Physio Blog

Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?

| Paediatric

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease is actually the most commonly inherited nerve disorder affecting 2.6 million people worldwide.  The disease affects the peripheral nerves and leads to sensory loss and wasting of the muscles in the hands and feet. Most people develop symptoms in early childhood and 75% are diagnosed by 10 years old. It is important to […]

Top Standing Frame Tips for Parents

| Paediatric

Unfortunately some children with physical disabilities are unable to stand and support their own weight independently. For these children a physiotherapist will advise on using a standing frame which enables a child to be in an upright position.  A standing frame provides support at the head, trunk, hips, knees and feet to enable children to be in an upright […]

Top Tummy Time Tips for Parents

| Paediatric

What is ‘Tummy Time’? Tummy Time is any time you place your baby on their tummy.  Since the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) guidelines recommended that babies sleep on their backs, parents have been worried to place their babies on their tummy.  However, supervised tummy time should start as soon as your baby is born.  […]

How Physio can Enhance the Quality of Life for People with Cystic Fibrosis

| Acute and Chronic Pain

According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Cystic Fibrosis “is one of the UK’s most common, life-shortening, genetically inherited disease”. Characterised by chronic lung infection, inflammations and digestive problems, the condition can be managed effectively by physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can aid airway clearance (clearing mucus from the lungs) as well as secondary complications such as postural problems, […]

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 […]

Do You Recognise the Early Warning Signs of Your Child’s Poor Posture?

| Paediatric

Does your child spend more than an hour a day on computer games? Do they complain of a sore neck or back?  New evidence has shown that the number of children complaining of neck pain has significantly increased in recent years and this appears to be associated with poor posture when playing computer games. Prolonged […]

How Physio can Enhance the Quality of Life for People with MS

| Neurological

According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, an estimated 100,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with MS. An inflammatory, degenerative and neurological disease, MS affects women more than men at a ratio of 2.5:1. Symptoms may include fatigue, difficulty walking and problems with vision.  However, MS is complex and symptoms vary from person […]

Get Rid of Hip Bursitis Once And for All

| Hip pain

So what is bursitis? We have many bursae (small sacks of fluid) throughout out bodies.  Their purpose is to prevent friction between joints, tendons and muscles. They normally do this perfectly and pain free; however you soon know about it when they don’t!  They can become very painful and impact on your day-to-day activities, such […]

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