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13/10/2017 - Tai Chi Qigong Class - October 2017

The next Tai Chi Qigong classes start on Thursday, 19th October 2017.

This is a 4-week block of classes which take place every Thursday at 4.45pm - 5.45pm as follows:

26th October
2nd November
9th November
16th November

The classes are run by Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and take place in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

Please contact us on 015395 64727 or via our email address if you would like further information and to book onto the Workshop.

We look forward to hearing from you!


13/10/2017 - Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

The next Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic with Professor Shulan Tang will take place here on Wednesday, 1st November 2017.

If you would like to book an appointment, or find out more about this clinic, please call us on 015395 64727.

Based normally in Manchester, Shulan has provided a monthly clinic here since the beginning of the year, which has proved very successful.

Shulan has had a remarkable impact on the health of Cath’s little boy Owen, and has helped many other people from this area. To save people travelling to Manchester to see her, Shulan kindly agreed to come to us!


15/09/2017 - Tai Chi Qigong Class - September 2017

The next Tai Chi Qigong classes start on Thursday, 21st September.

This is a 4-week block of classes which take place every Thursday at 4.45pm - 5.45pm as follows:

21st September
28th September
5th October
12th October

The classes are run by Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and take place in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

Please contact us on 015395 64727 or via our email address if you would like further information and to book onto the Workshop.

We look forward to hearing from you!


15/09/2017 - Pilates for Beginners

** NEW CLASS ** NEW CLASS ** NEW CLASS **

Pilates for Beginners

The next Body Control Pilates for Beginners class, with Suzanne Wells, starts on Thursday, 5th October 2017. Details below...

Thursdays @ 6.10pm-7.10pm - £50 for a 5 week block

October - 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November - 16th

Please contact the Clinic on 015395 64727 or take a look at the website for more information and booking details.

We keep class numbers low to ensure close supervision so don't miss out - book your place now!


15/09/2017 - Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

The next Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic with Professor Shulan Tang will take place here on Wednesday, 4th October.

If you would like to book an appointment, or find out more about this clinic, please call us on 015395 64727.

Based normally in Manchester, Shulan has provided a monthly clinic here since the beginning of the year, which has proved very successful. Shulan has had a remarkable impact on the health of Cath’s little boy Owen, and has helped many other people from this area. To save people travelling to Manchester to see her, Shulan kindly agreed to come to us!


08/06/2017 - Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinics

The next Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic with Professor Shulan Tang will take place on Wednesday, 12th July. If you would like to book an appointment, or find out more about this clinic, please call us on 015395 64727.

Based normally in Manchester, Shulan has provided a monthly clinic here since the beginning of the year, which has proved very popular. Shulan has had a remarkable impact on the health of Cath’s little boy Owen, and has helped many other people from this area. To save people travelling to Manchester to see her, Shulan kindly agreed to come to us!

Please visit Shulan's website for more information:


08/06/2017 - Tai Chi Qigong

The next Tai Chi Qigong classes start on Thursday, 22nd June.

This is a 5-week block of classes which take place every Thursday at 4.15pm - 5.15pm as follows:

22nd June
29th June
6th July
13th July
20th July

The classes are run by Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, and take place in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

Please contact us on 015395 64727 or via our email address if you would like further information and to book onto the Workshop.

We look forward to hearing from you!


11/05/2017 - Tai Chi Qigong - FREE Taster Workshop

26 May 2017 @ 5.30 – 6.30pm

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests Tai Chi helps with pain and stiffness in arthritis. It can also help improve quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, improving joint function, relieving and preventing back pain and arthritis, overcoming exhaustion, relieving unhelpful moods, managing chronic health conditions such as Chronic Fatigue, Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, is running a FREE taster workshop in Tai Chi Qigong in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

Please see our website for details on Tai Chi Qigong and contact the Clinic to book your place:

015395 64727 clinic@physio-sportsinjuries.co.uk


13/04/2017 - New Pilates class starting next week!


