Physio Blog

Do You Suffer from Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, General Health, Neck pain, Post Surgery, Shoulder Pain

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is an umbrella term, which includes any condition resulting in repetitive forceful exertions. It includes carpal tunnel syndrome, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow and trigger finger. RSI is a condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent through our western society, especially with the abundance of technology, including laptops, games consoles and mobile phones. […]

Fibromyalgia Syndrome and The Role of Physio

| Acute and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is also called Fibromyalgia Syndrome, FMS, and some of the symptoms include: Difficulties in sleeping Muscle stiffness Extreme tiredness Increased sensitivity to pain Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Problems with concentration (known as “fibro-fog”) Localised points of tenderness known as trigger points Anxiety, depression and mood swings FMS is a condition that can develop after […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Role of Physio

| Acute and Chronic Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are where our body starts to attack itself and in this case it attacks the cells, which line the joints. RA is typical in that people can experience ‘flare ups’ or times when pain, swelling and dysfunction are worse than usual.  These flare-ups can make […]

Are you Sitting Comfortably? Perhaps for Now, But it May not be the Best for your Spine!

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Back pain, Low Back Pain, Neck pain, Posture, Shoulder Pain

We can all be guilty of adopting poor posture, whether that’s sitting in your office chair, hunched over your laptop, or doing a million and one things whist cradling the phone between your neck and shoulder.  Or how about the heavy bag you’re carrying around every day, with all of your “essentials” in there?  Or […]

Limping or experiencing pain in your hip? You could have problems with your Gluteus Medius!

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Low Back Pain

The gluteus medius muscle is a very important muscle in the body as it helps us to stabilise whilst walking or during any single leg activity such as running and jumping. If this muscle is dysfunctional then it can lead to walking with a limp, known as a trendelenburg gait. When we stand on our […]

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