Physio Comes to You Blog

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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Broken leg

As parents, we often wish we could wrap our children up in cotton wool and stop them running around and hurting themselves. Unfortunately we can’t, and as a result children often break bones. As children’s bones are still growing, the type of fractures they sustain and the way they heal and are managed is very…

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Stretching

Flexibility is a component that is becoming less frequently overlooked when training in gyms and during sporting events. People are becoming more aware of injury susceptibility in muscle groups that are tight and joints that are less flexible. This blog will discuss stretching types and a few ways in which you can increase flexibility depending…

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Inflammation and Swelling

Any harmful stimulus to the body will result in inflammation of the injury site. Inflammation is defined by 5 cardinal signs: pain, heat, swelling, redness and reduced function, with these signs first described over 2000 years ago by the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus. The process of inflammation is a natural phenomenon, and it promotes…

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hip anatomy

The hip is one of the more stable joints in the human body. It is one of the least susceptible to injury as the ligaments within in support it extensively. However, the hip structures can still be troublesome when injured, and can cause persistent pain and prevent normal function and movement. In this blog post,…

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Our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne reveals how a tailored treatment plan is essential for the successful treatment of sciatica.  “I have sciatica. I know I have because I have the same symptoms that my brother-in-law had last year…” This statement usually fills physiotherapists with apprehension as the term ‘sciatica’ is fast becoming overused. I…

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child-with-a-cold

It’s that time of year again when coughs and colds are doing the rounds. If your little one has picked up a nasty cold and they are having trouble clearing their phlegm, then chest physio can help. It is important to clear phlegm, as it can play a part in developing chest infections and these…

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Attractive senior woman at health club

“50% of outcome success is due to the surgeon, the other 50% is due to the patient’s commitment to recovery, and this starts with pre-hab” Following surgical intervention, individuals are usually sent to a physiotherapist for an exercise program to rehabilitate them over the following three months. This physiotherapy intervention and conditioning training aims to…

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Child with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy or CP, is a neurological disability that affects movement, coordination and posture. ‘Cerebral’ refers to the brain and ‘palsy’ refers to a lack of muscle control. CP is a permanent life-long condition caused by damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy, shortly after birth or during a child’s first year of life.…

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