Category Archives: self help

Sports Injuries and How to Help Prevent Them

The Olympics has finished, and what a thrilling two weeks it has been! So what better time to talk about sports injuries? One of the first things any sportsperson must do it learn about injury prevention, especially if they plan on taking their sport to the higher levels of competition available. Without having basic knowledge […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Top Tips

When we think about ‘Mental Health’ our minds may wander to old mental hospitals and sad teenagers but mental health isn’t just depression, anxiety and schizophrenia! It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (16-22 May) and now is the time to consider our own mental health and wellbeing. It’s not just about making sure we are happy […]

Is Lack of Sleep Affecting YOUR Health?

Sleep is one of the most important parts of your daily routine, and yet a large percentage of us are missing out on an average of 2 hours worth of much needed shut eye. Everyone is different, so although the recommended number is 8 hours, some people need a little more, others need a little […]

Why not do the exercise you evolved to do?

Patients often say they want to exercise regularly but struggle to stick at it. And many pay monthly subscriptions to gyms they barely use. If that’s you, why not try something that might actually improve your health – not to mention your bank balance? We all know exercise is important for our health. But busy […]

Sprained ankle

In the recent icy weather here in London, we’ve been seeing a number of patients with sprained ankles. This can be incredibly painful and very debilitating, so it’s vital to get swift and appropriate treatment. Typically, the ankle is sprained when the foot rolls inward under the ankle, causing sudden stretching and tearing of the […]

Are you breast aware?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a timely reminder about an important health issue for all of us – including you, gentlemen! It may be rare, but men can have breast cancer too – to say nothing of its potential to affect the women you care about. Over 50,000 new cases of breast cancer are […]