Physio Comes to You Blog

Child with FES

Foot drop describes the inability to properly lift the foot and big toe when walking. Children will compensate in many ways to help clear their foot when walking and may walk in such a way where their limb movements are not completely repeated in the same way on the other side of their body. Foot…

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Copyright- Gunther von Hagens, Institute for Plastination, Heidelberg, Germany, www.bodyworlds.com

Its every medical professional’s job to steer away from overly medicalised language when explaining a diagnosis to a patient. Ideally, your diagnosis should be explained to you in simple everyday language so that you’re able to fully comprehend your diagnosis. Whether you’ve been told that you have “’adverse neurodynamics” or an “’altered straight leg raise”…

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baby in tunnel

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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