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Strictly speaking

You have noticed that it’s Strictly Come Dancing season on the BBC again. If that excites you, you might be interested in a project offering weekly ‘partner dancing’ to about 10 couples at Clifford House, St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield. 
Aimed at patients with an ‘illness with no cure’, the project is led by experienced dance teacher Tracey Barnes. She has developed a dance programme that allows people with various limits to their physical function to take part in dance classes with a partner of their choice. Tracey has experienced some health problems, which prompted her to think about adapting her teaching methods and dance moves to allow people with different physical limitations to take part. The structured dance programme takes the participants through different ballroom and Latin dance moves and routines.
The project is being evaluated through a joint mixed methods research study run by Jenni Brooks from Sheffield Hallam University and me.
  • Janet Morrison, Manchester Metropolitan University  

Footsore friend

I have completed a 2,000-mile charity walk from Sunningdale in Berkshire to Greece. In Athens I was met by Buffy Lee, a physio who is my sister-in-law, as well as a few other friends and family. However, my feet suffered from the endeavour and Buffy, ever the physio, leapt to help them recover. I can’t thank her enough.
  • Karl Christiansen 

Encouraging response

The response to the article about the work of Cherington Practice has been extremely encouraging (see here) I am pleased to say that many people across the country and abroad found the article to be helpful. 
We specialise in diagnosing and treating people with thoracic outlet syndrome. Our website address can be found here.  
  • Rob Patterson, orthopaedic physio specialist, Bristol 

Sports support

I run breast health clinics where we talk about the importance of wearing a good sports bra when exercising. 
Breast pain is one of the biggest barriers to women taking part in sport and there is a real need to educate ladies in this area. 
From a musculoskeletal point of view, poor breast support can cause neck, back, shoulder and breast pain. We run sessions giving information on breast structure and the damage that can be sustained from inadequate support
I also have a full range of shock absorber running bras and offer sports bra fittings. 
The clinic has been a huge success and is a great add-on to the service I already offer. 
If you want to find out more about my clinic, please visit us here
  • Kerstine Herbert, physiotherapist, Kimberley, Nottingham

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