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COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Policy

Coronavirus Policy We hope you are all in good health at this worrying time. In light of the growing concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) we would like to share with you, the policies and procedures we will be following over the coming months. The health and well being of our clients and staff are our

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Achilles Tendinopathy Treatment

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that we regularly diagnose at Newcastle Physiotherapy.  Achilles tendinopathy is a term used to describe pain in the Achilles tendon. Where are the symptoms located? Symptoms can occur at the insertion (where the Achilles attaches to the back of the heel) or in the mid-portion of

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5th metatarsal fractures

What is a 5th Metatarsal Fracture? Fractures of the 5th metatarsal are an injury that we would usually expect to see in sports people, particularly runners or footballers, or in people with bone density disease such as osteoporosis. However, non-sports people can fracture their 5th Metatarsal when twisting their ankle as their weight is taken

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Lower Back Stress Reaction/Stress Fracture Treatment 

What is Lumbar Stress Reaction/Stress Fracture? Lumbar stress reaction or stress fracture is a condition we see regularly at Newcastle Physiotherapy. It occurs most commonly in adolescent athletes 12-19 year olds when starting a new sport, changing surface or when increasing frequency, intensity or duration of sporting activity. It often corresponds with a growth spurt.

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Tennis Elbow Treatment

What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is a condition we see regularly at Newcastle Physiotherapy. Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy of the extensor tendons which attach into the elbow. Medically it is also known as lateral epicondylitis as the tendons attach onto the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. What are the symptoms of tennis elbow? The

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Physiotherapy for shoulder instability

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Physiotherapy for patello-femoral joint dysfunction

[embeddoc url=”” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft”] PowerPoint by our Jesmond Physio Clinic

Cocoa Cashew Energy Bites

Another recipe from our clinic’s dietician, Rachel Zibe. Made simply with dried fruit, nuts and no added sugar, these snacks are a delicious, chocolatey treat full of nutrients. So easy to make – pop them in your bag for work, training or an after-school snack. A healthy way to get your sweet ‘fix’!  Instead of

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Mint Choc Chip Smoothie

A simple but delicious, creamy smoothie packed with nutrients. Ideal as a healthy breakfast or snack any time you fancy something sweet. This smoothie is a favourite in our house. My kids love it because they think it tastes like a mint choc chip ice cream! I love it because it is a quick and

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Overnight Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

An easy, nutritious, grab ‘n’ go breakfast, full of fibre, protein and healthy fats These overnight oats are the perfect solution for frantic, busy mornings, when you need something nutritious to grab quickly on your way to work, or before the madness of the school run. Packed full of healthy ingredients, they can be made

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Who is Pilates for?

As a Pilates convert and instructor, I would argue that everyone should do it.  But then, I guess I would say that. Firstly, let’s talk about the history of Pilates.  It was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to maintain his own health following a succession of ailments.  It continues to be based on

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Darren Enjoys Team Success in Israel

Darren travelled to Eilat, Isreal with the British Open Water Swimming Team between May 1st-9th. The team arrived 5 days before the competition started in order to acclimatise to the Israeli weather and give the swimmers the best possible preparation for what was an extremely important race. The team comprised  Britain’s best open water swimmers who were competing in

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England Talent Training Camp

Darren enjoyed a warm weather training camp in Paphos, Cyprus from April 18th to 24th with the England Talent Team. The team comprised of England’s up and coming swim stars who are preparing for the World and European Junior Championships in the Summer. The camp was split into a boys and girls camp, with the

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Darren Returns From Successful Swimming World Championships

Darren returned from the Open Water World Championships in Shanghai at the end of July confident that Team GB swimming will bring home more medals in London 2012. Darren travelled to Osaka, Japan on 10th July as lead physiotherapist for Great Britain’s Open Water Swimming Team. Osaka staged the holding camp – a preparatory training camp before

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Darren’s Olympic Selection Press Release

A former international swimmer turned physiotherapist from Newcastle has been appointed physio to the British Olympic open water marathon swimmers. Darren Wigg runs Newcastle Physiotherapy Ltd and has been part of the Great Britain swimming medical team working with junior and senior, pool and open water teams since 2008. He was lead physio at both

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Newcastle Physiotherapy Agree Knock-Out Sponsorship

This week Newcastle Physiotherapy formed a sponsorship agreement with 20 year-old Jonson McClumpha, a young ambitious boxer with hopes of international titles in the future. Jonson recently turned professional after much success as a young amateur fighter, representing Great Britain on numerous occasions. Newcastle Physiotherapy will be providing Jonson with as much help as he needs to help him

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Newcastle Physiotherapy Enjoys Busy Opening Week

Staff at Newcastle Physiotherapy opened the clinic doors last Monday for their first full week of business. The brand new clinic, situated in the beautiful Newcastle Great Park, Gosforth, generated plenty interest from local residents who were eager to take a closer look  at the first business within the development. Many people took the opportunity to use their residents gift vouchers

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