Physio Comes to You Blog

Organising a holiday can be stressful at the best of times, but organising a holiday when a member of your family or friends has a disability, or if you have a disability yourself, can be even more problematic and can also have unexpected challenges. Just trying to find somewhere nice to stay is hard enough, but making sure it will meet everyone’s needs…

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Paediatric physiotherapists use standardised assessments called outcome measures to assess your child on a validated scale that can then be used to monitor their progress objectively rather than subjectively. This can help the physiotherapist establish a baseline and help to guide treatment and set appropriate goals. It also helps the physiotherapist determine the effectiveness of treatment and determine the child’s ability and function…

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Not sure which massage you should choose? Use our handy infographic below to find out! View Interactive Version via Physio Comes To You Want to book a massage in the comfort of your own home?  Our therapists are available at a time to suit to you.  Contact us today on 020 7884 0374 or email info@physiocomestoyou.com.

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Are you suffering from swelling after an injury or operation? So often people struggling after an injury or operation with persistent swelling.  This swelling can cause all sorts of problems both in the short term where it can switch off muscles and cause a lot of pain, and also in the longer term where it can become thickened and prevent progression of rehab. Why does swelling happen? Swelling…

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Leanne, our Bristol Manager and Physiotherapist attended a talk organised by the BASS Autism Services for Adults team in Bristol recently. The team work passionately to enable people with Autism and Asberger’s to live fulfilling lives, by making sure they understand their diagnosis, how to manage it and by educating health professionals that may come into contact with these people. More…

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Pain and stress are two different experiences but they are linked. Stress is described as the output of high anxiety, over-work, pressures building within you and a feeling of being overwhelmed. These outgoing feelings can manifest as a raised heart rate, irritability, loss of sleep and many more reported negative symptoms. Pain on the other hand manifests as a feeling we feel in response…

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A recent issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal featured an article boasting a high intensity circuit training that only lasts 7 minutes!  The circuit comprises of 12 different exercises that should be performed for 30 seconds each and with a 10 second rest between the exercises.  The idea is that you go at it hard…

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  Foam rollers work on fascial movement and mobility. Fascia encompasses the different layers and tissues beneath our skin and within our bodies. The layers should all move against and past each other relatively freely, and have a good blood flow within and between layers with minimal restriction. If you have had an injury or persistent problem within a limb, the movement of these…

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Stress fractures occurs in bones when they undergo fatigue due to excessive repetitive loading through activities such as running or military training.  The bone will first start with a ‘stress response’ and then if the stress continues can increase to becoming a crack in the bone called a ‘stress fracture’. It will start as a microscopic crack and then enlarge with more stress. This…

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