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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…

Acupuncture for a summer body boost.

Acupuncture for a summer body boost. This is the time when we all start to think of a summer body. The sun has begun to shine and the shorts and little tops are being dusted down from last years wardrobe, The shops are full of summer colours and swimwear. So you try on last years…

Alternative fitness ideas from a Fife physiotherapist.

Alternative fitness ideas from a Fife physiotherapist. Sometimes a series of tiny events influence your thinking and that’s what has happened to me this month. I recently posted my new found liking for wii jogging. Its helped me in my own fitness plan. I then spoke to someone about their holiday weekend hill walking and…

Muscle injuries classification prevention and cure.

Muscle injuries classification prevention and cure. As physiotherapists we often grade injuries. Whether that be to assess muscle tendon ligaments or nerves there is a grading system for each. The idea is to ascertain the extent to which the structure has been damaged. Predict the likely recovery time and process and to understand what intervention…

Wii jogging a physiotherapists view.

Wii jogging a physiotherapists view. I’ve recently become a convert to wii jogging. I started it after watching my children and now I’m a convert. Asa physiotherapist I’m often advocating the benefits of exercise but in this form It is super convenient. Patients often complain that in their busy lives and with a family they…

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