What’s Better For You – Static Or Dynamic Stretching ?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Stretching is a common exercise that is often used to improve flexibility and range of motion, and to prevent injury. However, the type of stretching that is performed, as well as the duration and frequency of stretching, can impact the effects of stretching on the body.   Static stretching…

Unraveling the Knots: Understanding Trigger Points and the Road to Relief

By Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Have you ever experienced a tight knot of pain in your muscles that just won’t let go? These stubborn, sensitive spots are known as trigger points. They can cause localized pain and even refer pain to other areas of the body.   Lets now look into the fascinating world of…

Are Massage Guns Any Good? Exploring the Evidence and Benefits

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Massage guns have become increasingly popular as a self-treatment tool for muscle recovery and relaxation. These handheld devices claim to offer the benefits of a deep tissue massage in the comfort of your own home. But are massage guns really effective? Let’s explore the evidence and benefits of massage…

The Benefits of Foam Rolling for Athletic Performance and Recovery

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling, also known as self-myofascial release, is a popular form of self-massage that has been shown to improve athletic performance and aid in recovery. This technique involves rolling various muscle groups on a foam roller to relieve tension, stiffness, and pain, and improve flexibility and range of motion.…

What Is Shockwave Therapy And Can It Help With My Injury?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help alleviate pain and promote healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. It is often used to treat conditions such as bursitis and tendinopathy, which are common causes of chronic pain and discomfort.   Bursitis is a condition…

Hip Mobility & Low Back Pain

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor)   Hip mobility is a crucial factor in reducing or easing low back pain. The hips and lower back are interconnected, and when the hips are tight or immobile, it can lead to excessive stress on the lower back.This stress can result in discomfort and pain, leading to long-term issues…

preventing injury

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports and this is especially true for footballers. As Football is the world’s most popular sport, it’s then no surprise that the rate of injuries is exceptionally high. In particular, muscle injuries are the most common type of injury for footballers, especially hamstrings. These…

More Training Sessions Before Returning To Play Reduces The Risk Of Re-injury

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Re-injuries are a frequent frustration for anyone playing sports. The temptation to put your boots on after an injury is overwhelming. You’ve had your treatments, you’ve followed your rehab program and been given your recovery schedule, but feel that no-one knows your body better than you do and you…

Heel Pain In Active Children

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor) Has your child or teenager developed a limp? Do they have a sudden onset of heel pain? Are they struggling to weight bear on one foot? Has your child complained of foot pain during and after sport? Have they had heel pain in the past which has resolved but keeps…

The Foam Roller – A Love-Hate Relationship

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling is like a deep tissue massage that you give to your own muscles. It’s a type of soft-tissue therapy that focuses on connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is tissue that connects with your muscles, bones, and ligaments to provide support throughout your entire body. When fascia works properly,…