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Common Fitness Mistakes You Could Be Making

Regular exercise has a whole host of health benefits, including: Reducing your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease Increasing your energy levels Improving your mood Building strong muscles and bones Improving brain health and memory Promoting better quality of sleep However, in order to gain these health benefits, it’s important that you’re exercising […]

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Back Pain During Pregnancy – Top Pain Relief Tips

As your bump begins to grow, this may have painful implications for your lower back. Back pain during pregnancy is extremely common, particularly in the early stages of pregnancy, with something in the region of over two thirds of pregnant women experiencing lower back pain. Find out more about the causes of back pain during […]

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Why Your Lifestyle Choices Could be Affecting Your Health

The development of technology throughout the 21st century has brought with it many positives and changed the world beyond measure. But could it all be having negative effects on our health? Gen Z may be the primary victims of this. With 10-year olds getting mobile phones, kids as young as 3 playing on iPads, and […]

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Staying Safe When Playing Summer Sports

Summertime is a great opportunity to get active in the sun. Tennis, cricket and swimming are some of the most enjoyable ways to spend the season! But, it’s important to protect yourself and your kids by taking a few simple precautions to prevent complaints like sunstroke, heat rash, dehydration and sports injuries. Protect yourself in the heat  As we all know, the sun’s UVA and […]

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How Footwear Can Affect Your Posture

If you’ve ever come home and kicked off your shoes with relief, you’ll know that footwear can have a big impact on your comfort. But, did you know it can also cause bigger problems? Here, we’ll explain how footwear can affect your posture, and what you can do to prevent long-term pain or damage. Why posture matters The right posture […]

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Celebrating more than 30 years of Physiotherapy in Harpenden

Guest blog by Owner/Clinical Director, Helen Goodson It is five years ago this week that we moved Harpenden Physiotherapy into Kinsbourne Court and such a milestone leads me to reminisce. The original core of the practice was comprised of four physiotherapists who met in 1987 while working as physiotherapists at the BUPA hospital in Harpenden, […]

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Sports Massage Therapy Techniques

There are a number of techniques that can be used during a sports massage to help aid recovery and treat injuries. Below, we discuss the different techniques and why they are used. Myofascial Release (MFR) MFR is a sports massage technique that stretches the fascia in order to restore balance and function in the body. […]

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What are DOMS?

Delayed onset muscle soreness, commonly known as DOMS, is something that athletes of all levels experience. From elite runners to amateur Sunday league football players, DOMS happen when microtears occur in our muscle fibres, often manifesting after exercise you’re not used to, causing stiffness and soreness. It could be that your shoulders feel stiff after […]

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Common Fitness Mistakes You Could Be Making

Common Fitness Mistakes You Could Be Making

Regular exercise has a whole host of health benefits, including: Reducing your risk of major illnesses[...]

10 Oct 2019
Back Pain During Pregnancy – Top Pain Relief Tips

Back Pain During Pregnancy – Top Pain Relief Tips

As your bump begins to grow, this may have painful implications for your lower back. Back[...]

12 Sep 2019