Marathon Q & A – Andrew Kitson

Andrew is a long-standing visitor to our clinic and has taken part in several marathons.  He is currently training for the Brighton marathon followed by a triathlon.  We asked him for some advice…….

How many times a week do you run when training for a marathon?

I try to limit my running to twice a week: normally a long run at the ...

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David’s Walk

One of our fabulous patients David, has set himself a massive challenge of walking 1 mile through Harlow Town Centre for the Brain and Spine Foundation. David has spent years learning to both speak and walk again after he suffered a subarachnoid brain haemorrhage in May 2007. This walk will be the furthest he has ever walked since his brain injury and we are following his progress as he prepares for his challenge.

David first visited us in ...

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5 New year resolutions you can stick to!

Need some inspiration for a worthwhile New Year’s resolution that you might actually keep? Have you already failed one that you had planned to stick to since January the 1st? Here are a few recommended resolutions that will act as investments in both your short and long term health..
1. Sit Less:

New studies showing just how bad sitting is for your health are starting to really convince us that a lifestyle change is in order. Limit your sitting to ...

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Headache and Migraine Advice Evening

img_7849On Tuesday 29th November, the Mike Varney Physiotherapy team presented an information and advice evening lecture to patients, local GP’s and opticians. The talk was aimed at examining the different types of headaches and migraines and the treatment that we can provide to help reduce symptoms, frequency and intensity.The evening was delivered by 3 of our therapists: Tom Green, ...

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Silver Leys Polo Club

Over the summer season, the team at Mike Varney Physiotherapy have been offering their services to Silver Leys Polo Club situated just outside Bishop’s Stortford. The Club has been around since 1894 and is believed to be the oldest Polo Club in England.

Players travel from all around the country and even from abroad to play at Silver Leys, however the club is also supported by a wide range of spectators making the Polo events a worthwhile and enjoyable experience. ...

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Reflexology – is it the right treatment for you?

Do you often feel stressed or anxious? Perhaps you’re experiencing sleeping problems, or are suffering from digestive issues or aches and pains? Reflexology may be able to help you.

Reflexology is an unobtrusive, simple treatment that targets specific points on the body to reduce tension and stress correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in ...

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Whiplash

Whiplash will affect 1 in 200 of us at some point of our life however it is rarely serious and most people will make a full recovery. Taking control of the pain will increase your likelihood of getting better quickly.

Whiplash is an injury to the neck after a sudden movement in one direction followed by a rapid movement in the opposite direction. It is likely that this will be caused by a rear end or side impact road traffic ...

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St Clare’s Midnight Walk

This year the Mike Varney Physiotherapy team have chosen St Clare’s Hospice as our charity of the year. So far we have raised £200 but we have a way to go to reach a target similar to last year! The team are completing personal challenges this year including the Midnight Walk in Harlow on the 2nd July!

Why is the Midnight Walk in Harlow is such a vital source of funding for St Clare Hospice?!

St Clare’s Hospice provides specialist ...

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SPD? Don’t Suffer In Silence!


Around 1 in 5 women will experience mild discomfort in the back or front of the pelvis during pregnancy. These aches and pains, if left untreated may progress to interfere with everyday activities such as walking, climbing the stairs and getting out of chairs. Your body will go through an extraordinary amount of change when you are expecting. Make sure you are looking after yourself!

SPD – What Is it?

SPD, PPGP or PGP is characterised by pain in ...

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Cancer Research UK’s Race For Life

On the 15th May 2016 the Mike Varney Physiotherapy Team helped support Cancer Research UK, by providing free sports massage and injury advice to the thousands of runners who gave up their Sunday morning to raise money to beat a devastating disease.

Whether you have been affected, your family, friends, loved ones, children, it is now a large part of our world with 352,197 new cases identified in the UK since 2013. It can be a heartbreaking disease, leaving love ...

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