IBS – can acupuncture help?

The condition Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of a group of conditions referred to as functional gastrointestinal disorders.  These result from a change in the way the brain sends signals to the nerves supplying the digestive organs (gut-brain interaction).  ...

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Job vacancy: Physiotherapist

Part Time Physiotherapist required for leading private practice in Congleton, Cheshire (CW12) to cover 3 sessions of 4 hours (12 hrs total per week) - days to be worked by negotiation. Salary (employed) pro-rata of full time equivalent, or (self-employed) associate...

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Why you need to look after your back

You should look after your back; you only get one of them. Your back is a powerful tool that your body strongly relies on. It can be mistreated through spending long hours sitting at a desk or driving, repetitive strain injury, or even stress. Back pain is a common...

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Menopause and hot flushes – can Acupuncture help?

Menopause is a condition which normally occurs later in a women’s life (typically between 40 – 58 years), although it can also occur earlier as a result of surgery and treatment of various cancers.  When periods stop (amenorrhoea) and have not occurred for 12 months,...

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Why you need to try dry needling

Dry needling can offer relief for muscle pain and stiffness as well as improving range of motion and flexibility. It’s being offered by more and more physiotherapists around the world, and Norris Health can provide full training of the practice with our courses. What...

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Posture is not important – until it is

Twenty years ago, posture was a buzzword in the therapy world. Posture analysis was commonplace, and often linked to the then emerging practice of muscle balance assessment. Many articles and books were written on the subject. In fact, our clinic director Dr...

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World Diabetes Day: Transform like Tom

MP Tom Watson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but managed to 'reverse' it with physiotherapy and exercise. Tom was more than 22 stone at his heaviest, so it wasn’t easy for him to begin a full exercise regime. He did what he could manage, which was initially...

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How to manage stress with exercise

Stress can manifest itself both mentally and physically. You may feel irritable, anxious or overwhelmed, and may experience physical effects such as tiredness, headaches or an upset stomach. There are many possible causes of stress, from feeling under pressure at work...

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Scoliosis – what the exercise teacher needs to know

Scoliosis is a side (lateral) curvature of the spine, usually associated with a twisted appearance on forward bending movements in yoga.  Normally the spinal bones are stacked on top of each other to form a column.  From the side, there is an inward curve (lordosis)...

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