How to Use A Theraband

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Looking for an exercise to improve your posture? Our MD Rebecca shows you a simple exercise with theraband (also known as resistance band) which can strengthen your upper back and help bad posture. Want to try this at home?  To purchase a theraband, please visit our online shop here.elastictits.com

Limping or Difficulty Whilst Walking?

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If you are experiencing pain or difficulty when walking, your physiotherapist will want to analyse your walking pattern in order to see if you have any abnormal movements which could be the cause of your complaint. There are 4 key stages of the normal walking pattern, often referred to as the Human Gait Cycle. These are: Left Heel strike Right Toe off…

Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Achilles Tendinopathy?

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Do you experience pain in your calves whilst running?  It may well be that you aren’t wearing the correct footwear.  Perhaps you roll in (pronate) or roll out (supinate) your ankles when you run. Over time this would lead to pain in the Achilles tendon, causing micro tears in the tissues and possibly leading to developing Achilles tendinopathy. If your problem were in the mid…

Get Rid of Stress Once and for All!

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We all have the stresses and strains of every day life whether that is work, family life or financial stresses.  But did you know that stress causes physical pain?  Symptoms such as headaches/migraines, back ache, muscle tension/cramps, neck ache or tooth/jaw pain can lead to psycho-social behaviour such as increased consumption of alcohol, drugs or cigarettes, over eating or loss of appetite. Stress can also affect…

Is Your Heavy Bag Damaging Your Body?

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What we carry can have a huge effect on our body, and different styles of bags can injure or strain our body in different ways.  The amount we put in our bags can also have a huge effect on our bodies and the more we carry, the more stress we put on our body. Common symptoms which people experience after carrying their bags are: Neck…

Top Yoga Poses to Balance Body and Mind

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Sirsha-asana/The Head-stand The head-stand (sirsha-asana) together with the lotus posture (padma-asanaor) is one of the most recognised yoga poses and it is widely identified with its practice. The head-stand produces numerous physical and mental benefits making it worth all its notoriety. The benefits are mainly derived from the body inverted position. It stimulates the 4 most important…

Are you Sitting Comfortably? Perhaps for Now, But it May not be the Best for your Spine!

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We can all be guilty of adopting poor posture, whether that’s sitting in your office chair, hunched over your laptop, or doing a million and one things whist cradling the phone between your neck and shoulder.  Or how about the heavy bag you’re carrying around every day, with all of your “essentials” in there?  Or even picking up your baby or young children? How…

RECRUITING PHYSIOS NOW!

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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

Top 9 Tips to Improve your Child’s Posture

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Many studies show that 30% of school age children have back and neck pain (www.nnuh.nhs.uk) and that pain is commonly caused by bad posture or a heavy, badly fitting rucksack.  Follow these top 9 tips to improve your child’s posture: Buy the right size bag – suit the bag size to your child’s size. Buy canvas rucksacks not leather…

The Secret to Recovery from Runner’s Knee

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Runner’s Knee, also know as Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS), is a problem often seen in runners, cyclers, hikers and weightlifters. Symptoms range from a stinging sensation just above the knee joint, to swelling or thickening of the tissue in the area where the band moves over the thighbone.  Pain is most commonly felt when the foot strikes the ground, and pain might persist after activity.…