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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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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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Pain, Swelling and a Catching Sensation in Your Knee? It Could be an Osteochondral Defect

Osteochondral defect is the loss of articular cartilage (the cartilage that covers the ends of your bones) combined with injury to the underlying supporting bone.  These can be caused spontaneously or can occur as a result of injury or trauma to the knee. Common symptoms that you may experience are the gradual onset of intermittent […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Acupuncture and Physio

Physiotherapy consists of a variety of techniques, which originate from all over the globe. One of these techniques, which are becoming frequently used in the management of injuries and pain, is Acupuncture. Originating from China, Acupuncture has been adapted for the West society and consists of traditional and trigger point needling.  Chinese medicine believes there […]

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What You Need to Know about Torn Knee Cartilage

A meniscus is a C-shaped cartilage in between the knees.  You have one around each half of the knee and it acts as a protective layer during weight bearing and impact (i.e. jumping).  The menisci can be injured in three difference ways: innocuous activity, traumatic force or degeneratively.  Doctors will diagnose an injured meniscus using […]

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Pain in Your Knee? Could it be Fat Pad Impingement?

Behind your knee cap and tendons of your knee, there is some soft fatty tissue known as “Hoffa’s Pad” or “infra-patella fat pad”. Occasionally this tissue can become pinched or ‘impinged’ between the articular surfaces (joints) of your knee, causing swelling and severe pain when your leg is extended (straightened). This usually happens if the […]

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Pain in Your Knee? Could it be Patellofemoral Pain?

Patellofemoral pain is an umbrella term used to describe pain in and around the kneecap (patella) and the femur (thigh bone).  There are numerous structures that can give off pain signals around the knee:  fat pads (tissue which acts as a cushion to protect the joint), the joint capsule (a fibrous sac containing fluid) and other soft […]

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Collateral Ligament Sprains

The collateral ligaments are found either side of your knees and assist with controlling the sideways motion of your knee and brace it against unusual movement.  You can sustain a sprain to these ligaments via any direct contact to the knee or hard muscle contraction.  According to OrthoInfo, these can be graded to tell the level […]

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RECRUITING PHYSIOS NOW!

We are looking for orthopaedic, paediatric, and neurological physios throughout the UK interested in part time private domiciliary work on a self employed basis.  Excellent rates of pay and support.  If you or a colleague/friend of yours are interested please contact us by email at info@physiocomestoyou.com.  Looking forward to hearing from you. […]

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