Physio Blog

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 […]


Top Five Facts About Gout

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, General Health

There are many types of arthritis, which get a lot of media attention. Charities raise awareness for the two ‘big players’ of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. These affect the joints in severe ways, and often require surgery for them to regain any function, however, one of the types of arthritis, which is commonly overlooked, […]


Little Known Risks of a High Body Mass Index (Heavy Weight)

| General Health

As we have previously mentioned in Little Known Risks of a Low Body Mass Index (Low Weight), BMI refers to your Body Mass Index in which your weight and height is used to calculate whether you are under or overweight in relation to your height.  Even though BMI is one of the most commonly used […]


All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 2

| Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Older Person Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Post Surgery

In the final part of this special 2 part blog series, our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Emma McCabe reveals the evidence, which proves the effectiveness of hydrotherapy, and also some simple hydrotherapy exercises that you can even do at your own local pool.  In one systematic review, Perraton et al (2009) reviewed eleven studies of […]


All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 1

| Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Older Person Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Post Surgery

In this special 2 part blog series, our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Emma McCabe reveals all you need to know about hydrotherapy and its benefits. Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is the use of water (hot or cold water, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.  Originally this therapy was known as ‘hydropathy’ […]


The Many Benefits of Domiciliary (Home) Treatment and Training

| General Health, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London

  Our Physio and Bristol Manager Leanne meets personal trainer Wojciech Toczyski, or “Whiskey” as he’s known, to discuss the benefits of treating people in their own homes.   Recently, I met with Whiskey, a personal trainer from South Bristol who specialises in getting his clients fit for group exercise events. His company Flexible Fitness South-West […]


Improve Your Future Health Today

| General Health

Sometimes it takes a bit of a scare to make you sit up and think about your health. We are so busy with day-to-day life that we rarely get the chance to give our bodies the attention they need.  This isn’t the way it should be but it so often is. The benefits of looking after your […]


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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