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…

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…

Bracing for Knees and Ankles

24th March 2023

Bracing – Enovis Fitting Centre As a trailblazer in the realm of athletic support, Envois (formerly Donjoy) delivers top-notch, inventive braces for a myriad of sports, catering to a wide array of injury types. Their cutting-edge research stands as the backbone to their global reputation for excellence. Enovis are the brace of choice of most…

Why Choose EVOLVE: The Ultimate Weight Loss Programme Near You

9th August 2023

Why Choose EVOLVE: The Ultimate Weight Loss Programme Near You Discover the ground breaking programme that guarantees life-changing results for your health and wellbeing. In your quest for weight loss, you might have come across numerous methods, diets, and programs. But none compares to EVOLVE, a comprehensive, science-backed weight loss programme designed with your unique…

Physiotherapy Treatment for Chronic Pain

2nd January 2024

Physiotherapy as a Treatment for Chronic Pain Introduction Chronic pain, a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, is characterized by persistent discomfort that lasts beyond the usual healing time of three to six months. It affects an estimated 20% of people worldwide, profoundly impacting their quality of life. Individuals suffering from chronic pain often experience symptoms that…

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…

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…

Orthopaedic Surgery in Lithuania

6th April 2023

Hip and Knee Replacement in Lithuania Orthopaedic Surgery Getting surgical care in the UK can be a long and frustrating process, with waiting lists for hip and knee replacements often stretching into months. According to recent statistics from Hertfordshire, people may have to wait up to 3 years for hip replacement surgery and 2 years…

Understanding the Risk of Boxing Injuries to the Shoulder

10th August 2023

Understanding the Risk of Boxing Injuries to the Shoulder Anthony Joshua is back in action this weekend and with it, seems to come a sudden interest in the sport. In light of Joshua’s upcoming fight, we find it opportune to delve deeper into the often-unseen aspects of the sport. Boxing, beyond the glitz and glamour…

Discover Top-Tier Physiotherapy in Harpenden: Your Go-To for Sports Injury Rehab

25th January 2024

Introduction: Welcome to The Carter & George Practice, co-founded by Jamie George and Rhys Carter, your premier destination for physiotherapy in Harpenden. Embracing our ethos of making elite medical treatments accessible to everyone, we blend Rhys’ extensive physiotherapy expertise with Jamie’s insights as a professional rugby player to offer bespoke, high-quality care to all our…

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…

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…

Lower Back Pain Treatment in Hitchin

19th April 2023

Introduction to Lower Back Pain Lower back pain is a common condition that affects many people. It can range from a dull, constant ache to a sharp, stabbing sensation and can be caused by several factors including strain from lifting or bending, poor posture, degenerative disc disease and even stress. Physiotherapy is an effective way…

Common Running Injuries

29th August 2023

Blog Outline: Common Running Injuries Introduction Running as a Popular Form of Exercise Running is a popular form of exercise around the globe, cherished for its simplicity, convenience, and numerous health benefits. Requiring minimal equipment, it can be done virtually anywhere – from parks and trails to the treadmill at home. Running not only boosts…

Physiotherapy in Hertfordshire: Harnessing Health

18th February 2024

Physiotherapy in Hertfordshire: Harnessing Health  Introduction Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in healthcare, supporting individuals to maintain and regain physical wellness, improve functional ability, and enhance mobility. It’s based on scientific principles and personalised clinical approaches that address a wide range of conditions. By employing a range of techniques, including exercises, manual therapy, and modalities…

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…