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How to protect your data when booking with HealthEngine

We have just heard that news outlets are today reporting on the discovery of documents that show that HealthEngine – the online booking platform that we use at North West…

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Shoulder pain: Is it a degenerative rotator cuff tear?

What is it? The rotator cuff muscles are important for shoulder stability and control, but as a result of their location and the demands placed on them, the tendons are susceptible…

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Simple exercises to reduce your tension-type headaches

Do you suffer from headaches? As many as one in every 20 adults worldwide suffer from a headache almost every day. Headaches are painful and disabling, with most sufferers reporting reductions…

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Sore knees in kids: Do they have Osgood-Schlatters Disease?

What is it? Osgood-Schlatters Disease is a condition that develops during adolescence. It is a common cause of pain and inflammation at the bony prominence below the knee cap (Tibial…

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3 quick exercises to fix Plantar Fasciitis

What is it? Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia, often associated with inflammation and microscopic tears in the structure due to excessive strain. The plantar fascia…

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How to relieve the pain of Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Lateral Epicondylalgia, commonly referred to as Tennis Elbow, is an overuse injury of the wrist extensor muscle tendons – the muscles used to bend your wrist…

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Risk factors for calf muscle strains and how to prevent them

Calf muscle strains are a very common sporting injury – particularly during activities that involve high speed or high volumes of running, acceleration and deceleration. Calf strains are especially troublesome…

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Adolescents with strong quadriceps are more likely to have knee osteoarthritis by middle age

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of musculoskeletal pain worldwide and is currently an irreversible process. Because of this, identifying risk factors that lead to osteorarthritis may help…

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Do high heels really cause back pain?

Wearers of high heeled shoes often complain of low back pain, foot pain and leg pain. The reason for foot and leg pain is fairly obvious – the added pressure on the…

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Does Pilates improve pain and function for chronic low back pain sufferers?

Non-specific low back pain affects most people at some time through their life and is one of the most common conditions we treat in the clinic each day. Pilates has become…

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