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Forefoot Pain: Put Your Best Foot Forward

They are a long way away and usually hidden in shoes, but a painful foot will quickly get your attention and stop you doing the things you love. Pain in the ball of the foot is very common in dancers, runners, triathletes, cyclists and people working on their feet all day.  Women are more likely to experience forefoot problems than men. Here’s a few examples of problems we look for:

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3 Things New Mums Should Know About Getting back Into Exercise Safely

Shaylee Pyett- Physiotherapist

Struggling to get back into exercise after having a baby? Having a baby can alter your regular routines, decrease your sleep quantity and it can be hard to take time for yourself to exercise.  Exercise has many important health benefits for new Mums including; cardiovascular, strength and conditioning, and importantly psychological well-being and self-identity.

Here are 3 things we’d love you to know about about exercising after having your baby.Read More

Shin Splints: Help!!!

“Shin splints” is a real problem for anyone taking part in running sports. It’s one of the top 3 running related injuries. Weirdly, the name “shin splints” is taken from a common injury in 2-year-old racehorses, where they damage the “splint bone” in their shin.

Running related shin pain in humans is usually caused by one of a few different conditions. Read on to find out what they are, how they differ and how we can help you get them under control and get back runningRead More

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgery or a Boot?

The Achilles tendon is the most frequently torn tendon in the human body. It’s a major injury which takes months to recover. For decades, surgical repair of the tendon was the most common treatment, but since walking boots have become popular recently, non-surgical treatment using a specialised boot has become more popular.

So which one is better? Surgery or a boot? As usual, it depends!Read More