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Plantar Fasciitis

in Physiotherapy

  So you’ve got a pain in the heel or foot that is progressively getting worse. You notice one day some slight niggle which went away but starts occuring more and more often with greater intensity. It’s worst when you’ve been off it for a while and go to stand up or put weight through…

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Crook Knees (Part 2)

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

Okay I hope you have gotten over the bad news about hormones and bad knees from the last article unfortunately I have come to spoil the party once more. A study out of Iowa has confirmed what we all suspected, wearing high heels a lot of the time will increase your risk of joint degeneration…

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Is Your Chest Making You Sore?

in Physiotherapy

A very interesting article in a physio “In Touch” magazine has researcher Linda-Joy Lee investigating problems with our ribs, thoracic spine and sternum or more correctly how those three things interrelate and how when these go wrong lots of other things can go astray. Some of her examples show problem shoulders sorted by treating this thoracic ring,…

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Managing Osteo-Arthritis

in Physiotherapy

The influential UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recently published its recommendations for managing osteo-arthritis and it fits beautifully into the physiotherapy model i.e.                          1) Local muscle strengthening and aerobic fitness                                2) Stretching                                          …

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What’s Your Handicap?

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

So you play golf – do you know your handicap? Of course you do it’s a number between 1 (incase you are a disturbingly focused individual) and 36 (in which case I can sympathise with you) but could it be that your handicap doesn’t exist as a single or double digit numerical figure – perhaps…

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Low Impact Workouts

in Exercises & Stretches, Physiotherapy

When you sustain an injury or have pain in your lower limbs and/or spine you’ll find your physiotherapist utters the words “you’ll need to decrease or stop training / exercise for a small period of time to allow the tissues to heal”. In your mind there are probably alarm bells going off in your head,…

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It’s Your Nerves!

in Physiotherapy

It’s your nerves! Now, I don’t mean you’re the nervous sort and need to take tranquillizes to get through your day, rather I want to address how your nerves play a part in the muscle, joint or tissue pain you may be experiencing. You may be thinking that I’m talking about how your nerves carry…

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Do You Need Taping?

in Physiotherapy

Taping is a very useful tool to help manage conditions. It is in no way a ‘magic cure’ or ‘quick fix’ for musculoskeletal conditions, however it can help to speed recovery, off load injuries and maintain function and activity during the recovery stages. It is best to only be taped if you have been assessed…

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Protect Your Knees!

in Physiotherapy

  Do you avoid playing any sports that put more strain on your knee’s? Does the idea of playing a game like Netball send a shiver up your spine? A study at Japan’s Keio University has found that rapid movements such as hopping puts the most strain on your knees (second to hopping was side…

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Considering that Knee Operation?

in Physiotherapy

Considering that knee operation? Some research published on-line from the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that for many cases of meniscus injury, exercise and rehabilitation will or can get a good result. In the most extensive study yet, comparing surgery and exercise, both were found to produce a good result especially when compared to…

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