Ever tried to read a research article and wondered what they were going on about? Understand the evidence about your musculoskeletal condition now.

Posted by & filed under Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London.

  Understand the evidence of your Musculoskeletal Condition   Due to the ever expanding internet we are now able to find out so much more about a condition or pain that we are experiencing. it is far easier than the days of having to go to a library with a specific question and searching through text books for the answer. Now, several well chosen…

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

Posted by & filed under 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.

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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 activities, quickly forgetting how horrible we felt…

All You Need to Know About Muscles

Posted by & filed under General Health, Sports Physiotherapy.

Muscles make us move. It’s as simple as that. Well, not really that simple, but the way that muscles can work and how they provide us with the huge number of different movements we are able to do is quite amazing. Muscles are highly vascular (have a great blood supply) – how is this helpful? Ensures good and consistent blood supply providing…

How to Walk Properly

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There are many benefits to walking and it can even help with your niggling aches and pains. That is of course, if you do it properly! If you have pain or were previously injured, even an injury from many, many years ago, do you realise that you may still be walking with an altered gait pattern? For example if you injured your knee, you may walk…

How To Improve Your Proprioception

Posted by & filed under General Health, Neurological.

Proprioception is the body’s awareness of a stimulus relating to, “position, motion and equilibrium”[1]. Proprioceptors, the receptors that are located in our joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue, and inform our brain where that bodily part is and how it’s moving. When we sustain an injury, or if we have a neurological condition, the messages between our proprioceptors and our brain become dysfunctional. To…

8 Top Tips to Keep Healthy When Flying

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1.  Get Some Sleep Take ear plugs – helps to block out noise – also noise cancelling earphones available to buy (good price on amazon)   Take an eye mask – blocks out sunbeams reacting with the clouds Take a spare top or blanket – hard to sleep if feeling cold Take a U shaped travel pillow –…

6 Ways to Maximise your Recovery and Minimise Your Swelling

Posted by & filed under Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Post Surgery.

Are you suffering from swelling after an injury or operation? So often people struggling after an injury or operation with persistent swelling.  This swelling can cause all sorts of problems both in the short term where it can switch off muscles and cause a lot of pain, and also in the longer term where it can become thickened and prevent progression of rehab. Why does swelling happen? Swelling…

How Therapists Should Treat Patients with Autism and Asberger’s Syndrome

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Leanne, our Bristol Manager and Physiotherapist attended a talk organised by the BASS Autism Services for Adults team in Bristol recently. The team work passionately to enable people with Autism and Asberger’s to live fulfilling lives, by making sure they understand their diagnosis, how to manage it and by educating health professionals that may come into contact with these people. More…