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double jointed

Are You Double Jointed?

Patients are often asking me if they are double jointed. (The medical term is hypermobile and is a condition where joints are allowed to move further than in a normal joint) Many have a vague idea that they may be hypermobile and wonder if it is, or could end up being, a serious disability. Perhaps…

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Junk Food

Most of us eat too much of the food that enhances pain, and too little of the food that reduces pain. Our cells depend on food and water for creating energy, healing and cleansing, but because of the poor food we eat, much of which is highly processed and loaded with additives, we have persistent…

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Radial Shockwave

Radial shockwave was extensively used in mainland Europe for many years before being introduced to the UK. Due to this, radial shockwave is still not commonly available here, but its acceptance is growing, in part helped by gaining NICE approval for some conditions. Our clinic was at the forefront of radial shockwave introduction, following training for…

Help Reduce Those Winter Blues

Now winter is here and the nights are longer and the air cooler, we tend to be inside a lot more. It’s not so healthy for us and we feel less happy. So here is a healthy lifestyle tip for your workplace backed up with sound research.     Put some indoor plants in Repeated…

retirement

Getting To Retirement Age & Staying Healthy To Enjoy It

I want you to imagine that you’re at a party with all your friends. Out of all of these people, how many do you think will still be alive at retirement age? How many will be flat broke? How many will be wealthy enough to help others? If we look at American statistics (which will…

rotator cuff

Treatment Of The Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that work together to provide dynamic stability of the shoulder joint, helping to control the joint during rotation: Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Subscapularis Teres Minor The Supraspinatus is a small muscle which you can feel above the bony ridge on the back of your shoulder blade (scapula). It…

theraflex

Do You Want A More Flexible Spine?

At least 60% of the UK population suffer from back problems. There are many causes for back pain, and one of those causes is a spine which becomes inflexible. In simple terms, there are 17 vertebral bones from the bottom of the neck to the base of the spine, and if we imagine that each…

spinal disc

Treatment For A Spinal Disc Bulge Or Rupture

Can a disc slip? The simple answer is no. It’s a layman’s term that is unfortunately very misleading to the general public. “My disc has slipped out, can you put it back in” is not an uncommon conversation opener on the telephone. Of course, it’s quite difficult then to get the caller to understand that…

vertigo

Treatment For Vertigo

Vertigo is a problem that affects around half the population at some point in their lives and is more common as we get older.  Fortunately the symptoms usually only last for a few seconds to a minute or so, but the symptoms are very unpleasant including: Nausea and vomiting Dizziness Fainting A sense of rotating…

Do You Want A Policeman’s Foot?

Many of you may have heard of foot pain which is commonly referred to as ‘Policeman’s Foot’, presumably because police were prone to this condition in the past when they walked the streets.  Those suffering will feel pain in the heel and arch of the foot, typically first thing in the morning and then easing…