The Plantar Fascia

Following the Great North Run, we at Activate see a wide variety of running based injuries coming through our clinic. The huge spike in training intensity, volume and load can cause common injuries to occur and there is one which we frequently get asked

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Activate Physiotherapy is an evidence based clinic, and as such we have reviewed the latest evidence base around posture. Here are the main points we have taken from that;  1) Individual differences in posture are normal. For example there are natural va

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Gemma James

Gemma graduated in 2005 with a Physiotherapy degree from Manchester University, and is currently studying for a Masters degree in Clinical Research at Newcastle University. Having specialised in the field of Paediatrics for 10 years, and previously worked

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Shoulder Pain

Many of us at some point have issues with shoulder pain, it limits our work and prevents us from enjoying our hobbies and sports. So what can we do about it? How can physiotherapy help us to get better? What causes the shoulder pain in the first place? Th

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