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A stress fracture is a microscopic fracture of the bone that is so small that it often cannot be picked up on X-ray. If left untreated, a stress fracture can cause significant disability and develop into a full fracture, possibly even requiring surgery....

The knees take a lot of impact when doing medium- or high-impact activities such as running, jumping, hill-walking and playing field sports. The meniscus is commonly damaged during these activities, and can be a cause of significant pain and movement dysfunction if damaged. ...

Started a new exercise regime lately and noticed your balance isn’t quite up to scratch? Chances are, you need to dial things back a little and return to the basics. Balance is an important part of fitness and improving your balance can dramatically improve your performance.

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, then Geoff Ford will be able to assess you in a specific way to ascertain whether it is treatable using a new evidence-based method of treatment. He will thoroughly assess your neck and diagnose where your headache originates from and will then work with you to treat that cause.

As the warmer summer months beckon and time spent outdoors starts to increase, it’s the perfect excuse to de-clutter your surroundings, be it at home or at work.  A clean environment helps to maintain a clear head, and the act of cleaning can be therapeutic in itself.  Vigorous cleaning can burn up to 90 calories per fifteen minutes; that’s up to 360 calories per hour! 

Lymph is a high-protein fluid in the body which flows between soft tissues. Oedema is the scientific term for swelling. Lymphoedema, therefore, is a high-protein swelling resulting from fluid build-up in soft tissues, which then forms a solid mass. ...