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6 Tips for Marathon Season
6 Tips for Marathon Season

6 Steps to get you across the finish line feeling STRONG this Marathon Season  by Lucy Armstrong, Sports Therapist at Active Health It’s that time of the year again – Belfast Marathon time. Each year, I think about training and running the Marathon in its entirety...

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How do I track my steps each day?
How do I track my steps each day?

          Are you taking part in our 12 Days of Fitmas Steps Challenge this year? Not sure how to keep a track of how many steps you've done each day? Don't worry - we're here to help!Read on for three options to help you keep track! Use your...

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Active Health’s 12 Days of Fitmas
Active Health’s 12 Days of Fitmas

  What?: 12 Days of Fitmas Step Challenge Info: Active Health is fundraising for Aware NI and we'd love you to join us in an independent step challenge with a group walk to finish! When?: 29th Nov – 10th Dec This year we are hosting a 12-Day Step Count Challenge....

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Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by widespread pain throughout the body along with fatigue, memory problems, sleep and mood disorders.

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Perks
Perks

Do you have a Perks Card or Membership Plus Card? Well, if you do, it’s time to celebrate as we’re offering a full 15% discount to clients who are part of the scheme! This fantastic offer is valid on all: Physiotherapy Chiropody Podiatry Sports Therapy Massage and more

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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can present its challenges, but it’s important to remember that this condition doesn’t define who you are. At Active Health Solutions, we believe that empowerment and positivity can go a long way in managing RA and leading a fulfilling life. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you can embrace life fully while navigating the journey of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain

Understanding Chronic Pain: Causes and Common ConditionsChronic pain is a complex and challenging condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. Unlike acute pain, which is often temporary and serves as a warning sign of injury or illness, chronic pain...

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Posture
Posture

Don't be worried about bad posture! Rachel Saligari from Active Health reassures us about our posture concerns. As part of Back Pain month here at Active Health, we're here to share tips and advice about how to keep your back healthy. Related Articles

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Lunges
Lunges

Step Towards Success: Mastering Proper Lunge Form for Injury Prevention Introduction: This week, we're excited to delve into another essential aspect of your fitness journey: mastering the art of the lunge. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or a newcomer to the...

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Squats
Squats

Mastering the Squat: Safeguarding Your Body through Proper Form Introduction: Welcome to Active Health Solutions! Today, we're diving deep into a crucial aspect of your workout routine: mastering the squat. Whether you're an experienced fitness enthusiast or just...

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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis

Did you know that osteoporosis is a common condition that affects bone mass and density?  It's a progressive disorder related to age and overall health, with various risk factors involved. The consequence? Weakened bones that can break easily, even from...

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Adductor Tendinopathy
Adductor Tendinopathy

Discover more about Adductor Tendinopathy Have you ever experienced pain and stiffness in your groin and inner thigh? It could be adductor tendinopathy; a condition that affects the adductor tendon located at the base of the pubic bone. Let's dive into the details:...

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Piriformis Syndrome
Piriformis Syndrome

Discover more about the sneaky little culprit known as Piriformis Syndrome! Have you ever experienced a mysterious pain in your buttocks that radiates down your leg? Well, you might be dealing with the not-so-friendly Piriformis Syndrome! Don't worry, though – our...

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Concussion
Concussion

find out about Concussion
our Sports Therapist, Lucy Armstrong answers some questions about concussion:

What is concussion?
what are the symptoms of concussion?
how long does the athlete need to rest after concussion?

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4 Tips for avoiding Knee Pain
4 Tips for avoiding Knee Pain

Knee Pain Knee pain comes in many forms with many different causes. While treatment for every person and condition will be different in each case, here are a few tips that may help to reduce knee pain throughout the day.   1. Choose supportive footwear One of the...

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Osteoarthritis of the knee
Osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis of the Knee What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease that affects almost all the joints of the body. The knees are some of the most commonly affected joints, with many people experiencing at least a small degree...

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MCL Tears
MCL Tears

What is it an MCL Tear? Do you know of someone with an MCL Tear? Find out more here about this knee injury... Your knee moves freely backwards and forwards; however, the thought of it moving from side to side probably makes you cringe. This is because the knee joint...

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ACL Tears
ACL Tears

What is an ACL tear and how does it occur? The ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, is a strong piece of connective tissue, which attaches the thigh bone (femur) to your leg bone (tibia). The ACL provides stability to the knee joint as it prevents the tibia from...

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Achieving Wellness with Physiotherapy
Achieving Wellness with Physiotherapy

How you can achieve wellness with Physiotherapy  While being healthy has always been promoted in society, in recent years, the shift towards wellbeing has been increasing. While the two concepts seem similar, there are some subtle differences between the two. ...

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5 Reasons to Stay Active
5 Reasons to Stay Active

At Active Health you’ll be welcomed by our multidisciplinary team of experts ready to help you exceed your goals

The benefits of keeping active may seem obvious, yet it can’t hurt to be reminded of the many ways exercise can improve your life. Here are a few of our favourite reasons to get moving. 

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What is the Best Verruca Treatment?

Verruca are a very common complaint that we would see in the clinic almost every day.  Normally, when a patient books an appointment for a verruca treatment, they have tried treating the lesion themselves by using over the counter products they have bought in their...

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Introducing Our Manual Lymphatic Drainage Service
Introducing Our Manual Lymphatic Drainage Service

We are very excited to be developing the services that we offer at Active Health and adding to our team. Anne McElnay, a Lymphedema Practitioner and Myofascial Specialist is joining Active Health with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this area. What is Manual...

