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What is Ultrasound Used For?

What is Ultrasound Used For?

A diagnostic ultrasound scan is a useful tool medical professionals use to gain real-time images of the inside of our bodies. This allows us to move the affected joint or muscle to see how the damaged structure interacts with other structures. For example, as the...

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Pilates for Strong Legs

Pilates for Strong Legs

Pilates was originally developed by Joseph Pilates to help with the rehabilitation of injuries in the early 20th Century. These days, Pilates is a strength exercise with benefits including flexibility, posture, balance, and physiotherapy. It’s also a good option for...

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What are the Key Principles of Pilates?

What are the Key Principles of Pilates?

By Helen Everatt Evolved from the original method devised by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th Century, Pilates is a low-impact exercise that focuses on strength and stability. There are 6 key principles of Pilates that promise to deliver various health benefits to...

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The Benefits Of Pilates On Our Bones

The Benefits Of Pilates On Our Bones

Most people are familiar with many of the benefits of Pilates and exercise, such as improving muscle strength and endurance, posture and flexibility.  Perhaps not as well understood is the importance of regular physical activity in building and maintaining healthy...

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The Answer To Long Lasting Health

The Answer To Long Lasting Health

By Helen Everatt, Mission Nutrition, Nutrition Coach and Fitness Instructor I work with clients to help them become a healthier, fitter version of themselves. Most clients come to me once they have exhausted fad diets, meal plans, shakes, smoothies, red days, syns and...

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How Often Should I Get A Massage?

How Often Should I Get A Massage?

“How often should I get a massage” is a question we are asked often here at Katie Bell Physiotherapy and Wellness. The short answer would be as often as you like really. The long answer depends on many factors to include the type of massage you are having, your pain...

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Fun Facts About Our Feet

Fun Facts About Our Feet

As a Holistic Therapist I spend many hours treating clients with reflexology and still find it amazing how my wonderful clients benefit from this fantastic therapy and the results it can achieve... Our feet are probably the most used and unloved parts of our body....

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Physio Vs Massage for Lower Back Pain

Physio Vs Massage for Lower Back Pain

The use of physiotherapy vs massage for lower back pain is a common question that clients ask in our clinic, and often there is a bit of a grey area between the types of treatments available. Although both physio and massage have a place, there are reasons why we...

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Quarantine & Pilates – A Story From Korea

Quarantine & Pilates – A Story From Korea

At midday on 29 September, South Korea reported 38 new cases of coronavirus in the previous 24-hour period. Since the pandemic began, the country (which has a population of 52 million) has registered a total of 23,699 cases and 407 deaths. A great deal has been said...

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The Benefits Of A Relaxation Massage

The Benefits Of A Relaxation Massage

What is massage? Massage is normally a whole or part body treatment with the therapist using their hands to perform pressure, stroking, kneading and rubbing movements to the skin. There are various types of massage that one can experience depending on the reason why...

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5 Benefits Of The Wobble Board For Pilates

5 Benefits Of The Wobble Board For Pilates

As an instructor I have seen clients walk into the studio, take one look at the wobble boards and they either hop on without a seconds thought or sigh with anxiousness and declare (before even taking their trainers off) that they are completely hopeless on it. This is...

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Taping: Fashion Or Fix?

Taping: Fashion Or Fix?

There are a few different types of tape: traditionally we have used tape to support ligaments, tendons and muscles to prevent further injury; also to give compression to a recently injured joint or to limit extremes of movement associated with chronic instability; or...

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Tennis And Protecting Your Shoulders

Tennis And Protecting Your Shoulders

Normally at this time of year, Wimbledon fever would be upon us and people up and down the country would be dusting off their rackets ready to get back on court over the summer period.  Now, although Wimbledon has been cancelled this year, tennis certainly hasn’t and...

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Postnatal Recovery in Lockdown

Postnatal Recovery in Lockdown

Congratulations on the arrival of your baby, I bet that was not the 3rd trimester, birth or homecoming you had imagined when you first saw that little blue stripe on your pregnancy test? Despite all the curve balls the lockdown has bought, you still need the essential...

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Take Control Of Your Back Pain: 90-Day Online Program

Take Control Of Your Back Pain: 90-Day Online Program

We are excited to share with you the introduction of our new 'Take Control Of Your Back Pain 90-Day Online Program'. Have you suffered from back pain in the past? Are you suffering now? Are you worried about it getting worse or coming back again? Have tried everything...

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The Perks Of A Home Yoga Practice

The Perks Of A Home Yoga Practice

Practicing at home may have become the norm for us all at the moment, perhaps you’re missing the vibe of a studio and being surrounded by the energy of others, or maybe you’ve always wanted to try yoga but haven’t really gotten round to it etc, just like cleaning out...

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Hip Tips For Staying Healthy As We Age

Hip Tips For Staying Healthy As We Age

Hip pain is a common occurrence as we age especially as it is a load bearing joint - joints like to be moving and need to maintain lubrication to have ease and comfort whilst moving. The best way to strengthen a load bearing joint is to load it! We can do this without...

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Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Theraband

Pilates Equipment: An Overview Of The Theraband

What is a Theraband? A theraband is an elastic type of material which is generally shaped in either a long band or circular band. Therabands come in a wide variety of colours, not to make them look pretty but to display the differing types of resistance they hold. The...

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Long Term Management of Lymphoedema

Long Term Management of Lymphoedema

What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is a condition most commonly caused by the removal or damage to your lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment, resulting in blockage to your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. The blockage prevents fluid from...

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How To Keep Your Aches & Pains At Bay

How To Keep Your Aches & Pains At Bay

Sports massage is a great treatment technique to reduce aches & pains, improve joint mobility and reduce muscular tension which is no doubt on the rise currently! With you, our amazing clients not being able to currently access their regular sports massage at the...

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One Stop Shop For All Your Lower Back Pain Needs

One Stop Shop For All Your Lower Back Pain Needs

For those readers who are recurrent sufferers of lower back pain the picture above will be all too familiar! In these current times, your aches, pains & spasms will be creeping more & more into your daily life now that we are less active & mobile, less...

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3 Glute Exercises To Incorporate In Isolation

3 Glute Exercises To Incorporate In Isolation

Let’s not forget our glutes!! During our time of social isolation and social distancing, our normal activity routines will be sent into disarray. We might not be as mobile as we were before the lockdown began.  We are not running to and from work or racing around town...

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Keeping Your Legs Strong Whilst Self-Isolating

Keeping Your Legs Strong Whilst Self-Isolating

We understand it is a worrying time for many of our clients, both for their own health and the health of their families. At Katie Bell we emphasise the importance of keeping active at all ages; however, with the current government advice, this is getting ever more...

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Covid-19 Update

We remain open and continue to do everything possible to meet all the necessary guidelines and to keep you safe and well.