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We have moved into fantastic premises in Churchill House on Brent Street, Hendon. Many of you already know of the unfortunate fire at the Burroughs Sports Club last year, which ruined the downstairs of the sports club, luckily no-one was injured! We are now very well settled into our current premises in Churchill House, Brent Street. But please watch this space as hopefully we will have very exciting news about our more permanent move.

Unfortunately we are seeing an increase in repetitive strain injuries (RSI) related to excessive use of handheld computers and phones such as the BlackBerry. BlackBerry thumb, also known as CrackBerry, is the nickname given to the pain experienced in the thumbs and hands as a result of excessive Blackberry or mobile phone usage. RSI is very much linked with overall posture- so when using your handheld sit tall, shoulders back and chin slightly tucked in. Follow these important guidelines:

  • Keep usage to a minimum and take a break after every 3min of continuous usage
  • Stretch out the hands and wrists during your breaks- hold for 20sec each
  • Sit straight and tall with shoulders back and chin slightly tucked in

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We are now running Women’s Health Pilates courses on Mondays evenings and Thursdays.  Go to our Pilates page to find out more.

We are now offering sports massage and general therapeutic massage on a Thursday evening 5pm-9pm by an excellent female sports masseuse. 

£25 for 30 minutes and £40 for 1 hour.  These are a great way to relax at the end of the week and make a brilliant gift!.


Sports after hip and knee replacement surgery
Which sports are recommended or safe to do after hip or knee replacement surgery?  A survey of orthopaedic surgeons from the famous Mayo Clinic in America showed that golf, swimming, cycling, sailing and scuba diving were listed as recommended activities. Squash and running were among the sports NOT recommended. For more information click here.

Acupuncture for neck pain
A recent systematic review by the Cochrane Review published on 19 July 2006 concluded that acupuncture treatment for neck and arm pain is more effective than sham treatments and more effective than being on the waiting list at a hospital.  This confirms what we as clinicians have known for a long time that acupuncture can be an excellent treatment for neck pain.   Book to have acupuncture with Steven Berkman who is also a member of the Acupuncture Association of Charetered Physiotherapists. For more information click here.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - make sure the diagnosis is right before surgery!
The British Medical Journal 24 June 2006 suggested that often when surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome fails this is due misdiagnosing the problem rather than ineffective treatment.  So as always make sure the diagnosis is right before going ahead with the surgery. For more information click here.


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