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Parkinson’s Disease

Overview Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive, neurological, degenerative disorder affecting certain cells in our brain. The cells affected are those that produce certain important chemicals which provide ‘instant bridges’ between nerve endings. The chemicals are called neurotransmitters. There are various different neurotransmitters within the human body involved with various bodily / nerve-controlled functions. In …

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HTC Blog - How can we help during pregnancy?

How can we help during pregnancy? As many know, pregnancy puts a huge strain on the female body; it triggers huge postural changes which in many will cause many aches and pains.  The increasing weight over short periods of time causes the posture to adapt and spinal curves to change due to a shift in the …

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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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