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  • Why should I roll?

    • Diminish aches & pains
    • Increase flexibility
    • Increase range of motion
    • Enhance performance
    • Accelerate recovery
  • Myofascial Release Specialist



    Do you suffer from ongoing or referred pain?

    Equilibrium assessments, look at your biomechanics and myofascial system, to track the web of injuries and teach you, the tools and skills to be able to work through a personalised program in the safety of your own home.

    Sue has developed this program over her 25 years in the fitness and wellbeing industry, as a biomechanics coach and having worked as head trainer for Triggerpoint and numerous training companies across the globe.

    The appointment will look at how your mechanics currently work, and address how to restore function and movement throughout your body by using simple exercises and tools to address any dysfunction. Enabling your body to “Train the way you Play in Life”

     

    Date:  21 & 22 October 2016

    Location: The Foot & Insole Clinic, 68 Mitton Rd, Whalley, BB7 9RY

    Cost: Introductory Offer of £55 for 75 minute postural & biomechanical assessment followed by personalised myofascial release program

     

    Bookings now available online BOOK NOW

  • Myofascia Release – The Facts

    What is Fascia?

    Fascia is a specialised system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider’s web or a sweater.  Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery and vein, as well as, all of our internal organs including the heart, lungs, brain and spinal cord.

     

    What is Myofascia?

    ‘Myo’ means muscle and ‘fascia’ means band.  It is like a superficial body suit which covers all of your muscles allows you to move freely, breath properly and perform our daily tasks pain-free. It spans the whole body and is totally connected as one piece of material. It is called “the tissue of movement”.

    Myofascia is a continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. In this way you can begin to see that each part of the body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.

     

    What causes Fascia to change?

    There are a number of things that can affect the efficiency of fascia:

    • Posture
    • Forces (pushing, lifting)
    • Temperature
    • Hydration
    • Overuse & misuse
    • Immobilisation
    • Posture
    • Stress
    • Depression and anxiety

     

    What is a Trigger Point?

    When fascia is damaged or traumatised it can become too tight and restricted, it can cause knots or adhesions which can lead to the development of trigger points and cause a number of problems such as:

    • Muscle pain and spasms
    • Chronic back and neck pain
    • Recurring injuries
    • Sciatica
    • Sensations such as numbness and pins and needles
    • Poor Posture and reduced flexibility
    • Headaches
    • Breathing difficulties

     

    What is Self Myofascial Release and how will it help me?

    Self-myofascial release (SMR) has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pains and improve flexibility and range of motion. The goal of myofascial release is to elongate and soften the connective tissue, creating a permanent three dimensional length and width change.

    Using a GRID foam roller helps to break up trigger points and soothe tight fascia, while increasing blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues. This can lead to improved range of motion, flexibility and movement, increased blood flow and will assist in returning your muscles to normal function. This creates a decrease of muscle tension, which in turn will help prevent injury and improve performance.

     

    “Make foam-roller exercises part of your regular routine, to relieve aches and pains, and increase mobility in key muscle groups.”

     

    With thanks to Sue Wilkie, Myofascial Release Specialist

     

  • New Custom Made Insoles Video

    Experience the comfort of hand built custom made insoles…

    • Detailed biomechanical assessment
    • Skilfully hand built
    • 100% tailored to your feet
    • Naturally align your foot & improve posture
    • Alleviate knee, lower back & ankle pain.
    • Support, stabilise & cushion
    • Reduce forefoot & heel pain
    • Improve comfort & performance

    Find out more about the benefits and read testimonials.

    Thank you to Rhiannon for being our model for the day, we are so pleased your ankles and back are feeling much better already 🙂

  • NEW Triggerpoint Video

    Discover the benefits of myofascial massage rollers, designed to mirror a massage therapist’s finger tips…

    • Roll & release…
    • Relieve tightness & tension
    • Relieve aches & pains
    • Increase range of motion & flexibility
    • Improve performance

    Find out more @ http://footandinsolespecialist.co.uk/product-category/massage-products/

    We had great fun making our NEW Triggerpoint Massage Roller video, we hope you enjoy 🙂

  • TP Therapy Training



    Trigger Point Training

    We would like to say a massive thank you to Trigger Point International Master Trainer Sue Wilkie.  We had an amazing afternoon of intensive myofascial release Trigger Point training!

    We learnt about our Trigger Point massage products, how to use them and their benefits.  Learning Myofascial Compression Techniques to release tightness and stiffness in the muscles, tendons and myofascia.

    Myofascial Release

    By oxygenating the blood and releasing the tightness, it makes your feet and legs feel lighter!  It really does add a “spring to your step!” Perfect!

    “TriggerPoint empowers people to reach an optimal level of movement by providing the world’s best therapeutic selfcare products and education.”

    We will be adding the latest videos from TP Therapy very soon…

  • Boys on Bikes

    Boys on Bikes

    We have been out enjoying the sunshine and our beautiful Ribble Valley with our 3 boys this half term. We would love to hear what you have been up to! Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages…

    #GetOutside #FreshAir #Bike #Walk #LoveTheNorth

  • Lancashire Life Walk – Whalley

    Lancashire Life Walk

    “John Lenehan takes us past seven million bricks on a walk with one of the finest start points in Lancashire…Whalley has everything going for it and that is why it is one of the busiest little villages in Lancashire. Railway buffs can admire the huge multi-arched viaduct that spans the Calder Valley and occasionally catch sight of a steam train crossing it. History buffs can tour the ancient abbey and church and shoppers can trawl the high fashion and gift shops and enjoy the delights of the many cafes. Then, to top it off, there are fantastic wine bars and pubs. All are good reasons to start and finish a walk there.

    This month’s hike requires good boots as there are some steep and some muddy sections to contend with – especially at the moment.”

    To view the full walk visit www.lancashirelife.co.uk

  • The Guardian Features Whalley

    Guardian Pic of Whalley

    “Our north of England editor points out some of the best places to take your tourist pounds… WHALLEY This beautiful Lancashire village on the outskirts of the Trough of Bowland has much to recommend… Whalley’s most famous sight is Whalley Abbey, whose ruins date back to the 14th century, when it was a Cistercian abbey, but the village is also the meeting point for the North and South Lancashire Cycleways, two circular routes covering 260 miles of outstanding scenery. Not far away is Whitewell, home of the Inn at Whitewell, famed for its cooking and appearance in Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon’s The Trip”

    View the article @ www.theguardian.com

  • Pilates Open Day



    Come along to the Joanne Cornish Pilates Open Day this weekend and find out how Pilates an help you. The Foot & Insole Specialist will be there too, providing free biomechanical assessments and
    discussing how insoles could benefit you. Saturday 23rd January 10am – 2pm.

    For more information visit www.joannecornishpilates.co.uk

    Hopefully see you there!