We are so pleased to announce we have an Osteopath joining the clinic from Saturday 10th March. OSTEOPATHY will be available Saturdays from 9am ? 

What is Osteopathy? 

Osteopathy is a 5 year degree at University to become masters of detecting, treating and preventing health problems by moving, stretching and massaging a person’s muscles and joints.

Osteopathy is based on the principle that the wellbeing of an individual depends on their bones, muscles, ligaments and connective tissue functioning smoothly together.

Osteopaths use physical manipulation, stretching and massage with the aim of:

➡Increasing the mobility of joints
➡Relieving muscle tension
➡Enhancing the blood supply to tissues
➡Helping the body to heal

Especially effective on conditions like:
➡Lower back pain
➡Neck pain
➡Shoulder pain
➡Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic pain
➡Problems with the pelvis, hips and legs
➡Sports injuries
➡problems with posture caused by driving, work or pregnancy

Osteopathy can also treat conditions that are not directly related to muscles, bones and joints, such as
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Meet our youngest clients ?

Here at the clinic we treat all ages from school children to the elderly.

Our clients are as young as 5 and as old as 93 whatever your age were here to help you ?

Why do children need treatment?

Well they’re constantly growing and this has a significant effect on the muscles. Heard of growing pains? It is actually a thing. As the bones grow, especially during a fast growth spurt, the muscles get pulled into tension. This tension causes pain in the muscles and the joints especially at night. If it goes on too long untreated it can become chronic, effecting later life and if they’re very active it can cause chronic inflammation and lead to these conditions;

Severs – juvenile heel pain. Excessive force through the heel during my adolescents, inflammation of the heel bone growth plate.

Osgood schlatters – juvenile patella tendinitis. This can lead to a painful bump on the knee where excessive bone growth is stimulated as the tendon attachment point on the shin bone has become inflamed.

Muscle pain– can occur in any muscle but mostly the legs. As the muscles are so tight they’re painful and cannot function properly without getting very tired. High risk of muscle tears. Restless legs at night.

Posture dysfunction– muscles that have been under too much strain or tension for a long time can cause their posture to change. Are they round shouldered?  Slouchy? Have a strange curvature of the spine? Stand knock knee’d? Pigeon toed? Have head aches? Then get in touch we can straighten out the posture and reduce the risk of pain when they’re older.

We can offer massage and stretching to increase function of the body and allow the children and teenagers to continue sport safely.

Advise on a regular stretching routine and how to manage pain and prevent it in the future or when the next growth spurt occurs ?

Katrina, Bridport

Chronic illness sufferer

“‏I went to see Lucie with a reoccurring back problem. I was reluctant at first as I have a lot of chronic illness (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia to name a few) but I had observed previously how great she was with my daughter at Somerset Centre of Excellence.
When I got there she was warm and welcoming and had obviously spent some time researching my conditions and was able to talk to me with compassion and intelligence.
She identified several things that were linked to my inactivity and I had various treatments during my sessions and was encouraged to to do simple exercises at home that didn’t aggravate my conditions.
I recommended her to everyone I know and, despite having to drive for over an hour to get there, would never use anyone else.”

 

Massage for Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

Massage can bring a lot of benefits to fibromyalgia patients in terms of alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with the condition.

Massage therapy is the most widely used type of complementary and alternative medicine in hospitals because it reduces stress, helps relieve pain, decreases feelings of anxiety, and increases general overall well-being — all of which are great for people with fibromyalgia. Massage also releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

Maximise your pain relief

Tip from the top Fibromyalgia specialists is to see your massage therapist often. Depending on the severity of a person’s fibromyalgia symptoms, they usually recommend he or she sees a therapist two times a week for four weeks to get the routine down. He says the frequency can then taper slowly to once a week and then once a month, and that it’s helpful if you can do some self-care on your own in between sessions. Self help exercises and routines will be given by your therapist and tailored to you.

Examples of therapies used in our sessions

Trigger point therapy

Fibromyalgia can be treated with a variety of massage techniques, but I personally like trigger point therapy the best. Trigger points are painful spots located in bands of muscle fibers, and people with fibromyalgia generally have more of them than people without the condition. Trigger point therapy involves deactivating trigger points using finger pressure. Once you are able to identify those painful points and apply the pressure needed, you can often have a good outcome in terms of fibromyalgia pain and discomfort management.

