Chit Chat

  • 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 […]

  • How diet can affect bone health

    The main stream definition of osteoporosis portrays bones as static structures, indicating that when bone deteriorates there is nothing that you can do to reverse or stop it except take medicines to correct the problem. However, there is no miracle drug without side effects and infact bone loss or osteoporosis, can be prevented or even […]

  • Are you an ‘apple’ or ‘pear’?

    Often people are concerned about the shape of their body and the way this makes them look and feel. However your body shape could be an indicator to a potential health problem. An ‘apple’ shaped body tends to have fat above the waist, whereas a ‘pear’ shaped body carries fat below the waist. Men with […]

  • How To Prevent Joint And Muscle Pains

    So many people complain of joint pain and of course as physiotherapists we are treating joint and muscle problems all the time.  However, have you ever thought what may be causing these problems?  As physiotherapists we look at your posture, how you sit at your workstation, how you lifted that heavy object, your sport etc, […]

  • Sunscreens….good or bad for you?

    It is so true that when the sun is out we all feel so much better. People have a smile on their face, colour in their cheeks and walk upright, striding out! Why is this? Well one reason is that whilst you are out in the sun you are getting your Vitamin D which is […]

  • Statin drugs – a Gentle Decline

    So now the medical profession want to put everyone over the age of 55 on statins and blood pressure drugs, whether they need them or not and without examining them for any problems. Supposedly it will cut costs! My question is: Are the side effects associated with statins worth the risk? Just in my practice […]

  • Are You Suffering From Depression?

    ‘Depression’ is often used to describe when someone is feeling ‘low’, ‘miserable’, ‘in a mood’, or having ‘got out of bed on the wrong side’. However, doctors use the word in two different ways. They can use it to describe the symptom of a ‘low mood’, or to refer to a specific illness, ie a […]

  • Help for Hayfever

    Well, the hayfever season seems to be with us already. The warmer months of spring and summer mean that we can start enjoying more of our favourite outdoor activities. Whether it’s strolling through the woods, cycling along the riverbanks, taking the dog for a walk, playing cricket out in the fields, or simply relaxing in […]

  • The Importance of Cleansing the Bowel

    According to Mayo Clinic research, all shades of brown and even green are considered normal stool colours and the foods you eat can affect the colour of your stool. For example, beetroot, tomato juice, blueberries, and green leafy vegetables can affect your stool colour. However, a distinct change in stool colour can be a warning […]