Mother’s Day Gift – a Greenpark treatment voucher

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day on Sunday 15th March – treat your mum to a Greenpark Podiatry treatment

“I feel like I’m walking on air!” is often quoted by patients after a Greenpark routine foot treatment. They have a spring in their step and generally feel uplifted.

Our Mother’s Day podiatry/chiropody voucher will include a half hour treatment with a tea or coffee. Cost £40. Includes Mother’s Day card. Visit Greenpark Podiatrists to purchase. Reception is open Mon – Fri 9am – 4.30pm. Go on treat your mum!

Greenpark Podiatrists, 38 Greenpark, Bath BA1 1HZ. Tel 01225 424784

www.greenparkpodiatrists.com

We are on the ground floor, perfect for those with limited mobility.

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Calf Muscle Contracture

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Contracture of the calf muscles are a common problem that can lead to ‘Achilles Injury’. Running on hard ground is a factor that contributes to this which is often unavoidable. ‘Kinesiology Taping’ is a new treatment that is being used in many sports. It aims to relieve excessive tension put on muscles.This was noticeable when watching the Football World Cup, Wimbledon and the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Over the last couple of years, I have increased my running distance and speed. As a result of this, I have experienced several calf injuries and my left is particularly problematic, no matter how much stretching I do! Therefore, I wear ‘Rock Tape’ (a form of Kinesiology Tape) on my soleus and gastrocnemius muscles to prevent further injury. Applying ‘Rock Tape’ is different to normal taping, therefore, you should seek professional advice.

Please contact Greenpark Podiatrists in Bath on (01225) 424784.

Jasmine, October 2014

Welcome to Jasmine’s Sport’s Injury Prevention

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Jasmine Maddison (BSc(Hons) DPodM Mchs SRCh) is currently working at the Greenpark Podiatrists in Bath, North East Somerset as a Podiatrist.

I was an athlete myself before suffering from injuries that required operations, which eventually, forced me to retire early from netball and taewondo.

My rehabilitation from injuries introduced me to the profession that is ‘podiatry’.

The awareness of what a ‘podiatrist’ is and can do is poor in the general population and I am working to increase awareness within the sporting population and youth as a whole. I have presented a talk to one school in Bath already. At the moment, I am working with football clubs to aim to prevent injuries rather than wait for them to happen to treat. Being involved with sports, I know how frustrating an injury can be. I am now a runner and have my first triathlon coming up. I don’t give up easily!

Podiatry covers nail care, callus debridement, verrucae treatment, but also bio-mechanical assessments which can lead to exercise / stretch regimens and orthotic therapy to improve the overall body posture and function, reducing the likelihood of future injury. Watch this space for my updates.

Jasmine