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New Year Resolution Injury Prevention

24.01.2019

As we welcome in the New Year, we see a large increase in physical activity due to many New Year resolutions being set to keep fit and healthy. Whilst the intentions to get fit are good, we often see this resulting in injury.   The most common injuries we see are: Muscle strains (pulled muscle) Over-use injuries (tendinitis/tendinopathy) &nb ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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
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"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."
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