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All You Need to Know About Knee Injuries

Spontaneous injuries and degenerative ‘wear and tear’ can be caused in the knee for a number of reasons. Whether it is through acute accidents, sporting injuries, or overuse of the knee in occupational demands, there are many structures within the knee that are susceptible to damage. Our Head of Orthpaedic Physiotherapy, Zoe Birch, explains the […]

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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries

Playing netball, like many other high impact contact sports, runs the risk of knee injury on a regular basis. However, each sport places its own challenges on the knee joint and tissues but there are some things, which can be done to prevent or reduce the risk of knee injury. Here, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne […]

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All You Need to Know about Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition, which predominantly affects the joints of the spine, hip joints and sacroiliac joint (joints within the pelvis). There is a higher prevalence of AS in men, and symptoms normally start to show around the age of 20-30. Most patients diagnosed with AS have complained of back pain or pelvic pain […]

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Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter […]

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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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Can Exercise Alone Help You Regain Full Flexion After Knee Surgery?

Have you just had knee surgery and are you are struggling to get full range of movement back even with multiple sets of stretches throughout the day, and assistance from your physiotherapist?  According to Jonathan Webb and Andrew Davies, specialist knee consultants at Fortius Clinic, there could be other factors involved causing this problem other than […]

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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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Posterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture? You Don’t Always Need Surgery!

The Posterior Cruciate Ligament or PCL is a ligament within the knee, which lies next to the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL).  Its job is to stabilise the knee along with the other ligaments, mainly limiting the posterior movement of the tibia against the femur. Dependent on the circumstances and the extent to which the ligament […]

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