Why are resistance bands ideal for physiotherapy and muscle toning?

muscle toning with resistance bands

This article discusses why resistance bands are ideal for physiotherapy and muscle toning and what you need to consider. In addition, we explain why bands are an excellent tool for assisting your healing and ongoing wellness. Post and during physiotherapy, Pain Relief Clinic sometimes recommend resistance bands because they support the healing process by allowing…

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Massage Therapy Stafford


In this article, we outline massage therapy and what it is. We discuss the types of massage and provide links to other pages which make for useful reading. What is massage therapy? Massage therapy is a general term for massage, although sometimes therapy describes more purposeful massage which can be associated with Sports Massage, if…

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How To Get A Better Nights Sleep

Who doesn’t love the feeling of a good night’s kip? Yet, many of us complain either of not getting ENOUGH sleep or good enough QUALITY of sleep to have us springing out of bed like a child on Christmas morning, ready to take on the day. While sleep is far too complex a topic to…

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Ukraine War Comes Close To Home


As we watch the war in Ukraine, with its ongoing devastation and atrocities, it’s inevitable that we will become numbed to the never ending bad news being delivered to us every day. Luckily for us, the war can be turned off with the touch of a button. But for Ukrainians it’s real and it’s there…

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Shoulder Joint Pain Reasons


One of the first questions any patient asks when obtaining an injury is ‘how long until it gets better’… If only an answer were simple. Unfortunately, when it comes to the shoulder joint, the answer isn’t straightforward at all because your shoulder is one of the most complicated joints in your body.   To achieve…

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What are common knee injuries

The knee is the body’s largest joint and made up of four bones; the shin bone (tibia), the thigh bone (femur), a smaller bone on the outside of the leg (fibula) that attaches to the shin bone and helps support body weight, and the knee cap (patella). The knee joint is called a hinge joint,…

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Common Elbow Injuries

Bursitis of the elbow

The elbow joint is a synovial hinge joint in the arm and consists of three main bones: The humerus of the upper arm, the radius and ulna of the forearm. The elbow joint enables us to bend and straighten our arm. Tennis Elbow   This is a condition that causes pain on the outside of…

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Tips To Reduce Cycling Injuries 

A lot of you may have watched the commonwealth games this year and noticed a familiar location that the mountain bikers raced on. Cannock Chase has provided us with the opportunity to use this track whether to practice or cycle on for the experience. Whether you are interested in mountain biking over Cannock Chase, or…

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Tips To Reduce Running Injuries 

Whether you are interested in the Cannock Chase 10k, a park run or even the Stafford half marathon, and you want to do so while minimising your chances of injury, then here is some free advice given to you from our sports therapists at Nicky Snazell’s Wellness and Physiotherapy Clinic. First, though there are many…

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Sports Therapist or Physiotherapist?


At our clinic we have both Sports Therapists and Physiotherapists and it will probably confuse you as to why we suggest one type of therapist before the other. Physiotherapists are trained to cover acute and chronic injuries to the structure of the body (MSK)  and how to recognise the multitude of medical conditions with which…

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