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HTC Reflexology Blog

Myth-Busting Reflexology

Myth-busting Some Common Misconceptions of Reflexology Myth #1 “I’m sure it’s lovely for pampering but it surely doesn’t have any medical basis?” There have been thousands of research papers showing how reflexology has helped in so many illnesses and medical conditions. A quick search on this website will demonstrate this PubMed (nih.gov) Recent studies have …

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HTC Sciatica - Blog

Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain and/or paraesthesia (adverse ‘mis-feelings’ ranging from numbness or pins and needles to other sensations such as deep aching or burning sensations) that radiate along the path of the sciatic nerve. It is a widely misunderstood topic and very often either misdiagnosed or missed as a specific symptom. Sciatica in itself is …

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TMJ Dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction is a common cause of jaw, face, ear, and neck pain. The condition is not life-threatening, but if symptoms persist, they can affect the quality of a person’s life. It can be characterised by a combination of symptoms including: Ear, jaw, face, or neck pain Headache-usually around the temple area Restriction …

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HTC Blog - Epicondylitis of the Elbow

Epicondylitis of the Elbow

Lateral (outside) Epicondylitis  ‘Tennis Elbow’ Medial (inside) Epicondylitis ‘Golfers Elbow’ Epicondylitis is a painful condition that occurs when tendons either on the outside or inside of your Elbow are overloaded. This usually occurs via repetitive activities of the wrist and/or forearm. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience epicondylitis, often painters, carpenters, and …

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HTC Blog - Covid-19 and Home Working

COVID-19 Back, Neck & Upper Limb Care for Home Workers

Preventing Back, Neck or Arm Pains Whilst Working From Home During COVID-19 Our Physiotherapists Offer Some Useful Ergonomics Advice & Exercises Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, roughly 1 in 8 U.K. office-based workers, worked either partly or fully from home. Now that number has grown significantly, as the current pandemic repeatedly requires employees to …

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HTC Blog - Foam Rolling

Foam Rolling

What is Foam Rolling? In the most simplistic format, foam rolling is a form of self-massage!  During your massage treatment from a practitioner or therapist, they will more than likely perform myofascial release techniques to help aid the massage. Myofascial release techniques are used to help reduce tension and tightness through a specific pinpoint area …

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HTC Blog - Achilles Tendon

Achilles Tendon Disorders – Tendinopathy – Basic Science & Clinical Treatments

Achilles tendon problems are one of the most frequent ankle / lower leg conditions. They can be characterised by a combination of symptoms including: Pain Swelling Impaired performance Tightness Visible lump formations The Achilles tendon is much longer and larger than most people initially realise. Its origin is as a wider, flatter tendon streaming mainly from the …

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