Insomnia & Acupuncture

How Acupuncture can help Insomnia It is thought that 1/3 of all people in the UK will experience insomnia at some point in their life- that’s over 22 million people in the UK! W There could be even more in 2020 after such a challenging year. Insomnia can include: Difficulty falling asleep Waking throughout the

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 lockdown. 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 when

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

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

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

Mobility and Functional movement with Yulia

Mobility and Functional movement with Yulia Yulia is an osteopath and movement therapist who is passionate about helping patients to have pain free movement.  She has graduate from University College of Osteopathy and over the  years continued to explore ways to provide an effective treatment to variety of patients by taking continual professional education.  Her skills ranges from

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