If you are a runner yourself or involved in almost any type of training regime, it would be hard not to have noticed a lot of talk in the industry about barefoot running. The sudden craze of ditching the shoes might not make a whole lot of sense if you, like many, see the need and benefit for a good supporting training shoe. So, barefoot running - madness? or, a strategic plan for better training?
Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Acupuncture Is Superior For Chronic Pain
“Acupuncture (needling in the right place) is superior to both sham (so called ‘placebo’ or needling in the wrong way or wrong place) acupuncture and standard care (usual medical care) for the treatment of different types of chronic pain. This suggests that the effects of acupuncture are more than just placebo effect.”
Manual therapy is a term used to describe most techniques Chartered Physiotherapist do with their hands. There are techniques which are taught to us 'Physio’s' at University which take a lot of practice to perform correctly and effectively.
Back Pain - Are You One Of The 33%?
Many of our clients visiting the clinic suffer some form of back pain. Some come to us after trying various treatments from other sources with little relief. In this article I wish to share an insight into the assessment and treatment of a particularly challenging back pain condition.
Do you fit this profile?
Welcome to Paula Morgan
We would like to extend a very warm welcome to Paula who has recently joined our team. Paula's excellent academic background and diverse clinical experience enhances our clinic's position to offer the highest standard in Physiotherapy care.
Pain relief for common running injuries begins with a little knowledge.
Runners often suffer niggling injuries over time. Many are not debilitating and with some determination won't prevent you from skipping your after work jog. However, if you can identify more accurately what the issue may be you are in a better position to self treat it so it doesn't get worse.
Acupuncture is continuing to gain widespread interest from the general public and is becoming an ever increasingly popular form of treatment. If you're not familiar with the 'Medical Acupuncture' approach you can read a bit more about it here - What is Acupuncture
The Study intends to compare two different health approaches for ageing adults.
One approach will be exercise + nutrition based and the other only nutritional (without exercise classes).
All participants will undergo medical screening and receive high quality health assessments such as:
Earlier this month I was privileged to be able to attend a Masterclass in dry needling (a medical acupuncture technique) by Dr Robert Gerwin at the Royal London Hospital for integrated medicine, in London, UK.
Dr Gerwin is a world renowned expert in treating myofascial pain (muscle pain and trigger points) using needling techniques. He is a neurologist and fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and practices in Washington DC.