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Tennis Top Tips!

Tennis Top Tips!

As Wimbledon becomes a distant memory and we move on to the Olympics, my thoughts turn to tennis, and inspired by Andy Murray’s success I have decided to return to the tennis court! Having suffered intermittently with tennis elbow, it’s time to invest in new equipment! My

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“Growing Pains”

"Growing Pains"

Julie and Anne recently attended the Windsor Knee Clinic Educational Study Day. It included interactive lectures on children’s orthopaedics, cardiology in sport and practical adult orthopaedic management in primary care. Many adolescents presenting with non-traumatic knee pain are those suffering with “growing pains” or Traction Apophysitis. In

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Resistance Training

Resistance Training

As we age our bodies become less efficient at building and maintaining muscle. I was surprised to learn that as we reach 75 years of age; we can lose as much as 4% of our muscle strength each year! In order to make sure this does not

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Newsletter, Spring 2016

Newsletter, Spring 2016

A warm welcome to our spring newsletter There have been a few changes since our last newsletter, as you will see below. Two new members for staff, a new baby – congratulations Chris, and another retirement, you will be greatly missed Tricia. Our team all do a

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Skiing

Skiing

Skiing is upon us again. I have been checking the webcams of my local slopes this last week and see snow starting to gather. So, just as the slopes are starting to get ready for a good season with a good base so must we. But what

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Achilles problems

Achilles problems

At the end of September, a few of us took up the offer of a free meal and an afternoon listening to some of the consultants from the Royal Surrey Hospital. It was an informative afternoon listening to their recent options for treatment of conditions from the

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Walking for Health

Walking for Health

Walking is an excellent weight bearing exercise, meaning it is an exercise done standing up moving against gravity. As such, it is fabulous for bone density health too. Everyone thinks that walking is the poor cousin of running, however it is suitable for people of all ages

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

The Achilles tendon is very strong. It’s located at the back of your ankle and connects your two calf muscles to the bone in the heel of your foot. The tendon is made up of many collagen fibres. There are several ways in which the tendon can

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Kegel Exercises

Kegel Exercises

I was very amused to read an article in the Sunday papers about a lady who lifts weights with her pelvic floor! Her name is Kim Anami and she is a 44 year old mother of one. It would appear that we have lagged behind women in

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain is also known in medical terms as Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). Pain at the front of knee is often cause by a muscle imbalance, meaning certain muscle groups are overworking and tight and other muscles are weak and not providing enough support. This

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