** NEW CLASS ** NEW CLASS ** NEW CLASS **

Pilates for Beginners

The next Body Control Pilates for Beginners class, with Suzanne Wells, starts next week on Thursday, 20th April! Details below...

Thursdays @ 6.10pm-7.10pm - £50 for a 5 week block

April - 20th, 27th

May - 4th, 11th, 18th

Please contact the Clinic on 015395 64727 or take a look at the website for more information and booking details. We keep class numbers low to ensure close supervision so don't miss out - book your place now!


13/01/2017 - Exciting new Venture for 2017 - Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic

Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinics with Professor Shulan Tang

We are delighted and excited to announce that Professor Shulan Tang has kindly agreed to offer a Chinese Herbal Medicine clinic with us here in Milnthorpe!

Based normally in Manchester, Shulan will be available for consultation here from 13th January 2017 and thereafter on a monthly or twice monthly basis subject to demand.

Please contact us at Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy to make an appointment.

Shulan has had a remarkable impact on the health of Cath’s little boy Owen, and has helped many other people from this area. To save people travelling to Manchester to see her, Shulan has kindly agreed to come to us!


13/01/2017 - Achieve Body Mind with Rachel Kent

We are pleased to welcome Rachel Kent of Achieve Body Mind Ltd to Lakeland and Lunesdale Physiotherapy Clinic.

Rachel will be holding clinics here and uses a range of bespoke therapies including The Rossiter System, Reiki and Massage.

For more information, and to book an appointment, please contact Rachel on:

Telephone: 07802 409991
Email: info@achievebodymind.co.uk
or by her website: www.achievebodymind.co.uk/


19/12/2016 - Workshops in Tai Chi Qigong

Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, is running two classes in the New Year, in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

The first class is run in a block of 4 weeks, starting on Thursday, 12th January and costs £40.

Classes will take place every Thursday at 4.15 - 5.15pm as follows:

12th January
19th January
26th January
2nd February

The second class is run in a block of 6 weeks, starting on Thursday, 16th March and costs £60.

These classes will take place every Thursday at 4.15 - 5.15pm as follows:

16th March
23rd March
30th March
6th April
13th April
20th April

Please contact us on 015395 64727 or via our email address here if you would like further information and to book onto the Workshops.

We look forward to hearing from you!


16/12/2016 - Christmas and New Year Opening Times

We will be closing at 6pm on Friday, 23rd December 2016 and re-opening on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017.

We would like to wish everyone visiting Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy Clinic a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017.


01/10/2016 - Farewell Kerry!

We would like to wish Kerry Singleton best wishes as she embarks on a new chapter in her life.

Kerry left on maternity leave last year and had a beautiful little boy in December. Unfortunately (for us) but not surprisingly, Kerry has decided to rethink her working life and spend more time with family. Therefore Kerry won’t be returning to Lakeland & Lunesdale Physiotherapy Clinic.

Kerry has been with the Clinic since 2005 and has been a valuable friend and colleague.

We wish her and her family all the best.

Thank you Kerry!


26/09/2016 - Sorry to Say Goodbye!

We are very sorry to say goodbye to Gavin Thomas who, along with his family, is making the move back to Scotland to take up a teaching and research post at the Robert Gordon University.

Gavin has been with the Clinic for 6 years and has become a valued friend and member of the Physio Team.

We wish Gavin and his family good luck on their next adventure.


26/09/2016 - Tai Chi Qigong 6-week Workshop

Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain, is running a 6-week Workshop in Tai Chi Qigong in our fabulous Exercise Studio.

Classes start on Thursday, 6th October at 4.00-5.00pm and cost £10 per person per week.

Classes will take place every Thursday at 4.00pm as follows:

6th October
13th October
20th October
27th October
3rd November
10th November

Contact us now for more information and to book your place.


