Naomi is back from maternity leave!

MaternityBack from Maternity Leave

Naomi has been with us since we opened in 2010, offering clinical sports and remedial massage to our patients.

Sports massage can aid with neck, back and shoulder pain, tension headaches and joint and muscular pain and injury.  We also offer pre and post event massage, k taping and general maintenance treatment.

In the summer of 2017 Naomi studied with Burrell education, the UK’s leading educator in the field of modern pregnancy, post baby, female fitness and bodywork therapies, to become certified in pre and post natal massage therapy.

The aim of pregnancy and post natal massage is to relax, nurture and support you, throughout your pregnancy journey, from your second trimester and into your fourth trimester, the postnatal period.

The aims of pregnancy massage are to help to get you out of pain and discomfort, help to relieve common pregnancy conditions and to help combat the tightening and shortening of the myofascial front line, associated with pregnancy posture.

Postnatal massage aims to aid recovery, help combat the pregnancy and feeding posture.  Improve your recovery post C-section, and your Diastasis Recti (tummy gap).  It also aids to reconnect your core and improve your breathing technique.

Both pregnancy and postnatal massage aim to improve relaxation and give you that all important me time.

Naomi’s passion for female wellness and bodywork has continued to grow and she is furthering her knowledge with the Breathe Better course from Burrell Education.

This course is about using manual therapy strategies, corrective exercises and integrating function back into the diaphragm to allow you to breathe and move better.

The diaphragm can become dysfunctional from the effects of pregnancy, C-section, abdominal surgery, asthma, POP, constipation, stress and back pain.  When there is dysfunction in the diaphragm a number of the body’s systems are affected.

In June this year Naomi will also be attending the Burrell Education C-section, hysterectomy, and abdominal scar immersion soft tissue therapy course.

Naomi is back in clinic now, to book an appointment or to ask further questions please contact reception on 0118 930 3535.

Ultrasound diagnosis comes to Theale Wellbeing Centre Podiatry Team

PodiatryWe are very excited to introduce a new member of our podiatry team – Edd Henstridge.

Edd is an extremely experienced podiatrist who specialises in dealing with biomechanical problems associated with the foot and ankle.
Edd is also able to undertake ultrasound to help confirm the diagnosis of conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Neuroma, Achilles tendinitis etc. In addition to this he is an expert in the injection of steroids to help manage conditions involving problematic inflammation.

 He will be available for appoints on Mondays between 9am and 2pm with initial appointments available from Monday 28thJanuary 2019.

If you would like to make an appointment with Edd please contact reception on 0118 930 3535

Plantar Fasciitis

Neuro vascular assessmentPlantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that presents to us at the Theale Wellbeing Centre. It is the most frequent cause of chronic  heel pain usually where the fascia under the foot inserts into the heel bone. It is thought to have a mechanical origin and to be associated with increased body weight and lower limb biomechanical anomalies. Inflammation is only rarely observed and so anti-inflammatory agents (e.g. Ibuprofen) are unlikely to be of much help. The priority should be to speak to one of our podiatrists as soon as possible as an early intervention usually leads to a better outcome. When managing Plantar Fasciitis, the following should be considered: –

 

 

  • Taping may help in the early stage. If this proves beneficial in terms of pain relief and improved function, shoe inserts (orthotics) should be considered as part of a longer term solution.
  • Calf and plantar fascia stretching should be undertaken regularly.
  • Footwear should be assessed to ensure that it is appropriate for you.
  • If the pain in the heel has been present for a prolonged period e.g. 6 months. ** Shockwave therapy should be considered.
  • The pain associated with Plantar fasciitis usually encourages sufferers to become more sedentary. As increased body weight predisposes someone to have plantar fasciitis it is important to have a plan that helps to maintain a healthy body weight.
** Shockwave Therapy – The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. 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:-
  • EMS Shockwave TherapyReduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increased blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation
This therapy is used by a number of our therapists including Lloyd Clark-Morris (Podiatrist) and Michael Palfrey (Osteopath) to find out more about our team follow this link.

GIFT VOUCHERS from Theale Wellbeing Centre

Gift Vouchers for any therapy

Gift Vouchers are now available from our reception desk during opening hours. They make perfect Christmas gifts and can be redeemed against any of the therapies we have available – here is a list of the therapies available. Call in to buy your gift vouchers TODAY.

