Physio Blog

10 Things You Need to Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

| Neurological

1) Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the hands in a distinctive pattern. Often the thumb and index finger are most affected but the other fingers can become affected if more time passes. 2) The symptoms feel like a pins and needles type pain or numbness. It feels like your arm has ‘gone to sleep’ 3) Carpal […]

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 […]

8 Things You Can Do to Avoid Back Pain

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Back pain, Low Back Pain

On average, an office worker will spend approximately 5-6 years of his or her life sitting at a desk. The typical human will spend 9.5 years of their life watching television. Driving your car takes up almost 5 years of your life, 3 months of which are spent stationary in traffic (undoubtedly more in London). That […]

This Could Be the Cause of Your Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis

| Ankle and Foot Pain

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue, which runs from the heel of the foot towards the ‘ball’ of the foot. Along with other structures, it contributes to supporting the natural arch underneath the foot. Plantar Fasciitis or ‘Jogger’s Heel’ There are a number of issues a patient can present with if their […]

Top Five Facts About Gout

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Ankle and Foot Pain, General Health

There are many types of arthritis, which get a lot of media attention. Charities raise awareness for the two ‘big players’ of Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. These affect the joints in severe ways, and often require surgery for them to regain any function, however, one of the types of arthritis, which is commonly overlooked, […]

How do I Choose the Right Running Shoes?

| Sports Physiotherapy

Footwear plays a very important role for posture and anatomically correct movement both during sport and in our everyday lives. There are so many different types of footwear out there, with each brand offering the latest niche or styling with claims to increase performance, it can be difficult to choose. Which Shoes Are Best? The […]

Advice on Strength Training For Children

| Paediatric

Not to be confused with weight-lifting, strength training with free weights, weight machines and resistance bands can offer many benefits to children including increased muscle strength and an overall improvement to health and fitness. Is Weight Lifting Safe for Kids? Weight lifting, body building and power lifting can put too much stress on young developing […]

How to Use A Theraband

| Posture

Looking for an exercise to improve your posture? Our MD Rebecca shows you a simple exercise with theraband (also known as resistance band) which can strengthen your upper back and help bad posture. Want to try this at home?  To purchase a theraband, please visit our online shop here.

Little Known Risks of a High Body Mass Index (Heavy Weight)

| General Health

As we have previously mentioned in Little Known Risks of a Low Body Mass Index (Low Weight), BMI refers to your Body Mass Index in which your weight and height is used to calculate whether you are under or overweight in relation to your height.  Even though BMI is one of the most commonly used […]

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