Physio Comes to You Blog

skis-up

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object.   Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are…

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Achilles tendinopathy

Tendon problems account for a large proportion of patients visiting their GP for advice and treatment. They are also one of those tricky conditions that don’t often do well with surgery. After seeing a consultant, it may therefore be that they send you away to persist with conservative management strategies rather than surgery. An Achilles…

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Skiing family

It’s not just adults that need to get ski fit but kids do too! Here are some exercises that will help improve your family’s technique, strengthen weak areas and reduce the chances of you and your family injuring yourselves. Setting up circuit training stations is a great way to keep it fun, but don’t forget…

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ganglion cyst

Do you have a lump around a joint or tendon?  It could be a ganglion cyst. This is a non-neoplastic (cell growth that may appear tumour like) soft tissue lump caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.  It is commonly known as Gideon’s Disease or Bible Bump.   Cysts are…

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child-with-a-cold

At this time of year, many of us suffer from the odd cold or the sniffles, believing that winter is to blame. In this blog post, our MD Rebecca Aldridge lists the top 10 winter health myths believed by many. View Interactive Version (via Physio comes to you).

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Child with CP

Botulinum Toxin Type A is better known as Botox, a bacterium that is injected into adults and children who have spasticity (increased tone) in their muscles. Spasticity can be caused by neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, motor neuron disease and inflammatory myopathy. Spasticity in muscles can make them stiff…

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collateralligamentknee

Spontaneous injuries and degenerative ‘wear and tear’ can be caused in the knee for a number of reasons. Whether it is through acute accidents, sporting injuries, or overuse of the knee in occupational demands, there are many structures within the knee that are susceptible to damage. Our Head of Orthpaedic Physiotherapy, Zoe Birch, explains the…

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swimming

Most people have struggled back from an injury at one time or another. Whether it is after twisting your ankle whilst walking or playing semi-pro rugby at the weekend, it’s always surprising how long it can take to fully recover. It’s not normally any one thing that speeds up the healing process but a combination of…

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Senior woman gymnastic ball

Good balance requires a combination of good eyesight, good inner ear function and importantly good muscle activation and accuracy of action. These three functions working together enable us to stay on our feet during challenging tasks, and ensure we limit the risk to our bodies that falling over, knocking into things and putting unnecessary pressures…

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