21/09/2016 - Tai Chi Qigong FREE Taster Workshops


We are very excited to offer two FREE taster workshops in Tai Chi Qigong.

Tony Bennet will be running the 1 hour workshops on Thursday, 29th September at 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

You can read more about Tony on our website.

Please contact us on 015395 64727 or via our email address clinic@physio-sportsinjuries.co.uk if you would like to attend.

Please share this with your friends and family as we would like as many people to attend as possible :-)


08/09/2016 - Tai Chi Qigong with Tony Bennett

We are very pleased to introduce Tony Bennett, a Registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. Tony has joined us to offer one-to-one training in Tai Chi & Qigong to clients.

Tai Chi Qigong is an ancient practice, taking us back to our human roots when feeling was our guide rather than our intellect. Reading our feelings, and responding in ways that change those feelings for the better, is a lost skill. Those people who developed Tai Chi Qigong worked to put together the elements of that skill and passed it on to others over at least 5000 years.

Tai Chi Qigong is a way of becoming more attuned to our physical bodies and our emotions to enable us to relax, taking tension out of our bodies and changing the way that we feel. Through taking control of ourselves, this has a direct impact on our body’s immune and healing systems and therefore our general and specific well-being.

We practice Tai Chi Qigong both sitting down and standing up, through being still and through movement. The movements are gentle and slow, taking the strain out of our muscles and joints.

Tai Chi Qigong can be practised by anyone, whatever their condition and ability. Its benefits range from easing stiffness, reducing or removing pain, increasing flexibility and ease of movement to bringing about greater peace and confidence. It complements conventional medicine and is particularly beneficial in managing chronic health conditions.

Tony has a Diploma in Stress Management Training, a qualification in Person-Centred Counselling and Certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique. He is a Registered Instructor of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.

Tony is currently offering hourly one-to-one sessions at the clinic which cost £35.

We are also pleased to say that Tony will be running Workshops here at the Clinic (details to be confirmed).

If you would like further information, or to book a Tai Chi Qigong session, Tony can be contacted in the following ways:

Email: taichiqigongteacher@gmail.com
Tel: 015242 61944
Text: 07747001907


26/08/2016 - Body Control® Pilates for Beginners

The next Body Control® Pilates class with Suzanne will start on Thursday, 15th September for a 5-week block.

Suzanne Wells – Pilates for Beginners
Thursday 6.10pm-7.10pm - £50 for a 5 week block

September 15th 22nd 29th
October 6th 13th

If you would like further information or to book onto the classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website.

Spaces are limited to 8 people per class to ensure maximum supervision. Due to the amount of interest in the class we ask that payment, and a completed booking form, is returned to us as soon as possible as we are unable to confirm your place until payment is received. (It is therefore advisable to double-check with us that there are spaces left before sending through payment.)

We look forward to seeing your there!


06/07/2016 - AXA PPP HEALTHCARE INSURED PATIENTS

AXA PPP Healthcare is changing their provider scheme.

Unfortunately, due to the new terms and conditions they are wishing to impose and the low fees they are willing to pay for our expert services, it is this practice’s considered decision to not enter into a new agreement with them.

We have until 31st July to treat EXISTING AXA PATIENTS, after which time we cannot claim treatment costs through AXA and are therefore unable to accept any new AXA patients as of 4th July 2016.

We can still provide AXA patients with the exceptional service they have always received, but unfortunately you would not be able to claim the costs through AXA.

We regret to inform you that if you do need to reclaim the costs of physiotherapy treatment through AXA, we will not be able to treat you after 31st July 2016, and you will have to source an alternative provider.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.


21/01/2016 - New Lifecycle website launched

Gavin Thomas, one of the Chartered Physiotherapists here at the Clinic, has launched his Lifecycle website.

Lifecycle is a specialist bike fitting and treatment service for cyclists.

Lifecycle is equally interested in treating both recreational and competitive cyclists and triathletes and aims to help riders of all disciplines and standards get the most out of riding their bikes without any aches and pains.

