Acute pain Benefits Chronic pain Confidence Depression Exercises fitness Injury Pain running Self-confidence Uncategorised 1st December 2017

Depression and Injury

There is a lot of research surrounding how exercise can help with mental health. Many of us know that with even simple things like getting out of the office for a walk at lunchtime can improve mood, reduce stress and increase concentration levels.   Exercise can also be a great motivational tool.  It may be […]

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Activation Activities Exercises fitness Injury Muscle Rotator cuff Shoulders Uncategorised 17th November 2017

Rotator cuff – why it is important to look after the ‘little’ muscles

I see it all of the time, people in the gym trying to get ‘bigger’ shoulders.  But what are they actually doing?  Are those lateral raises actually helping their shoulder strength and stability?   Our shoulders are incredibly complicated mobile joints due their ball and socket design, with movements created by around 30 muscles.  In […]

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Activation Exercises Glutes Maximus Medius Minimus Muscle 10th November 2017

How important is Glute strength?

The Glutes The glutes comprise of three muscles – Gluteus maximus, Gluteus medius and Gluteus minimus. Each glute muscle moves your thigh in a different direction. Working together, they affect your ability to stand, walk, stand from a squatted position, climb stairs and walk uphill. They also contribute to helping maintain your balance. So, regardless […]

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Acute pain Chronic pain Cluster Headaches Headache Migraines Sinus Headaches Tension 3rd November 2017

Understanding your Headaches

Headaches   Although it may feel like it, a headache is not actually a pain in your brain. The brain tells you when other parts of your body hurt, but it can’t feel pain itself. Most headaches happen in the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles that cover a person’s head and neck.     Different types of headaches   Tension headaches […]

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Activities Cramp Exercises fitness health Muscle Pain 27th October 2017

Muscle Cramp

Muscle Cramp Muscle cramp can be horrible for the person experiencing it, yet oddly entertaining for the people watching – few things are more painful than cramp. You are happily going along during your run, swim, cycle and bang! Your calf muscle is the shape of a ball, pulling your foot right down. So, what […]

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Activities Exercises fitness Injury Knee Overload Overuse Tendinitis Tendinopathy Tendonitis 20th October 2017

Tendinitis? Tendonitis? or Tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy The terminology for tendinitis or tendonitis has now changed to tendinopathy. This is due to evidence highlighting the lack of an inflammatory component in a tendon injury, and inflammation not being the primary source of the condition.   What is Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy is a process which describes injury to the tendon that is a […]

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Boost Confidence hypnotherapy Self-confidence 6th October 2017

Boost Confidence with Hypnotherapy

Boost Confidence with Hypnotherapy Confidence is a skill that can be developed, and built upon – everyone has the ability to enhance their self-confidence. Self-confidence refers to having faith in our own abilities, and acceptance of mistakes and what can be perceived to be ‘negative’ outcomes. Those who have healthy levels of self-confidence are often […]

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Activities Acute pain Chronic pain Conservative Injury Knee Muscle Pain Surgery Uncategorised 29th September 2017

Surgical Vs Conservative treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries

ACL Surgery Vs Conservative treatment   Rupture or damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is a common injury in young, active individuals. An injury to the ACL often results in an unstable knee that increases the risk of further knee damage, such as to the knee menisci. ACL injuries can be […]

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Activities Acute pain Exercises fitness health Massage Muscle 22nd September 2017

The scientific reasoning behind massage

Massage and post exercise recovery In this day and age – fitness, wellbeing and health are big talking points. Everybody wants to know the next fitness craze or healthy eating fad. There is plenty of blogs, Instagram pages, and Facebook posts to follow to stay up to date. But how else can you help maintain […]

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Activities Exercises fitness Growth Hypertrophy Muscle 15th September 2017

What is hypertrophy?

What is hypertrophy? Hypertrophy is a term for the growth and increase of the size of muscle cells. The most common type of muscular hypertrophy occurs because of physical exercise such as weight lifting, and the term is often associated with weight training. The Hypertrophy Process When someone starts exercising a muscle there is first an increase in the nerve impulses that […]

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Activities Chiropractors Exercises fitness health Injury Muscle Osteopaths 8th September 2017

What is the difference between Osteopaths and Chiropractors?

This is a common question and it can be a tricky one to answer! The main reason for this is that there can be huge variations between the practitioners of each profession and some osteopaths may be more like a chiropractor and some chiropractors more like osteopaths! There are some philosophical and historical differences, although these are likely […]

health nutrition Uncategorised 30th August 2017

Energise & Nourish

Energise & Nourish 6 week Nutrition & Wellness course Staring Monday 11th September at Comfort Health Clinic, Clifton Course dates: Monday evenings 11th, 18th, 25th September, 2nd, 9th and 16th October  About the Course: 6 week course just for you! Recieve a weekly plan to follow plus the benefit of 6 x weekly 1:1 health […]

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