Events

Why Does My Back Hurt?

Anatomy of the spine:

The spine is a crucial structure in the body. It has three major functions important for everyday life:

  • Protection: the spinal cord, nerve roots and several organs within the body are protected by the spine.
  • Structure: the spine provides structural support to withstand load and hold you upright.
  • Movement: the spine allows movement in multiple directions.

The spine can be broken down into five sections – cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. The spine has ...

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Sciatica

What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. Sciatica refers to symptoms of lower back, buttock or leg pain, which can be described as tingling, numbness, or weakness in the leg and foot. These symptoms originate in the lower back but may also be felt without lower back pain. The sciatic nerve exits the spine and travels through the buttock and down the back of the leg before branching off behind the ...

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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is the most common complaint we see at Mike Varney Physiotherapy. 7 out of 10 people will experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime. It is characterised by a pain or ache anywhere between the bottom of your ribs and the top of your legs. Some people also experience referred pain down into the buttocks and legs. Despite being so ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Educational Evening Seminar – Why Supplement?

On Tuesday 1st March 2016, Mike Varney Physiotherapy held an educational evening seminar to investigate the evidence behind supplements and probiotics.

In a world that is so quickly evolving and with so many mixed messages in the heath industry it is difficult to know what is good for your body! Here at Mike Varney Physiotherapy we are proud to not only to be helping the injuries and pains but also your health! This latest talk was part of a series ...

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