Treating Severs in Children, Additional Massage Appointments & Easter Competition

Early Morning Rehab & Massage Appointments

Dan Whiley, our massage therapist, will soon be increasing his availability.  With effect from May 2022 he will be offering earlier slots on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as his regular appointments on alternate Saturdays. There is also a possibility that he will be available on some Sunday mornings so ….. watch this space!

Did you know that Vikki Bradley, our rehab & massage practitioner, is also available for some very early slots if you ever need an appointment before starting your working day?

Spring clean your Shoe Rack

Ciara McNiven, podiatrist, believes Spring is a great time to discard old, worn out or ill-fitting shoes which may be damaging your feet. Look out in particular for:

  • Trainers that are showing signs of wear and tear (especially the soles) and may no longer offer adequate support or absorb impact
  • Shoes that have an unpleasant odour as the bacteria causing the odour can lead to fungal infections
  • Shoes that rub or are too small or too big. These can cause blisters, callus, damage nails and even cause in-growing toe nails

Does your child have Severs?

Severs Disease is swelling and irritation of the growth plate in the heel and affects children during growth spurts. This is mainly due to muscle, bone and tendons growing at different rates.

Severs can cause pain, swelling, redness of the heel, and stiffness of the foot (particularly first thing in the morning), leading to limping, walking on tiptoes and pain on pinching the sides of the heel of the foot.

Treatment:

Anti-inflammatory medication, applying ice, rest and orthotics may help and can alleviate the symptoms. Contact reception for more information or to book an appointment with Patricia Avery, our biomechanics specialist podiatrist.

Easter Competition

Why not take part in our ‘egg hunt’?  For a chance to win a deep tissue massage with Dan just tell us how many colourful eggs there are in our egg basket. Email us with the answer, your name and telephone number enquiries@teddingtonosteopaths.co.uk.

Terms & Conditions: Entrants must be 18 years or over, only one entry per person, closing date is Thursday 14th April 2022. The prize is subject to availability and must be redeemed by the end of May 2022. Teddington Osteopaths reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of the same or similar value. Winner will be selected randomly from the pool of correct entries.

Congrats to Stuart

Congratulations to our very own Stuart Walker, Head of Practice, for completing the the Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon on Sunday 20th March in a very respectable 1 hr and 38 mins. Well done, Stu!

Happy Easter!

 

 

 

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