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What Should I Do When My Back “Goes”?
What Should I Do When My Back “Goes”?

If you have ever had sudden back pain you know that it can bring you to your knees pretty quickly! The overriding instinct is to not move and hope the pain goes away….BUT this is NOT what will get you back on your feet quickly.  What you do in those first few...

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Patient Feedback On Our PPE
Patient Feedback On Our PPE

So our Podiatrists have been back in clinic for 2 weeks and our Physiotherapists for 1 week and we are all getting into the swing of the "New" way of doing things. With the PPE for clinicians and patients, the extra cleaning in between appointments and the social...

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We Are Back in Clinic
We Are Back in Clinic

It has been a crazy few months for us all in the midst of the Coronovirus pandemic. We shut the doors of both our Holywood and Bangor Clinics on 23rd March and, like everyone else, stayed at home. David perfected his sourdough bread baking and I attempted to home...

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Can Physiotherapy Help My Headaches?
Can Physiotherapy Help My Headaches?

That’s a great question. If only there were a straightforward answer to it! Well there is, kind of? The simplest answer to that question is if after a thorough assessment of the joints, muscles and nerves of your upper neck and head, it is concluded that your upper...

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5 Reasons to See a Physio
5 Reasons to See a Physio

If you missed my “Ask The Physio” Facebook Live on Wednesday night, don’t fear, you can watch it here https://youtu.be/UxD-F7-j_gc . In it I talked about a few questions we have been asked recently that included, “Can I come and see a Physio if I haven’t been referred...

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Tips For Exercising When You Have Pain
Tips For Exercising When You Have Pain

Tips For Exercising When You Have Pain One of the most challenging aspects of living with an injury or chronic pain is how it can quickly impact your exercise routine. If you have been working towards a fitness or weight goal, this can be extremely demoralizing. Here...

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Not All Heel Pain is Plantar Fasciitis…….
Not All Heel Pain is Plantar Fasciitis…….

The heel is a highly specialised body part designed to absorb large amounts of shock from day to day activities. When walking or running stresses on the feet can increase to almost three times your body weight and it is therefore no surprise that sometimes heel pain...

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Holywood Runners Workshop
Holywood Runners Workshop

Our Physiotherapist Claire and Podiatrist Suzanne held an injury prevention and running shoe workshop for Holywood Runners on Tuesday 24th September evening after their speed session at Seapark. Holywood Runners are a Social group who like running and include...

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Excellence in Rehabilitation
Excellence in Rehabilitation

"Do you Remember......The 21st Night of September..." (Earth, Wind & Fire) Well we do because that was the night that Active Health won the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award at the Northern Ireland Health and Fitness Awards! We had been nominated as Finalists in...

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Pilates in the Park
Pilates in the Park

What a glorious night it turned out to be for our Pilates in the Park! With our Pilates Summer Series well underway with unlimited classes for all of our current clients we wanted to bring you something a little different and get you outdoors. So on Tuesday 23rd July...

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Four Surprising Causes Of Neck Pain
Four Surprising Causes Of Neck Pain

If you are experiencing regular neck pain that just won’t go away, it’s possible that parts of your daily routine are contributing without you realising. Here are a few common everyday activities that might be making your neck pain worse. 1. Your sleeping position...

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Some Surprising Facts About Posture
Some Surprising Facts About Posture

Some Surprising Facts About Posture Your posture is one of the first things other people notice about you and can affect so much more in your life than just spinal health. Healthy posture has been linked to better respiratory health and has even been shown to affect...

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3 Common Myths About Back Pain
3 Common Myths About Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions treated by physiotherapists and if you are unlucky enough to have been a sufferer, you know that severe back pain can take over your life. With improved understanding, health professionals have come to identify some...

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Do You Really Need To Stretch?
Do You Really Need To Stretch?

Stretching has long played an important role in the world of sport and fitness, with many athletes stretching religiously before and after exercise in hopes of preventing injuries. Lately, this practice has been called into question with many people wondering if...

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Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising
Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising

Being active is one the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle and there are many different ways to get your heart rate up. No matter what your choice of activity is, there is always some risk of injury. In this article, we have listed some tips from our...

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Happy 12th Birthday!
Happy 12th Birthday!

On the 22nd January 2007, Active Health Solutions opened its doors with David Saligari and Rachel McIlduff (now Saligari after he put a ring on it!) at the helm. It was, what they would call these days, a Soft Opening. There was no fanfare or huge advertising budget....

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Meet Claire
Meet Claire

Claire graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. Her combined desire to work and travel took her to Germany and then New Zealand were she worked in a private musculoskeletal clinic in Auckland gaining a wide range of...

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Online Booking has arrived
Online Booking has arrived

At Active Health Solutions we realise that making an appointment that suits your lifestyle can be difficult, that is why we are launching our online booking service!. Its available 24 hours a day 7 days a week Fast easy access from home or work Pick a time suitable...

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In Bloom Magazine
In Bloom Magazine

Rachel is “blooming fab” in this article on our roadshows. Find out more or read it here: https://issuu.com/bloommag/docs/holywood_issuu_35a64bdb6cca2b/21?e=0

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Action Mental Health
Action Mental Health

Active Health were in attendance at the Big Italian Bike ride in May and helped raise £782 for Action Mental Health and Marie Curie.

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