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Parkinsons

Parkinsons is a progressive, neurodegenrative disorder. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough dopamine in their body, as some of their nerve cells have died. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, it helps transfer signals between nerve cells (neurons). It’s more common in people over the age of 50 but younger people can get it. Ageing is not […]

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How To Improve Your Proprioception

Proprioception is the body’s awareness of a stimulus relating to, “position, motion and equilibrium”[1]. Proprioceptors, the receptors that are located in our joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue, and inform our brain where that bodily part is and how it’s moving. When we sustain an injury, or if we have a neurological condition, the […]

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10 Ways Physio Can Help Motor Neurone Disease

There are a number of ways that physiotherapy can help people with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) – here are 10: 1.  Carry out a full assessment to check your mobility, range of movement of joints and muscles, strength of muscles and discuss / see any particular difficulties you’re experiencing. 2.  Advise on and provide walking […]

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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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How to Easily Understand Neurodynamics Without Having a Medical Background

Its every medical professional’s job to steer away from overly medicalised language when explaining a diagnosis to a patient. Ideally, your diagnosis should be explained to you in simple everyday language so that you’re able to fully comprehend your diagnosis. Whether you’ve been told that you have “’adverse neurodynamics” or an “’altered straight leg raise” […]

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Advice: Peripheral Nerve Injuries

The peripheral nervous system lies outside the central nervous system.  Whereas the central nervous system controls the activities of the body, the peripheral nervous system sends messages from the extremities of the body to the central nervous system.  Peripheral nerve injury is classified as damage to a nerve and its surrounding area without affecting the central spinal cord […]

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