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It wasn’t all Champagne and Strawberries at Wimbledon!

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

5 most common injuries in Tennis Ankle sprain Shoulder Pain Calf strain Back problems Tennis Elbow    Ankle sprain An ankle sprain is also classified into grades 1-3. Grade 1 being a more mild injury to 3 being a complete rupture.  The sprain can be a single or multiple ligaments,  of those the most commonly injured are the outside ligaments. The way sprains occur are the ankle is sometimes twisted inwards, player would experience pain at the front of the ankle due to damage in tissues. Exercise to help avoid:  Standing on an uneven surface on one foot to help promote the stability of the ankle.                    Shoulder Pain This is common pain/ injury in tennis as the muscles in the shoulder are used heavily throughout training and the matches! Common muscle...

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Is IDD the best non-surgical treatment for prolapsed and herniated disc?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

IDD observational study, outcomes for pain and disability index measures. Sharon Mumford MCSP, Dan Smith MCSP (2015) Introduction Low back pain is a significant problem in today’s society and persistent low back pain can result in many costly invasive interventions.  Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) therapy  is a non-surgical spinal decompression for back pain, neck pain and sciatica.  IDD was developed in the late 1990s to overcome the failings of traditional traction and manual therapy.  Cholewicki et al (2009) investigated the effect of traction on muscle activity and flexibility pre and post traction in healthy volunteers.  They found muscle activity to be minimal and fluid exchange in the disc provides the biomechanical effect in traction. Shealy and Borgmeyer (1997) reported it was possible to distract isolated lumbar segments by angling the distraction force and thus decompress a specific disc.  The...

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Are You Fit To Run?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Sports Injury | 0 comments

Have you taken up walking or running as part of a new years resolution? Or maybe you are competing in a marathon this year? In the lead up to the various marathons taking place this year many thousands will develop a lower injury as a consequence of extra walking or running. Walking aside, running doesn’t come naturally to most people and in our opinion only 5% of runners have the perfect “body set up” and are unlikely to suffer with injury. So what causes lower limb injury? Poor biomechanics Incorrect training Increasing distance or frequency of training too rapidly Inappropriate footwear Trauma – ankle sprains etc.. In this article we are going to look at how we can observe, analyse  and correct faulty biomechanics that contribute to the onset of injury. Biomechanics refers to how the body functions from a mechanical point of view....

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300 Different Types of Headache… Are There 300 Different Causes Too?

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

Over 300 types of headache have been described – but are there really 300 different causes of headache? Maybe the different forms of headache are not separate conditions simply different presentations of the same disorder. In the same way that people experience lumbar disc problems in different ways (back ache, buttock ache, tingling in feet, calf pain, groin pain etc…) maybe headache is the same. The diagram above is a small example of how the neck segments/joints can cause a variety of pains in the head . Our belief is that all headache sufferers share a common problem; a sensitized lower brain stem. The upper neck has the ability to sensitize this area leading to the amplification and in addition convergence of normal sensory information from the cranium (head) with nocioceptive information (warnings signs) from the upper neck, in...

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Devastated by Back Pain

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

My life was devastated by back pain but now I’m playing football with my kids again…thanks to IDD Therapy Scott Bryan from Chingford thought his days as a scaffolder were numbered when the back pain he’d suffered with for years finally took its toll. “I suffered on and off with lower back pain and grinding sciatica in my leg for a few years but last year the episodes became more severe and sometimes my leg would actually go numb when I stood for too long.” Scott’s condition became progressively worse and soon the intermittent pain became constant – eventually he couldn’t sleep and the manual nature of his job as a scaffolder became impossible, forcing him to take time off work. “I was in so much pain I could hardly walk and was only sleeping for a couple of...

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