Corona Virus Update

To all our clients and followers, with much sadness we are announcing we will not be seeing clients face to face from today due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

We will however be offering telephone consultations and video appointments which is something we are very experienced in from our work we do with Nuffield Health, so please do get in contact for your ongoing physiotherapy needs. For all of you with appointments in the pipeline- we will be in contact tomorrow and make arrangements for a telephone consultation to ensure we continue to push your rehab- we aren’t leaving you stranded!

To explain this decision…
– Whilst we have not been forced to close our doors, we feel it is our responsibility to do so, following the government advice that everyone should stop non essential contact with others. 
– We ourselves are not in the “high risk” category, however we all have family, friends and clients who are.
– It has been widely documented that we are at the stage where the spread of the disease is rapidly speeding up and in a few days/weeks from now there will be a huge strain on the NHS. It is the unimaginable, but it is a VERY real problem that if it becomes overloaded, doctors will not be able to treat everyone. Lives will be lost. 
– Just because we are not “high risk”, there are cases of adults of all ages (fit and healthy) becoming very unwell and needing ventilation/intensive care and thus adding to the strain. 

This is an absolutely heartbreaking time in every way, so most importantly, let’s look after each other. Make sure you let your neighbours know you can help them when some may feel very alone right now.

***FEBRUARY OFFER: Sports Massage Package***


Congratulations to those of you keeping up the 2017 Fitness Blitz! Unsurprisingly we have had plenty of people coming in, who are a bit tight as a result. Just like a car- our bodies need a M.O.T every now and then, so
why not treat yourself to a sports massage?

Our February Sports Massage Package gives you 4 x 30 minute Sports Massage Sessions for £99 (worth £120), to be used at any stage throughout the year.

Want more information- contact using the details below:

Phone: 07429831747


Heel pain in teenagers: Sever’s Disease

Heel Pain in teenagers:

Sever’s Disease

(Calcaneal Apophysitis)


Sever’s disease classically presents as pain at the back of the heel, and occurs predominantly in teenagers, affecting 8-16%1. It is most common after exercise, but can also be noticed during activity, and first thing in the morning1.


Why does it occur?

  • It occurs during adolescence due to growth of the skeletal system, which increases the tension on calf muscles1.
  • These muscles attach into the heel bone (calcaneous) via the Achilles. The increased pull of the muscles on the heel bone causes stress and inflammation, which results in pain.
  • This area is particularly vulnerable as it is the growth plate- the part of the bone from which growth occurs.
  • Increased activity levels, particularly running, put more stress through the area and can aggravate the site2.


How can it be managed?


  • Ice and rest, and non-steroid anti-inflammatories are effective in reducing the initial pain3.
  • Heel inserts will also offload the inflamed area slightly, and are useful in the early stages of the condition3.
  • Depending on the severity of the symptoms, your child may not need time off sport, however if managed incorrectly the recovery time can be significantly lengthened, and pain more severe3.
  • Physiotherapy has been proven to reduce pain and encourage speedier return to depending on the severity of the symptoms1,2,3.
  • Treatment including specific stretches and manual techniques to reduce the stress on the heel bone3.



For more information on Sever’s disease, or any other issues please call Jurassic Physio on 07429831747.



  1. Wiegerinck et al; Incidence of calcaneal apophysitis Eur J Pediatr. 2014 May;173(5):677-9.
  2. Perhamre et al; Sever’s injury: a clinical diagnosis. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2013 Sep-Oct;103(5):361-8.
  3. Elengard et al. Aspects of treatment for posterior heel pain in young athletes. J Sports Med. 2010 6;1:223-32.

Residential Exercise Classes

Here at Jurassic Physio we are proud to have joined forces with a couple of residential homes in the Sidmouth area to help develop the service they offer their clients. We have set up a group exercise programme for the residents which focuses on maintaining and improving their physical function, whilst also being mentally engaging.

Whilst some of the residents are unable to mobilise independently, others are able to, and the class caters for the broad range of physical abilities of the clients.

The class includes exercises to maintain range of movement throughout the body; improve upper and lower limb strength, and where appropriate aid the clients’ ability to transfer, balance and mobilise safely.