Managing Foot Pain

The management of foot pain can vary for each patient as the best course of action depends on the cause of the pain. In most cases, a qualified Chiropractor, Sports Therapist or Physiotherapist will be able to diagnose the problem through examination. Physical Therapy For pain caused by inflammation following a physical injury to the […]

Learning to Breathe

Did you know that the average person breathes 16 times per minute? So, over the course of a year, the average person takes over 8 million breaths! We are born with the innate ability to breathe, meaning we do not need to be taught. However, as we get older we can form some bad habits […]

Built to Walk: Free Presentation Evening & Fundraiser

The biomechanics of walking, the benefits, and advice to get you walking properly Date: Thursday 14th June 2018 Time: 6pm (presentation 6.30pm) Come along to our free presentation evening on the subject of walking for all ages and abilities. We will be talking about what happens to the body when we walk, the benefits and […]

Foot Biomechanics

Did you know that each of your feet contain 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles? They are designed to provide a stable yet mobile platform for the rest of our body. However, when wearing shoes, we cannot use our feet in the way they are meant to be used. This can lead […]

Back pain putting people in the South West off exercise

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and Body Consultancy is urging more people to be aware of the benefits of exercise for improving their back health this World Spine Day (16th October). New research has found that 44% of people in the South West have been prevented from exercising due to back or neck pain, and […]

How much support are you getting?

A recent study conducted in Switzerland by a lingerie company called Triumph found that 64% of women are wearing the wrong bra size. It is estimated that 37% of women in the UK have been for a fitting in the previous six months compared to 64% of Italian women! It may seem trivial but not […]

New Staff and Puppy Love

Hello to everyone from the two newest members of the Body Consultancy Team! Now manning the desk some weekday evenings and Saturday mornings, Alexandra has joined us from the wasteland of the frozen North, and frequently with her on meet and greet duty is Sapphie, her border collie puppy and a fiend for biscuits (if […]

What is Sciatic Pain?

Although sciatica is a relatively common form of low back and leg pain, the true meaning of the term is often misunderstood. Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain. This point is important because treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms […]

Foam Rollers – a great way to self massage!

Foam rollers offer many of the same benefits as a sports massage. The foam roller increases blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues warming up the muscles. It also breaks down soft tissue adhesions and scar tissue. By using your own body weight and rolling down a cylindrical foam roller you can perform a […]

Remedial and Sports Massage: Useful for Golfers

Most Golfers will experience tightness and tenderness in various muscles associated with golf which can be exacerbated by poor posture, poor golf technique, no warm-up or preparation and intense practice regimes. Specific points of tenderness can be where muscles join the tendons or where the tendons join onto the bones. However, golfers can also¬†experience spasm […]

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