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  • Cardiac rehab
  • Elderly rehab
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  • Respiratory care
  • Sports injuries
  • Women's Health
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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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What is a stress fracture?

A stress fracture occurs when there is a tiny break or tiny crack in the bone and normally occurs with an overuse …

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The importance of strength training

If we were all aware and educated about a certain style of exercise that can benefit your lungs, heart, strengthen your bones …

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Training for the marathon? Don’t miss these training tips

Training for a marathon is not something to be taken lightly. Training for a marathon is an amazing goal for any runner …

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Tips for preparing for joint replacement surgery

If it has been decided by your surgeon and yourself that having a joint replacement is the right option for you, there …

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Achilles pain – How to protect your most vulnerable tendon

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the calf muscle in the lower leg. A …

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How to get better balance

Many people find that their balance can deteriorate as they age and become nervous and fearful of falling.  Our body does change …

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Is running bad for your knees?

Why do so many people say running is bad for our knees and is so often blamed for knee problems? Running is …

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When to start physio after ACL surgery

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is what connects the thigh bone to the shin bone.  Your ACL is what provides your leg …

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How can you help a stroke patient at home

A stroke is a serious and very sudden condition. It affects mostly older people due to the hardening and narrowing of their …

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Nerve Pain Explained

Nerve pain can also be called neuropathic pain and can cause people much discomfort. For some people it is a chronic tingling, …

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Can physio help with headaches?

A headache is a common condition that all of us will suffer from at some point in our lives.  There are various …

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