Chit Chat

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Hi Alison my GP says i gave a classic frozen and referred me to a rheumatologist. Meanwhile i wonder if physio can heal this condition? Thanks Beth Gallagher Answer Hi Beth Yes physiotherapy can definitely help a frozen shoulder. Alison

  • Exciting News about Ginger

    Ginger is the rhizome (root) of the plant Zingiber officinale and is consumed as a medicine, a spice and as a delicacy. Other members of the same family are cardamom, galangal and turmeric. Young ginger roots are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste and used in many dishes or steeped in boiling water […]

  • Help for a Good Nights Sleep

    A poor sleep pattern is one of the most common complaints in our society today and we do little to help ourselves. We stay up too late and get up too early. We tend to over stimulate ourselves with late night activities, such as working on our computers or watching television, and then we use […]

  • It could be Caused by Your Gut…

    Are you suffering from headaches, nausea, belching, bloating, tiredness and muscle aches? Would it surprise you if I told you that it is probably caused by your gut? Your body needs to process the food you eat, strip it of its essential nutrients and eliminate the waste as soon as possible for you to feel […]

  • What’s in an Apple?

    As the saying goes – ‘an apple a day keeps the Dr away’! Well, there is more and more scientific evidence to support the idea that by eating apples it keeps you from having to see your Dr. and protects you from developing chronic health problems such as heart disease, asthma and some forms of […]

  • What’s in a lime?

    As with all citrus fruits, limes provide lots of vitamin C and some B vitamins. They are also rich in a plant compound called flavonoids. In the 19th century the British sailors were given a daily allowance of limes to prevent scurvy. It presented itself initially with symptoms of fatigue and lethargy, then spots especially […]

  • What’s in an Avocado?

    Lots of people avoid avocados because they believe that they are full of fat and therefore calories. Well, they do have a high fat content but it is a healthy fat. It is predominantly monounsaturated and can help to lower LDL, ‘bad’, cholesterol. So, infact, avocados could be considered to be a heart-friendly food. Not […]

  • What’s in a Banana?

    Bananas are a good all rounder and provide some useful nutrients such as Vitamin C B6 and potassium. Vitamin C helps to keep the immune system healthy as it is a great antioxidant and antihistamines. It helps with the absorption of Iron and the production of collagen. Resists bacterial and viral diseases, controls blood cholesterol […]

  • Switch off your Pain

    Picture this scenario: you are walking along in a hurry and you don’t see that the pavement has a dip in it……suddenly you are saving yourself from falling, and there is a searing pain in your ankle! You have twisted it and already it is beginning to swell up. All very nasty and the first […]

  • The Importance of Healthy Eating

    The summer is a great time to think about your eating habits. You can go for lovely green salads, raw green vegetables and the beautiful fruits such as the berries and currents that are around. If possible try to eat organic foods because it puts less strain on the liver. Why do I suggest green […]