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8 August 2022

Spotlight on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia affects 7 times more women than men What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that results in widespread joint and muscle pain with tenderness to touch and joint stiffness. Symptoms can come and go and present in different parts of the body at different times. Fibromyalgia can also cause fatigue, sleep, mood and [...]

26 July 2022

Footcare at Bodyfix Clinic: Who to see and why

Chiropodist and Podiatrist: We frequently get asked what the difference is between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist, and in fact there is no difference! Chiropodist/Podiatrist is a dual title held by anyone who has completed a BSc degree in Podiatry in the UK since the 90's. The training to become a qualified practitioner involves 3 [...]

19 April 2022

Bites and Stings

With summer fast approaching, insect bites and stings are a common inevitability of warmer days. Although they can be painful, itchy and a nuisance they are usually harmless and clear up after a few days. However it’s good to know what to look out for, basic first aid and when to seek further help. Most […]

29 March 2022

Triathletes Foot: Top tips that can make or break a triathlon.

Here are my triathlete top tips for keeping your feet in tip-top condition before a Triathlon.  But let me say that foot preparation needs to start long before race day, if you want a PB! On your marks…   Keep your skin in best condition possible. Keep good foot hygiene. Wash them after each training session. […]

28 March 2022

Patient Success Story: Steve Snook

As practitioners we all love to hear a patient success story, especially when recovery is from the steely determination of the patient not to let their condition get the better of them. And Steve Snook is a great example of that! I had the pleasure of meeting Steve Snook in July 2019 after he had […]

16 March 2022

Frozen Shoulder-what is it and can Osteopathy help?

What is it? The term Frozen Shoulder was first used in 1934 by Dr Codman.  He stated that ‘the entity is difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the point of view of pathology.  Even in the 86 years since he said that it is still to be fully understood.  Frozen shoulder is […]

30 November 2021

Prosecco: The party season and your bladder

Yikes! it is December already and that means we are heading into party season!!  We might be drinking a little more prosecco, champagne and white wine.  On one had that sounds great but for some of us our bladder really doesn’t like the white fizzy drinks or sadly, alcohol in general.  So how can we help manage them […]

18 November 2021

Injuries in Trades People. Can BodyFix help?

For those of you who know me, and for the benefit of those that don’t, we have just moved to a new house in Stoneleigh. Hooray! We exchanged in June 2020 and had our work cut out for us from the start. The previous owner had been in the property from 1968 and (by the […]

3 November 2021

Are you ready for your ski trip? My tips for getting fit for the slopes

With Ski season coming up, I thought I’d share a few exercises that I like to do with my son Harry to get us ready for the slopes. Skiing…its all about squats – your Quads (thighs) are the hardest working muscle group, followed by your glutes (buttock). And these exercises need NO equipment… just a […]

14 October 2021

Five signs your child may need physiotherapy:

Children are often considered as mini adults when it comes to their health needs. However, the opposite is true... they have a host of rare and complex conditions they can suffer from which are both as individual and unique as they are. Here are just 5 areas of concern a children’s physiotherapist can help with [...]

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