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

Is my back really weak ?

Negative beliefs about low back pain (LBP) are common. Fifty percent of the general population believe pain in the back means that the back is damaged. Around ninety percent believe that ignoring pain can damage the back; and seventy believe there is ongoing weakness in the back following an episode of LBP. It follows then, […]

Plantar fascia problems?

Is it worth stretching  the plantar facia? Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects runners, those who stand on their feet all day and a host of other recreational sports enthusiasts. The characteristic feature is the excruciating morning pain that sufferers need to put themselves through in the first few steps getting out of […]

Wobbly chairs do NOT prevent back pain

Even though sitting for long periods might have negative effects on our overall health, it does not appear to be a major cause of getting low back pain (LBP). Nevertheless, sitting for prolonged periods is a common aggravating factor for people with LBP, and as such methods to reduce sitting discomfort are often sought. One […]

6 tips when exercising in the cold !

1/Cover your head, fingers, and toes. Blood flow stays concentrated in our core, making our limbs more susceptible to the cold. In addition to wearing gloves, consider roomier shoes to accommodate thermal or wool socks. A large percentage of body heat is also lost through the head, so wearing a hat is a must. 2/For […]

How does Botox work ??

What is Botox ? Botox contains very small quantities of a natural protein that originates from bacteria and is specially prepared before use. As with many ingredients in medicines, large amounts of this protein would be harmful but in small amounts that is used in Botox it can be beneficial for certain medical conditions. How […]

Sports therapist enters Strongman Competition

Lloyd Davies(one of our sports therapists )at Rothery Health & Sports Injury clinic is competing in the Britains disabled strongest man competition this year .We wish him well . Watching the World’s Strongest Man on TV when he was a kid, little did Lloyd Davies think that one day he would be competing for such […]

BOTOX -Used for Cerebral Palsy & Stroke patients

Your guide to Botox Did you know many people have medical conditions in which their muscles and nerves do NOT work properly .One way to alleviate these conditions is to use Botox to block the signals from the nerves to the muscles and /or sweat glands 1/post stroke Spacticity is a term used to describe […]

To Botox or not ?

What is Botox ? Botulinum toxin injections, such as Botox and Dysport, are medical treatments that can also be used to help relax facial muscles. This makes lines and wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, less obvious. How do they work ? They can temporarily alter your appearance without the need for surgery. […]

GP to join Rothery Health clinic

We are thrilled to announce that Dr Rupal Naik will be joining Rothery Health in the next few months offering private GP appointments , cosmetic medicine and steroid injections under ultrasound .  Rupal has been a GP for well over 20 years and is qualified in cosmetic medicine and is able to offer – 1/dermal […]

Should I exercise with back pain?

10 Evidence based facts about back pain and Exercise !!! 1 /Exercise is helpful for back pain Staying as active as possible and returning to all usual activities gradually is very important in aiding recovery. You can start by doing some gentle activity and then increase your levels when you feel confident to do so. […]

10 facts about sleep and 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 also increases […]

When Is spine surgery an emergency?

Thanks  The vast majority of spine surgery procedures to treat severe back pain and/or leg pain are elective by the patient .However, there are a few symptoms that are possible indications of a serious medical condition, and patients with these symptoms should seek emergency medical care ASAP . These symptoms include: 1/Sudden bowel and/or bladder […]

What is frozen shoulder ?

Frozen shoulder is a condition that affects your shoulder joint. It usually involves pain and stiffness that develops gradually, gets worse and then finally goes away. This can take anywhere from a year to 3 years. Your shoulder is made up of three bones that form a ball-and-socket joint. They are your upper arm (humerus), […]

Painful shoulder?

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons. It controls shoulder movement and also helps to hold your shoulder joint together. When rotator cuff tendons become inflamed or worn, it causes a painful arc or ‘impingement’ syndrome. Osteopaths or Chiropractors may use different terms to describe the same condition, such as […]

Heel Pain ?

Heel pain may well be a condition we call plantar fasciitis .What causes plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch. Repeated strain can cause tiny tears in the ligament. These can lead to pain and swelling. This is more likely to happen if: 1/Your feet roll inward too […]

Pain under the Knee Cap ?

Recently a semi professional footballer came into the clinic with pain under his knee cap.He had tight hamstrings and overdeveloped quads creating a condition known as anterior knee pain or Chondromalacia patellae . This is damage to the cartilage at the back of the kneecap (patella). The usual treatment advised is to avoid overuse of […]

Why is my neck stiff ?

Common causes of a stiff neck are a muscle strain or a soft tissue sprain or a joint lock . Examples include 1/sleeping with the neck in an awkward position 2/falling or sudden impact that pushes the Head to the side, should such as sports injuries 3/turning the head to the side repeatedly during an […]

Sports Podiatrist based in Pembrokeshire

Jamie Tilley Sports Podiatrist is based at Rothery Health and Sports Injury Clinic every Wednesday morning and will be offering runners and triathletes the opportunity to have custom insoles by Footbalance made within the clinic .Everyone’s feet are different and often our own feet differ from right to left. FootBalances foot analysis identifies your foot […]

Osteopath to attend Electrical Acupuncture course

John Rothery Principal Osteopath at Rothery Health Centre,Saundersfoot Pembrokeshire will be attending a 1 day training course in Electrical Acupuncture by the British Medical Acupuncure in June in Northwich, Cheshire. The British Medical Acupuncture Society was formed in 1980 as an association of medical practitioners interested in acupuncture. Since 2002, membership has been open to […]