Take a look at the website at http://lifecyclephysio.co.uk/


21/01/2016 - Cath is now a qualified Tuina practitioner!

Cath is now a qualified Tuina practitioner!

I am very pleased to say that I have added a ‘tool’ to my bag! Over an eight month period starting last year I have trained in ‘Tuina’, Chinese Medical Massage Therapy, and have successfully passed the examination. I am enjoying practising this very effective treatment technique on my patients.

Tuina is very easily incorporated into physiotherapy treatments, and is used to release tight tissues especially muscle & fascial tissue, to mobilise the joints and to stimulate acupuncture points. Treatment is applied through a thin sheet, which helps keep the patient warm and allows for smoother techniques while protecting the patient’s skin. This seemed a little strange at first as I was so used to working directly in contact with the skin. However, this seems to work well. It is especially useful in treating a more elderly client who may have more delicate skin, and generally patients relax more as they feel warmer and less exposed! However I might add that this is not a relaxing massage, it is therapeutic and purposeful!!! The depth of Tuina can be adapted according to the patient and their needs. Tuina involves many different techniques, of which I have learnt over twenty.

Tuina is widely used in China and is still relatively unknown in the West. The oldest texts date back to 1405, so it’s stood the test of time! ‘Tui’ means to push and ‘Na’ means to grasp, and all the techniques contain an aspect of either Tui or Na. Chinese medicine believes that pain is caused by ‘blockages’ resulting in stagnation of Qi (energy) and Blood. To put this in a western context, it is well documented that tight myofascial tissue (this is the muscles and the fascia-the tissue that ‘vacuum wraps’ the muscles and organs) can trap nerves or blood vessels causing pain. Tightness (blockages) may be caused by muscle tension or scar tissue. If a muscle is in an abnormally contracted tight state, it squeezes the blood vessels depriving itself and other tissues of blood. Tissues can’t function without oxygen and nutrients supplied via the blood. This tightness (blockage)may also compromise the nerves passing through the muscle or adjacent to it. It may also pulls joints out of alignment; a benefit of Tuina documented by the Chinese is to realign tissues and joints. Some of the techniques are almost identical to our ‘physiotherapy’ techniques, and can help break down adhesions/scar tissue and stimulate collagen production/alignment (healing). It is a very rhythmical treatment which can help calm the Mind; people often report sleeping better after treatment. Chinese medical theory also believes that acupuncture points on the surface of the body when stimulated can help strengthen the immune system and help the health and balance of the internal organs.

The next couple of years………………

I am now just beginning a two year diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture to further my knowledge.

It’s a long story, but I have personally witnessed the remarkable effects achievable by this amazing medical system. Chinese Herbal Medicine has transformed the life of my youngest son dramatically and brought him from a state of misery & despair to a happy healthy bouncing boy. In searching for the answers to his troubles I have become infatuated by the subject. I have self-studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) over the last two years and my patients keep jumping out of the pages, as if they had written the chapter!

