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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and who gets it?

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints is comprised of pain in the lower part of the leg along the edge of the bone (Tibia) between the knee and the ankle. More specifically, pain is felt in the middle to lower third of the tibia and will be isolated to the inside of the shin bone.

Most often, shin splints will affect runners accounting for ...

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Weightlifter’s Shoulder

Do you have pain in the front of the shoulder? Regularly lifting weights? Do you have a very physical job?

A condition you should be aware of is Weightlifter’s Shoulder.

What is it?

Weightlifter’s shoulder, also known as distal clavicular osteolysis, refers to the wearing of bone at a rate faster than it can be repaired occurring where the collar bone meets the top of the shoulder blade. Consistent stress through repetitive lifting creates this degradation and or compression ...

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Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, refers to pain and limited movement of the shoulder joint. It most commonly occurs between the ages of 40-60 and is more prevalent in women than men. Frozen shoulder can start spontaneously when the tissue around the shoulder joint becomes inflamed, which then causes the tissue to shrink causing pain. It may also occur post-surgery and is more prevalent in individuals with type 2 diabetes.

It is ...

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Growth Related Injuries

There are a wide range of growth-related injuries that can occur in children and teenagers. These injuries commonly develop in those who live highly active lifestyles. Participating in school physical education, after school clubs and individual sports clubs daily.

These injuries occur during growth spurts where the bone grows, and the muscles/tendons become tight and start to pull on the bone causing pain and dysfunction.

Symptoms are usually tightness to the surrounding muscles, pain to the bone, occasional ...

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Radial Shockwave Therapy for Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis – Case Study

Do you suffer with pain in your heel or under your foot? Has it come on gradually? Is it stiff in the morning? Does it hurt with walking or running? Does it feel like a burning sensation?

You may be suffering with Achilles Tendinopathy and/or Plantar Fasciitis. Continue reading to see a case study of one of Jenie’s patients suffering with these problems and how Radial Shockwave therapy can help! 

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Therapeutic Ultrasound

What is therapeutic ultrasound?

Therapeutic ultrasound has been used as a treatment technique since the 1950’s and it remains a popular treatment for a range of clinical problems. It is the production of mechanical energy created by the vibration of a quartz crystal, which is situated inside the treatment head. When the crystal vibrates sound waves are created and these waves are then passed into the tissues. Gel is applied to the area of skin ...

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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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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, ...

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7 Benefits of Indian Head Massage

It sounds like a treat for a special occasion or spa break, but actually Indian Head Massage has many health benefits both physically and emotionally.

The aim of Indian head massage is to release tension in the muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. Indian head massage can also help with relieving fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and sinusitis. The experience is deeply calming and relaxing, leaving a feeling of increased energy, concentration and revitalisation.

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Headaches and Migraines

Recurrent headaches and migraines are a very common condition that people live with for years without finding a way to effectively cure or manage them. The World Health Organisation state that 31% of all migraine sufferers have never seen a doctor regarding them and it is thought that they are underestimated, under-recognised and undertreated throughout the world. For those that do seek medical help, they are often given strong medications with many side effects that do ...

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