21ST Century clinic, Reading now has IASTM!

We have brought some IASTM tools at 21st Century Clinic in Reading, Berkshire. Three of our Practitioners are trained in this technique. Rachel Ackroyd – Chiropractor. Rosie Bateman – Physiotherapist. Elise Beechen – Sports Massage Therapist.   What is IASTM?… Read More

Arthritic Knee?

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is a condition that can affect any joint in the body. Our joints are protected by cartilage which acts like a shock absorber.  In a joint that is affected by osteoarthritis… Read More

Laser Therapy at 21st Century Clinic

We now can offer Laser therapy at the clinic; we have just purchased a low level laser system from Omega laser systems. They have more than 20 years of experience in the field, Omega Laser Systems is a specialist low level laser… Read More


LBP radiating into the buttock and leg is one of the most common symptoms that I see daily in the clinic. There are numerous causes of this symptom but many people refer to it as “sciatica” so I thought I… Read More

Runner’s Knee

Runner’s Knee: What is it? Why might I get it and How can I get rid of it? The term “runner’s knee” is commonly used for Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome (ITBS).  It is a painful over use injury that affects… Read More

Achilles Heel

What is it with the people of Reading? Since moving here in February I have come across so many people with Achilles problems, is there something in the water? Achilles tendonopathy, formally known as Achilles tendonitis is a problem at… Read More

Backcare awareness week 7-11th October

This year Backcare awareness week if focusing on Carers, they have a very physical job caring for others but often get forgotten about. Carers provide invaluable help and assistance to their children, friends, relatives, and partners, but what happens when… Read More

Kinesio tex tape…. What is it and does it work?

I am the first to admit that I was very sceptical about what this multi coloured tape was and what it actually did, if anything.  My first experience of kinesio tape was in 2010 when I was the physio for… Read More

So…Pilates, what is it all about?!

Over the last 10 years or so Pilates has become a very popular form of exercise.  All varieties of people benefit from Pilates from elite athletes to post-operative rehab patients. My view of Pilates was that it was for people… Read More

National Allotment Week

It’s National Allotment Week next week from 5th – 11th August and the McTimoney Chiropractic Association is offering advice to all would-be and experienced gardeners. Having an allotment is growing more and more popular, as food prices rise and also… Read More