A big welcome to APT Fitness

A big welcome to APT Fitness

A big welcome to APT Fitness who are now running Personal Training & Fitness Classes from The Library and will soon be offering Online Training classses . Contact Adam at...

Therapy rooms to rent – daily or weekly to suit you .

We currently have a Therapy Room available to rent and are looking for Qualified Complementary/Holistic Practitioners to compliment our existing Therapists in: Reiki, Counselling and Chiropody. A physiotherapist or Chiropractor would be ideal to add to our range of Therapies, but please do not hesistate to get in touch if you practice something else. We have six Therapy rooms, a client waiting room with toilet and private gated parking for Therapists. There are also parking spaces for clients within 100metres of the centre plus on street parking available. We have good transport links with Cradley Heath Rail and Bus Hub nearby (0.7 miles away) and we are also 1 mile away from Merry Hill Shopping Centre which also has a large bus station. Quarry Bank High street (where we are) has many bus stops along it so you can get to us easily. You can see pictures of the Centre and find out more about us at http://www.librarytherapy.co.uk Contact details are also available at...

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? Read more:...

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....

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...

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. Visit...

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....

Looking after your feet whilst keeping fit

The Kidderminster Shuttle have recently posted a very interesting article on how to take care of your feet whilst exercising or keeping fit. This may be of use to those who visit the gym regularly or enjoy a spot of running. Advice includes what footwear to buy and how to avoid blisters....

New look for the blog

If you are a returning visitor to the blog you may have noticed we have given it a bit of an update. We have installed a fresh new theme which we think compliments our subject area of therapy/holistic health. We hope you like it. More blog posts coming...

The key to a perfect night’s sleep

Interesting article from the Telegraph on ‘The Key to a perfect night’s sleep’ The article offers advice and tips to achieve a good night’s sleep as insomnia is a very common problem. Visit www.telegraph.co.uk and search for ‘perfect sleep’ to find the article.   Many of us know the common ‘cures’ to get off to sleep such as counting sheep and taking a warm drink to bed, but the article suggests other ways including exactly what time to stop drinking before bed and what television shows to watch to get you off to sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to increased stress, slow productivity and irritability. Perhaps the article can offer some new advice for those suffering with...

Therapy Room available to rent

We currently have a Therapy Room available to rent and are looking for Qualified Complementary/Holistic Practitioners to compliment our existing Therapists in: Reiki, Counselling and Chiropody. A physiotherapist or Chiropractor would be ideal to add to our range of Therapies, but please do not hesistate to get in touch if you practice something else. We have six Therapy rooms, a client waiting room with toilet and private gated parking for Therapists. There are also parking spaces for clients within 100metres of the centre plus on street parking available. We have good transport links with Cradley Heath Rail and Bus Hub nearby (0.7 miles away) and we are also 1 mile away from Merry Hill Shopping Centre which also has a large bus station. Quarry Bank High street (where we are) has many bus stops along it so you can get to us easily. You can see pictures of the Centre and find out more about us at http://www.librarytherapy.co.uk Contact details are also available at...

Another footwear related issue-High Heels can ruin the way you walk

The Daily Mail has once again highlighted the importance of wearing the right footwear, this time focusing on high heels. The shoes in the firing line this time are the Celebrity and Fashion favourite- High Heels. It has been claimed that wearing heels for prolonged periods of time without a sufficient period of rest from them can actually effect the way you walk. It may seem obvious that high heels can damage your feet, but if you are sensible with how high/how much time you wear them you should not suffer any extreme negatives from wearing them.However, it is advisable to change style of shoe regularly for both Men and Women. So the moral of the story is: Change footwear often and change style of footwear throughout the working week to keep feet and backs healthy. search for the article titled “How wearing high heels regularly can ruin the way you walk – even after you take them off” on the daily mail...

New Therapy at available at the Centre

One of our Therapists currently at the Centre has just qualified in the “Dorn Method” Carl S. Robinson (MFHT) has recently qualified in the therapy for common back and joint pain. The Dorn Method is believed to have originated in Germany almost 40 years ago, and is a gentle manual therapy which involves no cracking of joints. The therapy also teaches the patient simple exercises which will help you take care of your back in the future. The method consists of a range of different techniques and exercises designed to gently ease your vertebrae/joints back into their original positions without the need for painful manipulation or jerky movements. There are some cases where the method is not suitable such as inflammation,fever,post surgery of discs and recent accidents but with all therapies- it is advisable to seek the advice of your GP if you are unsure, but the Dorn Therapist should also have a consultation with you before you start any treatment. The back is an essential part of the body and when there are problems or issues, it can upset the natural balance of the body as a whole. The Dorn Method aims to restore balance in a gentle way. Mr Robinson believes he is the only Therapist within a 15 mile radius to be practising the Dorn Method from the Centre in Quarry Bank, West Midlands. Contact: Phone:...

Visit our website

The Library Therapy Centre has its own website http://www.librarytherapy.co.uk where you will find lots of information, photos, contact info and location details. So why not pop by? You can also follow us on Twitter...

Do you suffer from ‘text neck’?

As technology has advanced into more portable forms such as tablet PCs and Smart phones, a new condition has been named as ‘text neck’ which is back/neck pain caused by constantly looking down at tablet computers, phones, mp3 players and other devices. Many health problems have been linked to technology such as repetitive strain injury and ‘text thumb’ which all involve the muscles being strained too much. As we all use these devices more and more should we be more careful on how we use them? Visit the telegraph website and search for Mobile phone users suffering from ‘text...