Gift Vouchers

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*NEW* MediPedi treatment at Theale Wellbeing Centre

*NEW* MediPedi treatment at Theale Wellbeing Centre

Our team are offering another new treatment to keep your feet healthy and beautiful. The treatment is a combination of a medical pedicure followed by a relaxing luxury pedicure. No need to book separate appointments.

Medical pedicure with one of our Foot Health Experts includes:

  • Foot health check.MediPedi
  • Neurovascular assessment*.
  • Nails cut, shaped and burred if thickened.
  • Debridement of hard skin and corns.

 

 

Luxury Pedicure includes:-

MediPedi

  • Cleansing Foot soak and exfoliation
  • Application of a nourishing foot mask, followed by warm wax.
  • Nails painted with **Dr’s Remedy nail varnish containing wheat germ, tea tree and vitamins.
  • Removal of hot wax followed by a relaxing foot massage using a variety of skin softening, and hydrating Gehwol Foot creams.

All done in a relaxing and clean environment using either sterilised or disposable equipment.

This new service is currently available every Friday afternoon or on two Saturday mornings a month.

Total Treatment time is approx 75 minutes. Total Cost for both treatments is £83

* Neurovascular assessment is a painless examination of the blood supply, nerve endings and structure of the foot.

**Dr.’s REMEDY, Enriched Nail Polish is a line of podiatrist formulated nail care, every bottle is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, parabens, and phthalates—all potential carcinogens.

EMS Shockwave Therapy at Theale Wellbeing Centre

EMS Shockwave Therapy

It is almost a year since Theale Well Being Centre introduced the EMS Shockwave Therapy for a wide range of conditions including

  • Rotator cuff tendinosisEMS Shockwave Therapy
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Plantar fasciopathy
  • Tennis/Golf Elbow
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive capsulitis)
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Calcific Tendinitis
  • Shin Splints (Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS))

The number of patients we are seeing with a wide variety of conditions has been building and we are pleased to be able to offer this therapy. We often see patients who have tried other treatments, particularly for a chronic conditions, but are still in pain/discomfort.

The Swiss DolorClast® Method is a clinically proven therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. 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

If you would like to discuss any health problems that may be helped with shockwave therapy call us to make an appointment with one of our specialists.

Where can I get Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst?

About Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst

Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst is a subtle type of osteopathic treatment that uses very gentle manipulative pressure to encourage changes throughout the body, as well as the head. We treat the whole body not just the head.

We use our highly trained palpatory skills to detect areas of tension or restriction in the body, and gently release them to restore a state of balance within the musculoskeletal system of the body.Cranial Osteopathy in Tilehurst

Because the techniques are so gentle Cranial Osteopathy can be used on everyone, from newborns to the elderly.

Frequently patients comment on how much change can be effected so gently, and report improvements in general health and well-being as well as relief from their original symptoms.

Cranial Osteopathy was a further development of osteopathy focusing on the head. The therapy evaluates and treats the craniosacral system – the bones, membranes and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It was developed by John Upledger in the 1970’s.

We also offer osteopathy from a team of highly trained osteopaths – follow this link above to find our more about them.

The conditions we treat include:

  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Joint pains including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Arthritic pain
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • Headache arising from the neck / migraine prevention
  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Joint pains, lumbago
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Minor sports injuries and tension

Our osteopath is: Augusta Wilson

See Our Team for her biography.  Augusta offers appointments in Theale, near Reading.

Call 0118 930 3535 to book your appointment.

Do You Have a Frozen Shoulder?

Do you have a frozen shoulder?

What is a frozen shoulder?

The technical name for a frozen shoulder is adhesive capsulitis. Symptoms typically include stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint which leads to restricted movement. Pain is often intense particularly when the shoulder is moved in a particular way, for example, when lifting the arms up or getting dressed. More importantly the movement available is likely to reduce the longer the condition is left untreated.

New treatment for a frozen shoulder

There are a number of treatment options from manipulation to injections and even surgery. One of the newest and most effective treatments available is shockwave therapy.frozen shoulder

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

What should I do if I think I have a frozen shoulder?

If you are having shoulder pain – call us – we offer a free 15 minute consultation in person or via phone – our receptionists can make you an appointment to talk to one of our senior therapists. More information is available via this link 

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