132018Dec

How to Lift Items the Correct Way

How to Lift Items the Correct Way Most people have heard that to protect your back while lifting and bending you need to bend your knees. If you have tried this you will have found that taken literally it’s not very practical. Not only is it very hard on your knees especially if you’re doing…

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132018Dec

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause pain, not only directly…

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102018Dec

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain Low back pain is the most commonly treated condition by physiotherapists and if you have been unlucky enough to experience it, you know that severe back pain can really influence your day to day life. Today Ellen is going to talk to you about some common myths with low…

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292018Nov

Chronic Pain – Part 3

Chronic Pain – Part 3 Focus is another strategy that we use as physiotherapists to help you manage your chronic pain. To understand how this helps, you need to understand how the brain changes when you have pain for a long time. So, when you have ongoing pain, you get a sensitisation of the nerve…

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292018Nov

Chronic Pain – Part 2

Chronic Pain – Part 2 Treating chronic pain from a physiotherapy perspective involves the use of various treatment strategies Pacing Mindfulness Focus Strengthening the body Today, we are discussing Pacing. Pacing is controlling the amount of activity that you do in a day, and over a longer time frame, such as a week, so that…

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292018Nov

Chronic Pain – Part 1

Chronic Pain – Part 1 Chronic pain is a very complex problem and understanding why your injury has become chronic can be challenging. Lots of people ask why their pain became chronic whilst someone they know who had the exact same injury healed quickly. New research has helped with our understanding of the science behind…

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262018Nov

Ellen’s Shows Us How to do a Simple Ankle Taping

How to Complete a Simple Ankle Taping One of our recent videos from Jordan shows some helpful tips and exercises for managing an acute ankle sprain. Today Ellen follows on from that video and shows a simple way to complete a simple ankle taping that can be used in the acute phase of injury but…

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152018Nov

How To Tape Your Knee for Knee cap Pain

How To Tape Your Knee for Kneecap Pain Knee Cap Pain/Patellofemoral pain, talking about the patella and where it matches with the femur underneath. Please watch the video as Shelley explains the features of the knee. The kneecap slides up and down in a notch, think about it as a railway track and the kneecaps…

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152018Nov

Here’s 3 Exercises to Improve Shoulder Blade Control

Here are 3 Exercises to Improve Shoulder Blade Control The scapula is very important in shoulder stability. We as Physiotherapists work with it a lot with people who have shoulder impingements or anterior shoulder pain. There are 3 different exercises that we teach to improve shoulder blade control and movement. The first is on a…

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312018Oct

What is the Importance of an Upright Posture

What is the Importance of an Upright Posture There are many different areas of the body that posture affects and different methods that can help correct it. Posture isn’t always just associated with the back and shoulders, even foot posture can be corrected with the help of exercises, footwear and insoles into shoes.      Posture is…

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