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Nutrition for weight loss/management

Introduction – Weight Loss Overview Firstly, by weight loss we mean lose body fat. This is a favourable change in body composition as opposed to an unfavourable, where you may lose muscle (key for things like glucose uptake and healthy functioning throughout life). Ultimately, weight loss comes as a result of an energy deficit. This […]

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WATCH: Back Pain – Why We Get It, Rehab Exercises and When to See A Physiotherapist

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WATCH: How To Squat Properly for ALL Abilities

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London Marathon 2018

  Good Luck Everyone That Entered The London Marathon Ballot – Result This Week! We are putting together a Marathon Package for: Nutrition Gait Analysis Strength and Training assessment Advice to avoid potential common injuries Marathon Training schedule Please give us a call to book in. 01322 275 402 or email info@westhillphysio.co.uk

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WATCH: Post Injury Ankle Strengthening

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Physiotherapy – What To Expect As A New Patient

When you have never gone for treatment before, it can be a daunting thing. What’s going to happen? Will it hurt? Will it help? Will I need to show my body?  If you are due to have physio for the first time the following maybe of help to you! Treatment is a very personal thing, […]

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Clare’s Marathon

So I’m writing this blog after having finished the London Marathon 2017and what an epic day it was!  The weather was a little hot, which took many of us by surprise, but painstakingly I made it down the famous finish line to claim my medal. Pre-Marathon: A couple of days before the marathon I started […]

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Tennis Elbow – What is it and what can you do to help yourself

Watch:  Physiotherapist Paul Conrad explains what tennis elbow is and how you can treat this yourself at home.

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Frozen Shoulder – What is it and what can be done?

WATCH: Physiotherapist Paul Conrad explains the symptoms and diagnosis of a Frozen Shoulder and provides exercises and advice for rehabilitation at home.  

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Is the plank exercise really targeting your core?

WATCH: Here our Physiotherapists Paul Conrad and Clare Parr explain how to correctly perform the Plank exercise and why this is so important to successfully build core strength.

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Trigger Points – What I Tell My Patients

A Trigger Point is where the muscle is told what to do by the nerve.  Trigger points exist in all muscles in all people. When these trigger points are pressed, whether someone is in pain or not, they are tender, and in a very few people they are not tender at all. Trigger points (TrP) […]

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Foam Rollers: To roll, or not to roll, that is the question.

Many of you will have seen these foam tubes lying around the stretch areas at the gym, pilates studio or in your physio’s treatment room. What are they and what do you use them for? These simple pieces of equipment are called foam rollers. Foam rollers are commonly used as a recovery aid after training […]

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Benefits Of Soft Tissue Therapy

  No matter what you do in life, there will always be aches and pains. Whether from daily stresses or from exercising hard, there will always be a time when some movements feel uncomfortable and when muscles and joints hurt. As a guide, if you push into a muscle with the palm of your hand […]

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Clare Parr – Marathon Blog – Weeks 1-5

    So, I’ve just found out I have a ballot space in next year’s London Marathon – the panic has just set in! I have two young children and when they are off during summer my exercise regime takes a back seat, so that means I haven’t done any running for over 8 weeks […]

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Pain Explained

Pain – Explained! Pain is our body’s natural response mechanism for protection. For instance, if we touch something that is hot, pain is felt. Pain signals are then sent to our brain and it responds by sending messages to our muscles to move away so we don’t hurt ourselves further. We can also experience different […]

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Sports Nutrition – Empowering your performance by Clare Parr, sports nutritionist

Food is an important part in everyday life, but especially important when taking part in sport. We need it to power our muscles, repair tissue and amongst other things, help our bodily processes perform. Food is our fuel, it gives us our energy and it is important to get the basics right to get the […]

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Should I be using Hot or Cold to treat my aches and pains?

What should you use to treat an acute injury? Ice/cold or heat packs? We have been asked this question a lot recently so here is the answer. Follow this advice and you won’t get it wrong again: Imagine that you have just twisted your ankle, pulled your hamstring running or felt a muscle pull in […]

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Do you suffer with tension headaches?

Many of us will have experienced a tension headache at some point in our life. It is very common and can make you feel tired, irritable and can make concentrating on simple every day tasks difficult. What is the cause for tension headaches? There may not be one single primary cause for your headache. Some people may […]

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

  If you are currently suffering from plantar fasciitis or know of someone who is, you will know how stubborn this condition can be to resolve. The term “fasciitis” infers that there is inflammation in the plantar fascia (“itis” meaning inflammation of). Whilst this may be true in the acute stage of the condition, the […]

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Running Injuries

Running injuries occur by placing too much stress on our body. There are a number of reasons why someone may experience pain. Typically a running injury may arise due to one or more of the following factors: Biomechanical issues Training error Weakness Biomechanical Common running injuries such as Ilio-Tibial Band (ITB) stress syndrome and runners knee […]

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Physiotherapy

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Sports Injuries

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We are experts in aiding the recovery and rehabilitation process for a wide range of sports injuries.
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Acupuncture

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We specialise in providing acupuncture treatment to help treat and prevent injuries and pain.
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