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Keep up to date with the latest goings-on at Rothery Health Care by reading our blog posts below.

Knee pain & Acupuncture

Patients with knee arthritis respond particularly well to electro-acupuncture. When knee arthritis is mild or moderate, a limited number of sessions produce very good results. When arthritis is more advanced, or “bone-on-bone,” ongoing acupuncture is needed. Acupuncture can also be combined with conventional treatments, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs & physical therapy .In addition, acupuncture can […]

New Physiotherapist joins team

Our new Physiotherapist at Rothery Health Saundersfoot & Pembroke is Rachel Crowley (BSc Hons MCSP). Rachel is a fully qualified physiotherapist and member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. In 2011 she qualified with a BSc Hons in Physiotherapy at Cardiff University. Rachel is also currently completing her Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Cardiff […]

10 best kept secrets regarding Back Pain

    10 facts about your sleep patterns and back pain 1/ Poor sleep can be a cause of persistent pain in healthy people Poor sleep increases risk of developing pain. While many realise that being in pain can cause poor sleep, studies now show that poor sleep among people without any pain at all […]

15 Knee Pain Do’s & Don’ts

We’ve put together a collection of hints to help with knee pain 1/Do rest a sore knee …Take a break so your knee has time to heal. You’ll only need 1 or 2 days of rest to ease minor knee pain, but severe injuries may keep you off your feet longer. Talk to your Osteopath […]

Don’t panic when you receive your Back Scan !

While scans are important to identify serious causes of back pain, such as cancer, infections and fractures, these only occur in a very small group of people (about 1%). One of the problems with having your back scanned is they often identify things that sound scary but are actually normal and common in people without […]

Is scanning necessary for Back Pain ?

We used to think that if we got a good enough picture of the spine with scans that it would be a big help in solving back pain. However, we now know that this is most often not the case. When people have scans for back pain, the scans often show up things that are […]

Myth -Moving will make my back worse

Although it is true that some movements can be uncomfortable when you have back pain, it is well established that returning to movement and work as soon as you are able, is better for recovery and preventing recurrence than bed rest This is not a new concept by any means but it is an unfortunate misconception […]

Myth-The perfect sitting position does NOT exist!

  Should we all sit up straight? Contrary to popular belief, no specific static sitting posture has been shown to prevent or reduce back pain. Different sitting postures suit different people, with some people reporting more pain from sitting straight, others from slouching. So while slouching gets a bad press, there is no scientific evidence […]

Psychotherapist joins Rothery Team

We are pleased to announce Lisa Maltby will be joining us this week at Rothery Health . Lisa is specialised in working with bereavement and loss, particularly traumatic and sudden loss. She also has an interest in the recovery process and post traumatic growth and has an interest in how clients recover in terms of physical […]

New Reflexology massage Therapist

We are pleased to announce Leah Smith will be starting at our Saundersfoot Clinic from the 26th November 2018 . Leah is an experienced Reflexologist and is offering initial 50 min treatments for just £25! Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate […]

Osteopath gets selected for European Championships

John Rothery Osteopath & clinical lead at RotheryHealth in Saundersfoot,Wales was recently selected for the Medical Team for the European Touch Rugby Championships 18-21 July 18 in Nottingham ,UK. What is Touch? Touch, also known as Touch Football or Touch Rugby around the world, is a thrilling sport that allows people of all walks of […]

Osteopath does Breca Gower 2018

On the  7-8th July 2018 in the Gower near Swansea, South Wales Jonathan Rothery Director of Rothery Health here in Saundersfoot took part in the iconic Breca Swim/Run.Swimrunning is all about equipment experimentation and trying new ideas. Almost anything goes in the race,just so long as you carry what you have for swimming & running […]

Osteopath meets Superstar!

Last weekend John Rothery Principal at Rothery Health was lucky enough to meet & treat Brian Jacks former Olympic Judo player in Lincoln. Brian was on a UK tour promoting his new book “The Mindset of a Champion “ Brian Jacks after becoming the UKs best Judo player later achieved national fame for his outstanding […]

5 tips to sleep better

What are things that we can all do tonight and in the future to start getting better sleep? Well, beyond carving out a non-negotiable eight-hour sleep opportunity, there are probably at least five things that we can do. 1/try and maintain regularity. And if there’s one thing that you take away from this, it would […]

So how do I rehab my shoulder?

  The shoulder is at high risk for injury during overhead sports, in particular in throwing or hitting activities, such as baseball, tennis, handball, and volleyball. In order to create a scientific basis for the prevention of recurrent injuries in overhead athletes, four steps need to be undertaken: (1) risk factors for injury and re-injury […]

Are gel pain relief medications any good?

  NSAIDs stand for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs. A “topical” NSAID analgesic treatment is a pain relieving gel, cream, patch or spray that is applied directly to the painful part of the body. This works differently to painkillers that are taken orally which dissolve to release their ingredients into the bloodstream. Deep Relief Anti-inflammatory Gel and […]

How do I rehab my shoulder?

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that stabilize the shoulder and allow it to move. You should visualize the head of the arm bone as a golf ball, and the area of the shoulder blade as a golf tee. The rotator cuff serves as a sleeve that enables the ball to spin […]

Have I got a sports hernia?

Sports Hernia (Athletic Pubalgia) A sports hernia is a painful, soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin area. It most often occurs during sports that require sudden changes of direction or intense twisting movements. Although a sports hernia may lead to a traditional, abdominal hernia, it is a different injury. A sports hernia is […]