Whether you are a veteran athlete or a newbie on the block, you will have heard your fair share of opinions on the role of massage, ice baths and other recovery tricks of the trade. But how far do you go to optimise your recovery and is there any value to working as hard at rest as you do in performance.
Physiologically, all methods are thought to assist muscle repair and the promotion of nutrient delivery to ... Read more →
The Achilles tendon is the strong fibrous band of connective tissue that rises from the heel bone and attaches into the calf muscles. It is the thickest tendon in the body and due to its high weight-bearing nature is prone to injury. Overuse of the calf muscles can lead to overloading of the Achilles tendon, leading to inflammation and degeneration causing pain, known as a tendinopathy. If you suffer from Achilles tendinopathy (previously known as tendonitis), the ... Read more →
At Mike Varney Physiotherapy we pride ourselves on keeping up to date on the latest advances, technologies and techniques within our field. If you have visited our practice; you will no doubt have met Mike or one of our team of extensively qualified and experienced physiotherapists and have had the benefit of at least one of the new and traditional treatments we have on offer, such as Radial Shockwave Therapy (pictured above).
As an ... Read more →