Myofascial release.

Myofascial release involves applying gentle sustaining pressure into connective tissue. It helps eliminate fibromyalgia pain and restoration of motion by elongating muscle fibers.

Passive stretching.

 Passive stretching involves exerting an external force on a limb to move it into a new position. People with fibromyalgia often have very stiff joints because of the constant muscle spasms associated with the condition. By gently moving their arms and legs in the same direction, we can loosen up those muscles and joints.

Sports massage

Sports massage is most often used before or after an athletic event, but it can also benefit people with fibromyalgia. Sports massage can alleviate stress and tension that build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. It reduces heart rate and blood pressure, increases circulation and lymph flow, improves flexibility, and can help relieve fibromyalgia pain.

If you think we can help you with pain relief from fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus or any other chronic pain contact us we would love to help you

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BECKY “Saw the lovely Hannah yesterday for a first consultation on very tight shoulders and neck. Hannah was very friendly and professional and within the session I’d had a sports massage, a bit of accupuncture and had some postural tape placed on my back to help. Already feeling the benefits for a problem I’ve had for a long time. Fantastic value for money, thank you!”

 

Therapist Profile- Hannah Symes

Sports Rehabilitator 

Qualifications:

1st Honours Degree Sports Rehabilitation

Level 3 Sports Massage

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Acupuncture

Kinesiology taping

Specialises in:

Muscle and joint pain, spinal mobilisations, Sports Massage, Sports performance, recovery, rehabilitation, increasing muscle and joint mobility, flexibility and function. Treatment from initial injury through to full fitness- return to work or sport.

Specialist sports:

Netball, swimming, fitness and gym

Former England Netball Talent Squad player, Team Bath

 

 

 

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THERAPIST PROFILE
Lucie Spraggon Soft Tissue Therapist

Qualifications:

NLSSM graduate
SMA Member silver
Sports Massage Tutor – Strode College
Acupuncturist
Kinesiology taping

Specialisms:

Muscle and joint pain. Rehabilitation through advanced soft tissue techniques, increasing mobility, flexibility and function of muscle tissue. Decreasimg pain. Sports performance. Posture correction. Gait analysis

Specialist sports:

Swimming, Powerlifting, football.

British, European and World champion. 7 x world record holder in Powerlifting as a junior.

Work in ELITE sport:

Therapist at London 2012 Olympic games and Paralympic Games
England u19 women’s football
Rugby world cup 2015 Argentina squad
Yeovil Town Ladies FC women’s super league
WORLD indoor Athletics Championships 2018

SUPPORTING LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS
10% off treatment with our Sports Rehabilitator Hannah until the end of the season! (01/06/18)

We would like to support our local players of:
TOR NETBALL ?
TOR RUGBY ?
WELLS RUGBY ?
STREET FC ⚽
WELLS FC ⚽

WESSEX ⚽

STREET CRICKET?

GLASTONBURY CRICKET ?
ATHLETICS CLUBS ?
SWIMMING CLUBS ?
SOMERSET SPARTANS HANDBALL ?

Any other local clubs or teams who are interested please get in contact

⭐️All you need to do is quote CLUB10 and your team name when booking⭐️

⭐e.g CLUB10TOR⭐️

Discount can be used for:

Consultations, assessments, injury rehab treatments, Sports Massage, Acupuncture and 1-1 rehabilitation sessions.

Terms:
Appointments with Hannah only
Not transferable
Card must be presented at appointment to redeem the discount
Valid from 18th January until 1st June 2018

Hannah’s exclusive Introductory offer valid until end of December 2017 .

  • Consultation for injury treatment or Sports Massage – £25.00 (60 Minutes) – Usually £35.00
  • Follow up treatment – injury or half body Sports Massage- £20.00 (45 Minutes) – Usually £30.00
  • Full body Sports Massage – £30.00 (60 minutes) – Usually £40.00

I am pleased to introduce and welcome our new therapist to the team!

Hannah Symes – Sports Rehabilitator

From 30th November Hannah’s clinic times:

  • THURSDAY 3pm-7pm
  • FRIDAY 3pm-7pm

Hannah graduated from the University of Salford with a First class honours degree in Sports Rehabilitation. Hannah is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist with additional skills in Acupuncture, Kinesiology taping, and a qualified level 3 Personal Trainer.

