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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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Top Tips for Running Your First Marathon

As marathon season approaches and you’re coming to the end of your training programme, we take a look at our top tips to prepare you for your first marathon in the days before the big event. The week before Fuel your body In the days leading up to your race, it is important to make […]

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Golfing Injuries

While the positive health benefits of golf definitely outweigh the negatives, we do see some recurring golfing injuries at Harpenden Physiotherapy. This may be due to the fact that there are 3 thriving golf clubs in Harpenden and an aging population. Mark Twain famously called golf a ‘good walk spoiled’, but there are hundreds of […]

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Treating ankle sprains

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Why Your Lifestyle Choices Could be Affecting Your Health

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[...]

14 Aug 2019
Staying Safe When Playing Summer Sports

Staying Safe When Playing Summer Sports

Summertime is a great opportunity to get active in the sun. Tennis, cricket and swimming are some[...]

16 Jul 2019