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Covid-19: we can get through this!

Our normal lives and routines have been massively affected by this Coronavirus; this will be a very stressful time, particularly for those of you who have a neurological disorder, and this may be leaving you feeling quite anxious and isolated. How can we help?

Posted on 15 April 2020

Cycling Injuries

Cycling Injuries

As physiotherapists, we have dealt with many cyclists who complained from knee pain mainly and found the following strategies very helpful in preventing and decreasing the incidence of pain related to long hours of cycling.

Posted on 07 September 2018

The 'S' Word

The 'S' Word

'S' stands for sedentary. To understand the effect of conducting a sedentary life style on the deterioration of your own health and fitness level, let’s consider examining what a usual everyday activity like sitting in front of the computer can do to your body.

Posted on 06 August 2018

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a form of exercise that enables individuals to get back to full function post injury, post-surgery or after coming out of plaster. It also involves Physiotherapy, which can help reduce post op symptoms such as pain, swelling and stiffness and help expedite the healing process.

Posted on 17 May 2018

Skiing Injuries

Skiing Injuries

Skiing as a sport is enjoyed by more than 200 million people around the world - but injuries can occur. Read our advice on what to do.

Posted on 27 February 2018

Managing Soft Tissue Injuries

One of the most prevalent complaints reported by patients in everyday physiotherapy practice are soft tissue injuries. This article describes how a comprehensive treatment that consists of stretching and strengthening exercises, balance, stability and proper guidance is a must for proper management of these injuries.

Posted on 10 January 2018

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that is now used more widely in the UK by physiotherapists. The Acupuncture Association is governed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and its rules of professional conduct and each member is therefore qualified to carry treatments.

Posted on 25 April 2017

Mummy MOT

Mummy MOT

Pregnancy and childbirth are unique experiences in any woman’s life which sees your body change in amazing ways. As your baby grows, your abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, back and ribs have extra pressure on them and recovery after birth is not always a straightforward process.

Posted on 21 April 2017

M.S. Awareness

M.S. Awareness

Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.) is the most common condition of the nervous system affecting young adults. Over 100,000 people in the U.K have M.S. which is about 1 in every 600.

Posted on 21 April 2017

Stroke Awareness

Each year approximately 152,000 people in the U.K. have a stroke and over half of all stroke survivors are left with a long-term disability. This has an enormous impact not only upon the stroke survivor but also upon their family and lifestyle.

Posted on 29 November 2016

Problem Free Gardening

Problem Free Gardening

Everyone is aware that we should be more active for all aspects of our health. Gardening can be a great way of staying active but can also lead to aches, pains and injuries.

Posted on 29 September 2016

Modified Tai Chi Classes at the Cloisters

Modified Tai Chi Classes at the Cloisters

Exercise does not have to be exertive to be beneficial; Tai Chi is an ancient style of gentle exercise using rhythmic patterns of movement to promote coordination, control, balance and strength.

Posted on 19 September 2016

Parkinson's

Parkinson’s (a term now preferred to ‘Parkinson’s disease’) is a progressive neurological condition affecting about 127 000 people in the UK. It is often thought of as a problem for older people, however younger people can get it too.

Posted on 19 April 2016

On the Slopes

On the Slopes

For some people skiing or snow boarding once a year is the only time they do any exercise. But as a moderately demanding sport it does rely on a certain level of fitness, co-ordination and skill.

Posted on 19 January 2016

Tennis Injuries

Tennis Injuries

With Wimbledon having come to its conclusion, many people may be considering taking up tennis or returning to the game so it is probably interesting to consider some of the injuries that can be sustained during tennis.

Posted on 28 July 2015

Pain Free Gardening

Pain Free Gardening

As we move towards the Spring and the days start to get longer, the country’s gardeners are eagerly awaiting the day they can set to in the garden again.

Posted on 24 April 2015

Avoiding and Managing Sports Injuries

Avoiding and Managing Sports Injuries

Participation in sport can have considerable benefits - but there is always the possibility of injury. Read our advice on how to prepare for your sport, and what to do if you sustain an injury.

Posted on 25 March 2015

Hockey Injuries

Hockey Injuries

Read our advice on the various types of hockey injuries - and how to avoid them.

Posted on 02 December 2014

Skiing Injuries

Skiing Injuries

Most skiing injuries occur between 1 and 4 o’clock in the afternoon and one of the main contributing factors is fatigue. Beginners are much more likely to be injured and especially those snow boarding for the first time.

Posted on 27 November 2014

Golf Exercises

Golf Exercises

What is the best way to prevent injuries when playing golf and also enhance performance?

Posted on 03 October 2014

So can I play this weekend?

If you follow any sports news at the moment you may well come away with the impression that advances in science or increasing use of magic means that injuries can be cured in a matter of days – if not hours. How true is this?

Posted on 11 August 2014

Plantar  Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, often at its worst with the first few steps of the morning.

Posted on 30 April 2014

Pilates

Pilates

Pilates is a body-conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back, leading to improved coordination and balance.

Posted on 04 February 2014

Breathing Pattern Disorders

Breathing is a central part of our well-being and is one of the most vital functions of our body. There are several reasons why we may develop an imbalance in our breathing pattern: Mechanical, Physiological or Psychological.

Posted on 04 February 2014

So You Want To Start Running...

So You Want To Start Running...

