Physio Blog

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 […]


The Unseen Dangers of Baby Walkers

| Paediatric

Paediatric physiotherapists strongly recommend against putting your child in a baby walker.  In this blog post, our Head of Paediatric Physiotherapy Victoria Healey, reveals the dangers of your child using a seemingly innocuous baby walker.  If you’re thinking about buying a baby walker…then don’t!  There are two main reasons why and these include your child’s […]


Revealed – Your Child’s Gait Development

| Paediatric

Once babies learn to walk, parents often become worried that their gait is not ‘normal’. Walking is a complex task that takes up to 8 years to refine. During those eight years, the gait matures and changes until your child has mastered an efficient and typical adult walking pattern. When your child first starts to […]


Little Known Ways for Cyclists to Improve Hill Climbing

| Sports Physiotherapy

Our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Zoe Birch reveals her top tips for climbing hills whilst cycling.  With the recent stages of the Tour de France in the UK, coupled with the consecutive success of UK riders in the previous two tours and Olympic events, cycling has hit a boom. There are now an abundance of […]


How to Beat the Fear of Falling in Older Years

| Falls Prevention

Our Physio and Bristol Manager Leanne discusses how you can prevent falls in older years.  Falls at home or in the community cause a huge number of injuries to people every week. It is one of the main causes of serious injury to older people including things like broken hips, pressure sores and chest infections. […]


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’ […]


Is Your Child W-Sitting?

| Paediatric

W-sitting is when children sit with their knees together and their feet out to the side.  But why is it so bad, and how can you help change this habit in your child? Our Head of  Paediatric Physiotherapy Victoria Healey explains why. Children who w-sit are generally children who have low muscle tone and increased […]


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