Glutes / Hip Pain

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

Blisters – causes, prevention and treatment

Blisters – causes, prevention and treatment What causes blisters? Blisters are caused by shearing stress of the skin and can be painful or even dangerous so should not be ignored. How to prevent them If you know you are prone to blistering in a certain area of your foot you should at least tape the

Interview with our Shiatsu Massage Therapist Fiona Carson

Shiatsu massage (also known as Acupressure Massage) is a dynamic hands-on healing system, originating in Japan, which uses the power of touch, pressure and gentle stretching techniques to balance the body’s energy system, our emotions and the functions of our internal organs. Based on Oriental Medicine Theory (like acupuncture), this massage can help in a wide range

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) What is a Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is normally identified with pain on the outside of the elbow whereas Golfers elbow is often pain on the inside of the elbow. This condition is an overuse injury caused by repeated stress on the elbow joint. When the muscles are overused or strained

Are your toenails stopping you wearing sandals?

Toenails Reconstruction Service Our podiatry team provide Toenails Reconstruction Service using a technique that involves the application of Wilde Pedique UV gel. This gel is specially designed for toenails, 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

Massage – more than just a treat

The Benefits of Massage Massage is one of the oldest known therapies, originating in China, India and Egypt thought to date as far back as 3000BC. These ancient civilisations understood the health benefits of physical therapy. This recent BBC programme explores the health benefits of this physical therapy and puts some measure to how it

Getting help to manage 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

De-stress with Biodynamic Massage

De-stress with Biodynamic Massage How common is Stress? In our fast-paced Western lives that we live, with so many expectations on our time and abilities, stress is a common experience; we are often so busy living that we don’t realise that stress is building up until the symptoms stop us in our tracks. It is

IBS and Acupuncture

IBS relief with acupuncture As mentioned in our March newsletter April has been a busy month for health awareness events including IBS awareness month. Many people have found relief from IBS symptoms using acupuncture. This therapy can help symptoms by:- Providing pain relief • Regulating the motility of the digestive tract • Raising the sensory

Walk to Work day 5th April 2019

Could you Walk to Work? For many of us this isn’t practical due to distance but perhaps just adding a little extra exercise by getting off the bus a stop early or parking the car further away could help to increase our daily activity? The ‘Walk to Work Day’ isn’t just about getting us moving

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