Physio Comes to You Blog

Sadly not all children are able to walk independently for a multitude of reasons and often this is the one goal both the child and parents want to achieve most. Helping these children achieve their first steps can be the most satisfying part of a paediatric physio’s job. Our highly specialist team of paediatric physiotherapists can help recommend…

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs are a very common operation amongst sporting individuals. Most physiotherapists will likely be treating patients after ACL repairs at any given time. You would imagine that most patients would be treated in a similar way for the same injury, but this is not the case as there are many good and many bad ways to rehabilitate an ACL…

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Childhood hemiplegia (also known as hemiparesis) is caused by damage to part of the brain as a result of injury or illness, causing weakness and impaired motor function to one side of the body.  Each child will present differently depending on the amount of weakness and increased tone (stiffness) in their limbs, and they will usually be able to walk, but they may have…

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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 it can be a struggle to…

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Many of our older patients have commented on feeling more wobbly and unbalanced first thing in the morning. We have been asked why this might occur so often that we thought we would share our thoughts. We know that as we age it becomes harder to maintain our muscle strength. However, it is possible for some older people to lift double the weight of…

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The cervical spine consists of the bones that make up your neck. There are 7 vertebrae within the neck and they start at the base of the skull. They are characterised by their small size and have openings that allow arteries to enable blood flow to the brain. The cervical spine is very flexible and allows us to move our heads…

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The term scoliosis refers to any abnormal curvature of the spine to the side. The spine is made up of vertebrae and is split into 5 different sections: The cervical spine is made up of 7 vertebrae and these are the bones that make up your neck. The thoracic spine is made up of 12 vertebrae and this is middle portion of your…

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A lower limb orthosis is a device worn on the lower limb to provide support to the leg and/or foot in order to improve a persons gait (walking) pattern. Different people need additional support in different areas of the lower limb, but having the support in the right place will help with their postural alignment, and this promotes efficient muscle function…

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Picking up your newborn baby for the first time is a special moment, but it can be daunting and many parents feel nervous. Your baby’s neck muscles are very weak at birth, so the important thing to remember is to support their head at all times. Holding and cuddling your baby helps with bonding and also allows you to interact with them, talk…

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