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Is the inability to switch off after work damaging our health?

A recent article reports that many people are putting their mental and physical health at risk by not being able to “Switch off” when they get home from the office by continuing to work in the evening.

“A study by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) showed that people are doing more than two extra hours’ work every day while commuting and after arriving home.”

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (mentioned in article) say that:
“overworking can lead to health problems, while poor posture when using smartphones causes back and neck pain”
Is the modern-day ability to work from anywhere causing more harm than good?
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Has modern day life in the office led to potential health problems?

An interesting article has recently been featured on the Metro website titled “Is sitting uncomfortably killing you? Tips to avoid Back Pain the office”

The article discusses how the average Brit is said to sit down for between 9 and 14 hours a day. It is surprising how some health issues which people would not associate with an office environment such as Deep Vain Thrombosis have seen a rise in recent times.Simple tips such as getting up and speaking to a colleague instead of emailing them can minimize the risk.

The tips may be simple, but in this modern world of being able to do everything from a desk it is good to be reminded that we need to  regularly get up and move around as well as making sure we when do sit down we do it comfortably to prevent back pain.

Therapy Room Available

Growing demand from professional Therapists means that rooms at the Library are almost full.

Only one room free, would suit Physiotherapy or Acupuncture Therapists.


Contact us for more information:


Tweet us on Twitter

Just a quick reminder that we are on Twitter @LibraryTherapy and we regularly post links to interesting articles and news on all matter of health related subjects from feet to back pain .

So if you’re on Twitter why not follow us for all the latest news and information, we look forward to seeing you there!

The worst styles of shoes for your feet

Boots WebMD have recently posted an interesting slide show highlighting some styles of shoes that can cause problems with feet if worn on a regular basis or over prolonged periods of time.

They have provided helpful alternatives or solutions which could help prevent foot pain in the future.


Sports Massage special offer to ‘Cancer Research Race for Life’ Entrants

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Our new Sports Massage Therapist Kelly Finbow (K C Sports Massage) has a special offer for all ‘Cancer Research Race for Life’ Entrants. Kelly is offering:

A 25% discount for anyone taking part in the Cancer Research ‘Race for Life’ – which makes a 30 minute sports massage only £15.00, and 1 hour only £22.50″

The offer applies to anyone registered to take part in a Race for Life event. (Please note this offer is only valid at the Library Therapy Centre, not home visits)

Please visit her website for more information or email her here  and you can also contact the Library Therapy Centre .


New Sports Massage Therapist at Centre-Kelly Finbow

Body massage example imageWe would like to welcome and introduce our new Sports Massage Therapist Kelly Finbow to the Centre who is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.

Kelly will be working at the Library on a Thursday from 9am to 8pm (last appointment 7pm) and is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist, as well as offering Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Massage. Read below for an introduction by Kelly herself:

“Qualified Sports Massage Therapist Kelly Finbow offers Sports Massage, Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Massage.

I have a wide client base ranging from marathon runners, rugby players and fire fighters to solicitors, nursery nurses and massage therapists.

I currently work with Whitchurch Rugby Club and Handsworth Rugby Club both in the treatment room and pitchside so I have plenty of experience of the many sporting injuries”

What is Sports Massage?

Sports Massage can be used pre event to target specific muscle groups, after an event to help eliminate lactic acid and aid recovery,  when rehabilitating from an injury to help with a speedier recovery, and as an injury prevention method by keeping muscles conditioned.

Sports Massage is not only for sports people, or people with injuries, the techniques are very effective in helping manage muscular aches and pains that occur from stress, office work,  or general day to day activities that put our bodies under strain.

Some of the benefits of sports massage are:-

  • Increased circulation
  • Relief from fatigue
  • Increased flexibility and range of movement
  • Reduced muscle tension, cramping and inflammation
  • Faster injury recovery time
  • Promotes relaxation and well-being

For more information/contact info please visit the K C Sports Massage website at or

alternatively email Kelly here

Is Technology a new form of preventing back issues in the future?

Technology giant Philips have developed a new computer monitor which can prevent you from slouching whilst at your desk.

The new Philips Ergo sensor monitor has built in ‘eye tracking’ which can keep tabs on how far you are away from the screen and how you are sitting.

Will this sort of technology help prevent back pain in the future for millions of office workers?

See the article on the Daily Mail website.

Reflexions Ladies Gym special offer!

Reflexions Ladies Gym, High Street, Quarry Bank (located underneath the Library Therapy Centre) currently has a special offer.

10 Weeks for £65, no contract.

Shape up for Summer!

Visit their website for more information about the Gym and contact information.

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