By in Osteopathy

Conventional Medicines’ Inefficiency in Treating Aches and Pains

There is an unfortunate lack of education within the NHS and conventional medicine regarding how to diagnose and treat most common aches, pains and injury problems. Even the most knowledgeable GP’s are poor substitutes to a good clinical manual therapist. My own experience is of frustration in the inconsistency of the way my own patients have been managed either before presenting

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By in Sports Injury

The Body Matters : Southend-on-Sea’s Premier Sports Injury Clinic

Since opening in Ashleigh Drive, just off Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea in August 2008, the proprietor of The Body Matters, Louise Johnson has built up a team of highly-qualified health professionals dedicated to bringing people’s bodies to the peak of their performance and maintaining them at optimum levels.

Being an experienced sport, therapeutic and remedial massage therapist, hypnotherapist and

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By in Sports Injury

Forefoot Running or Heel Striking?

The debate is ongoing as to whether forefoot running is better for the body than heel striking.
The evidence has all pointed to forefoot, or barefoot running being both more efficient and reducing the risk of injuries but studies of athletes at Olympic trials demonstrate that these elite class athletes have a variety of foot strikes from a solid

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By in Sports Massage

Back Pain Relief at The Body Matters in Leigh-on-Sea

Myofascial trigger points are tender, contracted areas of muscle tissue that refer pain away from the local area which can lead to an incorrect diagnosis of where the real problem lies.  Trigger points can be initiated by a variety of factors, such as strenuous exercise, repetitive motion, sleeping in an odd position or increased bodily tension due to postural

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By in Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Depression in Southend-on-Sea

We all have ups and downs, but when the emptiness and despair gets hold of us and refuses to go away, we may have depression. Life seems intolerable and just getting through the day can be overwhelming.
Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions but more recently I have noticed that there have been an increasing number of clients

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