Physio Blog

Stiff Shoulder Treatment

| Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Shoulder Pain

Stiff Shoulder? Consider these 3 easy treatment options     The shoulder joint is a complex combination of different joints and muscles that allow us a huge range of flexibility and movement. This movement at the shoulder is possible because of the amount of mobility the shoulder joints allow. The glenohumeral joint (shoulder ball and […]


Unexplained shoulder pain? Have you considered all the neural causes?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Shoulder Pain

What causes Shoulder pain? Shoulder pain is common and it’s tricky to treat. Often shoulder problems persist many months before improving. sometimes this pain will persist. Pain can focus in several different sites around the shoulder complex. Common places for it to occur are in the upper outer arm where the deltoid muscle is or […]


Worried About Your Pain? – Red Flags to Look Out For

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, General Health, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Older Person Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Physiotherapy in London, Shoulder Pain, Uncategorized, Wrist Pain

Throughout our lifetime we will all experience pain at some point. We will have periods of time when we might get ill and feel horrible in ourselves. Pain or illness can be upsetting and make us feel rubbish. Usually this will pass within a short time span and we can then return to our usual […]


All you need to know about Tendons

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy, Tendons, Uncategorized, Wrist Pain

Some facts about our tendons They come in varying shapes and sizes within the body They allow smooth movement around corners and are efficient pulleys for the action of our muscles.  Good example of this is our the tendons in our fingers and hands which allow the fine and precise movements we have but within […]


How to Avoid Shoulder Injury

| General Health, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy

Shoulders are one of the most dynamic joints in the body. They have one of the largest movement ranges of all joints in the human skeleton and are one of the most complicated integrated-joint complexes in the body, so its no wonder they can be so susceptible to injury. Your shoulder movement does not stem […]


All You Need to Know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Shoulder Pain

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 […]


Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Falls Prevention, General Health, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Neck pain, Neurological, Post Surgery, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy

Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter […]


Should My Physio Treatment be Painful?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Shoulder Pain

Our Bristol Manager and physio Leanne Plenge clarifies whether there is actually any truth in the ‘no pain no gain’ cliché, and whether the exercises your physio prescribes should be painful.  In the years I have been practicing as a physio I have heard the statement no pain no gain many times.  Sometimes from behind […]


Do You Suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Neck pain, Post Surgery, Shoulder Pain

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term, which includes any condition resulting in repetitive forceful exertions. It includes carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger. RSI is a condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent through our western society, especially with the abundance of technology, including laptops, games consoles and mobile phones. […]


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