Managing Stress

Although much is talked in the media about this condition – normally bad stress – but actually feeling stress is perfectly normal when experiencing things such as exam time. It can be classified into two areas – the good and the bad. Sometimes at work it can be motivating (good stress) but there are times

Winter Weather and Chilblains

Although the weather has been fairly mild so far it is likely that as we move through the colder months of the year some of you develop chilblains. Chilblains, whilst being uncomfortable rarely cause any permanent damage. The present themselves as small red or purple bumps on the toes (and other extremities), they can be

Getting Ready for Winter Sports?

Prevention & Rehabilitation getting ready for Winter Sports The slopes are calling and with a bit of luck you will be hitting the slopes? 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 because they

Lack of Sleep?

Are you experiencing lack of sleep? Since the start of lockdown, I have had a number of discussions with clients regarding their sleep, or rather lack of it ! Many people are going to bed later and later, waking up several times in the night, waking up with anxiety, or feeling groggy upon waking. Many studies have shown less than 7

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitus

What is the best treatment for Plantar Fasciitus Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common injuries that we see 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

Naomi is BACK

Naomi is back in the clinic We are so excited – our team is coming together bit by bit and now Naomi is back offering massage therapys. Just to give you a little background about Naomi:- Naomi Qualters-Fry BSc (Hons), Dip ISRM Clinical Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist (level 5), Pregnancy & Postnatal Massage Therapist,

Jumper’s Knee – Patella Tendinopathy

Patella tendinopathy (commonly referred to as “Jumper’s knee”) This 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 or jumping, especially if there are associated

NEW Nail Reconstruction product and you can have it NOW

Nail Reconstruction is now available with a NEW product Mandy and Ali are pleased to announce that they are able to offer nail reconstruction once again.  They are now using a new and more advanced product, called Pedisafe, which gives a lovely, natural look.  However, nail varnish can be applied on top, if you prefer

Breathing exercises to reduce stress & anxiety

Breathing exercises to reduce stress & anxiety Life is stressful!  There is no getting away from it, all of us face some sort of stress in our lives, sometimes on a daily basis.  Stress is a response to a threat in a situation, stress from work, from responsibilities – work or family related, relationship issues,

Orthotics (shoe inserts)

Orthotics – what they are, what they help and how they work Orthotics, or orthoses are inserts/insoles that go inside your footwear to help you with foot pain. When I was training in the 90’s we believed that these orthoses would help correct your foot position and potentially prevent injury. However, over the last 10

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