Hatt Health & Movement Blog

Our mission is to inspire you to prioritise your body’s health and keep you active and moving throughout your life. In our blog you’ve find lots of great hints, tips and advice from our team of specialists to help get you to the next level of health and fitness.

 

Introduction To Hatt Pilates

Exercise & Movement
Interested in doing Pilates? Take a look at this video to get an insight into how you could benefit from...
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Chilblains

Common Injuries & Conditions
What are chilblains, how can they be treated & how can we help? more >
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A Journey To Recovery

Patient Journeys
Hearing about how effective our patient's treatment is, and how they are now able to live life pain-free, is why we do what we do. Sharing your experience is a great way to encourage others to seek help, and not feel like they just need to put up with the pain. more >
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Neck Pain

Common Injuries & Conditions
Over a quarter of the population experiences neck pain at some time each year. Over half of these resolve on...
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Knee Pain

Common Injuries & Conditions
Knee pain is not solely isolated to sporting injuries but affects people of all activity levels and ages. The knee...
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Low Back Pain

Common Injuries & Conditions
Back pain is a very common condition affecting 7 out of 10 people at some point in their lives but...
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Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Common Injuries & Conditions
There are many different forms of arthritis, however, the two most common forms are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.   What...
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Shoulder Impingement

Common Injuries & Conditions
What are the symptoms? The symptoms of shoulder impingement include: Weakness and loss of movement Possible swelling in the shoulder...
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Hatt Clinic Sponsor Jacob Moves Up The Ranks

Patient Journeys
We’re currently sponsoring a young boy, Jacob Lines from Frome who is an aspiring Olympic athlete for Kayaking. Jacob and...
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How To Create A Goal That You’ll Stick To

Practical Heath Tips
We’ve all done it, started your week, month or year off with good intentions. But sadly, around 80% of us...
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Keep Your Goals Smart This Year

Practical Heath Tips
It can sometimes feel overwhelming when setting out to achieve a new goal. Two common questions that we hear at...
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Shockwave Therapy

Treatment & Rehab
What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave therapy is a medical treatment primarily used for chronic tendon disorders such as tennis elbow...
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Jacob’s Journey To The Olympics

Patient Journeys
We’re currently sponsoring a young boy, Jacob Lines from Frome who is an aspiring Olympic athlete for Kayaking. Jacob and...
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Hatt Clinic In Frome Sponsor Young Athlete

Patient Journeys
We’re currently sponsoring a young boy, Jacob Lines from Frome who is an aspiring Olympic athlete for Kayaking. Jacob and...
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Recommended Shoe Brands By Our Podiatrists​

Practical Heath Tips
As Podiatrists, there are certain footwear brands that we recommend that will give you both the style and support your...
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How To Find The Perfect Fitting Shoes To Support Your Feet

Practical Heath Tips
If you are invested in looking after your feet properly then these top tips for picking out the perfect pair...
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What To Look For When Choosing Supportive Footwear

Practical Heath Tips
Choosing appropriate footwear is really important because the type of shoe that you wear, will have a direct impact on...
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How To Get Rid Of Your Child’s Verrucae

Treatment & Rehab
Are you tired of trying every treatment in the book to get rid of your verrucae? After a while, many...
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How Can Physiotherapy Help You?

Treatment & Rehab
Did you know that GP’s recommend more patients to Physiotherapy than any other health profession? This is because Physiotherapists can...
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Why Should I Have Regular Massage?

Treatment & Rehab
Massage is well known for relieving stress and helping you to relax. Both of which are true, but massage also...
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Growing Pains

Common Injuries & Conditions
Our Physio team shine some light on growing pains and how you can support your children to manage their growing pains and reduce the impact it can have on their life more >
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Why I Do Pilates (And Maybe You Should Too!)

Exercise & Movement
I’m Marilyn, one of the Pilates Instructors at Hatt’s and I’d like to share with you the journey I took...
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How To Improve Your Posture In Just Seconds

Treatment & Rehab
If you’re a worker that spends most of your day sitting at a desk, on average you’ll be sitting down...
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Tennis Elbow: Just for tennis players?

Common Injuries & Conditions
Tennis elbow is a common condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow (clinically known as lateral epicondylitis...
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The Importance Of Keeping Active & Moving As You Age

Exercise & Movement
We’ve all been told how important it is to keep active and moving to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but as...
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England Hockey Gets Back To Sport Post Injury

England Hockey Gets Back To Sport Post Injury

Patient Journeys
Ian Philips, an England Masters Hockey player, was suffering from an ankle injury and thought his hockey days were over,...
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“Best Sports Massage Treatment within this area!”

