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  • Cardiac rehab
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Exercise tips for the over 60s – not exercised before, can I start now?

Exercise is an important aspect of life for people of all ages. It has many physical and mental health benefits, and it …

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How mobilisations and manipulations by a qualified physiotherapist can help

Mobilisation and manipulations are manual techniques used to aid joint movement. They are normally used by a physiotherapist when their patient has …

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All about triathlon training with our physio Matt

Matt has completed a number of triathlons. Here we have a chat with Matt all about triathlon training and his tips and …

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Benefits of TENS therapy. How does Muscle Electrical Stimulation work?

What is a TENS Machine? TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. Transcutaneous means “across the skin”. In simple terms, a TENS …

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How to treat a groin strain

Groin strain is unpleasant and can be experienced by anyone. A muscle or ligament in the groin area can become strained during …

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How to treat foot pain

There are many different causes of foot pain ranging from bunions to plantar fasciitis to an Achilles tendon rupture. Overuse or injury …

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Top tips on preventing overtraining injuries

Overtraining injuries are common in all people who exercise from athletes to people training recreationally. They are caused by putting your body …

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How to become a Physiotherapist

There are various entry routes to becoming a physiotherapist. Regardless of academic level, each route provides you with a high-quality learning experience …

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Lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body, but …

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia primarily affects women between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and can be triggered by a stressful/traumatic physical or …

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Benefits of a body MOT with a physiotherapist

As car owners, we all know that once a year our car gets a full MOT check, to ensure that it is …

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What is the role of a physio treating patients with an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a generalised mood disorder that results in feelings of apprehension, fear or worry. Anxiety is often caused by stress at …

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Benefits of using Kinesiology tape

Kinesiology tape is a very effective type of sports tape. It has a vast range of uses beyond the athletic usage. It …

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How is physio good for the lungs?

Dr Ade qualified in 1998 from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has completed a B.Sc and a PhD in Physiotherapy. Ade …

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When can intensive physiotherapy help?

There is growing evidence to show that short bursts of intensive therapy can lead to improvements in functions such as walking, balance …

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How can stretching help relieve aches and pains

Stretching exercises can encourage the lengthening of your muscles and their associated tendons to normalise your muscle length and tension ratio. Muscles …

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All about marathon training with our physio Dan

Our physio Dan is about to undertake his first marathon next month. Here we have a chat with Dan about how his …

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Lymphatic drainage and how can it help

Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle form of massage used to relieve painful swelling in your arms and legs caused by lymphedema. Lymphedema …

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Benefits of Physiotherapy over painkillers

Many of us struggle with physical pain every day. Many rely on medication, while others choose methods such as physiotherapy, massage, acupuncture …

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Signs you need physiotherapy

At whatever age or stage in life we are, we all suffer aches and pains at some point, some that can come …

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Deep tissue sports massage and how it helps

If you are experiencing stress, muscle soreness, or pain and you feel like your body is a giant knot of tense muscles …

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Why it’s important to keep elderly residents in care homes active?

As many of our loved ones age, more and more families have to make the hard decision of whether a care home …

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Tips for regaining strength after a hospital stay

Checking into a hospital for a procedure or following a medical event can be a stressful experience. As well as medical concerns, …

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Fitness mistakes you must avoid

Skipping your warm-up routine Warming up before working out and light movements lubricate joints and elongate muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It also …

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Physiotherapy post Coronavirus

How can physio help you? Physiotherapy plays such a vital role in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered with Covid-19, who …

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5 ways to look after my pregnancy body

Physiotherapy in pregnancy can promote healing and holistic fitness. It is a helpful approach in dealing with the pain resulting from an increase …

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Exercise for mental health

Exercise has multiple physical benefits, such as improving physical condition or keeping a healthy immune system. However, exercise has also been considered …

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Adding massage into your pregnancy journey

Pregnancy acts as a joyous period, but can cause pain in muscles, joints, create physical fatigue and overall have a large impact …

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What is self-care and why is it important?

Self-care is crucial, but is easily overlooked, although it can be considered as just as important as eating healthily and exercising regularly. …

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Benefits of exercise for cancer patients

It is known through much research, that exercise plays a very effective and safe way to help you get through your cancer …

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Optimise your recovery with postnatal physiotherapy

Postnatal physiotherapy helps to rehabilitate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that have become weakened during childbirth and also help the mother recover …

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Knee pain in cold weather

British wintertime can do us no favours if we suffer with painful knees. Cold weather can make our joints and muscle pain …

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Managing Pain in the arch of my foot

The arch in your foot provides the strength needed to do everyday activities that we all take for granted, such as walking, …

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Dementia care & physiotherapy

Having a loved one suffering with dementia can be an overwhelming and a scary diagnosis for you as well as the patient.  …

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What is Foam Rolling?

Foam rolling is a method to self-massage your muscles.  It keeps your tissues mobile and healthy and helps your recovery from exercise. …

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Recovery after C-section and physiotherapy

Having a caesarean section is considered major abdominal surgery and as with any surgery, your body needs time to heal afterwards and …

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Why does the cold weather make my pain worse?

Many of us find our general aches and pains so much worse in the winter or during changeable weather.  It is unclear …

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How to treat a hamstring injury

Hamstrings are a group of tendons and muscles that run along the back of the leg from the pelvis to the shinbone. …

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Clicking knees – do I need to worry?

So many people ask us, why do my knees click?  Knee crepitus is very common among us all.  The noise may happen …

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How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

What is a sprained ankle?  A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you twist, roll or turn your ankle in …

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