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WALL ANGELS FOR BETTER POSTURE

20.11.2018

WALL ANGELS FOR BETTER POSTURE Sitting at a desk all day long? Driving for many hours? Texting messages and playing with the phone most of the day? All we do in our everyday life is lean to the front.  All these can attribute to a rounded upper back tightness in the neck and shoulders, weakness and sometimes to an injury. None of us has perfect po ...

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TENNIS ELBOW SELF MANAGEMENT

20.11.2018

DO YOU SUFFER FROM TENNIS ELBOW? We have created a video with tips and exercises for you. Contact one of our PURE PHYSIOTHERAPY clinics if the symptoms are insisting and our specialists will guide you for a faster recovery. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s ...

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Return to Running After an Injury

20.11.2018

Return to Running After an Injury Did you injure yourself and now you are not able to run? First of all, you need to see a specialist. You could wait and see if time will heal your injury but if not, then you have wasted all this time waiting and you could have been given the right advice on how to aid your recovery faster. Make an appointment stra ...

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SMOKING AND LOWER BACK PAIN

20.11.2018

DID YOU KNOW HOW SMOKING CAN AFFECT YOUR BODY?   Except for increasing the risk of suffering from lung cancer, heart disease and stroke,                                                           SMOKERS are about a third more likely to have LOWER BACK PAIN. ...

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Acupuncture Reduces Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain

27.10.2018

Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe facial pain disorder following the distribution of cranial nerve V. The pain feels in most cases sharp, stabbing, excruciating and unilateral. The condition is aggravated by daily activities including speaking, chewing, smiling, cold or hot fluid intake, physical touch, exposure to cold air and it is most commonly r ...

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Shoulder Pain

20.10.2018

Shoulder Pain Did you know that we gain 50-80% of our shoulder power from our leg muscles? Research has shown that the vast majority of non-traumatic (when there was no known injury) shoulder pain is a result of rotator cuff dysfunction. The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that act like a cuff to support the ball in socket joint of the shoulde ...

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PILATES

20.10.2018

Pilates: People often ask me whether Pilates would be suitable for them. The answer would be that it is suitable for everyone. We run both beginner and intermediate Pilates classes in Norwich. The majority of people who attend have come through our physiotherapy clinic with a variety of complaints such as back pain, sciatica, neck pain, shoulder p ...

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Should we stretch or not?

20.10.2018

Should we stretch or not? Studies about the benefits of stretching have had mixed results. Some show that stretching helps. Other studies show that stretching before or after exercise has little to no benefit. Research has not been able to prove that stretches after exercise will reduce muscle soreness whereas other studies show that static stretch ...

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Creaky joints. What is it? Can we avoid it?

20.10.2018

Creaky joints. What is it? Can we avoid it?   We have all experienced those clicky knees whenever standing up or walking up the stairs, our ankles popping each time we rotate them, our neck cracking when we turn, our back grinding when we twist on a chair. It is no wonder that many people think that there may be something wrong and their joints ar ...

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TRIGGER POINTS

11.10.2018

TRIGGER POINTS/MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME/MUSCLE ‘KNOTS’ People usually call and feel them as ‘knots’ in their muscles. They are usually tender spots and if too many of them are gathered they are known as Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Their nature has become questionable but mostly regarding to how they should be called and not as to their exist ...

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Rhomboids Pain

04.10.2018

RHOMBOID PAIN   Most of us have experienced that burning pain between the shoulder blades. That kind of pain which you cannot really pinpoint exactly where it is, as it travels in the shoulder blade, above, below, deeper, in your chest, in your arm, in your head etc. The most common muscle involved in this pain is the rhomboid muscle amongst ...

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Can we become hypersensitive to Pain?

04.10.2018

Can we become hypersensitive to Pain? Pain for a long period of time can make your Central Nervous System extra sensitive which means that pain may remain even after the cause of creating it is gone. A patient can become more sensitive and gets more pain with less provocation. Sensitive patients are not only sensitive to things that ache but also t ...

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We are recruiting – Opportunities for Physios

05.09.2018

We have new exciting opportunities across our clinics   If you are a Physiotherapist and looking for a new challenge we would love to hear from you.   Current opportunities for MSK physiotherapists: Norwich South Yorkshire (part time) Manchester   We also have a very exciting opportunity for a physiotherapy business development mana ...

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Manual Therapy

03.09.2018

Manual Therapy is a skilled passive movement demonstrated to a joint or at its surrounding soft tissue. Manual Therapy can be applied to address a range of impairments including range of motion, modulating pain, mobilizing structures, reducing edema or inflammation etc. Techniques that can be used are mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue mobilis ...

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GP direct work

18.04.2018

Physiotherapists have a strong role to play in primary care, not least broadening the GP team and providing more services outside of hospital. The value of using physiotherapists with advanced practice skills means that patients can access physiotherapy expertise without the need to see a GP: assessment, diagnosis and management advice is all physi ...

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Cupping Therapy

07.11.2017

Cupping In the News: It was good to see the public (Western cultures) exposed more to cupping therapy practice thanks to the recent Olympics in Rio 2016. Last Olympics in London 2012,  the Chinese and Japanese Athletes, amongst neighbouring nations, were readily seen to use and advocate the practice, along with the approval no doubt of their large ...

