What’s Happening at Personal Best in March?

After a very uncertain 2020 where we were reacting to events around us (not my favourite “modus operandi”) we are back on a more strategic path this year, with several exciting and important things happening in our practice.  We  are moving to larger premises this year and this is a very significant step: it will give us space to grow into but more importantly, allow us to fulfill our Mission, which is to help our patients move, feel and live better.  We will have [...]

By |March 20th, 2021|Categories: Practice News|0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Trail Running

Do you like running, but also walking your local trails or climbing a hill? Are you bored with “pounding the pavement” on your morning or afternoon run? Do you want to avoid hip, knee or achilles pain from your previous running efforts? If so, trail running could be for you!  Before you don your runners and hit your local trails, though, read our five trail tips to ensure the experience is a good one: The right tool for the job: Trail running means your [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Running Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Treating Troubled Tendons

  Tendon problems are very common in physiotherapy – you might have heard of them as Rotator Cuff Tears, Gluteal Tendinopathy, Achilles Tendinitis or Tennis Elbow.  All of these problems involve tendons that are either injured, swollen or sore, and in all cases these tendons are not working properly.  Recovery from a sore or injured tendon takes time – what you thought might be a “few weeks” of exercises and physio can sometimes turn out to be 3 months or more.  So what are [...]

2020- A year to remember

From Nathan Mobbs If I had to pick one word to describe 2020 I would say “tough.” COVID has impacted all of us in different ways and the ripple effects are yet to come. There have been impacts on work, kids schooling, relationships with grandchildren, personal fitness routines, our own mental health . . . .even our “worldview” (Will we ever be able to travel overseas again?).As a practice owner, I feel fortunate that I have been able to keep Personal Best open, continue [...]

By |December 30th, 2020|Categories: Practice News|0 Comments

How can massage help stress management?

How can remedial massage help with managing stress ? Stress can be physical, so tension resulting in pain in the muscle, or mental stress as a result as returning to work, Covid 19, Christmas, self doubt or returning to sport after an injury. Remedial Massage aims to relieve stress by releasing tension with a range of techniques including; cupping, remedial techniques, deep or soft tissue massage to help relax and loosen the muscles. Furthermore reduce pain and tightness to help the patient feel relaxed [...]

Weekend Wellness – Hydration

Now that the weather is warming up this means keeping on top of your water intake to help prevent dehydration. This is something that comes easy for some people however others have trouble drinking the suggested requirements of around 2 litres per day. Water is important for maintaining health, carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, regulation of body temperature, cushioning of joints and moisturising the skin. To make sure I drink enough water, I occasionally add a infusing tea bag or a couple of [...]

By |November 29th, 2020|Categories: Remedial Massage|Tags: , |0 Comments
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