Stretching is an important practice that we should all aim to incorporate into our exercise regimes, as well as our daily lives. Most people are aware that stretching can help improve flexibility and help to prevent injury, but did you also know that it can improve your posture and reduce stress and body aches, alongside many other benefits.
Here are 9 keys benefits of stretching:
1) Increased flexibility
2) Increased range of motion
3) Improved performance in physical activity
4) Increased blood flow to muscles
5) Improved posture
6) Help to heal back injuries and prevent further pain
7) Relieves stress
8) Calms your mind
9) Help decrease tension headaches
Remember to never perform static stretches with cold muscles. Static stretching should be kept for post-exercise; these are the stretches that you hold for 10 to 30 seconds. Dynamic stretching involves active movements that stretch your muscles without holding the end position. This type of stretching can be used before activity to loosen up your muscles and can be incorporated as part of your warm up.
We are so excited to announce that we are now offering 'SHOCKWAVE THERAPY' as a treatment. Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. The term 'shockwave' refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. In modern pain therapy, 'shockwave' energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities.
You can purchase a full course of 6 treatments for just £360 (normally £420)!
Our online shop is now live and active! You can purchase Kinesiology Tape, Gift Vouchers, Therapy Oils, Therabands, Cushions and tickets for our courses and events! Click to shop here: http://www.outreachphysio.co.uk/outreach-estore.html
Please find below an itinerary for the Taping course and Sticks Course. The courses will start at 9am and finishes roughly about 5pm depending on how the day goes. With a short break in the morning and a lunch break.
RockTape Taping Course FMT1
FMT1 Course Outline:
Stick Mobility Principals
Deep Fascial Stretching
Progressive Isometric Patterning
Outreach Physio Ltd are working alongside Willaston Physio (Bromborough) to host 2 courses in one weekend. The Saturday will be a Rocktape Fascial Movement Taping Course, enabling the participant to competently apply kinesiology tape to a variety of areas / injuries and to facilitate recovery for a number of conditions.
The second day (Sunday) will be teaching Stickmobility. This is not yet used on the Wirral, and definitely something up and coming to facilitate your client's with their rehabilitation, strength and conditioning. Please check out the uploaded pictures and videos on our Facebook event page to gain an idea of what it will be about: https://www.facebook.com/events/403412086804838/
You can purchase tickets direct from the Outreach Physio eStore:
I'm looking for a qualified physiotherapist to come and join the Outreach Physio team, experience in musculoskeletal injuries essential! Ideally someone who has worked in a clinic before, is not afraid to be hands on, and will work on a self employed basis. Pay will depend on level of experience. Must be available to work some evenings, weekends and one day per week, also to be head physio and cover me on maternity leave.
Please apply if you have strong work ethic and are reliable, easy to talk to, and make a good cup of tea.
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*****L@@K!!! 50% OFF*****
We are running another discounted deal for a sports massage with our new therapist Mark
£20 for a one hour massage plus consultation
*RRP £40* SAVING 50%*
Fully qualified, insured and experienced therapist
Appointments available Monday to Saturday from 8.30am until late, subject to availability
Call or message to book 07800935437
Deal must be purchased first via: https://www.bigdailydealcompany.co.uk/discount/today
Purchase code required at time of booking
Limited to 1 per customer, open to ALL existing clients as well!
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Yesterday, Gill and I both attended a CPD event held at Norris Health in Cheshire. The event was hosted by VENN Healthcare and run by Paul Hobrough, physiotherapist and author of 'Running Free of Injuries'. We had a really informative, practical and motivational day learning how to run a successful Shockwave (ESWT) Service. The course involved both theoretical and practical elements, including the history of 'Shockwave Therapy', how shockwaves are administered into the body and some basic pathophysiology. We also took part in practicals, in which Gill perfected her technique on how to successfully treat the 7 main areas:
Paul talked in detail about technique and spoke about current thinking and how SWT impacts the treatment protocols for Plantar Fasciopathy, Achilles Tendinopathy, Patella Tendinopathy and High Hamstring Tendinopathy. He also touched on correct positioning, patient aftercare and exercises.
VENN Healthcare consider this stage one course to be prerequisite for safe usage of the radial shockwave machine. Here at Outreach Physio, we pride ourselves on keeping up to date with the latest treatments and techniques.
Both Gill and I thoroughly enjoyed the day and cannot thank both Venn and Paul enough for all their positive encouragement and support. We cannot wait to continue with our shockwave service back at our Moreton clinic.
Book in today for Shockwave Therapy......