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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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How to Set Recovery Goals after an Operation or Injury

At the start of a physiotherapy session, our therapists will discuss with their patient what their goals are.  This allows the client to think clearly and verbalise what they want to achieve, and it often throws up their frustrations.  As one of our patients reported, “’I haven’t been able to get back to netball after […]

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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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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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The Real Truth About Achieving your Physio Recovery Goals

One of the biggest challenges facing a physio is getting our patients to complete the exercises they need to do in order to recover, as well as get our patients to commit to the lifestyle changes needed to improve their symptoms. If you have never had physiotherapy exercises prescribed to you or you have ever […]

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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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