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All you need to know about Tendons

| 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, Shoulder Pain, Sports Physiotherapy, Tendons, Uncategorized, Wrist Pain

Some facts about our tendons They come in varying shapes and sizes within the body They allow smooth movement around corners and are efficient pulleys for the action of our muscles.  Good example of this is our the tendons in our fingers and hands which allow the fine and precise movements we have but within […]

Shoulder dislocation? The 5 best tips on managing it

| Uncategorized

Shoulder dislocation occurs in a large number of people. When they occur they are extremely painful. Recovery is variable and often if one dislocation has occurred then the chances of another occurring are much higher. Dislocations commonly occur in younger, sporty individuals who take part in sports where they use the arm in a large […]

All You Need to Know About Muscles

| General Health, Sports Physiotherapy

Muscles make us move. It’s as simple as that. Well, not really that simple, but the way that muscles can work and how they provide us with the huge number of different movements we are able to do is quite amazing. Muscles are highly vascular (have a great blood supply) – how is this helpful? […]

All You Need to Know About Nerves

| Neurological

The brain interprets messages sent by nerves and nerves can even send messages without you having to think about it. Our nerves travel through and around the rest of the tissues in our body. Without our nerves we would not be able to feel the sensations we do. Think of the following examples: The heat […]

How to Walk Properly

| General Health, Sports Physiotherapy

There are many benefits to walking and it can even help with your niggling aches and pains. That is of course, if you do it properly! If you have pain or were previously injured, even an injury from many, many years ago, do you realise that you may still be walking with an altered gait […]

All You Need to Know About Cartilage

| Hip pain, Joints, Knee Pain, Osteoporosis

What is Cartilage? Cartilage is a fundamental part of the human body. There are three main types of cartilage within the human body: 1.  Fibrocartilage The first is fibrocartilage, which is found in the discs in between the bones of the spine and the shock absorbing menisci in the knees (shown below) When skin is […]

How To Improve Your Proprioception

| General Health, Neurological

Proprioception is the body’s awareness of a stimulus relating to, “position, motion and equilibrium”[1]. Proprioceptors, the receptors that are located in our joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue, and inform our brain where that bodily part is and how it’s moving. When we sustain an injury, or if we have a neurological condition, the […]

8 Top Tips to Keep Healthy When Flying

| General Health

1.  Get Some Sleep Take ear plugs – helps to block out noise – also noise cancelling earphones available to buy (good price on amazon)   Take an eye mask – blocks out sunbeams reacting with the clouds Take a spare top or blanket – hard to sleep if feeling cold Take a U shaped […]

10 Ways Physio Can Help Motor Neurone Disease

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Neurological

There are a number of ways that physiotherapy can help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – here are 10:   1.  Carry out a full assessment to check your mobility, range of movement of joints and muscles, strength of muscles and discuss / see any particular difficulties you’re experiencing. 2.  Advise on and provide […]

How Children Learn to Write

| Paediatric

Learning to write is one of the most complex motor skills to master. Toddlers begin developing the necessary skills when they start scribbling on paper by making horizontal and vertical marks, and this then becomes scribbles in a circular motion. After this, children then start to form shapes and eventually letters. Children will go through […]

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