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…

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…

Warm-ups that will make you less susceptible to sporting injury

28th February 2018

In order to truly welcome one of our new personal trainers Luke Davis to the C&G team, we thought we’d ask for his tips on warming up and warming down properly when you exercise.   Physiotherapist (and Carter & George’s Co-Director) Rhys Carter has seen countless patients in the past whose injuries could have been…

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

26th November 2018

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…

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….

It’s time to take care of your joints

9th March 2018

Joint pain can become a major issue if left untreated, stopping you from doing the things you love by slowing down movement and causing discomfort. It’s therefore imperative that you take proper care of your joints, to ensure you can enjoy life without the pain caused by stiffness and inflammation.   Below are some suggestions…

Ankle Sprains – Phoenix’s Story!

3rd January 2019

Lateral ankle sprains are among the most common injuries that individuals experience during athletic or recreational activities. A sprain refers to a ligament which has been overstretched. The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is reported to be the weakest and the first ligament injured with an ankle sprain, followed by injury to the calcaneofibular ligament and…

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…

How keeping active will help you get the most out of Spring

23rd March 2018

Spring has officially sprung; and although it doesn’t always feel like it, now is a great time to start making the most of the brighter days with some exercise.   The benefits of exercise are no secret; mentally and physically, just thirty minutes of physical activity a few times a week works absolute wonders for…

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…

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…

Official opening date & introductory offers

3rd April 2018

After months of planning and preparation, we are officially set to open on 16th April! In just two weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy elite physiotherapy at our state of the art clinic in Hoddesdon.   To celebrate the opening, we’ll be running the following introductory offers, which are valid if you book an appointment…

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…

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…

Running and recovery tips from our Personal Trainer

12th April 2018

With the London Marathon fast approaching, we asked our personal trainer Paul McBride for his advice on running, training, and recovering from the biggest race in the country. With over 40,000 competitors running 26.2 miles, it’s important to be prepared!   This is what he told us…   “When it comes to running, form and…

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…

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…

We’re open for business

18th April 2018

On Monday, after months of planning and preparation, we opened our doors for the first time and saw our first patients.   We’re so excited to be able to show you all what we’ve been working on for the past few months. The video below gives you a little taster of what our stunning new…

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…