So you watched the marathon and it’s inspired you to take up running for yourself. Read our advice on how to start...

Posted on 19 December 2013

Running Injuries Part One

Running Injuries Part One

The New Year is a popular time to begin exercising and getting fit. Over the years, distance running has become more and more popular, inspired by exciting races such as the London marathon, the Great North Run, the more recent Race for Life and our own Two Castles and Regency runs

Posted on 15 February 2013

Protecting Young Backs - Back Care Campaign

Protecting Young Backs - Back Care Campaign

Nearly half of school children report back pain at some time. In 8% of children this back pain will affect their attendance, progress in school and future potential. 3% of children will experience chronic disability as a result of their back problem – that’s one child in every class!

Posted on 15 August 2012

Sit Up Straight!

Sit Up Straight!

Children are experiencing increasing amounts of back pain, and a lot of this is linked with the postures they are now adopting and a reduction in physical exercise.

Posted on 15 August 2012

How do you Walk?

How do you Walk?

Walking, also referred to as gait, is largely dependent on a complex sequence of events that most of the time is done without thinking.

Posted on 19 July 2012

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

Rambling, hill walking and climbing are all popular pursuits which savour the great outdoors.

Posted on 19 July 2012

Stretching

Stretching

There is a lot more involved in stretching than just touching your toes a few times before you start your sport.

Posted on 18 July 2012

Warm Up and Exercise

Warm Up and Exercise

A recent survey has revealed that only 5% of adults are doing the recommended amount of exercise each week.

Posted on 18 July 2012

Enjoy your holiday - Look after your back

Enjoy your holiday - Look after your back

So, the bags are packed and loaded in the car, you have checked all your documents and the kids have settled down to the latest enthralling computer game.

Posted on 16 July 2012

Swim Fitness

Swim Fitness

Swimming is this country’s most popular sporting activity with millions of adults and children participating regularly. This is not at all surprising as in addition to being good physical exercise, it can also be tremendous fun.

Posted on 16 July 2012

Keeping Fit For Cricket

Keeping Fit For Cricket

Due to the sudden changes in pace within the game of cricket it is important to keep physically fit.

Posted on 11 May 2012

The Consequences of Old Injuries

The Consequences of Old Injuries

Anna, a keen runner, came to the clinic with a long history of minor injuries affecting her right leg. The injuries were taking her out of running for up to several months at a time.

Posted on 17 January 2012

Whiplash - What's it all about?

Whiplash injuries are extremely common with approximately 300,000 new cases per annum in the UK. They are usually the result of a rear end or side impact car crash or a sporting accident such as may happen when diving or playing rugby.

Posted on 17 January 2012

Facial Palsy

Facial palsy is a condition that affects about 20 people in every 100,000 each year. It is most common in the 10-40 years of age range. A lot of us will be aware of this most unpleasant condition where the nerve that controls the muscles of the face is injured and half of the face is left paralysed for a period of time.

Posted on 17 January 2012

The Hazards of Preparing for Christmas!

The Hazards of Preparing for Christmas!

The run up to Christmas is such a busy time it’s easy to forget about looking after your health. But there is no doubt an increase in neck and back pain over the festive period.

Posted on 19 December 2011

I Want an X-Box, DSI, PS3, I-Phone etc etc etc for Christmas

I Want an X-Box, DSI, PS3, I-Phone etc etc etc for Christmas

The huge and ever increasing popularity of games consoles, computers and mobile 'phones is now putting children and young people at all sorts of risks.

Posted on 10 November 2011

Could it be COPD?

Could it be COPD?

'It’s a smokers cough, nothing to worry about'. 'I’m just getting older and that’s why I get out of breath going up a flight of stairs'. Do these sound like thoughts you often have?

Posted on 10 November 2011

Dizziness Problems

Dizziness Problems

Mr G Came to the clinic quite upset with his current state of health. Although Mr G was in his late seventies he considered himself fit and well and he led a very active life. Or rather he had led a very active life until last summer when he had experienced a very severe bout of vertigo.

Posted on 10 November 2011

Returning Back Pain

Don had been known to the Clinic for some years as he suffered with an ongoing back complaint.

Posted on 10 November 2011

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Sam was a typical 13-year-old teenager. He played a lot of sport for both the school and a local team. Football was his main sport, but he also played rugby and basketball. All of them were high impact sports.

Posted on 22 August 2011

Frank's Frozen Shoulder

Frank was a 57-year-old gentleman. He worked in an office and over the last six months he had noticed his neck and left shoulder were getting increasingly uncomfortable while he was working at his desk.

Posted on 20 August 2011

Exercise Balls

Exercise Balls

A lot of folk seem to have large exercise balls locked away in cupboards and no longer use them. Is this because they don’t know what to do with them?

Posted on 08 July 2011

Cricket Injuries

Cricket Injuries

Cricket injuries tend to fall into two categories Trauma / contact Overuse / non contact

Posted on 19 May 2011

Headaches

Headaches

Unfortunately, headaches are all too a familiar an experience for many of us. They can range from a mild annoyance that probably doesn’t even warrant opening the Paracetamol bottle to a most debilitating problem that drives people to bed in a darkened room.

Posted on 18 May 2011

Keep Moving - Keep Living

Keep Moving - Keep Living

In the presence of back pain it is a common temptation to rest. Indeed, years ago this used to be the recommended medical treatment approach to back pain.

Posted on 30 March 2011