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1 April 2020

Looking after your feet and preventing dry skin.

Skin is the largest organ in the body and offers a protective barrier against the outside environment. When intact, it is a waterproof, smooth, flexible and protective layer. However, dry skin can become cracked. This compromises the protective barrier and can leave you open to infection. Dry skin can create micro splits and fissures allowing […]

31 March 2020

Lockdown: Tips to prevent injury in the home or garden

As we try to manage boredom levels during “COVID lockdown”, many of us will focus our time and effort on improving the home or garden. Clearing out sheds, fixing wind damaged fences, sorting out the loft, painting, decorating and many more manual jobs. These are jobs that might normally be allowed to build up, maybe […]

30 March 2020

Ideas to keep you healthy during Covid-19 ‘Lockdown’.

It is extremely important to remain at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19, but how do you keep healthy and pain free during this time?  I have written some ideas of how to remain physically and mentally healthy whilst you’re at home. Physical health -Don’t sit for too long- whether it be at a computer […]

18 February 2020

Just a little accident? Bedwetting, daytime wetting and soiling in children.

According to the NHS an estimated 900,000, 5-19 year olds suffer from bladder and bowel conditions such as bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling.  That is approximately 1 in 12 children.   So what is the main cause of these problems: Constipation is often the main culprit!! Because the rectum can stretch and stretch, it has […]

5 February 2020

Chilblains- What are they and how to prevent them?

What are they? Chilblains are small, itchy, red areas of skin.  They can come as a result of an abnormal reaction to the cold. They usually affect the hands and feet. The good news is that although they are uncomfortable, they generally clear up within 7-10 days. What causes Chilblains? During cold weather, the tiny blood […]

30 January 2020

Being mindful and mindfulness……

If you are anything like me, life can get busy juggling multiple priorities and it is difficult to slow down to find time to just ‘be’. Often we soldier on and before you know it the aches and pains can appear in the body. Sound familiar? This is where being mindful and practicing mindfulness in […]

28 January 2020

Bad posture or Upper Crossed Syndrome?

Most of us at some point catch our reflection as we pass by a window and straighten ourselves up after checking out the bad posture! Unfortunately bad posture habits are the ones that die hard. But with a bit of knowledge on why they occur, adaptations in our daily activities or routines can help improve […]

20 January 2020

The importance of checking our feet for Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma is a form of cancer. It develops from a type of pigment cell called a Melanocyte. Melanomas cause around 7,000 deaths per year. The GOOD NEWS is that if we can catch them in their early stages, melanomas are almost entirely curable.  But if they are located on harder to spot areas, like the […]

17 January 2020

Postpartum Running: To run or not to run?

To run or not to run is probably my most frequently asked question when I see my post natal mums. When can I start running?  It is such a hard question to answer because every pregnancy, delivery, body, tissue structure and post natal experience is different. Up until recently I always tended to advise my patients […]

9 January 2020

RED January 2020

“Run Every Day” RED January has been set up by the charity Mind to raise awareness for mental health, which is great for me as I love to run! The benefits that exercise has on our mental health is remarkable and when we exercise our bodies release endorphins which make us feel good, happy and […]