Back pain is the largest cause of disability in the UK and specifically, lower back pain (LBP) accounts for 11% of all disability in the country (NHS 2016) making it something that we see everywhere, be it: personally (you have it or have had it) at home (family, friends, flatmates, probably your pets as well) […] Read More
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Pilates: the ultimate exercise for pregnancy (and beyond!)
Congratulations! You’re expecting! There are likely a million questions running through your head, not least of them, ‘how do I stay fit and healthy during my pregnancy to help me prepare for birth and motherhood?’ Whether or not you have tried Pilates prior to your pregnancy, it is a fabulous form of exercise to keep […] Read More
**WARNING** Sport is bad for you!
Every time that I go to the physio she tells me: “You need to move!” And now you’re telling me that it’s bad?! Let me explain. Have you ever heard: “too much, too soon”? Sport is actually the best thing that you can do for yourself, but in some cases, if you don’t pay […] Read More
Tendinopathy or Tendinitis? What are they and can physio help??
Tendinopathy or Tendinitis? What are they and can physio help?? Definitely!! Physio is the first line conservative treatment for any type of tendon complaint. What is a tendon? Tendons are on either end of almost every muscle in the body and serve to join the muscles onto the bones. They are made of bundles of […] Read More
How to make sure that New Year’s Resolution doesn’t turn into a New Year’s Injury
How to make sure that New Year’s Resolution doesn’t turn into a New Year’s Injury If you are anything like me, you are currently feeling fairly stuffed after weeks of roast dinners and festive food, and certain that you must have shrunk your favourite jeans in the wash. The combination of this ‘permanently full’ […] Read More
Can physiotherapy cure arthritis?
In short, no, physiotherapy cannot cure arthritis as there is no cure for arthritis. However, physiotherapy can help to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and prevent it from getting worse. What is arthritis? Arthritis is the term used to describe inflammation of the joints. There are over 200 known types of arthritis. The 2 most […] Read More