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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 […]


How to Prepare for Your Operation

| Post Surgery

“50% of outcome success is due to the surgeon, the other 50% is due to the patient’s commitment to recovery, and this starts with pre-hab” Following surgical intervention, individuals are usually sent to a physiotherapist for an exercise program to rehabilitate them over the following three months. This physiotherapy intervention and conditioning training aims to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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’ […]


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