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Diabetes and footcare

Diabetes and footcare It’s especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Here’s how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help. Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as perippheral neuropathy. This can mean foot injuries do not […]
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Falknor’s Needling for Verrucae

Falknor’s Needling for Verrucae Falknor’s needling procedure is an innovative and highly effective treatment for stubborn Verrucae (warts). It is a form of destructive therapy which is intended to damage the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response around the area, which stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. The […]
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Looking after your feet this winter

Looking after your feet this winter Winter weather can decorate the ground with beautiful snowy landscapes and can provide a host of enjoyable outdoor activities. It can be invigorating to be outside provided you take certain precautions to protect your feet. The cold weather of winter can lead to a variety of health implications for […]
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Top 10 back care tips

Top 10 tips for a healthy back, including lifting advice, how to sit properly and back-strengthening exercises. 1. Exercise your back regularly. Walking, swimming (especially backstroke) and using exercise bikes are all excellent ways to strengthen your back muscles. 2. Always bend your knees and hips, not your back. 3. Never twist and bend at the same time. 4. Always […]
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The Advantages of Good Posture

Posture is the position you maintain while standing, sitting or lying down. You have good posture when your position creates the least amount of strain on supporting muscles and ligaments when you move or perform weight-bearing activity. As we’re often reminded as kids, maintaining good posture is beneficial in many ways. Good Posture Defined Good […]
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Fun Facts About Feet

Fun Facts About Feet Bony feet A third of all the bones in the body are located in our feet. There are 26 of them, and each foot also has 33 joints, 19 muscles, 10 tendons and 107 ligaments. Measuring feet Shoe size in Britain is measured in barleycorns, a unit of measurement that stretches […]
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Tips For Gardening

The main muscles that are put into use during gardening are the muscles of the back, shoulders, legs, thighs, and wrists. Lower back pain is one of many pains that one may acquire during gardening activity. As the lower back muscles support the whole body, it is very common to suffer from lower back pain […]
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Osteoporosis Scan day at The Centre

On Saturday 20th September we will be holding our annual Osteoporosis scan at The Centre, Old Harlow. Osteoporosis is a disease affecting the skeleton causing bones to become thin and brittle. This ultimately leads to fractures or breaks occurring, most commonly to the hip, spine and wrist, The risk of fracture increases with age and […]
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The Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Standard Shoe inserts from your typical high street shop are not to be confused with custom made foot orthotics. You may have have tried over the counter shoe inserts at some time in your life, and perhaps been disappointed with them. That’s because there’s no such thing as an “average foot”, so a one-size-fits-all solution […]
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Practice Accreditation

The Centre has recently updated and achieved Practice Accreditation, something which only a very small percentage of practices achieve. The Practice Accreditation Scheme is an educational and developmental tool aimed so that the clinical process and patient environment is functioning to the highest standards. The award is made by The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists […]
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Our Feet Are Getting Bigger!

Our Feet Are Getting Bigger! During the last four decades, the average British foot has increased by two shoe sizes , The College of Podiatry said. In 1970, men’s feet were on average size eight and women had size four feet, but now the average male wears a size 10 and the average female wears […]
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