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8 Things You Can Do to Avoid 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 […]

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Top Five Facts About Gout

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, […]

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Should My Physio Treatment be Painful?

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 […]

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All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 2

In the final part of this special 2 part blog series, our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Emma McCabe reveals the evidence, which proves the effectiveness of hydrotherapy, and also some simple hydrotherapy exercises that you can even do at your own local pool.  In one systematic review, Perraton et al (2009) reviewed eleven studies of […]

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All You Need to Know about Hydrotherapy: Part 1

In this special 2 part blog series, our Head of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Emma McCabe reveals all you need to know about hydrotherapy and its benefits. Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is the use of water (hot or cold water, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being.  Originally this therapy was known as ‘hydropathy’ […]

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Do You Know How to Spot the Signs of an Inflammatory Condition?

There are many types of inflammatory joint and soft tissue conditions that require effective, early management and treatment to stop them getting worse.  For example, rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the lining of the joints becomes inflamed and if not corrected, this can lead to joint deformity and lots of pain.  Conditions such as […]

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

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 […]

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Dislocated your Shoulder? What Treatment Path Will You Take?

Have you dislocated your shoulder for the first time and are you wondering whether you should have some surgical intervention or treat it conservatively and hope it does not happen again? Shoulder dislocation can be caused by 3 things: Traumatic Instability – which could happen during sporting activity where there is a force big enough […]

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What Everyone Ought to Know about Acute and Chronic Conditions

Within medical terminology, you may hear the terms “acute” and “chronic” being used.  This blog post will help you to understand this jargon and the reasons why they are used to describe your condition. Acute conditions are often described as those that have a rapid onset, or last for a short period, usually fully resolving.  Examples of […]

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