Author: PhysioFixx

Prenatal Massage – Busting the pregnancy blues

Prenatal massage
A mother's body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, initially with morning sickness, disruption to periods and bleeding. As the pregnancy progresses a prospective mother can expect the usual weight gain, tiredness, fatigue and swelling in hands and feet. Dizziness can also be caused from increases in blood volume, which helps provide the baby with nutrients for growth.  Hormone level changes...
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New ways to treat old issues

Shockwave for osteoarthritis
It makes the mind boggle; how did someone once realise that adding a lump of rock and some other chemicals, heat it up and suddenly you get molten metal to make all sorts with. Medicine has taken some odd twists and turns and through doctors and clinicians being brave and experimenting it has provided lots of options to treat various human afflictions. After the Second World War, some sailors in...
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Four Reasons You NEED Nutrition Support – Part 4

#4 Nutrition Needs to be Personalised Every individual has a completely different lifestyle to one another. This means that your nutrition should also be quite different. This is a huge problem in nutrition as internet gurus often promote a particular method of eating or claim to have found the ‘ultimate fat burning diet’ etc etc.  Unfortunately, this is never the case. And although we love to...
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Four Reasons You NEED Nutrition Support – Part 3

#3 Periodising As an athlete, every single day is likely to be different. Shouldn’t your nutrition therefore change accordingly? One of the biggest mistakes I see in athletes is their inability to adapt to their daily demands. Your nutrition should be changing all the time depending on your activity levels and the demands of your sport.  For example, you shouldn’t be eating the same breakfast...
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Four Reasons You NEED Nutrition Support – Part 1

#1 Getting the basics right The world of nutrition is full of myths, fallacies and FADs, making it an incredibly difficult area to understand. Many people believe and push their own methods, deeming themselves an expert because they eat, like everyone else. However, what needs to be understood is that one size does not fit all. Every individual has their own goals, preferences, lifestyl...
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Four Reasons you NEED Nutrition Support – Part 2

#2 It's time to get specific Every athlete has completely different training and lifestyle demands. Therefore, their nutrition should look completely different too. You’re not going to tell a banker to eat the same as a triathlete. Athletes need to eat according to their demands. Every sport will have limitations and every individual will have limitations. Sports nutrition has ...
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Have the last LAFT with your back pain

Back Pain
Recently one of my patients said their friend had slipped a disc – there was no formal diagnosis – just they heard and felt something pop in their back.  The truth is discs will never slip!  Poor education to many health practitioners in the past has meant that they have in turn poorly educated their patients about what’s actually going on with their backs. People often misconceive that their dis...
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Exercise helps cancer patients and survivors

Yoga with Cancer
Sadly, the number of new cancer cases diagnosed in the UK is increasing. It is likely that we all know somebody who has been effected by cancer themselves or within their families. Luckily, due to advances in treatments the survival rates are also increasing. Thankfully now 50% survive cancer for 10 years or more. This has created a growing group of people with unique health requirements. A rec...
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Rehabilitation classes at PhysioFixx Want to be Stronger, Leaner, Faster? Have you been injured and wish to return to your sport? Do you have an event coming up that you want to get to the start and finish lines stronger and injury free? Our rehabilitation classes may help. Classes are available to book in blocks of 6 or 10 weeks or pay as you go. Rehabilitation Classes Following an as...
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NASA Technology landed at PhysioFixx

One small step for man, one giant leap on a treadmill. Many people think that the millions we spend on spaceflight and exploration is a waste that could be spent down here on Earth in better ways. The night sky may look pretty on a clear night, but the content of space doesn’t really affect our everyday lives. However, it’s worth taking a look at what the NASA space program has actually deve...
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