13th February 2019

Orchard Clinic is Moving Premises

Exciting times ahead! From the middle, to the end of March 2019 Orchard Clinic will be transferring its service from its current premises at Catherine House, Adelaide Street.   We have been at our current premises for the past 15 years, but as a consequence of our lease term ending and not requiring all the space […]

15th January 2019

Don’t abandon your fitness plans for the New Year!

How to stick to your New Year Goals and see results It’s the start of a New Year, and you may have decided to set goals for a new fitter, healthier you, targeting weight loss and general fitness. The start of January usually starts off well with the best intentions, but by the end of […]

11th December 2018

The Cuff at Christmas

Seasons Greetings! December brings a new instalment of the Orchard Clinic blog, but as well as wishing everyone warm wishes this Christmas we are going to take this opportunity to discuss Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain (RCRSP).  Shoulder pain is fast becoming one of the most prevalent conditions seen within physiotherapy and is the 3rd […]

27th November 2018

Optimise Your Bike Position

  Correct bike set up & positioning helps performance & injury prevention Cycling has become an incredibly popular sporting activity that along with the enjoyment the activity alone gives, also has many health benefits.   Ensuring the correct set up of your bike and the position you ride in, can have a major bearing on your riding […]

4th October 2018

Older Peoples Day 2018 – Staying Active and Improving Your Health

The key to remaining active and strong as you age Monday this week saw Older Peoples Day in the UK which is celebrated on October 1st each year.  This is linked with the International Day of Older Persons which aims to highlight and address issues effecting the older population.  In the UK numerous organizations are […]

17th September 2018

Osteochondritis – A condition occurring in children and adolescents

Back to School, Sports Injuries and Dr’s Names…… This month Physiotherapist Paul Carnell discusses injuries commonly seen in children when returning to school. What condition do we see in Clinic that links the following statements : back to school, sports injuries and Dr’s Names. The condition is Osteochondritis. Osteochondritis is a condition that occurs in […]

14th September 2018

Clive Pereira the latest member of the Orchard team

    Meet Orchards Latest Recruit Here at Orchard Physiotherapy we are very excited to introduce you to Clive Pereira the latest addition to our team. Clive will be working at Orchard on Saturday mornings between 8 – 12. He is highly qualified and brings with him a wealth of experience particularly with sports injuries […]

8th August 2018

Could your choice of summer footwear be harming your feet?

  Flip flops, sandals……and Plantarfasciitis!   The current spell of hot weather leads us all to open our summer wardrobes and don our light clothes that we only manage to wear for such a short period of our calendar year. Our heavy boots and sturdy shoes become replaced by light, breathable footwear allowing airflow to […]

23rd July 2018

Is there a missing link in your exercise routine?

  Balance and Strengthening Exercise The importance of regular aerobic exercise has many well documented benefits from keeping the heart healthy, improvement in mood to managing weight and is relevant to all age groups. There is a growing belief now supported by new evidence that aerobic exercise should also be accompanied with strengthening and balance […]

10th July 2018

Chris Meadows – Professional Golfer delighted with treatment at Orchard

A patients perspective on what makes treatment at Orchard different We regularly blog from the perspective of the physiotherapist and thought for a change it would be nice to hear of the of the experiences of one of our regular clients. Injuries are not only painful and restrictive but are also incredibly frustrating whatever your […]

28th June 2018

De Quervein’s Tenosynovitis – Thumb & Wrist Pain

Do you experience pain in the thumb and wrist? You could be suffering from De Quervein’s Tenosynovitis. What was once referred to as Washer Womans Sprain or Mothers Thumb, is now often referred to as Texting Thumb or Nintendinitus. To find out more about symptoms and treatment read the article below written by our hand […]

17th May 2018

Wish that injury hadn’t happened! Optimise Your Physical Health

Physiotherapists specialise in injury recovery, but having worked as a Physiotherapist for many years, I have become more and more aware about preventative healthcare.  Mainly trying to help people before they sustain an injury and educating clients about their bodies and enabling them to take control of their future health. Most patients wish that their […]

30th April 2018

Best desk posture for a pain-free back

Is Your Sitting Posture a Cause of Back / Neck Problems at Work or at Home?   Orchard Clinic Physiotherapist, Kieran Cummings, shares some tips: A recent study found that 40% of sick days were taken off due to back pain. With most of the population working in sedentary jobs there is a need for […]

27th April 2018

What’s Paul been up to this month?

  This month it has all been about GDPR. These are the new EU guidelines that will come into effect on 25 May regarding how we process and store client data. The old Data Protection Guidelines have been overtaken by advances in technology since their enforcement in 1995. GDPR are updating data protection regulations for […]

14th March 2018

Tennis Elbow

How to recognise and treat Tennis Elbow When returning back to gardening after the winter many people start to prune / cut back dead or overgrown plant growth using secateurs. Interestingly enough this is one of the main times in the year we can see an increase in Tennis Elbow injuries caused by pruning activities. […]

16th February 2018

NHS changes to Musculoskeletal Services across West Herts

Are you aware of the changes to the NHS Physiotherapy services across West Herts? Orchard Clinic has been providing NHS physiotherapy for the GP’s and residents of St Albans for the last 25 years.  This originally started when the clinic was based in Orchard House Lane in Holywell Hill and continued after our move to […]

15th February 2018

Lower Limb Tendinopathy Course

What Paul Carnell’s been up to…. Staying up to date is really important in Physiotherapy so we regularly undertake Continued Professional Development. Last Friday I undertook a course at the Edward VII Hospital in London entitled “Lower Limb Tendinopathy Update Course” by a Research Fellow from La Trobe University in Australia called Dr Peter Malliaras. […]

28th January 2018

Pilates for Osteoporosis

New Pilates Class for 2018 What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones lose their strength and are more likely to break, usually following a minor bump or fall.  Fractures (broken bones) that occur because of reduced bone strength are commonly known as fragility fractures.  They are most common in the wrist, hip […]

19th January 2018

Common Running Injuries – Helpful Hints and Exercises

Running Injuries Orchard Clinic has been involved in setting up the London Marathon Injury Service and has vast experience in treating runners of all different abilities. We recognise the strains running can place on your body, so we have put together this article to help you recognise common injuries and the best way to help […]

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