Patient Journeys
At Hatt's, we strive to offer a Massage service like no other. With a bespoke and tailored approach , your...
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Forever Fit – Get Fitter, Feel Younger

Exercise & Movement
Do you want to keep fit and healthy but struggle to find a type of exercise that suits your needs?...
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Spring Is Here, Are You Ready To Get Out And About?

Exercise & Movement
Spring is finally here! The mornings and evenings are getting lighter which is when most of us start to feel...
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An Insight Into Why Your Feet Are So Important

Practical Heath Tips
Have you ever thought about the role your feet play in everyday life? The 26 bones, 33 joints and 250,000...
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How Physio Can Change Your Life?

Treatment & Rehab
At Hatts, every day our aim is to get you back to doing the things you love, whilst inspiring you...
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“Best Sports Massage Treatment within this area!”

Patient Journeys
At Hatts, we strive to offer a Massage service like no other. With a bespoke and tailored approach, your Massage...
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More Than Just A Massage

Treatment & Rehab
As part of your treatment at Hatt’s, you may be advised that a massage will be greatly beneficial for your...
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Is Pilates Right For Me?

Exercise & Movement
With so many exercise classes available, how do you choose which ones is best for you?  Our Pilates instructor and...
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Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy

Common Injuries & Conditions
What are the symptoms of tendinopathy and how can it be treated? Tendinopathy is related to conditions such as Tennis Elbow, Swimmer's Shoulder or Achilles Tendinitis. more >
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Join Us For A Glass Of Bubbly & A Mince Pie

Join Us For A Glass Of Bubbly & A Mince Pie

Events & Updates
We're delighted to invite you to Christmas at Hatts at the clinic in celebration of the fantastic progress you've made...
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Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels

Common Injuries & Conditions
If you've got dry and cracked heels then you should see a Podiatrist, especially if they are painful. A Podiatrist will give your feet the care and treatment they need, as well as advising you on how to look after your feet to keep them soft and supple. more >
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How Reformer Pilates Can Help Build Your ​Core Strength

Exercise & Movement
Building your core strength is vital to preventing injury and improving the way your body moves. Here, our Pilates instructor Danny...
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Be The Best Version Of You This New Year’s

Practical Heath Tips
It seems safe to say that many of us are guilty of not sticking to our New Years Resolutions. In...
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Swift Verruca Treatment Explained

Swift Verruca Treatment Explained

Treatment & Rehab
If you suffer from persistent verrucas, or know someone that does, then the Swift Microwave Verruca treatment could be the...
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How Reformer Pilates Can Help With Back Pain

Treatment & Rehab Exercise & Movement
At least 80% of people will suffer at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Reformer Pilates is...
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What are the benefits of Reformer Pilates?

Exercise & Movement
At Hatt's, we offer Reformer Pilates classes in all three of our clinics - Frome, Devizes and Marlborough.   Reformer...
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How to look after your feet in winter

How to look after your feet in winter

Practical Heath Tips
During the winter months, it is common for feet to become dry with hard skin and cracks. Often, the primary cause...
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The answers to common questions about Podiatry

Treatment & Rehab
1. Do I need to see my GP before seeing a Podiatrist? If your concern is regarding your feet/ankles, a...
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What is a Podiatrist and why do I need one?

Treatment & Rehab
A Podiatrist and a Chiropodist mean the same thing and these two terms are used interchangeably. There are many preconceptions...
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An Introduction to Fascia and Myofascial Release

Treatment & Rehab
The words ‘myofascial release’ may sound alien to some but there is no doubt that over the last few years...
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What is Strength & Conditioning?

Exercise & Movement
Strength and Conditioning, or S&C as it's more commonly known, is the selection and development of dynamic exercises used to...
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Achilles Tendinopathy

Common Injuries & Conditions
What is Achilles Tendinopathy? Achilles Tendinopathy is a common condition that presents itself typically as a sharp pain in the...
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Morton’s Neuroma

Common Injuries & Conditions
A Morton’s Neuroma is a swelling of one of the nerves in the ball of the foot. Typically you will...
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6 Reasons Why You Should Do Reformer Pilates

Exercise & Movement
There are numerous benefits of doing Reformer Pilates. Here, our Senior Pilates Instructor Danny picks the top 6.   1....
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What is Reformer Pilates?

