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FIFA World Cup Fever

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry, Sports Injury Prevention, Pilates, Healthy Backs   From the die-hard football supporters, to enthusiastic players and children in the park, it’s unlikely that you’ll manage to escape the hype that comes with the FIFA World Cup. Even if you’re not an all year-round supporter/ player you’ll probably find yourself drawn into watching a few matches during the football event of the year. Football has the power to bring the nation together. Like the Olympic games, it is a human experience that can bring many nationalities and cultures together with no other commonality than the joy of sport. Football is an international language. FIFA suggests 270 million people play soccer which equates to 4% of the world’s population. But if you take into account the casual kick arounds in the parks, or on the dusty patches...

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Pronation is great!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry, Injury Prevention, Pilates, Healthy Backs   If you have ever experienced a lower limb injury, you have flat feet or are a runner you will possibly be familiar with the term pronation. Typical statements about pronation include “I’m an over pronator and this is causing my knee pain” “My foot over-pronates so I have been told I need to wear stability trainers to fix my Achilles pain” “I wear orthoses to correct my over pronation” The term pronation essentially refers to the movement that the foot makes as its makes contact with the ground, it is also known as eversion. The foot rolls inward towards the arch with each step, flattening the foot and cushioning the shock of weight bearing. So what is over pronation? Historically this is the term used to describe a foot...

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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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Whitley Bay Osteopathic Centre – Assessment, Treatment & Pain Relief

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In a new article on the partner pages of the Sports and Spinal Physio website, friends and web partners, Whitley Bay Osteopathic Centre promote the value of osteopathy in the treatment of musculo-skeletal pain. The Whitley Bay Osteopathic Centre has a great reputation in the north east of England for the successful treatment of back pain and muscular injuries. Like all reputable clinics, the Whitley Bay Osteopathic Centre start by taking a comprehensive medical history. They work closely with other medical practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of pain. Osteopathy works from the principle that injury to one part of the body can elicit pain and further damage in another part of the body. An example of this might be poor posture leading to tension in the neck and shoulder muscles that manifest itself as headache or migraine. Osteopathic treatment...

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Benefits of massage

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The benefits of massage Massage is known as one of the oldest healing traditions. One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones such as adrenalin are also reduced. Other benefits of massage include: Speeds recovery from exercise-induced fatigue Increases the blood’s oxygen capacity by 10-15% Reduces muscle tension, aches and pains Increased joint mobility and flexibility If you are a keen sports person or are training for a sports event and would like to get rid of those aches and pains after training please call 01277 246 400 to make an...

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work related back and neck pain – causes and solutions

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

work related back painhttp://youtu.be/4S0v85MRewM Work Related Neck and Back Pain 1. Why is back and neck pain one of the most common work-related injuries? Back and neck pain is very common in humans, back pain alone costs the NHS over £4 billion a year. The Spine is essentially an extremely strong robust column of bone that provides the foundations for our limbs to attach to. It is strong whilst also being highly mobile. Every task we do in life has a bearing on our spine and because one third of our day is at work, what we do is likely to impact on our spines – for some more than others.   2. What are some of the major causes for this? Modern sedentary work  – Office or driving This places the spine under sustained loads in poor alignment...

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