, just to prove it, at the end of the programme of treatments you will get the opportunity to hold one of his pet tarantulas.

Ed has recently written a series of blogs about spiders – in the first one he tells his own story about overcoming his fear.  Read More

 

His second blogs gives some hints and tips about ridding your home of spiders – follow this link for more information.

And his third & final blog is about an nlp technique to help relieve anxiety – read more here.

And if you are really interested in identifying a particular UK spider – check out this website http://www.uksafari.com/spiders.htm where they are 64 images of British spiders.

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