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

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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 Cartilage

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What is Cartilage? Cartilage is a fundamental part of the human body. There are three main types of cartilage within the human body: 1.  Fibrocartilage The first is fibrocartilage, which is found in the discs in between the bones of the spine and the shock absorbing menisci in the knees (shown below) When skin is torn or cut due to an injury…

Stress Responses and Stress Fractures in Bones

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Stress fractures occurs in bones when they undergo fatigue due to excessive repetitive loading through activities such as running or military training.  The bone will first start with a ‘stress response’ and then if the stress continues can increase to becoming a crack in the bone called a ‘stress fracture’. It will start as a microscopic crack and then enlarge with more stress. This…

The Benefits of Graded Exercise Therapy for Rheumatology Conditions

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There are a significant number of rheumatology conditions that predominantly involve inflammation of joints or the soft tissues of the body. If uncontrolled this inflammation has numerous and wide reaching effects. It can affect the condition of the joints and reduce movement due to pain, swelling or in some cases deformity.  It can also reduce the flexibility of skin and soft tissues and it…

How to Set Recovery Goals after an Operation or Injury

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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 my knee injury, even though I have…

All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 2

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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 hydrotherapy as a treatment tool for people with fibromyalgia.…

All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 1

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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’ but is now referred to as ‘hydrotherapy’ to encompass its…

How can Physio Help Older People at Risk of Falls and Fragility Fractures?

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According to The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, “35% of over-65s experience one or more falls. About 45% of people over 80 who live in the community fall each year. 10%-25% of these people will sustain a serious injury”. A fragility fracture is any fall from standing height (around 6ft) or less.  Fragile bones are more susceptible to fragility fractures…

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We are looking for orthopaedic, paediatric, and neurological physios throughout the UK interested in part time private domiciliary work on a self employed basis.  Excellent rates of pay and support.  If you or a colleague/friend of yours are interested please contact us by email at info@physiocomestoyou.com.  Looking forward to hearing from you.elastictits.com

Did you know that physiotherapy can help prevent osteoporosis?

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We’re delighted to be selling ‘MelioGuide Exercise for Better Bones’ via our online shop. We can’t recommend this book highly enough and like us, the author, Margaret Martin is devoted to helping individuals achieve their personal health and fitness goals. What is the Melioguide? An exercise program designed to treat and prevent osteoporosis, osteopenia and low bone density.  It provides a safe…