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Fit For Golf

07.11.2017

Golf Participation:  Some may see golf as a somewhat sedentary sport. For many it may appear to lack significant physical challenges when considering older or younger individuals in the amateur sport. However it is worth considering some facts and figures: The golf swing- Is- complex, precise, requires good functionality of multiple joints and mu ...

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Going on Holiday? Top Tips to Manage Pain when Flying

07.11.2017

Whether you have a chronic pain condition or an acute injury the last thing you want when going away is to have your pain get in the way! Follow these simple steps to ensure you have the most comfortable journey! Before you travel 1. When booking your holiday be aware of the length and the time of your flight. Note the length of the flight to ensur ...

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GREAT NEWS!!New partnership with The Locker, Stockport houldsworth Mill

24.05.2017

We have agreed a  partnership with The Lockerwho have opened a brand new conditioning gym at 2nd floor The locker gym, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish, SK5 6D. It is conveniently located and offers a great opportunity for training to continue with a more active lifestyle with expert personal trainers at your finger tips. http://www.t ...

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New Physios needed in East Anglia – Norfolk & Suffolk

25.02.2017

Do you enjoy MSK? Are you enthusiastic, keen to progress and want to be appreciated for your hard work? Would you like to be part of a very friendly & dynamic team with regular development & training opportunities? Do you want flexible hours and working conditions? If so this may be the opportunity for you! We are looking for motivated, ent ...

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Acupuncture misconceptions – Pain

18.01.2017

Acupuncture is the medicinal method in which very fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific points to treat various medical ailments. It is historically a method of Chinese medicine that has been practised for thousands of years. Although acupuncture is widely praised and has high rates of success, many people are still cautious of receiv ...

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We’re Hiring! – Full and part time positions available in the North West

11.01.2017

Do you enjoy MSK? Would you like to be part of a dynamic team with regular development & training opportunities? Do you want flexible hours and working conditions? If so this may be the opportunity for you. We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic physiotherapist with a keen interest in the musculoskeletal field to join our team in the Man ...

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Parkrun – a great, FREE, social way to keep fit

16.12.2016

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, completely free of charge, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and crucially, they encourage people of every ability to take part. After a chat with a patient who takes part in Parkrun every Satur ...

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Manchesters New Clinic

31.10.2016

Here is the latest pictures of the new pure physiotherapy Clinic, based in Manchester’s busy city center.     ...

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Workout at Work – Desk Based Exercise

27.09.2016

Workout at work and get healthy! This year there has been an increased focus on the effects on health for desk based workers. Recent research has shown desk based jobs increase inactivity which can cause a variety of health problems. However just because your based at a desk doesn’t mean you cant exercise. The CSP has created some handy exerc ...

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Common misconceptions about back pain

23.09.2016

There are many common misconceptions about back pain, some of which can prove detrimental to recovery. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) have recently started a ‘Back Pain Myth Busters’ campaign in an attempt to dispel these ‘Myths’, and all the key points made are backed up with the latest clinical trial research and evidence. 1 ...

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“GET UP AND GO” from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

20.09.2016

6 exercises for strength and balance Retired?, spending more and more time sat around? Well…. Get up and Go! these simple exercises can help improve co-ordination and balance. Get on your feet and try them daily –or at least twice a week! Heel Raises Stand tall, holding the back of a sturdy kitchen-type chair or kitchen sink, then lift y ...

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Pure Physiotherapy at Bolton

20.09.2016

News Flash: We are now here to help in the Bolton area ...

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Pure Physiotherapy at Warrington

20.09.2016

News Flash we are now here to help in the Warrington area ...

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Common misconceptions about back pain!

16.09.2016

There are many common misconceptions about back pain, some of which can prove detrimental to recovery.  The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) have recently started a ‘Back Pain Myth Busters’ campaign in an attempt to dispel these ‘Myths’, and all the key points made are backed up with the latest clinical trial research and evidence. ...

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Pure physiotherapy at stockport

16.09.2016

Breaking News we are now helping you out in the Stockport area at Holdsworth Mill.   ...

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WHIPLASH THE DO’S AND DON’TS

13.09.2016

Whiplash, the DO’s and DON’TS! DO MOVE! Keep your neck mobile and continuing with your normal activities! DON’T BE AFRAID TO MOVE Using a neck brace or collar stops mobility of the neck and therefore this is not recommended! DO MANAGE YOUR PAIN Painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen will help along with movement– stronger ...

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New Pure Physio Website

08.09.2016

We are delighted to announce our new website is now live! We hope you enjoy it, and it would be great to hear any feedback you may have.   ...

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"My back is 100% better now. I can't believe how much improvement a few sessions can make. Thanks so much!!"
Laura White
"I've never know pain like Sciatica. Following a referral made by my doctor, I was seen by a really friendly physiotherapist. I can't believe the difference in 4 sessions - Many thanks."
Miss C White
"I was told by a previous physio that nothing could be done for my ankle problem and I would never play football again. Having received expert treatment and by following a specific programme, I have returned to 5-a-side once a week."
Mr J Arthur
"I have never had acupuncture before and I can't believe the difference it has made for my chronic back pain. I am now able to control the symptoms and have got back my normal life."
Mrs Hacker

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