Walking

Walking

This week is ‘get walking week’, a celebration of short walks in Britain which are led by experienced walkers.

Walking can be a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get some fresh air and stay active. Walking is known for its’ health benefits both physical and psychological. It is free, can be easy and is accessible to nearly all of us. Read more >>

Sun Protection

Sunshine and boosting your vitamin D and sun protection.

Now we’re having more sunshine I thought I’d check out current advice about being out in the sun. Read more >>

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injuries are relatively common. They are due to damage to the soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) and/or nerves of our bodies causing symptoms such as pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased mobility. Read more >>

Does your head hurt?

Does your head hurt?

Headaches are one of the most common health complaints in the UK. Some of us are lucky enough to only suffer the odd attack here and there but for others they can be very distracting and quite difficult to manage. Read more >>

Support for difficult babies

Support for difficult babies

At the practice, we regularly treat babies who have developed all sorts of difficulties within the first few weeks of birth.

In last few weeks we’ve seen a couple of really troubled babies who had particularly deliveries, requiring intervention and also needing follow up care in Special Care Baby Unit and a longer stay in hospital. Read more >>

Stretching

Stretching

We often forget that stretching is an important part of keeping our bodies fit and healthy.

I often find that those of us who do a physical job or cycle or walk to work don’t consider this as exercise and therefore do not see it necessary to stretch out the used muscles after a day at work or after a physical commute. Read more >>

Gardening – Looking After Your Back

Spring is surely coming soon….and when it does, many people will be out working in their gardens or allotments. Muscles can tire quickly with sustained fixed postures or repetitive tasks, causing aching later on and sometimes joint pain. Read more >>

Glaucoma

This week is World Glaucoma Week, reading up on it, got me thinking about how over the years we’ve helped relieve eye problems like, decreased tear production causing dry eyes, soreness remaining after shingles across the face and eyes, reduced pain and discomfort after eye operations such as cataracts and reduced firework like flashings in the eye. Not to mention helping numerous babies with blocked drainage of the eyes. Not seen anyone with glaucoma yet though….

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Posture In Pregnancy

Postural changes during pregnancy Read more >>

New Mattresses

Do you find you wake up feeling a lot stiffer and older than you should do?
If so, one of the commonest reasons for this can be poor sleep, often from a mattress that is too old or may be the wrong stiffness for you. Read more >>

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