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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 [...]

30 September 2021

Footwear Advice for Children

When looking for supportive footwear for children there are a few points to consider: A rigid high heel: This ensures the heel is supported from all directions. You should not be able to push the heel in easily with your fingers. A firm mid foot support: The shoe should not be able to be twisted […]

24 September 2021

Marathon Runners: Taper Time and Final Prep

I have run a few marathons and so I thought I would give you a few tips on tapering and why we should taper before running a marathon.  If you’re planning to run The London or the Manchester Marathon in the next few weeks, then by now you will be tapering and possibly going crazy waiting […]

2 August 2021

We are not ‘Fans’ of stiff necks at BodyFix Clinic.

I have been an Osteopath for 11 years now and with that experience I see ‘patterns’ of injuries. In the winter, Osteoarthritic pains are worse. In the summer I see people injuring their ankles from wearing flip-flops. One seasonal injury that I see coming through the door at BodyFix clinic in the summer is stiff […]

26 July 2021

How to prevent Onychomycosis (Fungal Nail)

Fungus is a micro-organism that lives in our environment. Fungus requires damp, dark and warm conditions to colonise and grow. Our feet can often provide these perfect conditions. As well as infecting the skin (known as Athletes Foot) it can affect the toenails (Onychomycosis). Although painless, Onychomycosis, can look unsightly and can gradually destroy the […]

13 April 2021

The benefits of Magnesium Salts: Bath and Body

Formerly the preserve of hard training athletes, but now embraced by a number of celebrities, magnesium baths have been popular over the long lock-down winter. Fortunately, the potential benefits of magnesium are open to all with or without a bath, or time for a long soak…! What does magnesium do? Magnesium is both a mineral […]

12 March 2021

Tummy gap after pregnancy?

I can feel a gap in my tummy muscles.  What is it? The medical term for tummy gap is “diastasis recti” and is a really common post natal condition.  About two out three post natal mums will have some degree of separation of their stomach muscles.  It is a widening of the two sets of rectus abdominis muscles […]

10 March 2021

The Benefits of Using a Foam Roller during “Lockdown”

During this time it must feel like a waiting game for when the next sports massage may be available.  Our muscles will be feeling tight and tender without the regular sports massage. There is an alternative we can use in the interim by the means of a foam roller.  Read on and watch my videos to see […]

30 November 2020

The benefits of Water

We all hear that drinking lots of water is good for you. But understanding how and why….helps us to visualise the benefits as we drink and will encourage us to keep it up long term. Keeping hydrated has many different health benefits. 6-8 glasses a day of pure tap water or bottled water is recommended […]

24 October 2020

Spotlight on Polymyalgia Rheumatica.

My recent experience with Polymyalgia Rheumatica I recently saw a regular patient for the first time since COVID-lockdown. She is a very nice lady and has been a patient with me at Bodyfix clinic since we first opened in 2018. Since that time, I have been treating her symptoms of Fibromyalgia.   Fibromyalgia is multi-faceted and […]