One example was a patient who came to see me with knee pain. I immediately observed that his leg was not in a correct alignment but was significantly turned out, a common cause of knee pain, as the knee is put on a twist. At the time he was telling me about the horrific migraines he had suffered which had required hospitalisation and had sent him delirious, and his high blood pressure. He also complained of a chronic sinus problem. I observed his excessively red face and eyes, and was concerned about his general health, his head looked ‘too full’, ready to implode. It was quite by chance that I was reading about the extraordinary meridians at the time, and I had never heard of the Yang Heel Vessel before. On reading the description of pathology affecting this vessel it was as if this chap had written the book. It described the pathway of the vessel going up the outside of the leg and eventually entering the head. It’s job is to ‘absorb excess yang energy’ from the head (I know this sounds weird!). When pathological, the leg turns out, and the head symptoms he had described will occur, and the clinician will observe a red face and red eyes. I was of course (unknowingly) already working manually along the Yang Heel Vessel, by releasing the fascia along the outside of the leg which anatomically turns the leg out when tight. I decided with his consent to add two acupuncture points one in his ankle and a one in the opposite hand which are said to ‘open’ this Vessel. I must admit I didn’t for one minute believe that two acupuncture points would have any effect….how wrong I was. When he returned and informed me that there’d been a significant change, I of course assumed he was referring to his knee, (which was better), but this is not what he was excited about..…..……………… His head symptoms have remarkably improved his face is now a rosy colour rather than a dangerous colour, and his sinus troubles have abated. His wife has also told me how dramatically his temperament has changed…he is less ‘hot-headed’ literally, which is visible! I can only assume that there is some mechanism whereby tightness in the leg creates some kind of back pressure to the head, via a fascial connection, but how these two needles dramatically improved that is quite mind boggling!! It makes me hungry to read more and more. I could also tell of patients with digestive disorders which seem related to their neck pain and stiffness, both these problems have responded very well to acupuncture.

My previous acupuncture training was very ‘westernised’ and I now realise didn’t even scratch the surface. Consequently it never really captured me and I only used acupuncture occasionally and without much conviction in the past. The subject of TCM is vast and very deep, and is based on thousands of years of very careful observations and trial and error, based on extremely detailed anatomical knowledge and physiological principles. Their descriptions are much more poetic and eloquent but are underpinned by strong consistent theories. Diagnosis is based on pattern recognition, they don’t rely on a western diagnosis or investigations. For example people with asthma are not given a ‘standard’ treatment, each individual is assessed and would be diagnosed and treated differently according to the pattern they present with. The tongue and pulse are used in every assessment/consultation as a diagnostic marker, in conjunction with careful questioning and other physical signs. TCM considers the body as an integrated whole which sits well with my way of thinking. I always want to know why, and I sometimes find our western medical model frustrating as it doesn’t seem to seek ‘cause’, rather it tries to ‘mask/suppress’ the symptom. The theories of Yin & Yang & the Five Elements are based on the laws of nature, and like it or not we are governed by natural forces throughout every day and night of our lives! Despite this being an ancient medical system it seems to me it already has explanations for our modern medical mysteries!

A word of warning!!

Unfortunately Chinese medical practitioners do not have a protected title in the UK. There are recognised professional bodies which qualified practitioners are registered with. Please ensure you only seek advice from a recognised professional. (British Acupuncture Council, Association Traditional Chinese Medicine / For oral herbal medicines make sure they are also on the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine).

When I first qualified, the physiotherapy profession was no different. Back then anyone could call themselves a physiotherapist, and could pull people’s necks around without any knowledge or skill. This was dangerous and the public were vulnerable, as was our profession. Our profile was being jeopardised by these unscrupulous practitioners, (The profession of Chinese medicine is currently in a similar position). Now we have been granted protection of title of ‘Physiotherapist’ after fighting for it!


06/01/2016 - Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies (YT4M)

Places available!!

We still have places available on the next YT4M classes will take place on Tuesday evenings starting at 7.30pm OR 8.00pm (tbc dependent on participant choice) from Tuesday, 12th January 2016 as follows:

January 12th, 19th, 26th
February 2nd, 9th, 23rd

The classes are run by Catherine Turner, Chartered Physiotherapist (and Mum of two).

The class is designed to help retrain your abdominal muscles to:
- support your spine in a good posture;
- become stronger to help you lift and carry;
- and make your tummy look a whole lot flatter!

You will learn how to stabilise your spine and be given ‘real-life’ tips on back care. Pelvic floor muscle training exercises will be taught.

You will be provided with an exercise card and continence advice card.

Benefits include:
* Reducing the chance of developing back pain
* Promoting continence
* Boosting your morale

Contact us on 015395 64727 to book your place or alternatively visit our website for more information.


