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Ideal Sleep Positions

in Health & Lifestyle, Physiotherapy

Ever wondered how your sleep position affects how you’re feeling?? I’ve got five tips for you to help improve how you’re feeling and your quality of sleep. Ideal sleep positions; Back pain:  If you are suffering from back pain then you are much better off to lie on your side with a pillow between your…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

in Physiotherapy

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the joints of the vertebral column and sacro-iliac joints of the pelvis. In some cases there are some involvement of peripheral joints also. There is thought to be a strong genetic link for ankylosing spondylitis, as well as an indicating factor from blood tests that show HLA…

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Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)

in Physiotherapy

PPS or post-polio syndrome is a clinical neurological syndrome that describes late and new onset of symptoms including weakness, fatigue and joint & muscle pain in survivors of acute paralytic poliomyelitis. The cause of post-polio syndrom (Etiology) includes: Motor unit dysfunction where there is a loss of anterior horn cell neurons, from an already depleted…

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Handy Household Tips to Help Reduce Low Back Pain

in Physiotherapy

Managing your back pain doesn’t just involve traipsing to physios, doctors, masseuses and pilates classes.  Creating an environment, which takes the load off your back, reduces muscle spasm and strengthens weak muscles, is definitely more important than any treatment you may attend. Looks like I’m doing myself out of some work here! Lower back pain…

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Back Pain: Remedies from Men’s Health Magazine

in Physiotherapy

From our friends at men’s Health Magazine… Now this is taking the treatment of back pain to a very basic level… researchers at the Ataturk University in Turkey have found that wearing merino woollen underwear helps reduce back pain! What the…..! Apparently men in their study with back pain suffered 89% less pain and popped…

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A Pain in the Bum: What Causes it and how to Overcome it

in Physiotherapy

Gluteal tendinopathy is characterised by pain to the side and back of the hip and buttock region (Pain in the Bum), and it may radiate down the side of the thigh. It is a problem commonly associated with late-middle aged females, and there may or may not be some associated osteo-arthritis of the hip joint….

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Do you Suffer from Dizzy Spells…. Might be Vertigo??

in Physiotherapy

Do you suffer from dizziness? Does the room spin around you when you: Get into bed and lay on your back Roll over in bed Sit up from lying down Look up or extend your neck Bend forward to pick an item up → Then you might have Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo…

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Ankle Rehab

in Physiotherapy

A severe ankle sprain is a no-brainer: You need to get it checked out by a physiotherapist to rule out more sinister things such as bone breaks and large ligament tears. Smaller sprains are often when you may decide to ‘wait and see’ how it goes before getting it checked out. That can be a…

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Back to Basics

in Physiotherapy

 Once serious pathology has been excluded, there are generally speaking only three things that could cause back pain….. As mentioned, this is excluding serious issues, such as ankylosing spondylitis, or spinal stenosis, or disc protrusion with associated radiculopathy, or any other long and scary word combination you may have overheard. If these specific issues have been excluded,…

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It’s a busy time we live in….

in Physiotherapy

There always seems to be a facebook status to post or a twit to tweet. I currently have about 400 new emails that I am attempting (yet failing) to keep up with. It’s too easy to get lost in our online profile spending hours sitting in front of the screen, but let’s not forget about…

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