Facebook Live- The viscous cycle of heel pain and not being able to lose weight

Facebook Live 25 February 2020

Vicious cycle of heel pain Very often in the clinic we see patients with heel pain who are also wanting to lose weight. Many of these patients struggle to be able to do both of these at the same time. If they are unable to exercise they gain weight ,which can result in increased pressure on the heel making it worse and if they exercise they find the heel pain symptoms become worse. This turns into a catch 22, and a vicious cycle

What we would recommend if getting some “quick

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Facebook Live- Why recovery is the most under rated part of training

Facebook Live 18 February 2020

Recovering is an underrated component to progressing further in your training. When we train or exercise, we are depleting our bodies of its energy reserves and creating micro-traumas within the tissue so ultimately, we’ll be emerging from each session weaker and slower than we went in. The benefits of training begin as your body recovers and adapts to the adopted tissue stress to better prepare you for your next session in future. Endurance training tends to put less stress into your muscles but more onto the

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Facebook Live- Shoe review: Brooks Glycerin

Facebook Live 13 February 2020

The Brooks Glycerin is a neutral running shoe which uses a variety of features to enhance the feeling underfoot when walking and/ or running. Firstly what is a neutral shoe? A neutral shoe, has one single density material which means it does not provided any additional support via posting however does provided a good stable base. Neutral shoes are a great option for complementing foot orthotics.

The Glycerin is classified as part of the “cushioned” range and is one of the brands softest shoes. This softness is provided by their

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Facebook Live- Do Foot Sleeves and Compression Socks help your Heel and Achilles Pain

Facebook Live 6 February 2020

The FS6 Sock has been having a few mixed reviews at our clinic but we can all agree that it sometimes is the missing link to getting your heel pain issues fixed. Usually most heel pain cases are prevented with supportive footwear and some form of control to stabilise and improve the function of your foot, however, there is a small percentile that remains unresolved and that’s where the FS6 sock comes in. The FS6 sock adds that factor of gradual compression in the right areas

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Facebook Live- Why has my heel pain just emerged in my 40’s and 50’s

Facebook Live 30th January 2020

Why is heel pain more common in your 40’s and 50’s?
Heel pain can affect all age groups and isn’t reserved for a particular bracket. The main factor taken into account is the level of activity. In the young adult age bracket of 20-34, the most common cause is due to a high level or an increase in physical activity whereas in older age bracket of your 40’s and 50’s, the cause can still be that high level of activity but is more commonly due to an

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Facebook Live- Children’s Heel Pain

Facebook Live 23rd January 2020

One common cause of heel pain in children is known as “severs” or calcaneal apophysitis. This injury is caused by an inflammation of the growth plate that sits at the back of the heel bone. In children this is largely caused by their rapid growth rate, causing the shin bones to grow faster then what the calf muscle can keep up with, which results in tension, pulling and agitation on the growth plate. This will generally be seen in the very sporty and active kids between 8-12 years old. If

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Facebook Live- School shoe tips!

Facebook Live 16th January 2020

It is that time of year again when its back to school. Its crucial to get your kids fitted into the correct shoes that they will be wearing everyday.

Here a a few tips to remember

1- Get the shoes fitted correctly. Our guide is make sure there is 1/2 to a full thumb width of room at the end of the shoe. Firstly to allow growing room but also to make sure their toes aren’t pushing against the end

2- Look for velcro, buckles, laces or straps. Something that

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Facebook Live- New Years Fitness Resolutions gone wrong; Going to hard to early

Facebook Live 7th January 2020

This time of the year people try to take control of their life and do something they’ve wanted to do for a while with their exercises; get fit, start to exercise more, get on top of their diet. We also find that after a couple of weeks, or months, people start to lose motivation and fall of their diet and exercise goals. We have found that there are two major reasons for this drop off. Number one is that they have made the goals too big,

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Facebook Live- Why running quietly is important!

Facebook Live 17th December 2019

Our tip for today is run quieter and lighter. Some of you may recall Newton’s 3rd law of motion: Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If we apply this to running for example, the harder we hit the ground, the more vertical ground reaction forces are generated and sent back to our joints and the rest of the body. Our aim is to move forward so if the force is generated back to us, it’ll push us up rather than propel us forward. So

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