06/01/2016 - Pilates for Improvers

Our first February class is fully booked but don't despair we have a new class starting on Monday, 22nd February.

This class is run in a block of 6 weeks and costs £60. The class will run each Monday at 11.15am - 12.15pm on the following dates:


February 22nd & 29th
March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th



06/01/2016 - Pilates for Beginners

The next Pilates class with Suzanne will start on Thursday, 21st January for a 5-week block.

If you are interested in joining the class, please see the website for more details or contact the Clinic on 015395 64727.

Classes will take place on a Thursday at 6.10-7.10pm:

22nd and 28th January
4th, 11th and 18th February

We look forward to seeing you there!


04/11/2015 - ALTERATIONS TO THE PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC

The layout of the clinic is about to change!!

We are going to change the existing waiting room into two new treatment rooms. One will be an extra physiotherapy treatment room, and the other will be used by Sarah Inman (BANT registered Nutritional Therapist), and possibly some additional professionals.

The new waiting room will be situated at the front of the current gym area, and the front door will be moved accordingly!

This work is starting this weekend and will be done in stages so as to try to cause minimal disruption to our usual operation.

However, please note that parking will be limited due to workmen needing to park their vehicles. Alternative parking can be found nearby at Booths or the public car park or on the Square.

We apologise for the unavoidable inconvenience while this work is carried out and hope you will appreciate the additional services we shall be able to provide.

Thank you for your understanding.
Cath Turner (Practice manager)


12/10/2015 - New Pilates Instructor

We are very pleased to welcome a new 'Body Control Pilates' instructor, Nickey Russell, to our team.

Nickey qualified as a Physiotherapist in Sheffield in 1999 and has spent the last 16 years working around the Northwest in both private health care and NHS hospitals – currently at the BMI Lancaster hospital. Nickey predominantly works within pre and post-operative Orthopaedics.

Nickey decided to train with Body Control Pilates as she has benefited greatly from practicing it herself over the years. It has helped her post-operative patients too. The Pilates training and assessment that Nickey has undertaken, added to the depth of knowledge she has gathered as a physiotherapist, offers a huge number of options for breaking down/changing exercises to ensure that everyone gets the most from each session. The Pilates classes are run with a maximum of 8 participants. Nickey also plans to run one to one sessions with a progress plan and, from next year, weekend courses for both runners and golfers.

Nickey lives near Hornby with her husband Richard, a local GP; their two daughters aged 10 and 6 years old and a selection of dogs, cats and ponies! She is a long-term obsessive horse rider, has grade 4 in classical ballet and has now taken up competitive hill running.


11/06/2015 - Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies (YT4M)

The next YT4M classes will take place on Tuesday evenings at 8.00pm - 9.00pm from Tuesday, 16th June for 6 weeks as follows:

16th June 7th July
23rd June 14th July
30th June 21st July

The classes are run by Catherine Turner, Chartered Physiotherapist (and Mum of two!).

The class is designed to help retrain your abdominal muscles to:
- support your spine in a good posture;
- become stronger to help you lift and carry;
- and make your tummy look a whole lot flatter!

You will learn how to stabilise your spine and be given ‘real-life’ tips on back care. Pelvic floor muscle training exercises will be taught.

You will be provided with an exercise card and continence advice card.

Benefits include:
* Reducing the chance of developing back pain
* Promoting continence
* Boosting your morale

Contact us on 015395 64727 to book your place or alternatively visit our website for more information:

www.physio-sportsinjuries.co.uk/classes-yummy-tummies.htm


19/03/2015 - Body Control Pilates - next class times

The next Pilates class with Suzanne will start on Thursday, 26th March for a 5-week block (subject to class size).

If you are interested in joining the class, please see the website for more details or contact the Clinic on 015395 64727.

Classes will take place on a Thursday at 6.10-7.10pm:

26th March
2nd April
9th April
16th April
23rd April

We look forward to seeing you there!


