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Stress Responses and Stress Fractures in Bones

| Osteoporosis, Sports Physiotherapy

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 […]


Pain in Your Thumb? It Could Be De Quervain Syndrome

| Joints, Tendons

De Quervain syndrome is a type of tendon injury, which occurs around the muscles that control movement of the thumb. It is also known as gamer’s thumb, washerwoman’s sprain or mummy thumb. This problem is commonly seen in workers who perform repetitive activities such as pinching, grasping, pulling or pulling but current research still has […]


Advice: Somatic Symptom Disorders in Children

| Paediatric

Somatic symptom disorders are a group of conditions that present as disabling physical symptoms where there is the suggestion of a medical condition but there is no evidence of its cause. Children with somatic symptom disorders may have a number of symptoms, including pain and weakness, and these are thought to develop unconsciously in response […]


10 Common Injuries From Skiing or Snowboarding

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Physiotherapy in London, Physiotherapy in London Victoria, Sports Physiotherapy

Like all sports, there’s always the risk we can injure ourselves whilst skiing or snowboarding. This could be due to snow conditions, skiing ability, tiredness or collisions with another person or object. Here are the 10 most common injuries that you could sustain on the slopes: 1.  Peroneal Tendon Injuries  Peroneal tendon injuries are often […]


3 Ways to Treat Tendon Problems

| Tendons

Tendon problems account for a large proportion of patients visiting their GP for advice and treatment. They are also one of those tricky conditions that don’t often do well with surgery. After seeing a consultant, it may therefore be that they send you away to persist with conservative management strategies rather than surgery. An Achilles […]


11 Exercises to Get Your Family Ski Fit

| Paediatric, Sports Physiotherapy

It’s not just adults that need to get ski fit but kids do too! Here are some exercises that will help improve your family’s technique, strengthen weak areas and reduce the chances of you and your family injuring yourselves. Setting up circuit training stations is a great way to keep it fun, but don’t forget […]


How to Treat a Ganglion Cyst

| Joints

Do you have a lump around a joint or tendon?  It could be a ganglion cyst. This is a non-neoplastic (cell growth that may appear tumour like) soft tissue lump caused by leakage of fluid from the joint into the surrounding tissue.  It is commonly known as Gideon’s Disease or Bible Bump.   Cysts are […]


10 Winter Health Myths

| General Health

At this time of year, many of us suffer from the odd cold or the sniffles, believing that winter is to blame. In this blog post, our MD Rebecca Aldridge lists the top 10 winter health myths believed by many. View Interactive Version (via Physio comes to you).


How Botox Injections Can Help Children with Muscle Spasticity

| Paediatric

Botulinum Toxin Type A is better known as Botox, a bacterium that is injected into adults and children who have spasticity (increased tone) in their muscles. Spasticity can be caused by neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, motor neuron disease and inflammatory myopathy. Spasticity in muscles can make them stiff […]


All You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

| Knee Pain

Spontaneous injuries and degenerative ‘wear and tear’ can be caused in the knee for a number of reasons. Whether it is through acute accidents, sporting injuries, or overuse of the knee in occupational demands, there are many structures within the knee that are susceptible to damage. Our Head of Orthpaedic Physiotherapy, Zoe Birch, explains the […]


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