News

Welcome to our News Page where you will find a news and views on all things Physiotherapy and sports based. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the information provided on this page.

Runner’s MOT

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Are you due an MOT? We are now providing a full assessment for beginner and seasoned runners. The assessment involves gait analysis and injury screening and footwear advice. This is ideal for people who have recently taken up running and are experiencing new aches and pains. Call us today to book your MOT (£50).

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One 2 One Kettlebell Training

Thursday 7th June 2018

Kettlebells have been used as a dynamic tool to develop strength and core stability for centuries. Kettlebells were used as counterweights in Russian markets during the early 18th century. The market workers started swinging the weights around for fun and quickly realised their strength and endurance began to increase. Now kettlebells are seen in nearly every gym and fitness studio. …

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Miles Podiatry interview for 4-4-2 Magazine " how maintaining feet can improve performance"

Thursday 22nd March 2018
Simon Miles

How can maintaining your feet improve performance? Toe Flexors - pretty much ignored by most strength and conditioning coaches however the toe flexors, muscles that line the bottom of the foot and are active with every step. Essentially they stabilize the toe joints and curl the toes. Weight training the flexors has been shown to increase vertical jump height, 50 m sprint times and increasing arch height (important for good foot function). One of the most common football problems relates to the Nails. Nail maintenance is essential, keep the nails short and smooth, make sure those boots fit properly and your not cramming your toes into tight boots that are uncomfortable just because look great on the field. I see…

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If barefoot running is old hat, just how much cushioning do we need?

Friday 23rd February 2018
Simon Miles, Biomechanics Podiatrist

Running shoe trends are constantly changing and recently the trend is moving away from the barefoot / ultra-minimalist styles. This is possibly due to inappropriate shoes combined with poor technique and inadequate strength resulting in increased injury. This coincides with Vibram Five Finger barefoot shoes recently being found guilty in the US of misleading marketing, allowing anyone who has brought the shoes to claim a refund!! With the trend moving back to more traditional shoes the question becomes, how much cushioning should we be looking for? This is a very difficult question to answer, let's face it, people will have different needs and there is no one size fits all solution (excuse the shoe pun). …

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Half Price Massage Day

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Our resident massage therapist Jane Sumner will be holding a half price massage day on Friday the 23rd of February. We are very proud to have her on our team here at New Park Physiotherapy. This is a great opportunity for current and new patients to view the new premises and perhaps try a new treatment. The following treatments will be available on the day at these prices... Hour Massage £22.50 was £45.00 Half Hour Massage £17.50 was ££35.00 Hour Indian Head Massage £22.50 was £45.00

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Runner’s Clinic

Monday 5th February 2018

We will be holding a free drop-in clinic for runners at Melton Sports on Saturday the 17th of February. Our Physiotherapist, Alistair will be in the shop 11am to 2pm to offer advice and mini treatments to any runners with injuries or niggles... for free! Alistair has training from the…

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Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia

Friday 26th January 2018

Fibromyalgia can be a debilitating condition which effects millions and according to the American pain society is the most common chronic pain condition in the world. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, 3-6% of the world's population has fibromyalgia. The main symptoms of fibromyalgia…

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Acupuncture for sports injuries

Friday 19th January 2018

Here at New Park Physiotherapy we have two clinicians who are trained in the use of Acupuncture. Traditional Chinese acupuncture forms the foundation of all clinicians training. However, we use a technique known as 'Trigger point' acupuncture for sports injuries. This style of acupuncture is used when patients present with painful 'spasms' in the muscle tissue. For example; a runner who keeps getting cramp in their calf would usually benefit from trigger point acupuncture. Evidence has shown that when an acupuncture needle is placed specifically into the 'knotted' muscle it has a dramatic change on the effected tissue.…

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BTL Ultrasound

Wednesday 17th January 2018

We are please to announce we are now using BTL Ultrasound machines here at New Park Physiotherapy Melton Mowbray. BTL Ultrasound offers the most accurate and evidence based ultrasound for the treatment of all injuries. The very powerful 'injury library' means the system can target the exact tissue and depth using evidence based settings. Subsequently this means it can deliver immediate analgesic effects on tendon injuries and contusions. Please feel free to contact us…

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Achilles Pain

Tuesday 16th January 2018

This time of year we often see an increase in patients coming in with pain from their Achilles Tendons. This is usually caused by a sudden increase in activity after Christmas, especially in patients taking up or returning to running. Diagnosing a Tendon Achilles (TA) problem is fairly straight forward and often the patient is already aware of the diagnosis before they arrive. Often the patient describes…

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