A Physiotherapists approach to managing back pain

07th October 2019

Written by Rob Walsh, Physiotherapist

To celebrate Back Care awareness week (October 7 – October 12) we are going to look at back pain. We will build on our previous blog post from March 2019 regarding triggers for low back pain; leading us into how this influences treatment based on the latest available evidence.

How to prevent recurrent episodes of pain

12th August 2019
Reflecting back, there were many signs that I ignored in resolving my simple low back ache which could have prevented the more significant event. As an Osteopath and a Personal Trainer, I often get asked advice about how to prevent recurrent episodes of pain and my advice is...

Why is exercise such a mood booster?

13th May 2019

Regardless of age or fitness level, several studies show that making time for exercise provides not only physical health but also some serious mental benefits.

Why your core & pelvis could be adding to your shoulder issue

15th April 2019

In-house osteopath Caitlin Perrett, takes a deeper look at shoulder injuries and how making changes to your core and pelvis can help to make improvements.

Is stress a trigger of lower back pain?

25th March 2019

Low back pain, particularly acute low back pain is something that we see regularly at the White Hart Clinic. Patients visiting us can be quite limited and disabled in what they’re able to do and are often unclear on what has been the trigger for their pain.

A recent study published has shed more light on this, showing what does and doesn’t cause these flare ups.

What are the benefits of massage?

12th November 2018

What is Massage?

Massage is a combination of techniques that address joints and their soft tissue attachments in order to create ease of movement & reduced pain. These techniques often consist of effleurage, petrissage, compression, vibration, and deep strokes. More advanced techniques include myofascial release, trigger point therapy, soft tissue release, lymphatic drainage, muscle energy technique and so on.

Who should have a massage?

Common Tennis Injuries and How To Avoid - Part 2

20th August 2018
Continuing on from last month's blog entry, we are going to look at 2 further injuries that are common when playing tennis and how you can look after yourself when playing.

Common Tennis Injuries and How To Avoid - Part 1

23rd July 2018
Ok so we’re all a little sad that the best tennis competition of the season is over. But, if you’ve recently been inspired by the incredible talent on show at Wimbledon and are thinking about trying your hand at tennis to see if there’s a little Serena about your serve or Nadal about your top spin, then this is the post for you. Here we'll discuss some of the most common tennis injuries encountered by beginners and veterans alike, and how best to avoid them

Major predictors of running injuries

11th September 2017

In this week's blog post our physiotherapist Jacqui Perry explains some of the most important factors in running technique that may help decrease injury risk, and also improve performance.

What every runner needs to know

26th April 2017

With the weather warming and days becoming longer it’s very tempting to dust the cobwebs off your trainers and make that long awaited return to running.

It is generally around this time of year that physiotherapy clinics become inundated with patients who have recently made the return to running only to succumb to injury a few runs back into their new fitness regime.  

The question you must ask yourself before making the return remains “is my body ready to begin running again?”


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