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Sports injuries and physiotherapy treatment.

Sports injuries and physiotherapy treatment. Sports injuries are some of the most common ailments seen by physiotherapists. In my practice I see a huge range of part and full time athletes. The degree and severity of the injuries varies tremendously. But whether your a full time professional or a weekend amateur the results are often…

Physiotherapy for sports injuries.

Physiotherapy for sports injuries. Physiotherapy is the classical source for treatment of sports injuries. But if you have never been to a physio before it can be a little daunting. At Wholehealth I try to put the patient at rest and work on the principal that we are both in this together. This joint approach…

Better physio, faster returns, more results.

Better physio, faster returns, more results. So you’ve made the decision to have some physio. So what should you expect from your therapist. At Wholehealth I place a great deal of emphasis on inital assessment. This is the most important aspect of physiotherapy in my opinion. Good assessment and identification of the structures involved leads…

Acupuncture for allergies, migraines and health.

Acupuncture for allergies, migraines and health. Following on from my resent post on the use of acupuncture to treat Hay fever Ive had a number of information requests. Patients have been enquiring about the wider use and application of acupuncture, How it works and requesting further details. As with all of my posts I’m delighted…

Hay fever can acupuncture help.

Hay fever can acupuncture help. At this time of year most of us are enjoying the weather and breathing in the sweet scent of freshly cut grass. But for others this time of year is a nightmare. As pollen levels rise so does the incidence of hay fever. For those who suffer from the allergy…

Whiplash type injuries of the neck.

Whiplash type injuries of the neck. Whiplash type injuries of the neck often occur following a road traffic accident. The restraining force of the seat belt stops out body from moving forward during a collision but the head and neck are free to continue their forward momentum. Once the neck has reached full flexion their…

Foot problems. A modern Podiatry approach.

Foot problems. A modern Podiatry approach. The modern Podiatry approach to foot pain is a whole world from what our parents and grandparents knew. Your local podiatrist is a likely to use a laser as a scalpel and more likely to be versed in medical conditions than ever before. More and more we have become…

Pain. What is it how to control it. Where to get help.

Pain. What is it how to control it. Where to get help. Pain is registered when sensory nerve fibres called nociceptors are stimulated. This response is registered in the brain as what we call pain. Pain in itself can have different causes and different forms but the end result is always the same. We fell…

Acupuncture for all.

Acupuncture for all. I understand that acupuncture for all is a pretty broad title. But then its a pretty proad subject. The world health organisation lists hundreds of uses for acupuncture and here at Wholehealth I use the modality in a variety of ways. First I run a cessation clinic. ThIs means anything from stop…

Football injuries and treatment.

Football injuries and treatment. The football season is nearly at an end but with world cup fever building and end of season cups still to be decided this is a busy time for players coaches and physiotherapists. One such injury Im treating at the moment prompted me to post this advice. At every level of…

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