19/03/2015 - Welcome to David Webster

We would like to welcome David Webster to our team.

David is an experienced Physiotherapist who is also fully qualified in Acupuncture.

David has been with us for a few months now and is available for a couple of evening clinics during the week.

Further information about David is available on the main pages of the website in the 'Meet our Team' section.


03/12/2014 - Relax and Just Be

Following the successful 'Making space' Relaxation Workshop, Helen Towers from Relax and Just Be is offering an Extended Practice Day open to all.

The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, 9th December from 10.00am until 1.00pm.

This half-day Workshop costs £25.00. Please visit Helen's website (see link below) for more information and for a booking form.

www.relaxandjustbe.co.uk


22/05/2014 - Introducing Helen Towers of 'Relax and Just Be'

Reconnect through breath, mindfulness, meditation & movement

I am delighted and excited to announce that Helen Towers is to start running her ‘Relax & Just Be’ relaxation workshops and courses from our lovely exercise studio.

Helen has been practicing meditation and yoga for over 10 years. She has studied Buddhist philosophy at foundation level during this time and has taught meditation classes in Lancaster, Kirkby Lonsdale and Arnside.

Also having a keen interest in holistic therapies Helen has previously studied a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology and Body massage as well as leisure courses in Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Helen has been recently studying with Breathworks in Manchester & having completed the Mindfulness for Health course is about to start their teacher training programme.

Helen is also doing a foundation course with and is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga, with a view to going on to teaching level, and is a Member of the Mindfulness Association, having completed foundation training.

Helen previously worked for a number of years for a charity providing respite for people with disabilities and their carers and has also worked directly as a carer.


12/09/2013 - Pilates classes coming soon!

The next Pilates class with Suzanne will start on Thursday, 3rd October for a 5-week block (subject to class size).

If you are interested in joining the class, please see the website for more details or contact the Clinic on 015395 64727.

Class dates and times as follows:
Thursday, 3 October
8.10 – 9.10pm
Thursday, 10 October – Thursday, 31 October
7.40 – 8.40pm

We look forward to seeing you there!


11/09/2013 - A message from Cath

To all my patients,

I would like to say how sorry I am to have been absent from work over the past few months, and that I have not been available to help you. I appreciate your understanding. I am sure my colleagues will have looked after you with the same degree of TLC!!

I am starting to do some clinic hours again, but on a limited basis, so would like to give priority to those patients who have previously been under my care, should they be in need of treatment.
I am hoping that my clinic hours will gradually increase over the next few months, as circumstances allow. I have allocated clinic hours in the diary, but please do leave a message if you cannot be accommodated, as I may have some flexibility on a week to week basis, and I will help you if I can.

Best Regards

Cath Turner


01/07/2013 - Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies

Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies classes will start again on Wednesday, 10th July at 8.00pm.

If you, or anyone you know, has had a baby recently (or even not so recently!) then this could be the class for you.

We cover exercises to retrain your pelvic floor, abdominal muscles, back care, muscle training for lifting and postural advice.

See the Exercise Class section of our website for more details.


04/03/2013 - Welcome to Matt Hollows

We would like to welcome Matt Hollows to our team, an experienced Physiotherapist who is also fully qualified in Acupuncture.

Matt initially joins us on a Wednesday from 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Further information about Matt will be available soon on the main pages of the website in the 'Meet our Team' section.


17/01/2013 - Empowering Parents 2b

We are pleased to welcome Sandra Lively to our Clinic.

Sandra is an experienced midwife, lactation consultant and mother who will be running a bespoke antenatal education programme for parents to be.

The classes are fun, informal, small group sessions and will take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm.

Please contact Sandra on 0790 669 9989 for more information and to book your place.

w: www.antenataleducation.co.uk
t: 0790 669 9989
e: info@empoweringparents2b.co.uk


21/09/2012 - New service!! Sports Massage!!

