How to recover like an athlete?

2nd June 2020

Things at our practice are slowly returning to the so-called ‘new normal’, and we have been really busy – considering the restrictions and circumstances. As you know, we are very keen on recovery here. I have probably bored you before talking about the 4 pillars of performance (Training, Nutrition, Sleep and Recovery). Most people take…

Sports Injuries at Home

27th May 2020

I hope you are managing to make the most of the sunshine? The ironic thing is that whilst most sport has been cancelled over the past few months, people have been more active than ever! It has been so encouraging to see how many online classes (including ours ) there have been, alongside so many…

Top 3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Back Pain

8th March 2020

Back pain is the most common injury seen in Physiotherapy clinics. It is estimated that over 80% of adults report lower back pain each year, and that as a result, 8.9 million working days per year are lost. It is now the leading cause of long term disability in the UK. Back pain is generally…

Food Allergy and Intolerance

4th February 2020

Working as a dietitian I get many patients ask me about allergies and intolerance’s, specifically around allergy testing. There are many companies and individuals who claim to diagnose people with allergies and intolerance’s, but how do you know which is legitimate and which are just looking for a quick buck? What is an allergy? An…

Hamstring Injuries

22nd January 2020

Hamstring Injuries – Jonathan Wride ESP Physiotherapist Last week in clinic an elite level sprinter visited me for advice on suspected hamstring injury. This is a very common injury I see in footballers and track athletes so I will use this case study to discuss the best management for hamstring tears. Where are the Hamstring…

Diet, Supplements and Inflammation

5th January 2020

Today’s blog is from Sophia Charalambous, who runs Herts Family Dietitian. You can check her website out at: www.hertsfamilydietitian.co.uk Sophia is our new Dietitian at the clinic. Sophia comes from working in the NHS with adult and paediatric patients, seeing a variety of conditions such as IBS, coeliac disease, weight management and home enteral nutrition….

Exercising for Mental Health

16th December 2019

So, unless you live under a rock, everyone knows the benefits of exercise on your general health, fitness and body, but what does exercise do for our mental health? There is a growing movement in the UK towards exercising for our minds as a way to de-stress. People are finally beginning to understand that exercise…

Hip Pain – Surgery or Physio?

11th November 2019

So you’ve been to see the doctor with your hip pain and he has told you that you’ve got femoroacetabular impingement, or ‘FAI’ as you’ve seen it written on google. You’re not sure what to make of this and you think it will help if you chat about it with other people but the problem…

How can I make my heart stronger?

24th October 2019

Type in to google: ‘ways to make the heart stronger/healthier’ and the number one hit is through exercise. After all, your heart is a muscle that can be strengthened. In fact, evidence suggests that long-term exercisers can expect to have larger hearts than their counterparts. A bigger heart makes for a more efficient heart, as…

Does foam rolling work?

10th October 2019

Walk in to any gym and you are likely to hear some exercise buff bragging about using a foam roller. I mean what even is it anyway? Is it even good for you? Is it something you should be doing? There has been a huge rise in the number of people using foam rollers and…

Why are we spending so much on Orthotics?

2nd September 2019

Back to school this week for many of our patients and parents! A new school year often means new stationary, new uniform and new shoes! Which got us thinking about a trend we saw this summer. Perhaps it was due to more people running, or perhaps it was coincidental – but SO many people have…

5 ways to burn calories at work – Jamie Donmall

15th August 2019

Your job… the buzzkill that ruins a perfectly healthy diet and hindrance blocking your 10,000 daily step count. It should be no surprise that the average calorie-counter falls off the healthy eating bandwagon whilst mooching around the office. If only your caloric intake was placed on hold during working hours… ‘yes Debbie from accounting, I…

What’s new in Healthcare?

3rd June 2019

We have been busy at the clinic over the past few weeks, and due to the amount of bank holidays we have had, have been doing our best to get everyone in! As part of our commitment to ensure we are at the forefront of our profession, Paul and I went to an industry exhibition…

We have an announcement to make!

16th May 2019

You might have seen our social media posts last week – but in case you didn’t… We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Rock Tape UK! Rock Tape is the premium supplier of Tape and Physiotherapy equipment in the UK, US and Australia. Their products are second to none, so when the…

CHESHUNT FC – CHAMPIONS!

5th May 2019

We want to congratulate Cheshunt FC, who have won their play-off game over the weekend, and will now be promoted to the Bostik Premier League! Our physio Charlotte has been helping manage their injuries this season, and we have worked hard to keep them fit and playing! Well done to Cheshunt FC, and we look…

7 Mistakes we make EVERYDAY which impact our health

25th April 2019

  [maxbutton id=”1″ url=”https://rhyscarter.typeform.com/to/cMOXQH” text=”Want a Special offer?” ]   We all lead busy lives. But there are many preventable things we do every day that can cause us to become injured or ill. Repetitive habits, lack of awareness of health and fitness knowledge and poor ‘work/life’ balance can lead to us needing specialist help from…

It’s never too late to start! – Why getting fit in your 50s is as beneficial as starting early.

9th April 2019

  A study on over 300,000 people in the USA showed that those who increased their activity by 7 hours per week reduced their risk of death by all causes by 35%. What did the study involve? In the study, researchers interviewed 300,000 people in the mid-1990s. In the questionnaire, they considered factors such as…

Chronic Fatigue and Muscle Strains – they’re not related….are they?

16th March 2019

It is well researched that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) can be worsened by physical activity. A study has suggested that flare ups of the condition can be caused by a muscle strain or nerve irritation. The study out of Johns Hopkins University in the USA proposed that Physiotherapy could be a perfect treatment option for…

Marathon season is here! And with it, knee pain! Introducing Runners Knee…

10th March 2019

It’s marathon season, and it’s been a busy time at The Carter & George Practice! The start of March is often the time when runners begin to ‘ramp up’ their mileage, with just under 7 weeks until the marathon. Unfortunately, this is also the time when it dawns on most people that they have to…

We won the ‘Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award for 2019’!

12th February 2019

Hey! I just wanted to send a quick note to say THANK YOU for helping us win an amazing award! We won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award 2019! This is an award run by Feefo – an independent review platform. All the reviews are from genuine, verified customers – which makes me so proud…