Exercise & Movement
Reformer Pilates is a variation of Pilates using a piece of equipment called a Reformer.   The Reformer is a...
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5 Ways That Massage Can Benefit You As A Runner

Practical Heath Tips
As a runner, it isn’t always easy to know how to maximise your performance and train effectively without the risk...
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Flip flops that are custom made for your feet

Flip flops that are custom made for your feet

Treatment & Rehab
Now you can enjoy all the benefits of your orthotics in the comfort of flip-flops. We're delighted to offer you...
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Get Your Feet Flip-Flop Ready

Treatment & Rehab
With flip-flops, sandals, and bare feet finally making a show this summer, now's the ideal time to give your feet...
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Excel at your sport with S&C

Exercise & Movement
Are you serious about achieving a personal goal or excelling at your sport? Our  Strength & Conditioning Programme is the...
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Are you fit for exercise this season?

Practical Heath Tips
Whether you are a keen athlete or simply like to maintain a good level of exercise, here are 5 Top...
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Common Running injuries

Common Injuries & Conditions
Running is one of the most popular forms of sporting activity worldwide. It’s relatively cheap (except for a decent pair...
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Upper Limb Disorder

Common Injuries & Conditions
What is Upper Limb Disorder? What causes Upper Limb Disorder? How can Upper Limb Disorder be prevented? Who can help? more >
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Acute Whiplash

Common Injuries & Conditions
There are 300 000 new cases of whiplash every year in the UK. The majority of people who experience symptoms...
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It’s Time To Limber Up!

It’s Time To Limber Up!

Exercise & Movement
Warming up and stretching should be a key part of your exercise regime. The type of stretching you choose should depend...
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Stress

Common Injuries & Conditions
Worry and stress lead to the fight/flight response which is a physical reaction to real or imagined danger. While helpful in the short term, if this response is sustained over the medium to long term it can cause damage to your body if you don't manage it. more >
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Osteoarthritis – Can Glucosamine and Chondroitin help?

Common Injuries & Conditions
There are many people who have heard that glucosamine and chondroitin can help with osteoarthritis (OA). Is this true? Most of the research that has been conducted on glucosamine and chondroitin relates to people who are experiencing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis. more >
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The PRICE protocol for acute injury management

The PRICE protocol for acute injury management

Treatment & Rehab
It can be argued that the most important period in terms of minimising the effects of an injury and helping...
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Get fit to hit the slopes

Practical Heath Tips
When sat in a deck chair buried in the snow, and sipping on a hot chocolate, we can enjoy watching other...
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Top Tips for Healthy Feet

Practical Heath Tips
From work shoes and trainers to high-heels and bare feet, our feet take us almost 115,000 miles, or five times...
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What are orthotics and how can I benefit from them?

What are orthotics and how can I benefit from them?

Treatment & Rehab
What are Orthotics? Orthotics, correctly known as Orthoses, are custom-made shoe insoles or inserts that correct the alignment of your...
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Plantar Fasciitis

Common Injuries & Conditions
Plantar fasciitis affects approximately 10% of the population. Find out about this condition, its causes, symptoms, and how a Gait...
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Shin Splints

Common Injuries & Conditions
Shin splints is the term used to describe pain along the inner edge of the shin bone usually caused by repeated trauma to the area. Common amongst runners, footballers, and rugby players, find out more about this condition - what causes it, its symptoms, and how we can help. more >
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Flat Feet

Common Injuries & Conditions
Flat feet is the term used to describe feet with low or no arches. In this blog article, you'll learn about what causes flat feet in children & adults, when you should seek professional help, and what treatment options we can offer you. more >
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Sciatica

Common Injuries & Conditions
Sciatica is the name given to symptoms we experience when the Sciatic nerve has been compressed or irritated. It should...
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Hitting the target with Devizes Bowmen archery club

Hitting the target with Devizes Bowmen archery club

Patient Journeys
It was a grand evening with the Devizes Bowmen archery club on 16th September 2015. The team at James Hatt...
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Gait Analysis – what is it and why is it useful?

Gait Analysis – what is it and why is it useful?

Exercise & Movement
Biomechanics is about the way your body moves and how your lower limb and foot movements can affect you. Think...
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How a Gait Analysis helped Paul get back on his bike

Patient Journeys
Read about Paul's experience with a Gait Analysis, and how it helped him get back to doing what he loves...
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Frome Open Day

Frome Open Day

Events & Updates
Come along to our exciting open day where you can experience a fantastic range of health services all on your...
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