Calf Strains

Calf Strains

A common and notorious muscle injury we deal with a lot here at our Newport physio is the calf strain. A strain can be quite debilitating as it greatly affects your ability to walk and exercise. So what causes them? How do you rehab them? Read on to find out! The calf...
The Cup Theory

The Cup Theory

One of the most common stories we hear in our Newport physiotherapy clinic when a patient is discussing their pain/issue is “I have no idea when it started/what caused it.” This is understandable because we are complex beings! There are a range different factors that...
Dos and Donts of a Healthy Spine: Part 2

Dos and Donts of a Healthy Spine: Part 2

Part 2! 3. Don’t let your shoes let you down Your choice of shoe can affect your whole body, spine included. It’s so important to consider how much support the heel of your shoe offers: it should fit snugly and prevent excessive pronation or supination, where the feet...
Dos and Donts of a Healthy Spine: Part 1

Dos and Donts of a Healthy Spine: Part 1

Allowing you to stand and sit, bend and twist, a healthy spine is something that is essential to living an active life. Nothing impedes your quality of movement like a sore back, so maintaining the muscles and ligaments which surround the spine is essential to...