Welcome to the Carter & George Practice!

24th November 2017

Hello and welcome to Carter & George! We are delighted to have our website up and running and our practice under construction. In a few short weeks we will be delivering elite physiotherapy to the Hertfordshire community and we couldn’t be more excited. We want to make physiotherapy a viable treatment for everybody: not just professional…

An Evening with Jamie George

11th July 2018

Co-owner Jamie George will be hosting a Q+A session at the practice on Wednesday 15th August from 7pm. Jamie will be discussing the recent South Africa tour, his pre-season at Saracens and the season ahead. He will also give insights on what recovery and injury management strategies he uses to ensure he remains in peak…

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…

Why self-referral is the future of physio

5th December 2017

Physiotherapy is known to be an extremely effective method of treating a range of conditions: from back and neck pain to cardiovascular and pulmonary problems. Advanced physiotherapists are qualified to prescribe and carry out treatment, and are regulated medical practitioners in their own right: for musculoskeletal conditions, physiotherapists are better qualified to suggest and deliver…

Training Cycles – Part 2 – Preparation and Competition

17th July 2018

Continuing on from last week, Paul McBride comments on the preparation and competition phases of an athletes training cycle. The preparation period This is the key period for getting the players and team in the right physical condition. this phase should last between 4 and 10 weeks (depending on the level of the players and…

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…

All you need to know about Cryotherapy

20th December 2017

We recently took delivery of our CryoScience Cryotherapy machine, and can’t wait to get it up and running in the clinic from January! Usually the privilege of elite athletes and sportspeople, we wanted to make Cryo available at our clinic to help speed up patients’ muscle recovery without the need for painful ice baths. Here’s…

Training Cycles – Part 3 – Transition Periods and Competition

31st July 2018

Part 3 of our blog series on training cycles, written by our resident Personal Trainer – Paul McBride. The transition periods This is the period when the level of performance drops off and where the player must be able to recover physically and mentally from the exertions of playing.  The period usually lasts between 4…

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…

How physiotherapy could benefit you in 2018

4th January 2018

The benefits of physiotherapy are multiple. Whether used to treat work and sporting injuries, or cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions, physiotherapy treatment has a proven positive impact on recovery and wellbeing. Never considered physiotherapy as a treatment option before now? Maybe make it your New Years’ resolution to give it a go!   1)      It improves joint…

Psychology of Injury and Rehabilitation

14th September 2018

Injuries happen, fact. It is estimated that 29.7 million sports injuries alone occur annually in England and Wales. Commonly, the first things that springs to people’s mind when an injury occurs are “how badly am I injured” and “when will I be fit to play again”. The first thought is always concerning their physical state…

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…

The only shock about Shockwave Therapy is its healing capacity

16th January 2018

Shockwave Therapy is used in physiotherapy and orthopaedics to heal tendons, muscles and ligaments quickly and effectively. Its main benefits stem from the fact that it is a non-surgical method of pain relief. It is non-invasive, will not cause infection, and holds less risk than other methods of treatment – whilst achieving similar outcomes. Shockwave…

The most effective treatment of Lower Back Pain

20th September 2018

Low back pain is a major health problem among Western industrialised countries and a major cause of medical expenses, absenteeism, and disablement. People with acute low back pain usually experience improvements in pain and return to work within 1 month and further but smaller improvements occur up to 3 months after. Following 3 months, pain…

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…

All you need to know about IMS needling

23rd January 2018

IMS (or intramuscular stimulation) is similar to traditional acupuncture, in that it involves the insertion of needles into the body to relieve pain. The difference resides in the fact that IMS is a far more specific and purposeful method of pain relief than its older counterpart. Rather than focusing on pre-mapped points in the body…

Everything you need to know about Heel Pain!

4th October 2018

Plantar fasciitis is literally translated as inflammation of the plantar fascia and is the most common cause of heel pain with 11-15% of the population suffering each year. The plantar fascia is the flat ligament on the sole of the foot, connecting the heel bone to the toes. If this ligament is strained it can…

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…

Pop-up physiotherapy clinics in Hertford this month

6th February 2018

Can’t wait until we open to try some of our elite physio treatments? Neither can we. That’s why we’re hosting FOUR pop-up clinics at two locations in Hertford this month, so that you can be treated at a hugely discounted rate, and see for yourself how physiotherapy could benefit you.   Members of our team…

Rotator Cuff Injuries

29th October 2018

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…