We would like to welcome Kerry Walshaw to our team, an experienced remedial & sports massage therapist, who has also recently graduated with a first class honours degree - BSc Physiotherapy. She will offer Sports Massage services on a Friday afternoon, and will also be working with Cath to further her Physiotherapy skills with a view to becoming part of the Physio team at a later date! If you would like to make an appointment for sports massage please contact us by email or phone. Further information will be available soon on the main pages of the website.


11/09/2012 - Back in Business!

Self Help Group for people with back problem- New for Autumn 2012!

Discover more about:
• The causes of back pain
• Self treatment tips
• How to identify your Postural & Movement habits
• How to improve posture, spinal stability & movement control
• Lifestyle modification to minimise back pain

Classes start on Monday, 1st October at 6.00pm. Contact us now to book your place.


11/09/2012 - Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies

Come along to see us at the BabyMaze Baby and Toddler Show at Stonecross Manor, Kendal on Sunday 30th September at 11.00am -3.00pm. Meet Cath Turner, founder of the Clinic and have a chat about our post-natal Yummy Tummies 4 Mummies classes.

Take a look at the BabyMaze website for more information:
www.babymaze.co.uk


11/09/2012 - Physio4Horseriders Workshops

There are only two workshops left for 2012:

Saturday, 29th September
Saturday, 10th November

...book your place now!

You’ve had the horse checked,had the saddle checked,but what about the rider?!

Discover your muscle imbalances and how this affects your riding position, muscle control & performance. Learn how to restore muscle balance & symmetry. With a Chartered Physiotherapist who rides.

Your horse will thank you!

Visit the website for more details: www.physio4horseriders.co.uk


11/09/2012 - Pilates - places left for September classes!

There are still a couple of places left for our Pilates classes starting on Thursday, 20th September at 8.10pm.

Don't miss out... book your place now!

See the webiste for more detsils:

http://www.physio-sportsinjuries.co.uk/classes-pilates.htm


18/07/2012 - Further challenges

Further to my previous post, I completed the Olympic Park run back in March. What an amazing experience, firstly viewing the stadium, but secondly running in the depths of the stadium, chariots of fire playing, before running out onto the track, and "sprinting" down the last 100m. Brilliant.
I have recently taken part in my first triathlon, well one leg of it as a relay team.I completed the run section, albeit not in any world breaking time, but "its the taking part" that counts! The event was great fun, not necessarily inspiring me to do a full one myself, but perhaps a sprint distance?
The next challenge is the Total Warrior event in a few weeks time. What is probably going to be a very muddy 10k, interspersed with crazy sounding obstacles! I wonder how I get talked into these events?!


22/02/2012 - Kerry training for Olympic Park Run

On the 31st March, Kerry is participating in an exciting run, which takes in the Olympics parks for the 2012 Olympics, and culminates by crossing the finishing line in the athletic stadium! Exciting!
All I need to do is to return from my first skiing holiday next week unscathed.......


06/02/2012 - Physio4HorseRider workshops!

Check out our Physio4HorseRiders web page for workshop dates for 2012.
How many riders have the horse checked, have the saddle checked, but never the rider?!
Identify your muscle imbalances, and learn how to restore muscle balance, improve your riding posture and control of movement.
For the benefit of horse and rider.


06/02/2012 - Talk to NLBS

Cath is going to talk at the May NLBS members meeting in Hest Bank about horse rider related physiotherapy issues. This will cover the muscles necessary for good riding posture and muscle control. Tips will be shared on improving your muscle strength, muscle balance and muscle control. Cath will suggest the possible impact on the horse and rider by being out of balance!
Hand outs will be provided.


06/05/2011 - Meet us at the Baby & Toddler Show May 8th

We have a stand at the Baby & Toddler Show on Sunday 8th May at the Platform in Morecambe. Come along to meet Cath founder of the clinic.She will be particularly promoting the 'Yummy Tummies for Mummies' exercise class which she runs, and our Women's Health Service.