Physio Blog

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 […]


Can Exercise Alone Help You Regain Full Flexion After Knee Surgery?

| Knee Pain, Post Surgery

Have you just had knee surgery and are you are struggling to get full range of movement back even with multiple sets of stretches throughout the day, and assistance from your physiotherapist?  According to Jonathan Webb and Andrew Davies, specialist knee consultants at Fortius Clinic, there could be other factors involved causing this problem other than […]


Pain When Walking or Running? You May Have an Abnormal Gait

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Sports Physiotherapy

In this blog post, Bristol Manager and Physio Leanne Plenge, reveals what a physiotherapist looks for when analysing your walking or running pattern (gait).  I met up with John Stephenson at AAA-Physio in Bristol recently to discuss his special interest in gait analysis and biomechanics. We discussed the benefits of truly getting to the bottom […]


Posterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture? You Don’t Always Need Surgery!

| Knee Pain

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament or PCL is a ligament within the knee, which lies next to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).  Its job is to stabilise the knee along with the other ligaments, mainly limiting the posterior movement of the tibia against the femur. Dependent on the circumstances and the extent to which the ligament […]


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