Stress is often a misunderstood term which many people will pass off as ‘just an emotion’ or a state of mind. However, the physical effects of stress are not to be underestimated! Emotions are created and mediated by physical chemicals in our bodies, where real life processes are carried out within our brains and bodies…

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Do I Need Insoles? – 4 Common Questions Answered Are you suffering with knee, neck and shoulder or back pain which keeps coming back without any apparent cause? The problem, surprisingly, might be caused by your feet! Fortunately, there is a natural, medication-free pain relief solution which could be perfect for you – orthotics, or…

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Why you need a Sports Massage What is it? A sports massage is a form of soft tissue manipulation, used to elicit change on specific areas of the body. Different techniques are used to achieve different outcomes, such as increasing blood circulation, relaxing tired muscles and conversely, waking them up before sport.   The Benefits…

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Self-care is a bit of a buzz word nowadays, but what does it actually mean? Well, different things to different people. We are all at different stages of life with different pressures, demands and to-do lists. So self-care needs will vary from person to person, but mostly it is about filling your “cup”. They say…

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5 top tips to sort out that pain in the neck! Have you ever woken up with a stiff neck and put it down to sleeping awkwardly? Yes, me too. But what about when you’ve had a stiff neck for five days, and it’s the third time in as many months? Surely you can’t just…

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Some of you may be aware that October is World Menopause Month, so I though I’d write a piece today to cheer all the female readers up 😉 and hopefully provide a little insight for the men too. When the word menopause is mentioned, people typically think of hot flushes and mood swings. But there…

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In short, regardless of your age, yes you should! Vitamin D is an interesting vitamin, because it is the only one that can be made in the body on its own – this happens with direct sun exposure and from eating some foods. It is said that between the months of May to October, most…

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Lucy Turmel Joins Alpha

Lucy Turmel, Professional Squash player, has joined the Alpha Physiotherapy team as a sponsored professional athlete. Lucy Turmel competes on the PSA World Tour, and is currently ranked 36 in the women’s world rankings. Lucy who is from Ipswich, Suffolk, had an incredibly successful Junior career where Lucy was a 4 time English Junior Champion…

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