Good nutrition and its benefits

We use a multi-discipline approach to maximise benefits for our patients and work with nutritionists Jules Cattell and Alessandro Ferretti; physiotherapist Karen Simpson and corrective exercise specialist Jo McRae.

How are vision and nutrition related?

Nutrition is a key factor in keeping your visual system healthy throughout life. The food we eat is fundamental to how our body functions, how we feel and how we process information. Like every other system in the body, our vision is highly dependent on the food choices we make - the eyes and brain containing millions of specialized cells with specific nutrient requirements.

Jules Cattell and Alessandro Ferretti have over 12 years experience working as a Nutritional Therapists. Both are registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the Nutritional Therapy Council (NTC) and the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC). Jules specialises in children's' nutrition and has trained at the Autism Research Institute (ARI) in California. She also sees children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional Therapy uses food, supplements and changes to lifestyle to support the body's natural healing mechanisms. We are all unique with different genetic make-up, different health concerns & different lifestyles – no one diet will suit us all. Jules & Alessandro help you to find the right 'food mix' for your body, developing personalised nutrition programmes to help you improve long-term health & well-being.
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Vision and Posture

Your vision affects your posture and your posture affects your vision. An example of how vision affects your posture is seen in nearsighted people who lean their heads forward in an attempt to see distant objects clearly. Far sighted people on the other hand lean back as they have reduced near vision and people with astigmatism often tilt their head to the left or right. These imbalanced postures can cause an array of problems from back pain to tension in the neck and shoulders.

Unbalanced posture results in tension and increases the strain on your visual system. So bad posture can put the eyesight of people with no vision problems at risk.If your body posture or balance is distorted, you will have a diminished sense of body in space (proprioception), and put enormous strain on your eyes as they have to work harder to maintain clear vision, which can lead to lack of concentration, tiredness and a failure to achieve your full potential, Correct posture reduces the stress on your visual system. Karen Simpson aims to correct muscle imbalance and improve body posture to move you beyond your limitations and see you live and perform at a higher level.

You don’t have to be a sports person or in pain to benefit from a massage. Do you suffer from postural related tension or simply feel “tight”? Are you injury free but feel a “niggle” developing? Want to recover quicker after exercise or just feel better “balanced” in space. Regardless of your experiences in sport or otherwise: the benefits of massage to help relieve everyday problems like stress, tension and fatigue are for everyone.

Karen Simpson is an experienced sports and remedial massage therapist accredited by BTEC Edexcel to the highest Level. She is a member of the Sports Massage Association and the Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council.

Whether you want to overcome injury, abolish pain, attain and sustain health or simply increase your resilience, Karen aims to provide an individual treatment programme tailored specifically to your needs. She specialises in deep tissue massage, myofascia release and active tissue release of the soft tissues of muscle, tendon, ligament and fascia.

Karen works with clients from all walks of life whether they work in an office, are members of local sports clubs or national athletes competing at the 2012 Olympics. She aims to provide rehabilitation, recovery and regeneration that benefits both body and mind.

Karen Simpson email; 0790 944 7714

Jo McRae Corrective and Holistic Exercise Specialist

Corrective Exercise is designed to bring your body towards optimal alignment and function. If you already have an injury or are aware of a weakness, then this ‘corrective’ element can deal with the underlying cause and avoid it returning. If your goal is performance or fitness related, it is important to realise that a well-balanced body has the greatest potential for physical performance. Muscle imbalances and ‘core’ weakness can be a common problem implicated in injuries, pain and poor performance, so these need to be corrected whilst you build strength and fitness for optimal results.

Problems with Vision, Hearing, Balance, and Upper cervical alignment can all influence movement and need to be addressed as a priority in some instances in order to get results. Jo’s holistic approach is also one which includes an awareness of the whole person, not just the physical body, taking into account diet, lifestyle, stress, workload, and family commitments.

Jo McRae Corrective and Holistic Exercise Specialist 07775 881366