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COVID-19 Update

Your favourite Physio’s in Newmarket and St Heliers COVID-19 update Unfortunately, we are facing uncharted territory at the moment with the current health pandemic COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the affected people and families. It’s business as usual at our Refine Health clinics in Newmarket (behind the Olympic Pools) and St Heliers (Within St Heliers Medical Centre). In fact, it’s a business that’s even more aware and super diligent with the health and safety of Read more…

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Listening to your body (injury prevention)

If you are the typical Type-A personality then it can be difficult to adjust to the different mentality of not pushing yourself all the time. Sometimes a yoga session, an easy ride, or even just a total rest altogether (shock!) is just what the body needs to recover and to ensure you don’t end up in a big hole with an injury just around the corner.

Can Physio help with my achilles pain?

The answer is YES!! Achilles tendinopathy is an irritation of the tendon that connects the calf muscles onto the calcaneus (heel bone). It can occur as the result of a specific isolated injury but more often it is considered a type of repetitive strain injury.

Can Physio help with my achilles pain? | The Body Refinery

Concussion, what is it?

Concussion What is Concussion? Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) It can be defined as a head injury with a brief loss of brain function which can cause physical, cognitive and emotional symptoms. Concussion can occur with or without loss of consciousness. It occurs when the body or head receives an impact causing the brain to shake inside the skull. The impact damages and stretches the brain cells causing them to release Read more…

Myofascia – How to use your foam roller

Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord. The most interesting aspect of the fascial system is that it is not just a system of separate coverings. It is actually one continuous structure that Read more…

Mobility and falls prevention.

Older individuals show lower rates of movement and lower peak ankle moment when compared with young adults. As strength declines with age (due to muscular, tendinous and neural alterations), leg muscle strength could be the limiting factor in preventing a fall.