Physio Comes To You Blog

How Therapists Should Treat Patients with Autism and Asberger’s Syndrome

Leanne, our Bristol Manager and Physiotherapist attended a talk organised by the BASS Autism Services for Adults team in Bristol recently. The team work passionately to enable people with Autism and Asberger’s to live fulfilling lives, by making sure they understand their diagnosis, how to manage it and by educating health professionals that may come […]

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The Hidden Benefits of Taking Up a New Sport

The recent British TV series The Jump has just finished, and even though most contestants had no experience competing in winter sports before, their level of achievement has been impressive. If you haven’t seen The Jump before, the show involves participants competing at different winter snow events including skeleton, bobsleigh, ski cross and ski jump. […]

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Stress and Reduce Your Pain

Pain and stress are two different experiences but they are linked. Stress is described as the output of high anxiety, over-work, pressures building within you and a feeling of being overwhelmed. These outgoing feelings can manifest as a raised heart rate, irritability, loss of sleep and many more reported negative symptoms. Pain on the other […]

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12 Essential Exercises To Get the Whole Family Working Out!

A recent issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal featured an article boasting a high intensity circuit training that only lasts 7 minutes!  The circuit comprises of 12 different exercises that should be performed for 30 seconds each and with a 10 second rest between the exercises.  The idea is […]

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How to Manage Inflammation

Any harmful stimulus to the body will result in inflammation of the injury site. Inflammation is defined by 5 cardinal signs: pain, heat, swelling, redness and reduced function, with these signs first described over 2000 years ago by the Roman physician Aulus Cornelius Celsus. The process of inflammation is a natural phenomenon, and it promotes […]

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How to Tell a Sprain from a Strain

Sprains and strains are basic terms for two different diagnoses but they both consist of an ‘over-stretching’ or tearing of tissues through trauma and/or overuse. Both will present with bruising and pain localised to the affected area, and they can both be categorised from minor to severe depending on the extent of damage to each tissue. […]

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The Benefits of Graded Exercise Therapy for Rheumatology Conditions

There are a significant number of rheumatology conditions that predominantly involve inflammation of joints or the soft tissues of the body. If uncontrolled this inflammation has numerous and wide reaching effects. It can affect the condition of the joints and reduce movement due to pain, swelling or in some cases deformity.  It can also reduce the flexibility […]

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