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How Physiotherapy can treat painful ankles

How physiotherapy can treat painful ankles from running

If the Manchester Marathon is on your to-do list for this year, then it’s important to make sure you’re in good shape to complete those 26.2 miles.  There’s no denying the fact that it WILL be a long hard slog!!

Our physiotherapy team regularly see all types of problems associated with running and – more importantly – they know how to treat them well!   Here’s an example of one such case.

A patient limped into our clinic following a run as her ankle had slowly become painful and swollen. 

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Why everyone’s going La La Land for the CACI facial!

It’s the movie of the moment – a tale of theatre, jazz and romance, a love story set amidst music and dance. And the bright lights are shining on the stars of the show too!  The beautiful Emma Stone and dashing Ryan Gosling take centre stage, singing and dancing their way through this cinematic wonder.

So just how do the stars keep looking fabulous, darrrling?

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Improve your skin and body this year

Welcome to 2017!   Today our skin clinician Josna shares her thoughts with you about why improving your skin and body is important. Over to you Josna…

It’s January and we’re amid the cold winter months.  And how do you feel?  Overworked?  Stressed?  Dull and lifeless?  You won’t be alone but the lucky ones amongst us might still have a spring in our step.  How’s that?  By taking care of ourselves!

Make 2017 the year you take care of YOU!

Living longer and looking good ‘for our age’ begins with

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How we benefit from non-surgical skin treatments

Article by Josna Crick – our Skin Clinician.

Age-defying beauty treatments have been around for decades.  Traditionally, women were their main users but recently men have started take their health and appearance more seriously too.

GENDER NEUTRAL: Men and women now enjoy skin treatments

GENDER NEUTRAL: Men and women now enjoy skin treatments

That, along with improvements in skin rejuvenation treatments, is why non-surgical cosmetic treatments are becoming increasingly popular.

No longer gender related, these skin treatments are performed by trained practitioners and deliver better results than traditional beauty treatments.

That’s not to dismiss all conventional beauty treatments.  Any ‘hands-on’ treatment like a relaxing facial will deliver cell renewal and a sense of wellbeing by increasing blood flow and aiding detoxification via the lymphatic system.

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How Podiatry Helps People with Diabetes

World Diabetes Day 2016 - The Brookdale Clinic

Article by Lisa Searle – our Podiatrist.

It may surprise some but podiatry plays a critical role in preventing lower leg amputations due to diabetes, and such eye-popping facts should be much better known later this month.

On the 14th November 2016, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) will launch their 2016 campaign ‘Eyes on Diabetes’, with the objective being to raise awareness of diabetes throughout the world: what it’s like to live with diabetes and the complications that come with diabetes.

Another fact not widely known is that diabetes is one of the key causes of blindness, but it is also the leading cause of lower limb amputations, with most cases occurring in people with type 2 diabetes.

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How IPL Treatment Saves Sun-damaged Skin

How IPL can save your sun damaged skin

Enjoyed a little sun recently?  Or are you planning to grab some winter sun soon?

It’s great to be outside soaking up the rays, but have you started to notice small brown patches appearing on your face?

The most common areas where these patches appear are between the hairline and the corner of the eye, above the eyebrows, on the sides of the cheeks and on the back of your hands.

Usually, we tend to put sunscreen on the centre of the face – missing out those all-important side areas – and this is how these brown marks can form.

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3 relaxing treatments

3 relaxing treatments to help you get a good night’s sleep

Are you getting enough sleep each night?  Too little or too much can play havoc with your body, affecting both how you feel internally and how you look on the outside.

The BBC Breakfast team asked recently “what’s your slumber number?” with respondents answering anything from 3 to 9 hours sleep each night!   You can see the video replay here.
If you’re lacking the amount of sleep you need, it’s worth trying to figure out the reasons why this might be.  Stressed out at work?  Children driving you mad?  Not enough hours in the day to get everything done, perhaps?  Once you’ve identified the possible causes you need to take action.  And what better way than to take some time out for yourself?

