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core strength exercises - Home Physio Group

The truth about core stability

“Core stability” is a buzzword regularly used by doctors and therapists. But do you actually know what it means and how to …

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physio for COPD - Home Physio Group

I suffer from COPD – can physio help?

COPD is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and some cases of chronic asthma. This umbrella term …

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physio to help with sciatica - Home Physio Group

The tingling yet stinging sciatica – can exercise relieve my symptoms?

It happens to everyone at least a few times. You get up and you feel the ache in your back, the sharp …

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physiotherapy for Parkinson's - Home Physio Group

Neuro physio for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition whereby the brain becomes progressively damaged over many years. Problems with movement arise due to the …

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physio for poor posture - Home Physio Group

The impact of poor posture

I see time and time again people who complain about painful necks, painful shoulders, painful backs, and they do not realise that …

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physio to help RSI - Home Physio Group

RSI – the condition that lingers

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term for an overuse injury. Unlike a single incident such as a fall where you …

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physiotherapy for stroke recovery - Home Physio Group

Stroke recovery is magic!

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain suddenly gets cut off. It can be caused by a …

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physio for painful feet - Home Physio Group

Are your feet flat? Are you in pain? You might find this information useful!

Flat feet, or pes planus is a common problem affecting roughly 25% of the world’s population. Having low arches or even no …

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Pilates - Home Physio Group

Everybody talks about Pilates. I use it in my practice. But what actually is it?

Pilates is an exercise system, which aims to work the body as a whole. By stretching and strengthening the muscles, working on …

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pains from running - Home Physio Group

Have you developed aches and pains from running? If so, think about your hip strength!

Whether you have been running for years or you have just picked up running as a new sport, one thing to think …

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physio for whiplash injuries - Home Physio Group

Whiplash Injuries – why it is so important to keep moving your neck after injury?

Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. …

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disability awareness day - Home Physio Group

Disability Awareness Day

Since 1992, Disability Awareness Day has been marked on a Sunday in July by the local authorities and charities across the UK. …

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physiotherapy to help build up your strength after a long stay in hospital - Home Physio Group

Why our parents need physiotherapy following a prolonged hospital stay

Are you worried about your parents being discharged home following a prolonged hospital stay? After all it is a thought that runs …

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physio for the elderly - Home Physio Group

1st October – International Older People’s Day!

Older People’s Day is coming up on the 1st October 2020 and as a chartered physiotherapist I will be supporting it. People these …

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physiotherapy for Parkinson's - Home Physio Group

Combating depression in Parkinson’s disease with exercise

Robin Williams was one of many who fell to be a victim of smiling depression. It only came out after his death …

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physio to help dementia - Home Physio Group

The role of exercise in dementia care

We all know that dementia is on the rise worldwide due to our ageing population, but what role does exercise have in …

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ice or heat to treat an injury - Home Physio Group

Should you use ice or heat to treat an injury?

One of the most common questions I get is whether ice or heat is best for pain and injuries. The answer is …

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physio to help chronic pain - Home Physio Group

How to exercise when you suffer from chronic pain? Here are some tips…

Chronic pain is generally speaking categorised as a pain that is not relieved within 3 months. It is a very difficult condition …

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physio for heart disease and diabetes - Home Physio Group

Exercise can be as effective as drugs for treating heart disease & diabetes?

A review in the British Medical Journal by Naci et al (2013) suggests that exercise and medication are potentially similar in their …

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is a heavy back pack bad for my kid - Home Physio Group

Is a heavy backpack bad for our kids?

The summer holidays are over and your children have returned to school. But have you thought about their backs and their delicate …

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are UGGS bad for your feet - Home Physio Group

Are UGGs good for you, yes or no?

Winter is just around the corner and many of us are now thinking about purchasing a warm pair of UGGs. We all …

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physio for DOMS - Home Physio Group

Coping with the good old DOMS

DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness may come about a day or two after participating in physical activity, particularly after doing something …

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stretches for lower back pain - Home Physio Group

Is back pain stopping you from exercising?

So many people are worried and are actively avoiding exercise because they believe that it may make their pain worse. Back pain …

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physio can help with depression - Home Physio Group

Can stress affect your heart?

I recently went to a lecture about how stress affects your heart. I know that an element of stress in our lives …

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disability awareness day - Home Physio Group

Suffer from a neurological condition? How physiotherapy can help

You may know of somebody who has had a neurological condition, or you might be reading this because it is you suffering. You …

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how to sit well at a workstation - Home Physio Group

Guidance for your computer work station

Are you required to sit at the computer for long hours at work? Does your back sometimes feel stiff and uncomfortable? Do …

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exercises to help with poor balance - Home Physio Group

Physiotherapy can help you if you have poor balance and poor mobility

The human balance system is a complex system which relies on a number of factors. When one or more of these factors …

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physio for balance - Home Physio Group

Is physiotherapy good for the elderly?

The number of times I have been told by total strangers “your thumbs must hurt you from massaging people,” “what do you …

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Dr Spencer-Smith talking on back pain - Home Physio Group

Talking back pain with Dr Spencer-Smith

Cath qualified in 1995 and trained in Sports Medicine at Bath University. She has worked with an extensive range of different sports …

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exercises to get strong before skiing - Home Physio Group

How to avoid ski injuries

Prepare your body – get fit! Skiing puts extra stress on your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.  If your body isn’t conditioned …

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Mr Ajuied, knee surgeon - Home Physio Group

Interview with knee surgeon Mr Adil Ajuied

Mr Ajuied is a full time knee surgeon in London specialising in all aspects of knee surgery. Mr Ajuied has been appointed …

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double jointed - Home Physio Group

Are you double jointed? Are you affected by hypermobility syndrome?

Are you double jointed? Are you affected by Hypermobility Syndrome? Why don’t you take the test yourself? Being double jointed or hypermobile …

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physio for osteoporosis - Home Physio Group

“I suffer from osteoporosis, should I be exercising?”

Osteoporosis is a condition whereby our bones become brittle. It is characterised by a decrease in bone density therefore resulting in fragile …

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mindfullness & physiotherapy - Home Physio Group

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is not a traditional way of healing pain. However, it is becoming ever more popular amongst the masses in the modern …

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physio for balance - Home Physio Group

Tai Chi to improve physical function and depression

Depressed and/or have back pain? Maybe you should consider taking up Tai Chi. Tai chi is a traditional Chinese exercise system that …

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can acupuncture help your pain - Home Physio Group

Does Acupuncture actually work or is it a myth?

Acupuncture is a craze in today’s world, but does it actually work and what is the evidence to support it? Celebrities far and …

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Physio for the older generation - Home Physio Group

Can we avoid frailty as we get older?

For those aged 70 plus, frailty can be very common. However, there are many steps to take to avoid it. Here are …

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elderly rehabilition - Home Physio Group

Bringing exercise to the elderly

In order to help you in the best way possible, we at Home Physio Group treat each patient individually, according to their personal stories. …

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respiratory physiotherapy - Home Physio Group

Do you breathe correctly?

Breathing is something we all do naturally and most of us do not think much about it when we exercise – we all …

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mobility problems - Home Physio Group

Can physio help to fight frailty?

Physios Have the ‘Golden Bullet’ to fight frailty, says the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy In order to help you in the best way possible, …

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