Rehabilitation and Prevention

Rehabilitation and Prevention The Wimbledon finals are almost upon us and the weather is behaving – so are you tempted to dust off your tennis racket? Is your body ready for this increased activity? We often see people who have been inspired to suddenly increase their activity with various sports only to develop an injury

How can I get help with Arachnophobia?

Where does it come from and why are people afraid of spiders? More than likely, this fear has come from a parent or family member. It is my experience that about 95% of people that have arachnophobia is due to a learnt experience. A learnt experience being that, as a child you may have seen

Neurovascular Assessment

What is a Neurovascular Assessment? It is a painless examination of the blood supply, nerve endings and structure of the foot. It may also involve examining any underlying problems such as dermatological, injuries, biomechanical or even footwear issues as well as the general wellbeing of the patients feet. At Theale Wellbeing Centre We take foot

Reading Bug Display Saturday 23rd June 2018

Even More Beasties To celebrate National Insect Week we are holding another bug display – curtesy of our hypnotherapists, Ed Francis – with  beautiful beasties and incredible insects at Theale Wellbeing Centre. EDUCATIONAL AND FUN FOR AGES! With an even bigger variety of beasties for you to see, this popular event will be both educational

Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure Massage) – The Video

Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure) Massage Our Shiatsu therapist Fiona Carson MRSS asked us to post this video about Shiatsu (Japanese Acupressure) Massage. In the video you’ll hear from patients about their experience and see demonstrations of what is involved with this therapy. Click here to view the video This Japanese dynamic hands-on healing system uses the power

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar 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 is thought to be associated with

Beautiful Feet for the Summer Holidays

A Recent Nail Reconstruction Service Comment With his holiday looming and one of his feet recovering from a nasty fungal nail treatment our patient looked for help so that his flip flops wouldn’t be left at home. He booked an appointment to see one of our podiatrists who recommended our nail reconstruction service. He was

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

What is Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome ? Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a chronic condition potentially affecting a number of structures around the hip. It is characterised by pain and tenderness over the outside of the buttock and thigh. The pain usually arises from a tendinopathy (tendon injury) in the gluteal muscles. Previously it

Jumper’s Knee – Patella Tendinopathy

What is Patella Tendinopathy ( jumper’s knee )? Patella tendinopathy (commonly referred to as “Jumper’s knee”) is characterised by localised pain just below the kneecap. This area can be very tender to touch, painful during sporting activity and stiff and achy after exercise. Jumper’s knee is an over-use injury associated with lots of running, kicking

Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder & Shockwave Therapy

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder occurs when deposits of calcium build up in one of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles, specifically supraspinatus. This deposit can lead to irritation and inflammation of the tendon which causes pain and alters the function of the rotator cuff. The pain from calcific

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