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Step Into Spring

Now is the ideal opportunity for you to take advantage of the increasingly longer days and warmer weather by putting on those trainers and heading outside for a walk. Our lives are busier than ever. Trying to balance work, relationships and commitments, while trying to get enough sleep, eat well and staying active can be tough. It can be particularly hard to find the time to exercise, but walking is the perfect, low impact exercise that can easily fit into your life. All you need is just 30 minutes a day of brisk walking, maybe an early morning walk to kick start your day, or during your lunch break to give you a chance to clear your head?

Walking is a perfect way of improving your general health and wellbeing and below are some of the other benefits that can be achieved by getting outside for a brisk stroll:

  • Postural improvement. Many of us sit at our desks for numerous hours on end, either on our computers or on our phones, which creates all sorts of problems like ‘text neck’ caused by the hunched position. Walking can help maintain a natural upright position, whilst strengthening the spine.
  • Walking helps to rehydrate spinal discs. It helps improve circulation, resulting in increased water to the discs.
  • Mobility and flexibility are improved. Since walking is a low impact exercise, the movement of our muscles helps to reduce tension, which can build up in the lower back.
  • Recurrent walking helps increase our general circulation. This increased blood flow helps improve stamina and can even lower blood pressure.
  • Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, walking can assist with weight loss. Through losing weight, additional compression to the spine and muscles is diminished.
  • Walking is cheap! No gym membership fees are required, so this is a hobby that pretty much everyone can take part in at a time and pace, which suits you.
  • It’s a perfect way to get social! Go walking with friends or colleagues and set a regular walking date? Having a fixed time booked in for walking with other people is a great way to stay interested and motivated, have fun and get fit all at the same time.

So, let’s go outside and get that spring in your step to help boost your mental and physical wellbeing, whilst looking after your spinal health.

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Sports Massage

Speeding the recovery process and enhancing performance

Sports massage offers a number of benefits both for athletes and for people in everyday life. It can help pain reduction, which is often caused by muscle tension and waste products. The massage techniques used by our therapists work deep into the soft tissues to restore mobility and help speed up recovery.
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Physiotherapy

People of all ages and activity levels can benefit from physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that helps promote a faster recovery with lasting results. Our physiotherapists assist patients in restoring normal function and movement to the body, which in turn, helps reduce pain levels.
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Osteopathy

Treating back, neck and musculoskeletal pain effectively

Osteopathy can help effectively treat back pain, neck pain and many other musculoskeletal symptoms by understanding the origin of your pain.  Many common physical symptoms can be successfully treated using gentle, manipulative osteopathic techniques, including sciatica, whiplash, headaches caused by neck pain and arthritic pain.
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Shockwave

Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions – especially chronic conditions

If you have been suffering from tendon pain in your Achilles, knee, elbow, foot or shoulder for a long period of time and haven’t been able to find relief from other forms of treatment, then this innovative type of treatment may be of benefit.
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Pilates

Strengthen your muscles & stabilise your core

Pilates is a form of exercise that offers a different way of thinking about your body. It targets the deep postural muscles, which in today’s society are so underused, and works by building strength from the inside out, rebalancing posture and bringing the body into correct alignment.
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Podiatry

Biomechanical foot and ankle assessments to reduce pain and improve function

Podiatry assesses and corrects problems arising from the function of the feet. Incorrect movement or function of the foot can not only lead to foot and ankle pain but is often the cause of non-specific knee, back and hip pain.
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Corsham Clinic: 01249 248392
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