Podiatry is the medical discipline that deals with the foot in
health and disease. Biomechanics is one aspect of podiatry.
It addresses the alignment of the lower limb and its effect on
normal movement and muscle balance.
Pain and injury can arise when structures of the lower limb are
not quite in line with each other when you're walking or running.
This is referred to as 'malalignment'. If the foot does not strike the
ground properly, muscular strain and/or increased wear and tear
on the joints can occur in the foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip or back.
Poor foot mechanics can be treated successfully with 'orthotics',
custom-made shoe inserts. They are a non-invasive method of
're-aligning' the foot and lower limb to an optimal position, and
help improve posture.
Modern life is stressful and few are immune to the pressures.
This creates tension, anxiety, aches and pains. There is a simple
solution: therapeutic massage.
Massage has the ability to ease all kinds of conditions:
everything from headaches to backache. It could be just
what you need.
A deeply relaxing treatment involving the therapeutic power of
touch combined with the properties of the individual essential
oils chosen and blended specifically for you.
Pilates is an exercise method that targets the deep postural
muscles, building strength from inside out while re-balancing
the body. Pilates can transform the way your body looks, feels
and performs. It teaches body awareness, good posture and
easy, graceful movement. Pilates improves flexibility, agility
and economy of motion.
Based on a well-constructed philosophical foundation, the core
of Pilates centres on 'awareness of your own body'. It is built
around eight principles: concentration, breathing, centring,
control, precision, flowing movements, isolation and routine.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, and is
particularly recommended for those who suffer from low back
pain, sports injuries, women's health issues, osteo-arthritis,
RSI and stress. At Blunsdon Abbey Physiotherapy, we offer
you Modified Pilates on a one-to-one basis or as part of a