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So far Andy McCrea has created 31 blog entries.

August 2021



Hypermobility Written by: Gabrielle Jackson Description Joint hypermobility is a term used to describe a joint or joints which have the capability to move beyond the ‘normal’ available range. Hypermobility is a description, not a diagnosis. It can be useful in diagnosing joint hypermobility disorder, such as Eherlos Danlos Syndrome which [...]


July 2021

June 2021

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy


Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Written by: Gabrielle Jackson, Edited by: Faye Appleby Description Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ECSWT) works as an acoustic wave, carrying energy to painful areas within the soft tissue. The machine has a bullet within a small barrel, compressed air is accelerated to hit the plate at the end of [...]

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy2021-06-24T20:07:38+01:00

May 2021

Blood Flow Restriction Training


Blood Flow Restriction Training Written by: Nicola Kennedy Description Blood flow restriction (BFR) is a safe alternative type of treatment which we use at Elite. The training style involves low intensity exercise through occlusion, (reducing blood flow) enabling the production of similar gains to high intensity training. A cuff is placed [...]

Blood Flow Restriction Training2021-05-21T17:40:42+01:00

Feedback Friday!


#FeedbackFriday Thank you! We have been overwhelmed by the amazing support of our patients, colleagues, and staff during such unprecedented times. Positively, the past few months have been so busy for us, and we have been loving it. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with our team. At Elite, we [...]

Feedback Friday!2021-05-07T15:38:55+01:00

April 2021

Acupuncture and Dry Needling


Acupuncture and Dry Needling Written by: Gabrielle Jackson and Faye Appleby What is it? Acupuncture and dry needling are treatments that involve inserting short, thin, filiform needles through the skin at specific points on the body. The points selected are based on achieving the desired results of each individual, both styles [...]

Acupuncture and Dry Needling2021-04-09T15:49:59+01:00

March 2021

Vale Life Article – March 2021


Running Written by: Andy McCrea Elite’s Running Analysis During the pandemic two major trends have affected our day to day work at Elite. Firstly, an increase in neck and back pain from poor postures when working at home and secondly, the upsurge of running injuries as people find alternatives to [...]

Vale Life Article – March 20212022-02-23T18:19:13+00:00



Force Plate Technology Thanks to VALD Performance we are soon to be set-up with our new force plates in clinic. Nick from VALD came to give the physiotherapist's a full training session on the benefits and uses of the force plates. As stated by VALD 'ForceDecks' dual plates allows quick and easy assessment of [...]

COMING SOON!2021-03-17T16:45:12+00:00

Andy McCrea PG Cert MSK Ultrasound


Congratulations! We are celebrating the fantastic news of our Clinical Director Andy McCrea passing his PG Cert Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography qualification. Andy has followed in the footsteps of his fellow director and colleague Paul Thawley. We are now lucky enough to have both Paul and Andy offering diagnostic ultrasound services at Elite Physical [...]

Andy McCrea PG Cert MSK Ultrasound2021-03-03T19:46:41+00:00
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