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Lisa Wiles

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Giving people their lives back is without doubt THE thing I love about my job. Conversely, what frustrates me most is seeing people suffer unnecessarily with pain and movement issues which can be resolved. I don’t know if it’s the great British stiff upper lip or simply a lack of awareness, but seeking help with muscle and joint niggles falls right to the bottom of many people’s priority lists. It needn’t be that way, which is why I’m launching my new Physical Wellness Blog. It’s packed with hints and tips for identifying and managing common conditions, and real life stories to show you what is possible.

Lisa Wiles, Physiotherapist and Owner of Hands That Heal
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Go Neola! - June 24, 2017

Like many teenagers, Neola Thorpe has been busy studying for her GCSE exams. Unlike most, though, she has had to balance this with a 17-hours-a-week training schedule. Because s… Read More.

“She’s on Holiday – again!” - June 24, 2017

Well, that’s possibly what you’ve been told when you’ve rung the clinic and Auntie H has answered the phone and explained that I’m off on one of my overseas… Read More.

Helping our star clients achieve stellar performances - May 19, 2017

Helping our star clients achieve stellar performances We’ve had an incredible few weeks, with two of our elite sporting clients achieving some truly amazing results. Ol… Read More.

A taste of my own medicine - May 19, 2017

A taste of my own medicine – my personal battle with chronic fatigue syndrome By Lisa Wiles, Hands That Heal Owner & Lead Physiotherapist (pictured below centre) Th… Read More.

Has springing into action stopped you in your tracks? - April 23, 2017

By Martyn Glover, Hands That Heal sports masseur The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom Blossom is everywhere and – FINALLY – we’re seeing t… Read More.

Walking with 'Woody' - April 23, 2017

Helping Darren to tackle 24 Cumbrian peaks for a friend battling cancer. It’s the kind of expedition it’s actually difficult to get your head around. But Dar… Read More.

Massage explained - and 5 signs that you need one! - March 6, 2017

Most people, if asked, would sigh at the mention of a massage and utter ‘ooh, I really could do with one of those’. However, more often than not, they don’t tr… Read More.

Why putting your feet up can do wonders for your performance - March 6, 2017

By Martyn Glover, our specialist sports masseur Telling you to rest in the run-up to a big event or performance milestone might seem a bit paradoxical. Yet chilling at regul… Read More.

Ivan’s amazing challenge raises over £6,000 for charity – so far! - March 6, 2017

The last time we wrote about him, he was halfway through his gruelling ‘53 in 53’ Challenge. He has now completed it, and has notched up a phenomenal: 568.9 mi… Read More.

Only Number 1 will do - an interview with our talented pro squash client Fiona Moverley - February 8, 2017

She’s just won the Hull Daily Mail’s Sports Person of the Year award, but this marks just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Fiona Moverley’s ambitions for 2… Read More.

Baby steps - Abey's top tips for aceing your first triathlon - February 7, 2017

By Hands That Heal physiotherapist Abey Lawrence Despite their challenging nature, participation in triathlon events is growing rapidly. According to British Triathlon, the n… Read More.

Getting to the point – taking a closer look at acupuncture - February 7, 2017

By Hands That Heal physiotherapist Abey Lawrence Getting to the point – taking a closer look at acupuncture If you’re an avid consumer of health-related news, you… Read More.

Run like you mean it - January 13, 2017

By Martyn Glover, Hands That Heal Sports Masseur. Having a goal for anything you do is more likely to lead to success. This is never truer than when it comes to building … Read More.

Get Fit, not foo-bar - January 13, 2017

Whatever you really think of New Year’s resolutions, it’s difficult not to get caught up in all the excitement and find yourself making a couple. Health and fitness … Read More.

Martyn says: Will your apres ski should involve stretching exercises this season? - December 9, 2016

Are you among the millions heading off to enjoy that heady mix of mountain air, adventure and a tipple or two round about now? If so, do you take the time to keep your muscles a… Read More.

5 tips for easing your arthritis symptoms this winter - December 9, 2016

With temperatures dropping and weather pundits predicting a record-breaking cold blast this winter, most of us are holing up and digging out the winter woollies. But for the gro… Read More.

Simon says...our feet can have a lot to answer for - November 6, 2016

Did you know that pain in your hips and other joints could be caused by your feet? Today I'm kicking off our new series of top tips from our Hands That Heal team, wit… Read More.

A very 'hip' subject - November 6, 2016

By clinic owner and physiotherapist Lisa Wiles Funny, really, how one of the most significant joints in our bodies is so ‘unsung’. We typically expect a great dea… Read More.

HANDS THAT HEAL HULL - CHASING THE DREAM - September 26, 2016

By Lisa Wiles (Hands That Heal clinic owner) It still gives me the collywobbles every time I think about it. Four years ago, I was a part-time physiotherapist working for a… Read More.

Turkey beckons - with future Olympic boxing stars - September 16, 2016

By Clinic Owner & Physiotherapist, Lisa Wiles. After six years in the business, it still gives me the collywobbles. Most people get a real kick out of watching some of th… Read More.

Memories of an Olympic Medallist - August 12, 2016

Interview with Olympic bronze medallist Sue Richardson Olympic fever is here and no-one is watching the Rio games more avidly than us. Except, maybe, Sue Richardson (left), wh… Read More.

Mum's the word - Abey's top tips on getting back to fitness post-pregnancy - August 12, 2016

When you become a mum your world changes unimaginably. We love our little bundles of joy immeasurably.  After all, we wouldn’t have been willing to endure hours or e… Read More.

Runners beware! Pounding the pavement isn’t always the best form of training. 5 simple exercises to help avoid injury - July 15, 2016

By Martyn Glover, our specialist sports masseur   It's, quite literally, on your doorstep It's free (apart from an initial investment in trainers and a pair o… Read More.

Olympic throwback - looking back on a life-changing experience - July 8, 2016

By Lisa Wiles, Hands That Heal Owner & Physiotherapist Incredible to think that this time four years ago, I was undergoing my final training to be part of the physiothe… Read More.

10 signs your job is affecting your health...and what to do about them - June 23, 2016

Back ache. This is the number one physical ailment experienced by people in the UK generally. In the workplace, it is typically caused by sitting for… Read More.

It don't mean a thing... - June 3, 2016

It’s easy to dismiss golf as a relatively sedentary sport involving brightly coloured clothes and a lot of chatting. It couldn’t possibly stretch your physical fitne… Read More.

You've got to move it, move it! - May 24, 2016

Don’t give in to your basic instincts! When an illness or injury leaves you feeling sore and stiff, avoiding certain activities and putting your feet up comes naturally. … Read More.

Sore backs - scourge of Brits - February 10, 2016

Sore backs – scourge of Brits Sore and stiff backs account for around 80% of the conditions we treat at Hands That Heal. Complaints range from slipped discs to geneti… Read More.

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