Parkinson’s can affect anyone

There are approximately 130,000 people in the UK living with Parkinson’s with more men than women having the condition.  Although the conditions mainly develops in older people but some it can also be diagnosed in younger people. Famous people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s include Roger Bannister (the first person to run a 4 minute mile), Micheal J Fox,…

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What is Parkinson’s?

Our Neuro Physiotherapist Karen Hull has lined up some daily facts throughout Parkinson’s Awareness Week this week “Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, noted for affecting the basal ganglia region of the brain as a result of the loss of the chemical dopamine. It was first described in Western Medical literature in 1817 by Dr James Parkinson, but Chinese records…

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Make the most of your run

Whether you are new to running and doing Couch to 5K or preparing for your 20th Marathon and a seasoned all weather runner, this time of year, as the days get longer and the clocks go forward it’s lovely to be able to get out more, but before you up that mileage remember that where injuries are concerned prevention is better than cure!  So before you head out for a run – here’s some advice to help you on your way …

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Sleep Better

Renting a cottage in half term with my family made me think about beds and what to look for in a comfortable bed and pillow.

Did you know that it’s been proved that an old bed can rob you of up to an hour’s sleep a night? And if you compare sleep on a new bed versus an old bed the sleep quality is better – that is, less disturbed and more recuperative sleep – with three times fewer physical movements and two times fewer micro-awakenings being recorded.

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Laptop Blues

Laptops have made us be able to work more flexibly and be more mobile, but they have been blamed for causing work-related back, neck and shoulder problems as well as headaches.



Cases of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) are on the rise according to the Health and Safety Executive.  The increasing popularity of laptops may be a factor in the problem, once they were only used by busy business people who had to work on planes or trains, but thanks to lower prices, the rise in home working and wireless internet access, laptops are everywhere.


Currently about 11% of the workforce spend a significant amount of their time working from home and this is on the rise. Coupled with this is the

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Are you struggling to keep your New Years Resolutions?

As we head through January all those good intentions from the New Year are heading down the drain and our willpower is at a low ebb.  But help is at hand …. The team at Physio & Therapies are sure to have something to help you keep to your resolutions!


Each year millions of people resolve to lose weight, stop smoking, eat more healthily or reduce their stress levels.  Psychologists have researched why we fail and the main reasons are that we don’t get enough support and that we don’t break the tasks into achievable goals.  At Physio & Therapies we have identified the most popular New Years Resolutions and worked out how we can help support and motivate you … so all you need to do is read on!

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Vibrational Medicine

Kate Herbert BSc (hons), PGCE, Dip Vib Med


A biology lecturer for many years, my degree in science has helped me assess the therapies I use in a rational way.  Seeing evidence of how they help people every day convinces me that they work. I have good knowledge of anatomy and physiology, including the chakras and meridians and conventional western medicine.

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Rear-ended recently? Don’t let it become a pain in the neck!

Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic Collision

Whiplash has been in the media recently and is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways.  It is common in road traffic accidents but may also be caused by sports injuries, falls or assaults. Most cases of whiplash injury occur as the result of rear-end vehicle collisions at speeds of less than 14 miles per hour.


Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • neck pain and stiffness
  • tenderness over the neck muscles
  • reduced and painful neck movements
  • headaches

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How Counselling can help Men to achieve better Mental Health

By Steve Axell, Counsellor and Life Coach


‘Stuff’ happens in life, like difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities, the death of a family member or friend, illness, accidents and unexpected setbacks. These challenges can become a rich source of learning and growth and shape us as people, or they can take a serious toll on our mental health and cause us to become stuck, anxious, isolated and even ill. Many of us, men particularly, have been conditioned to tough it out and struggle alone, to ‘Man-Up’, rather than admit weakness or vulnerability and seek help, until it becomes overwhelming and reaches crisis point. Of the 6,233 suicides recorded in the UK in 2013, (which is 3 times the number of people killed in traffic accidents) 78% were male and 22% were female.

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