Using advanced soft tissue techniques, Sports Massage, spinal manipulation and exercise Hannah can increase recovery rates, return clients to physical activity, and high levels of performance.
Managing your treatment plan Hannah has the skills to monitor your progress and prescribe exercise rehab specifically for you. A holistic approach allows optimal recovery, through consideration of the needs of the individual

To book your consultation please call 07533966145

I am looking for a graduate Soft Tissue Therapist/Sports Therapist/Physiotherapist to join my busy clinic on a part time basis in GLASTONBURY, Somerset.

To keep up with demand from my clients there will be opportunities to work mornings, evenings and Saturdays around times to suit you as we build your clientele. My clinic is fresh, quiet and equipped with brand new equipment, with use of a gym at the facility for rehab.

Located at a leisure centre there are hundreds of members and sports clubs at the facility to gain as potential clients, as well as an already established clientele built on recommendations.

I have connections with county and international athletes and clubs aswell as the local private sports specialist school which generates alot of custom from a range of sports. You will get great opportunities to work with elite athletes.

This role is perfect for a graduate or established therapist to join a well established clinic with an excellent reputation.

Essential:

  • Level 5 NLSSM diploma in Soft Tissue Therapy
  • Or graduate with a First degree in Sports Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • You must be professional, friendly, confident in your manual hands on skills and have good knowledge of a range of sports and rehabilitation. Driven and hard working.
  • Have your own transport.
  • Up to date first aid certificate, insurance, relevant society membership and CPD.
  • You will be working on a self employed basis and take care of your own accounts.

Preferred:

  • To have CPD in Kinesiology taping, Sports taping and Acupuncture
  • 2 years experience in clinic is desired but not essential.

Training will be provided and for the right person subsidised on going CPD. Excellent rates of pay, dependent on experience.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to luciespraggon@hotmail.co.uk.

It’s now OPEN at Tor Leisure Centre in Glastonbury.

A calm, welcoming, comfy waiting area with electric massage chair for your comfort, before or after your appointment. A spacious, light, treatment room with brand new equipment and everything you need to recover from your ailments.

Lots of Rehab equipment, supports, recovery goodies for sale. It’s a one stop shop for everything you need. Clients also have your very own parking space next to the clinic

I am looking forward to showing you all around.

New Clinic Glastonbury
New Clinic Glastonbury
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Strength training will help you run faster, stronger and build healthy injury resistant muscles mile after mile. These exercises are functional and great to do at home, out on the track or in the gym. You don’t need any equipment. If you want to make them harder you can try the alternative option on each exercise below. You can always add a Thera band to make the movement harder by adding a resistance. (These are sold in our equipment store in clinic).

Work them into your routine twice a week on easy run or rest days.

3 sets of 10 reps is a good starting point. If you can’t do this yet just work up to these numbers.

Contact Lucie for more information on how to stay injury free and increasing your training gains by using Sports Massage and Soft Tissue Therapy regularly.

Squat

Stand as tall as you can with your feet spread shoulder width apart. Lower your body as far as you can by pushing your hips back and bending your knees. Pause, then slowly push through your heels back into the starting position.

Make sure your front knee does not move forward past your toes.

Keep your chest up and don’t lean forward.

Jump Squat

Squat and then jump explode up as high as you can and land softly.

Lunge

Stand with your right foot forward. Squat down so that your left knee drops down toward but not touching, the floor. Hold and then rise back up. Repeat on the other leg.

Make sure your front knee doesn’t move forward over your toes. Keep your chest high and don’t lean forward.

Jump Lunges. Same technique keep in the lunge position. Pulse the lunge with mini jump.

Glute Bridge

Lie on your back with your knees bent, arms down by your side, and palms down. Draw your belly button in, and lift your hips up by pressing your feet into the ground. Contract your core and glutes to engage this position. Hold for three to five seconds.

Keep your hips level, don’t let one side dip while raised.

Glute bridge with leg extension. Same position and technique. When you have completed the bridge extend one leg and hold the position without wobbling.

Mountain Climbers

Get into a press up position. Bring your right knee in, then extend it back. Bring your left knee in, then extend it back. Alternate legs and move as fast as you can while maintaining good form.

Make sure your back, hips and ankles are in a straight line. Don’t allow your lower back to arch or drop. Hold in your core and don’t change the lower back position while you mountain climb.

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