News

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.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Running School London in gait analysis and running technique and has over 10 years experience in treating sports injuries. So if you…

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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 are tenderness and pain throughout the body with extreme tiredness and loss of sleep. About 75%-95% of Fibromyalgia sufferers are women. The exact cause for fibromyalgia is difficult to isolate but there is an agreement on a group of possible causes, some of these include; Loss of sleep Post traumatic stress Imbalance of hormones Abnormal pain messages Excessive inflammation in the body Treatments for Fibromyalgia usually include a combination…

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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…

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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…

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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 a deep ache which is worse after activity. They may also notice that the area around the tendon has become swollen or thickened, and in some cases the tendon may 'squeak' or 'pop'…

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We are Open!

Tuesday 16th January 2018

The practice is now officially open and we are looking forward to showing off our new premises to our patients. Here is an image of our new treatment room...

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