Physio Blog

Swelling after an operation – 5 causes not to ignore

| Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Post Surgery, Uncategorized

Swelling can occur for many reasons. It normally presents as an increase in the size of the affected body part or a change in the shape. You might notice heat and pain around the same area but not always. Swelling can be due to a number of different reasons. Often it is not worrying or […]


How can Physio help your mobility?

| Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Falls Prevention, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain, Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Post Surgery, Sports Physiotherapy, Uncategorized

What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur whatever age or ability you are; ranging from a child to an athlete to an elderly person. Mobility is ability to move – this can be running, walking, moving a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or sticks.  Your mobility may have deteriorated to some […]


All you need to know about Tendons

| 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, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy, Tendons, Uncategorized, Wrist Pain

Some facts about our tendons They come in varying shapes and sizes within the body They allow smooth movement around corners and are efficient pulleys for the action of our muscles.  Good example of this is our the tendons in our fingers and hands which allow the fine and precise movements we have but within […]


3 Top Tips for Getting More Out of Your Physio Appointments

| Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Sports Physiotherapy

Have you booked yourself an appointment with a physiotherapist and you’re not sure what to expect? Perhaps you’re also concerned that you won’t get the most for your time and money? Whether you are seeing a private or NHS physio, your priorities won’t change hugely. You’ll want the best outcome possible with the least disruption […]


The Benefits of Having Physio at Home

| Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in Bristol, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Sports Physiotherapy

There are many great reasons to have physiotherapy at home. Within one session, it is possible for your therapist to understand your individual needs. By treating patients in their every day environments, our therapists get see their patient’s problems first hand. We can fully appreciate the goals that a patient can describe in clinic, but […]


Experiencing High Pain? Could it be Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Physiotherapy in Battersea, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Uncategorized

What are the other names for CRPS? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) has been known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Arm and Neck Syndrome, Causalgia, Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy and Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome to name a few. I am also sure that each person who has had to live with this condition has some other personal […]


10 Common Injuries From Skiing or Snowboarding

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

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object. Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are often […]


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 […]


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