Physio Blog

Parkinsons

| Neurological, Older Person Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Uncategorized

Parkinsons is a progressive, neurodegenrative disorder. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough dopamine in their body, as some of their nerve cells have died. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, it helps transfer signals between nerve cells (neurons). It’s more common in people over the age of 50 but younger people can get it. Ageing is not […]


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 […]


How Treat Balance Problems in Older Years

| Falls Prevention, Older Person Physiotherapy

Many of our older patients have commented on feeling more wobbly and unbalanced first thing in the morning. We have been asked why this might occur so often that we thought we would share our thoughts. We know that as we age it becomes harder to maintain our muscle strength. However, it is possible for […]


Top 4 Reasons to Work on Your Balance in Older Years

| Older Person Physiotherapy

Good balance requires a combination of good eyesight, good inner ear function and importantly good muscle activation and accuracy of action. These three functions working together enable us to stay on our feet during challenging tasks, and ensure we limit the risk to our bodies that falling over, knocking into things and putting unnecessary pressures […]


How to Set Recovery Goals after an Operation or Injury

| Falls Prevention, General Health, Occupational Therapy, Older Person Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Post Surgery, Sports Physiotherapy

At the start of a physiotherapy session, our therapists will discuss with their patient what their goals are.  This allows the client to think clearly and verbalise what they want to achieve, and it often throws up their frustrations.  As one of our patients reported, “’I haven’t been able to get back to netball after […]


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’ […]


Retiring from Work Shouldn’t Mean Retiring from Life!

| Older Person Physiotherapy

Bristol Manager and Physio Leanne Plenge explains why staying active in older years helps us to do more of the things we love. I recently visited The Hawthorns Retirement Village in Clevedon and met up with Jenny Hulme their Activities Co-Ordinator. It was a lovely sunny day and their position perched on the edge of […]


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