192019Jul

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio Can Help

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio can Help Prolapse is one of the biggest secrets in women’s health. Did you know that 50% of women who have had children are affected by prolapse, so there are literally millions of women who suffer this condition in silence!  A prolapse is where either the bladder,…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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42019Jul

How to: Stretch Quadratus Lumborum

How to: Stretch Quadratus Lumborum Is your tight Quadratus Lumborum (QL) causing you problems? This muscle sits in your lower back, attached from your 12th rib, the L1-L5 transverse processes of the vertebrae and the iliac crest. When the QL on one side of your back contracts it causes a side flexion of your spine…

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272019Jun

Exercising With Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercising With Knee Osteoarthritis Many people with knee osteoarthritis decrease or stop exercising at the level suggested by the World Health Organisation (150 minute per week of moderate-vigorous exercise) due to fear of making their arthritis worse. However, a recent medical research trial studied 1978 knees with OA or at a high risk of OA…

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192019Jun

Deep Neck Flexor Exercises

Deep Neck Flexor Exercises Evidence has shown that individuals with neck disorders (including headaches) often have impaired strength and control through their deep cervical flexor muscles. These are the muscles that help you maintain neck stability and good posture. In simple terms, they are responsible for keeping your head in line with your body! If…

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132019Jun

Groin Pain – The 5 Second Squeeze Test

Groin Pain – The 5 Second Squeeze Test Groin pain or injuries can be really limiting in sports and is quite commonly seen in footballers. It can come about from a strain or tear to the adductor muscle group, which runs on the inside of the thigh. There is a simple test called the 5…

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62019Jun

What is Osteoporosis ?

What is Osteoporosis ? Osteoporosis occurs when the balance between bone building and bone breaking down chemicals in the body becomes upset. As people get older the body gets better at breaking down bones than making them. In women especially after they hit menopause, the lack of oestrogen in their body causes them to break…

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302019May

Signs and Symptoms of Patellofemoral Syndrome

Signs and Symptoms of Patellofemoral Syndrome Watch as Ellen explains to you how to recognise the signs and symptoms of patellofemoral syndrome. Patellofemoral syndrome is pain felt around or underneath the kneecap that comes from the joint where the patella sits on the femur. Most people will describe the onset of pain when the knee…

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232019May

Post Operation Pain

Post Operation Pain Not taking pain meds post-surgery so unable to exercise Something that often concerns me as a physiotherapist is when people come in for treatment after an operation in a lot of pain because they’re not taking their medication properly. Nobody likes taking a lot of pills especially strong painkillers. People worry about…

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