Radial shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves. These waves are transmitted through the skin and spread into the body in a circular motion. The body then responds to these waves by increasing metabolic activity at the site of pain which in turn, stimulates or kick-starts the healing process. A self-healing process that continues even after therapy has been completed.
Throughout the colder months, people are more susceptible to infections because we tend to stay in close quarters with others more so than the warmer months, and we also don’t get enough sunshine. Sunshine helps our bodies to make vitamin D, which is necessary for supporting and boosting the immune system.
Foot and ankle injuries are common among active individuals. Returning to sport from an injury can be a lengthy and difficult process depending on the type and severity of the injury. As a podiatrist, we are trained in the diagnosis and management of several lower limb injuries
Most people will experience a headache at some point in their life as they affect 99% of women and 93% of men. Headaches can be caused by numerous things such as hormones, food allergies, drug side effects/ withdrawals, dental problems just to name a few. Osteopaths are trained to detect what may be causing a patients headache and refer if they suspect there may be an underlying cause that is not musculoskeletal in nature.