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Our physio team at St Michael’s are pioneering a faster way of tackling ‘Policeman’s Heel’ syndrome, otherwise known as plantar fasciitis. The Fund’s new £10,000 shockwave device offers effective treatment to sufferers of this chronic condition, which affects 1 in 10 people at some time in their lives.

The device can also treat other chronic tendonitis problems, which traditional treatments help to relieve but can sometimes result in surgery. The physio team hold pilates sessions In the new work-out area and run Ai Chi strengthening and relaxation sessions in the new hydrotherapy pool, which they now use for physio sessions on patients with more serious injuries.

If you would like to apply for residential or out-patient treatments, please go to