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Exercises for Trapezius Muscle Relief

Exercises for Trapezius Muscle Relief

Pain or soreness of the trapezius muscle is a common complaint, as it is easy to cause muscle strain in this area. In this article we go over  causes of trapezius muscle strain, as well as how to stretch your trapezius muscles to combat soreness and get you back to...

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Pilates for Lower Back Pain

Pilates for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint in both GP and Physiotherapy clinics. Managing lower back pain can be tricky, but a growing body of evidence suggests that exercise-based rehabilitation under the supervision of a Physiotherapist is the most...

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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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