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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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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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Top Tips to Avoid Injuries whilst Trail Running

In this blog post, our MD Rebecca Garrod reveals how to avoid injuries whilst trail running. Trail Running is a very popular sport but it is linked with a high injury rate with 19-79% of runners sustaining an injury each year (van Gent et al 2012).  Injuries often occur from incorrect training and runners pushing […]

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What You Need to Know About Treating Fibromyglia with Acupuncture

Physiotherapists will use a whole host of modalities in the treatment of people with Fibromyalgia and one of those is Acupuncture.  Sufferers of Fibromyalgia will know all too well those tender points or trigger points felt around their body. These are found within the myofascial, the area surrounding your muscle tissue. Trigger points can refer […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Exercise Squats

Squats have the stigma of being painful, hard work and just too tiring! However, you may not realise the potential of this exercise. In everyday life, you actually squat more than you realise. For instance, crouching to pick up your child, using the loo, and getting in and out of bed. You may experience sore […]

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Are you Sitting Comfortably? Perhaps for Now, But it May not be the Best for your Spine!

We can all be guilty of adopting poor posture, whether that’s sitting in your office chair, hunched over your laptop, or doing a million and one things whist cradling the phone between your neck and shoulder.  Or how about the heavy bag you’re carrying around every day, with all of your “essentials” in there?  Or […]

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Limping or experiencing pain in your hip? You could have problems with your Gluteus Medius!

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 […]

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