Physio Blog

Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Falls Prevention, General Health, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Neck pain, Neurological, Post Surgery, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy

Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter […]

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 practising as a physio I have heard the statement no pain no gain many times.  Sometimes from behind […]

Pain When Walking or Running? You May Have an Abnormal Gait

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

In this blog post, Bristol Manager and Physio Leanne Plenge, reveals what a physiotherapist looks for when analysing your walking or running pattern (gait).  I met up with John Stephenson at AAA-Physio in Bristol recently to discuss his special interest in gait analysis and biomechanics. We discussed the benefits of truly getting to the bottom […]

How Physios work with Surgeons to Help Your Recovery after a Hip Arthroscopy

| Hip pain

When performing a hip arthroscopy, recent findings from surgeons have shown that males are more likely to have tears in stabilising ligaments and females are more likely to need Total Hip Replacements (THRs). Overall, findings have also shown that the younger the patient the better the recovery and that the main reason for a surgeon […]

Get Rid of Hip Pain Once and for All!

| Hip pain

Hip pain can be due to an endless list of reasons, or perhaps due to another problem elsewhere in the body.  There are many structures around the hip, which can present as pain in the area, and problems in the back, hip, ankle and foot can all present as hip pain.  People that are at […]

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 […]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Acupuncture and Physio

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

Physiotherapy consists of a variety of techniques, which originate from all over the globe. One of these techniques, which are becoming frequently used in the management of injuries and pain, is Acupuncture. Originating from China, Acupuncture has been adapted for the West society and consists of traditional and trigger point needling.  Chinese medicine believes there […]


| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, Back pain, Business, Falls Prevention, Hip pain, Knee Pain, Neck pain, Neurological, Occupational Therapy, Older Person Physiotherapy, Osteoporosis, Paediatric, Physiotherapy in London, Post Surgery, Posture, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy

We are looking for orthopaedic, paediatric, and neurological physios throughout the UK interested in part time private domiciliary work on a self employed basis.  Excellent rates of pay and support.  If you or a colleague/friend of yours are interested please contact us by email at  Looking forward to hearing from you.

Get Rid of Hip Impingement Syndrome Once and For All

| Hip pain

Hip impingement syndrome occurs when the hip bone (the ball) rubs on the socket (the joint).  Imaging of the joint often can often show abnormalities that can contribute to the cause of the impingement, for example, a different shaped head of femur or angles around the hip. Environmental factors such as day-to-day activities or sports […]

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