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Writing about injuries, treatment and assessment techniques, case studies, and anything that seems relevant and newsworthy! If you have anything I have not yet written about but that you would like to read my opinion on, then please email admin@nellmead.com and ask!

The transformational power of breathing

Breathing is something we all take for granted – but what is Transformational Breath and how can it help you? Nell takes a session with Allison Lindsay to find out…

Are you sitting comfortably?

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… This week, we look at how the way you sit can affect your back pain. 

Health & Performance Pyramid: Performance Layer

Victory’s Head of Performance, Helen Murawska, explains why we don’t just stop at helping you to get out of pain – our aim is to help you stay there, and to avoid reinjury. And our performance team are here to help you do just that!

Case study: Life after breast cancer

Recovering from breast cancer isn’t just about surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy – it’s also important to maintain your movement, especially around the shoulder, so that you can get back to a fairly normal life.  Meet our lovely patient Jill, who’s managing just that.

Stress hormones and how they work

This week, we explore the science behind the hormones of acute and chronic stress – adrenaline, noradrenaline and cortisol.  How do they work, when do they help us – and when do they become a problem?  

Yoga for Stressed People

Get back on track with our new online programme, Yoga for Stressed People!  Learn why and how we get stressed, the consequences of stress taking over your life, and strategies for controlling it – including an easy yoga sequence and mood tracker. Plus a 75% discount when you use the code EARLYBIRD.

Health & Performance Pyramid: Health Layer – Physiotherapy

Here at Victory, we don’t just look at the bit that hurts. Instead, the physios at Victory play “detective”, to work out the underlying cause of your problem, starting with a 90 minute assessment to find out what’s really going on with your body and work out a plan of action…

Health & Performance Pyramid: An Introduction

The Health & Performance Pyramid underpins all the work we do at Victory and is our diagrammatic representation of how your health works.  Get the building blocks in place to achieve normal, pain-free function.

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The clinic is open!

(online treatment still available)

The Prime Minister’s announcement on 1 Nov was clear that medical services should continue, and that people who need medical appointments should continue to attend them. Therefore the clinic will remain open, with everything wipe-clean and COVID-safe.

"Virtual first" continues...

However, the current government advice is that I have to see patients online before I can see you in clinic, and that I should only see you face to face (or mask to mask!) if we both agree that the benefits of hands-on treatment outweigh the risks of coronavirus transmission.  If hands-on treatment is not the most appropriate option for you, then I will continue to offer online treatment for the foreseeable future.

So please call my team on 0207 175 0150 and book your physio appointment as usual – or to read more about the COVID-safe measures we’re taking, please click the button to continue reading.