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

New Podiatrist uses latest foot technology

Matt graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2019 with a BSc Honours Degree in Podiatry. Having spent over 1,200 hours in clinic across his degree, Matt has demonstrated that he can perform at a very high level consistently. Fresh out of university, Matt is up to date with current practice and research and is […]

Acupuncture benefits

What is it? Electroacupuncture is similar to acupuncture, a widely practiced form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture involves the use of thin needles to stimulate specific pressure points linked to unwanted symptoms. In standard acupuncture, one needle is used at each treatment point. Electroacupuncture is a modified form that uses two needles.  A mild electric […]

Acupuncture Pembrokeshire

Uses of acupuncture Acupuncture practitioners – sometimes called acupuncturists – use acupuncture to treat a wide range of health conditions.   The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines for the NHS on the use of treatments and care of patients.  Currently, NICE only recommends considering acupuncture as a treatment option for: chronic tension-type headaches migraines Acupuncture is […]

Back pain Pembrokeshire

Back pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks or months. Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over […]

Neck Pain Pembrokeshire

There are two levator scapulae muscles—one on each side of the neck—that attach to the top four transverse processes and go down to the shoulder. This muscle can become tight and may be tender where it attaches to the shoulder blade. Stretching this muscle can play a role in reducing neck pain.  The levator scapulae […]

Why does self isolation brings mental strain & anxiety to elite athletes?

The spread of COVID-19 is changing life for billions of people around the world. Many are adapting to periods of self-isolation and finding creative ways to stay fit, but the enforced changes may also result in increased sedentary behaviours – which can contribute to anxiety and depression. This may be especially the case for athletes, who are […]

Anxiety attacks in Ironman Competitions

As an Iron-man triathlon competitor myself and now as a Clinical Sports Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist based here at Rothery Health Pembrokeshire ,I am more aware now of the situations which can cause anxiety in triathlon competitions more than ever . For example ‘loss of goggles ‘ ..’fear of failure‘ ….’jellyfish phobia‘….’wetsuit ripping’…..’fear of drowning’ ..’mechanicals […]

Neck posture & pain myth !

If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its occurrence has increased dramatically over the past 25 years. While most episodes of neck pain are likely to get better within a few months, half to three-quarters of people who have neck pain […]

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 […]