Come along to The Brookdale Clinic here in Knutsford, where we can offer you some soothing and relaxing treatments to help you drift off into a comfortable sleep when you go to bed that night!

  1. Physiotherapy can help you relieve stress in your neck allowing you to sleep more comfortably.  A one off or a course of treatment sessions with specialist advice from one of our qualified physiotherapists can do wonders for you!
  2. Enjoy a relaxing massage from Josna, our clinician.  Enjoy up to 60 minutes of total relaxation under her care.  Perhaps you might combine with an Indian Head massage for an all-round treatment?
  3. Or for something different, try reflexology, whereby applying pressure to different areas of the hands and feet, we can restore balance to the body and allow you to relax fully.

Here at The Brookdale Clinic, it is our aim to welcome you with a smile on our face and to see you leave with a smile on yours!  Take a look at our range of body treatments here.

 

Call us today on 01565 651832 to book your appointment.

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An Evening of Skin Brightening Facial Treatments

Come to experience a wonderful facial treatment!

This is what we said to ladies in the local Cheshire earlier this year.  It was their chance to experience a brightening facial treatment from our Skin Clinician, Josna Crick, using advanced technology Skin Care products from Australian brand ‘Aspect Dr’.

Skin Brightening Facial TreatmentThose who took up the offer were treated to a brightening facial treatment to cleanse, hydrate and soften the face, using the ‘Aspect Dr’ Deep Clean Facial Cleanser, Vitamin A or C Serums (dependant upon skin type) and finished off using the Resveratol Cream. Each lucky attendee was given the opportunity to purchase a Starter Kit at a reduced price, in order to continue with their new facial regime at home.

You might wonder ‘Why should I bother with a skincare regime?’.

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New Physiotherapy Skills at The Brookdale Clinic

We are delighted to have been joined by two new physiotherapists recently here at The Brookdale Clinic.

Lauren Bate and James Ross are both qualified in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and can treat a number of sports-related injuries.  They bring with them diverse experience – from treating young sports players to animals!

Lauren likes to ride and horses have played a large part in her life up to now.  She finds the challenge of working alongside animals rewarding, having built up a relationship of trust and understanding with her own mare over the past eleven years.

James is the current Academy Physiotherapist at Stoke City FC working predominantly with the youth teams, and the Physiotherapist for the England Volleyball team, travelling both nationally and internationally.

With the addition of Lauren and James working alongside Cathie and Dione, we are able to offer physiotherapy appointments at a time to suit you.  Our team have appointment slots running Monday -Friday between 8am and 7.30pm – just call to check our availability on 01565 651832.

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Everything you wanted to know about electrolysis

Julie Johnson is our electrologist in our electrolysis clinic not only for permanent hair removal but also in advanced cosmetic procedures for treatment of a wide variety of skin problems and blemishes.

Permanent hair removal with electrolysis:

Today’s medical electrolysis devices destroy the growth centre of the hair with chemical or heat energy. After a very fine probe is inserted into the hair follicle, the hair is removed with tweezers.

Most areas of the body can be treated including the eyebrows, face, abdomen, thighs, breasts, and legs.  Any hair type and any colour of skin or hair can be successfully treated with electrolysis.  Two main methods are used – Short Wave Diathermy (Thermolysis) and Blend Method (Thermocoagulation)

Advanced Cosmetic Procedures with Electrolysis:

A wide diversity of vascular and fibrous skin blemishes can be quickly and easily treated with electrology.  Julie can care for and support you in a practical sense by removing any unsightly skin blemishes that may have affected your confidence and well being recently or throughout your life.

Results are very effective and often immediate, offering a blemish free smooth skin.

Treatments with electrology include:

  • Skin tags
  • Milia
  • Warts (Common warts, Plane Warts, Filiform Warts)
  • Moles/Mole Hair
  • Verrucae
  • Sebaceous Hyperplasia
  • Seborrhoeic Keratosis
  • Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Syringoma
  • Xanthelasma

Call today for an electrolysis appointment at the Brookdale – Cheshire’s leading electrolysis clinic

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