Alpha Health Blog

March 2, 2018

Considering the weather at the moment, ‘the beast from the east’, Storm Emma and all the cold weather, we thought a blog on icing seemed appropriate...

Should I ice it?

Do I use a wheat bag?

I've been told that using ice and heat can help, is that true?


February 19, 2018

Low Back Pain (LBP). A common ailment that affects a huge chunk of the population, having a massive impact on day-to-day lives. However, with LBP being so common, why does the management of it vary so much? And why do so many people claim to have the...

May 31, 2017

So you've been getting some treatment for an injury, ache or pain. The problem is that your making progress, things are getting easier but you're due to go on holiday soon and you're worrying that this might affect your progress.

Hopefully with this l...

February 28, 2017


The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue found on the plantar surface (sole) of your foot. It runs from the calcaneus (heel bone) to the proximal phalanges of the toes, and can divided into three separate portion; the medial, c...

January 27, 2017

A recent patient of mine was asking about what calf compression sleeves were, what they did and if I thought that they were worth investing in. In all honesty I had very little knowledge of the science behind them and what the claims made about them...

January 22, 2017

Many of you will have read the title of this blog and thought to yourself “yeah, actually I do have achy shoulders, how did they know?” Well it's an easy guess. The majority of people that have worked a desk based job, for an extended period of time,...

January 13, 2017


Hamstring strains are known to be one of the most common sporting injuries, associated mostly with sports that involve high-speed running (rugby, football, cricket, athletics etc).

The hamstrings are three muscles in the posterior thigh; bice...

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