Paul visiting Phoenix, Arizona


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 our high tech society.

As a Physiotherapy Clinic we hold client contact details, but also their physiotherapy medical notes, therefore we have been revising our PC software and updating our policies to ensure we are fully GDPR compliant come 25 May.

However, it has not all been work.

At Easter I visited Phoenix Arizona and took in some great hiking.

Four weeks before my trip I suffered right Achilles tendonitis after a long bike ride.   Being concerned I would not be able to hike in Arizona, I self-diagnosed and undertook daily resistance exercises to my leg and Achilles tendon aiming to allow the tendon to strengthen and tolerate the loads associated with hiking up mountains. I’m pleased to say I hiked up Camelback and Squaw Peak mountains which involved climbing up boulders 1-1 1/2 metres high and jumping down them on the decent.

My Achilles was fine, so it paid to listen to my own advice for once!

What a view of Phoenix from the top!

If you suffer from Achilles Tendonitis, contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists for professional assistance and advice.