Welcome to our News Page where you will find a weekly blog on all things Physiotherapy and sports based. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the information provided on this page.
Thursday 22nd March 2018
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,…
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…
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 Running School London in gait analysis and running technique and has over 10 years experience in treating sports injuries. So if you have an ache, twinge or pain that's stopping you from reaching your running goals for 2018, drop in to Melton Sports on February the 17th. http://www.meltonsports.co.uk/blog/
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 if you think a course of ultrasound may benefit you.
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…