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PODIATRY

Back to School

by Kate Dansie

back to school

Why the perfect shoe is important in the back to school rush!

Wearing ill-fitting shoes can have a negative impact on your child’s health. Bones in children’s feet are still developing and are therefore far more vulnerable to stresses when compared to adults. Shoes that are Ill-fitting are likely to cause problems for bone growth and development, as well as issues with the child’s gait, posture and stability. . . .

 



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Heat OR Ice?

by Emily Peut

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Heat or ice?

One of the most common questions I get asked is whether to apply a heat or ice pack to a painful area or following an injury. This is a topic where there seems to be many health professionals providing different and often conflicting advice, leaving people uncertain on the best thing to do. . . .

 



PODIATRY

High Heels

by Kate Dansie

high-heels

Women often make sacrifices for foot fashion, but at what price?

The perfect pair of heels can make an outfit, but with this style comes much suffering!

Many women wear high heels on a regular basis saying that they feel more feminine, confident and…

 

 



PSYCHOLOGY

Neuroplasticity + Butterflies

by Maria Polymneas

butterfly

 

I have been working with a client for a while now, regarding a phobia related to vomiting.  Not just the act of vomiting, but the sounds of vomiting, the possibility of vomiting and even the likelihood of coming into contact with someone who is unwell and may vomit!  Her phobia has escalated in the last 6 months as her control over life has lessened.

 

 



MASSAGE

Tension Headaches

by Jenny MacKenzie

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Over the last few months, I have been seeing an ever-increasing number of patients who are complaining of tension headaches. Tension headache, previously known as muscle contraction headache, it’s the most common type of headache.

 

 

 



PODIATRY

Cracked Heels

by Kate Dansie

 

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For most of us, cracked heels are unsightly summer embarrassment that only seem to get worse as the warm months continue! The heels of our feet are under extra pressure in the summer months from hot, dry conditions and hard skin and calluses can develop quickly in these conditions, and without adequate care can quickly become dry and cracked.

 

 



PSYCHOLOGY

Chronic Pain + Fear Avoidance

by Maria Polymneas

chicken-catcher

A couple of years ago I saw a client who will stay with me as an example of “I was lucky to ask the right questions at assessment”.

He was referred by his GP for ongoing back pain with anxiety and depression. . . .

 

 



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Muscle Cramps – The real cause and what to do

by Emily Peut

muscle-cramps

 

You know that horrible and intense pain that takes over a whole part of your body and stops you in your tracks? That is cramping. Nearly everyone has experienced a muscle cramp at some time or another. But what is it exactly and why do we get them? And what can we do to stop them?

 

 



PODIATRY

SPORTS PODIATRY AND PRONATION

by Kate Dansie

Trail running. Freeze action closeup of man running. Shallow depth of field, focus on left shoe.

As we all know playing sport invariably comes with its own set of injuries, no matter what you’re getting involved in. High-impact sports such as netball, basketball, running, soccer or any sport involving your feet can lead to injuries needing specialist treatment.  Sports podiatry looks specifically at injuries to the foot, ankle and lower leg sustained through participation in physical activity.

 

 



PSYCHOLOGY

Can you hypnotise chickens?

by Maria Polymneas

dog-mariaWhat is hypnosis?  Clients often ask me this question and the only experience they have had of this is watching a stage hypnotist get someone to cluck like a chicken.  Is this hypnosis?  Yes.  BUT it’s not hypnotherapy!

I equate it to you can cut a steak with your scalpel or you can use it for delicate brain surgery. It’s still a scalpel, but it has different uses with a different “user”.

 

 



PHYSIOTHERAPY

Off- Season Training

by Emily Peut

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End of season – now what?

A common pattern I see is clients finishing up the end of a season and going into complete hibernation after all of their hard work that’s been completed over a season in terms of fitness and health. Don’t get me wrong, there is definitely a need for rest and relaxation from strict training routines but the importance of maintaining some form of routine is underestimated and underutilised. Studies have shown that 1 month of complete rest  results in up to a 30% decrease in muscle strength and a 10-15% decrease in muscle mass, an increase in body fat as well as a 20% reduction in aerobic fitness. We all know how quickly those few months fly by before pre-season is starting up again and the struggle to get back out there is REAL!