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CHESHUNT FC – CHAMPIONS!

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 … Continue reading CHESHUNT FC – CHAMPIONS!

7 Mistakes we make EVERYDAY which impact our health

    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 doctors, physiotherapists and other health professionals. So, what … Continue reading 7 Mistakes we make EVERYDAY which impact our health

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

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

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

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

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

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

You’ve heard if it, but what is an ACL Injury?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located behind the knee cap and is one of the four key knee stabilisers. It connects the tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone). The main role of the ACL is to ensure the tibia twists relatively to the femur, stopping any abnormal movements such has knee valgus … Continue reading You’ve heard if it, but what is an ACL Injury?

Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is comprised of a group of muscles and tendons which surround the shoulder joint. They work together to keep the shoulder stable meaning the ball (humerus head) stays in its proper position in the socket (glenoid cavity). The supraspinatus is responsible for abducting the arm, the infraspinatus … Continue reading Rotator Cuff Injuries