A client of mine has adult-acquired flat foot and presented with significant pain along the outside of the ankle and foot region when walking. She had been to see a surgeon who had suggested surgery but she was keen to see if there was anything Physiotherapy could do to assist with the view to possibly avoiding having to go down the surgical route.
What's the best technique to help with speed, efficiency and a reduced risk of running injuries? This has become a hot topic of debate with no firm conclusions. Its important to consider each runner as an individual and what works for one person may not work for another. I've been experimenting recently...
The fact acupuncture is an effective treatment for headaches and migraines is not news for us. We have been effectively applying medical acupuncture techniques alongside our Physiotherapy practise for many years, with excellent results.
I am currently managing a lady in her mid forties, a real achiever and very driven in the workplace who suffers from chronic muscular tension type headaches for many years.
A Physiotherapist could have read all the books, know the research inside out and believe they are practicing evidence based medicine. But, they may not be very good at actually resolving their client’s complicated condition. Here's why;
I recently treated a 17 year old rugby player who suffered a rare sporting injury following a tackle - a fracture of the end of the collar bone which sits nearest the breast bone. A colleague of mine made the initial assessment and made a good judgment call that further help was needed.
Shoe insoles / foot orthotics have the power to positively transform your postural alignment - or ruin it.
If you are suffering any form of foot or ankle pain and if the thought of a shoe insole has crossed your mind, then please consider these few key points before taking any action.
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.”