From Bump and Beyond

From Bump and Beyond

There are many benefits of doing exercise when pregnant and postnatally. From preparing your body to the increased demand of a growing bump to preventing you from peeing yourself when you cough, sneeze or laugh with friends!


Potential benefit of exercise when pregnant includes::

  • Helping manage and relieve pelvic girdle pain
  • Helping […]

Lois’ broccoli salad recipe

Lois’ broccoli salad recipe

“I often chop broccoli and onion, fry bacon, roast the almonds and have the dressing mixed the day before, ready to go! Just don’t mix until you are ready to serve because the nuts will loose their crunch”



2 Heads of Broccoli

5-6 Rashers of Bacon

1 Small Salad Onion (Red […]

Let’s kick start 2017 by looking after our body

 pilates-imageWe’ve all heard it, we’ve all said it, but for some reason, we rarely carry through with it… New Year’s resolutions. How many times have you decided to start looking after your body, to ‘get healthy’ or to get on top of an ongoing injury or niggle […]

What causes sweaty and smelly feet?

footThere are more sweat glands in our feet than anywhere else in the body. However, unlike sweat glands elsewhere in the body, the sweat glands in the feet secrete all the time, not just in response to heat or exercise.
The medical name for smelly feet […]

FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve

compressionThe FS6 Compression Foot Sleeve is a medical grade sleeve used as an orthopedic support to help heel and arch pain associated with Plantar Fasciitis.

Wearing this sleeve in conjunction with other Podiatric treatment modalities can help reduce healing times.

The sleeve gently lifts and stretches plantar ligaments without […]

Chinese torture? No, it is cupping therapy

Chinese torture? No, it is cupping therapy

aaaWith the recent Olympic Games, our TV screens have been adorned with some of the best athletes in the world together with perfectly rounded bruises on different parts of their bodies. This may have led you to wonder- what sort of […]

Dry Needling

At 4 Life Physiotherapy we do dry needling.  If this treatment is suitable for you it can be done during your physiotherapy session at no additional charge. 

What is Dry needling?

333Dry needling involves the use of fine, single-use, sterile needles inserted into the muscles and specific points of […]

Is it a disc bulge, a herniated disc or a pinched nerve?

456There is an unusually wide range of terms used to describe spinal disc problems in the neck, middle and lower back.  Some common terms include ruptured disc, slipped disc, disc protrusion, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc and disc herniation.  This can often cause our patients confusion and […]

What is Arthritis?

4Arthritis is a joint pain or joint disease. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and similar conditions. Osteoarthritis occurs more frequently, often as we age and is most common in women. Symptoms of arthritis include stiffness, swelling, pain and limited range of motion. These can […]

New Year, New you?

1As we enter into a new year, gym memberships boom with people making the first step towards one of the most common goals for the year – Weight Loss. Wanting to slim down and tone up is a common theme amongst the 69% of our population who […]