Online Physio Consultation

In light of COVID-19 government restrictions, we’re now offering online physio consults (video conferencing) for initial  assessment and followup appointments.  Online physiotherapy works just like a virtual physio practice, in which you can connect with your physiotherapist via a video consultation. We can carry out an assessment by getting your clinical history – or what you can tell us about your injury and your symptoms, looking at your movement pattern over video, and asking you to perform specific Read more…

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.

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Spine Anatomy

Back Pain

Download PDF Document The majority of us will experience acute low back pain at some stage in our lifetime. The vast majority of these cases will resolve within a few weeks with the correct management and exercises. There can be various triggers for the pain, some known, some unknown. Perhaps you recently took a long car journey, or re-arrange the lounge or kitchen. Maybe you decided you wanted to get fit again and hit the Read more…

Achilles Pain

Download PDF document Achilles tendinopathy An Achilles tendinopathy is an over-use injury. It tends to occur as a reaction to an increased demand on the tendon, beyond it’s capabilities. Those with an Achilles tendinopathy will typically report pain and stiffness, which may reduce in the short term with brief gentle movement. The Achilles tendon lies at the back of your ankle. It is a thick, fibrous tissue that attaches your calf muscle to your heel. The functionof the tendon Read more…

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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…