Advice on stretching your calf muscles

It’s really important that you get your calf stretches correct… here’s why: The problem with tight calf muscles is that they can lead to all sorts of lower limb problems including, foot pain, heel pain, Achilles tendinopathy, shin splints and knee pain. You should stretch your calf muscles with a straight knee and a bent [...]

By |2018-10-02T13:02:00+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not just for grown ups

Growing up is a big challenge for the musculoskeletal system. The Physios at Linkfield Clinic manage conditions that affect our younger population. Sever's Disease is a common condition we can help with. What is it? Adolescent Heel Pain or 'Calcaneal Apophysitis' What causes it? Activity related heel pain in adolescents is often due to a [...]

By |2018-08-10T15:34:40+00:00August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Introducing Rosa… Our Sports Massage Therapist

Rosa developed a keen interest in remedial therapy after suffering from various injuries herself. She was able to experience the enormous part massage and physiotherapy played in her recovery. Her interest and subsequent career choice stemmed from her personal experience of the effectiveness of sports massage therapy to manage muscular pain, sports injuries and enable [...]

By |2018-09-28T12:59:08+00:00August 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Running will always be tiring, but we can help make it less painful!

We all know that there are many benefits from exercise. Running is one of the easiest ways to exercise: it improves your cardiovascular fitness, burns calories and can increase your strength. What’s more, running can improve your mental health too.Studies have shown that a 30 minute run can boost your mood and alleviate symptoms of [...]

By |2018-08-10T08:33:19+00:00July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can you be too flexible?

Linkfield Physio, Rebecca Gates, advocates physiotherapy for hypermobility What is hypermobility? When joints move beyond the normal range of movement this is classified as joint hypermobility. As physiotherapists we are seeing more and more patients with symptoms relating to their hypermobility. It’s really common in the general population. Is it a bad thing? No, not [...]

By |2018-07-13T09:33:51+00:00July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learn how physio can be part of breast cancer care

Our physiotherapist Laura Moore specialises in Breast Cancer care.  Physiotherapy can help recovery following procedures such as lumpectomies, lymph node removal/biopsies and mastectomies.  Restore range of movement Reduce swelling/lymphoedema Resolve or reduce cording Improve scarring What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is swelling within the body’s tissues. It is caused when the lymphatic system is not functioning [...]

By |2018-07-13T09:13:33+00:00July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments