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What are Muscle Knots?

Also known as ‘Myofascial Trigger Points’, Muscle Knots are areas of contracted muscle fibre. They develop due to increased physical activity, overuse, poor posture, muscular imbalance or stress. Long periods of fibre contraction can result in chronic tension, often...

Shockwave Therapy 

February’s CPD event at Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy! One of our Physiotherapists introduced us to Shockwave Therapy; a treatment intervention used to enhance soft tissue healing. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to: – Aid new blood vessel formation –...

What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are described as areas of pain in skeletal muscle or fascia. They can be felt as a nodule or band. On touch, pain can be replicated and even radiate to other areas. Trigger points can form due to: Overload of muscle Referral of pain from other trigger...

What can Acupuncture do for you?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine involving needles being inserted to specific areas of the body. it is often used alongside conventional physiotherapy techniques to help promote natural self healing. Did you know that there are over 350 acupuncture sites on...

Understanding your Fascia

Fascia: aka connective tissue plays an important role in the support and function of our body. It is made up of densely packed collagen fibres making it extremely strong. The fascia forms a continuous sheath like structure which surrounds each and every muscle, bone,...