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Caldy Rugby Club are Promoted

Congratulations Caldy Rugby Club on promotion written by Leigh Halfteck Lead Physiotherapist   Caldy Rugby club has been promoted, Chiropractor James Adam and Physiotherapist Leigh Halfteck covered the game working pitch side. I want to explain what it is like to work behind the scenes of a rugby club. I have worked for a number of teams but I started…

Motivation to do Exercise

Written by Mathilde Opsvik   Recently I have spent a lot of time thinking about how I can inspire clients with back pain to be more consistent with their strengthening exercises. Most of us understand that strengthening your back with specific exercises from your chiropractor or physio is important in order correct the underlying reason for why you got the…

Lazy Bum

Written by Mathilde Opsvik As a chiropractor, the painful condition I see most often in practise is lower back pain. Sometimes this back pain has come as a result of a one-time trauma such as being involved in a road traffic accident or lifting something ridiculously heavy, however most of the time low back pain seems to appear out of…

Tension Headaches

Written by Mathilde Opsvik A problem frequently encountered in the clinic is headaches associated with pain and restriction of the neck and shoulders. We call these ‘tension headaches’. Tension headaches can be caused by tightness in the muscles at the back of the neck and over the scalp. The underlying causes include anything which makes those muscles tense, including poor…

What is Fascia

What is Fascia

Written by Cat Conroy There are different types of fascia in the body. Fascia is defined as ‘a thin sheath of fibrous tissue that surrounds muscles and other organs’.   Superficial Fascia This type of fascia lies just beneath the skin, it is responsible for giving the body its final shape, it also binds the skin to the deeper layers.…

Its all downhill from here, Ensure you’re slope ready

Its all downhill from here, Ensure you’re slope ready

Written by James Adam Over the last few weeks I’ve been hearing about people heading off or planning amazing holidays to the slopes. So after the holiday is booked and you’ve dug out your salopettes from the loft so you’re good to go, am i right? Wrong. Unless you’re going to plonk yourself in front of a log fire in…

Helping with Spine Health – Scoliosis

Written by Ceri Ann Jones The rule of three struck this week in the clinic, three patients with scoliosis had appointments on three successive days and three separate scoliosis stories came to my attention. However there was a reason; the visits coincided with a bit of sunshine. As Brits we have to take advantage of the sun whenever it decides…

A Physio's Perspective on his own Lower Back Disc Injury

“Sometimes it is easy to empathise with your patients when you have experienced exactly what they have been through” Ian is one of the Physiotherapists working in Liverpool. He has been kind enough to share his experience. Most People Have Heard of a Herniated Disc, But What Exactly Is It? A herniated lumbar disc is a displacement of disc material…