April 2024 Newsletter

April 8, 2024

April Newsletter

Spring has sprung, the buds are out and so is the vibrant energy of new beginnings.

This month’s content provides insights to assist you in maintaining your health and fitness in the upcoming weeks.

In the month ahead, consider incorporating more outdoor activities like hiking, biking, or simply taking a leisurely stroll in the fresh air. Not only will this help boost your physical health, but it can also uplift your mood and reduce stress levels.

Embrace the energy of the season and let it inspire you to prioritise your health and well-being. Here’s to a vibrant and fulfilling month ahead filled with positivity and growth.

New clinic opens in Team Valley

Exciting News

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our new clinic in Gateshead based within the Newcastle Skin Clinic @ gymetc in Team Valley.

Services include MSK physiotherapy, Sports Injury Management and Sports or Deep Tissue Massage.
Robert Henderson, our experienced MSK Physiotherapist will be running the clinics on Wednesday mornings, you can find out more about Rob on our website www.physiotherapymatters.co.uk.

To schedule an appointment, reach out to us at 0191 285 8701 or email reception@physiotherapymatters.co.uk.

Continue reading to discover an exclusive promotion scheduled for the Gateshead clinic in April!

Newsletter Discount Offer!

To coincide with the opening of our new clinic this April, we are offering a £20 discount to individuals booking an initial assessment or a 50-minute massage at our Gateshead location.

This special promotion is valid only throughout April and can be redeemed solely at our Gateshead clinic.

Contact us on 0191 285 8701 or email us at reception@physiotherapymatters.co.uk to book your appointment.

On your feet Britain

On Thursday, April 25th, On Your Feet Britain hosts a national activity awareness day for desk-based employees. The aim is to encourage participation in enjoyable and straightforward activities to promote movement. This includes using stairs more often, walking to a colleague’s desk instead of emailing, and having lunch away from your desk.

Desk-based roles can lead to various injuries like neck and back pain from prolonged sitting or poor posture. The occurrence of musculoskeletal injuries in office jobs is notably high and can impact quality of life in many different ways.

On this day, we want to emphasise the importance of incorporating movement into your daily routine, especially if you have a desk-based job. By making simple changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or stretching your legs with a short walk, you can reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal issues.

Our team of experts in musculoskeletal physiotherapy is here to support you in preventing injuries or managing any discomfort you may be feeling. We are dedicated to helping you feel like yourself again!

Remember, a little movement can go a long way in improving your overall well-being. Let’s strive to keep our bodies active and healthy, both at work and beyond!

Stress Awareness

April marks Stress Awareness Month, aiming to highlight the causes and solutions for stress and its impact on well-being. Recognising the significant effects of stress on individuals and their loved ones underscores the importance of awareness.

Simple changes, such as connecting with family or friends or taking a leisurely walk, can greatly help. Physical activity is a proven stress reducer that also promotes overall health. Despite potential obstacles like injuries hindering exercise, our team at Physiotherapy Matters is dedicated to helping people in regaining full fitness.

At Physiotherapy Matters we have an array of services to help, including Sports and Deep Tissue Massage and Pilates.
Contact us on 0191 285 8701 or via email at reception@physiotherapymatters.co.uk for assistance – We are here to support you!

Exercise of the Month

Russian Twist

The Russian twist exercise is a great movement that helps strengthen your core. You don’t have to use a weight but to increase strength you can hold a weight or medicine ball.

  1. Begin in a sitted position on the floor, your heels should stay on the floor but lift your toes off the ground. If you wish to add intensity to the exercise, lift your heels off the floor.
  2. Lean back
  3. Raise your arms or the weight infront of you
  4. Rotate your torso from one side to the other.
  5. Pause in the middle
  6. Either try to work for your maximum rep range or as many reps as you can in a minute.

A strong core is crucial, especially if you love to play golf. Having a strong core, will help stabilise your body as you swing while also transferring power into the golf ball.

If you play golf, maintaining a strong exercise regime to improve your game and help you to keep playing the game you love is key.

Physiotherapy Matters offers small group golf strength & conditioning classes and golf 1:1 screening assessments, run by our MSK Physiotherapist and Golf enthusiast, Robert Henderson.

No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you.

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