Physio Comes to You Blog

At 12-24 months, toddlers are now starting to move about and get on their feet and they will love toys that they can push and pull up on. At this age they are learning how objects are used through trial and error. Offer toys to your toddler and just watch and see what they do…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition, which predominantly affects the joints of the spine, hip joints and sacroiliac joint (joints within the pelvis). There is a higher prevalence of AS in men, and symptoms normally start to show around the age of 20-30. Most patients diagnosed with AS have complained of back pain or pelvic pain…

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carpal-tunnel-syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (or CTS) is a musculoskeletal injury that affects the wrist, with the issues and pain being referred into the thumb, fingers and occasionally up the forearm. It originates from a nerve, which travels at the base of the thumb near to the wrist.  The symptoms of CTS usually consist of numbness, pain,…

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Girl on wobble cushion and physio

Ankle injuries are the most common complaint in A&E departments across the country.  They cost the NHS and private health sector millions each year to treat, and cost the injured sportsperson time off from their sport and weeks of frustration. This injury affects both the elite sportsperson and non-sporting individual and can affect your enjoyment…

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Sensory-Peripheral-Neuropathy

The peripheral nervous system lies outside the central nervous system.  Whereas the central nervous system controls the activities of the body, the peripheral nervous system sends messages from the extremities of the body to the central nervous system.  Peripheral nerve injury is classified as damage to a nerve and its surrounding area without affecting the central spinal cord…

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Stacking rings

Babies at this age are just starting to sit and move about a bit more.  They learn at this age through repetition and trial and error. Give your child toys that they have to explore to discover how it works.  You can help encourage your baby’s physical development at this age by placing toys just…

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Babies are born eager to learn and they learn through play.  Playing with your baby stimulates their brain and helps with their development.  Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity as well as their social and physical skills.  Play is natural and spontaneous for children, but these top tips can help to…

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The source of some injuries may often lie deep in a certain muscle, under other muscle groups or even below layers of subcutaneous fat (fat beneath the skin). This does not necessarily mean that they are ‘out-of-reach’, but some injuries do require more vigorous treatment techniques in order to relieve the pain and discomfort they…

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Physiotherapists train in a number of disciplines throughout their careers, not just focusing on muscles and bones but also in respiratory management. Some therapists go on to specialise in this area, and whether you are managing a chronic disease, such as asthma and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), or want to improve your breathing techniques…

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