Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS is and has been known by many names. Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME) and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) are two of the other names that can be found under the same umbrella definition. People suffering with CFS will usually present with extreme and severe tiredness and fatigue. They have symptoms […]
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Manual handling refers to any activity, which involves support, lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving an object or person. Moving and handling your child can include many scenarios such as transferring them from their wheelchair to the toilet, repositioning them in bed, lowering them from a chair to the floor or lifting them on to […]
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 […]
Did you know that a lack of vitamin D can cause and has been associated with: Bone pain and tenderness due to the softening of bones (osteomalacia) in adults. Bone deformities in children such as rickets Muscle weakness Cancer Increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease Cognitive impairment in adults Severe asthma in children Research […]
Have you had or going to have plastic surgery? – try Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage to enhance the results!!
Research has proven that manual lymphatic drainage massage is recommended for both pre and post plastic surgery for the following procedures: Breast surgery Facelifts Eyelid surgery Tummy tuck Liposuction Forehead, brow or chin lift After surgery it is common to discomfort, swelling and bruising. These symptoms are due to the surgery having an impact on […]
Physiocomestoyou are now extending nationwide providing physiotherapy to people at home, work, care homes and schools. If you are a neurological, orthopaedic or paediatric physiotherapist or know of other physiotherapists interested in taking on some part time domiciliary work with good rates of pay, get in touch and email us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips from Margaret Martin, MelioGuide Lifting the Object: Master the Squat Here are Margaret’s guidelines for the squat and the lift: Get in as close as you can to the object you plan to lift Widen your stance As soon as you lift the object, support your arms with your legs. Leverage the item up […]
Rheumatoid Arthritis is when the immune system goes haywire and attacks the body rather than defending it causing inflammation of the lining of the joints and tendons of the muscles. Affected joints in the body that have the arthritis become swollen, painful and stiff. Morning stiffness on waking is very common. Muscles around the joints […]
This is when the sciatic nerve exiting from the spine is compressed and leads to a severe, often sharp, throbbing or burning pain down the back of the legs. Sometimes pins and needles, weakness or numbness in the legs can also be felt. It may be another condition that is causing your pain – click […]