Category: Physiotherapy

Hip Conditions that Cause Children to Limp

Is your child complaining of leg pain? Has your child started to limp? Are they unwilling to put weight through their leg? If you answered yes to any of these it can feel daunting knowing what to do next. Depending on the age of the child it can also sometimes be hard to determine where […]

Continue reading ...

Do I Have Bad Posture? Posture Myths & Misconceptions

Have you ever been told, or told someone else, ‘you have bad posture’ or ‘stand up straight? Have you been told that slouching when you sit, or bending when you stand, causes ‘your back to go out’ or leads to chronic pain? Have you ever been told by your doctor, physio or personal trainer that […]

Continue reading ...

What are the Benefits of Stretching?

Stretching is often performed by athletes, older adults, the injured and uninjured. How can I stretch? There are 4 main types of stretching, but two of the most commonly prescribed are; Static and Dynamic. Depending on your individual presentation and assessment, stretching is often prescribed by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. It is important to keep […]

Continue reading ...

The Big Issue – Weight and Pain

At Physiotas, we deal with clients’ joint and muscle pain on a daily basis.  It is a common occurrence that these same clients have been told (by GP’s, specialists etc) to ‘lose weight’ to help their pain and function.  And this is generally true.  The problem is that people often haven’t received an explanation of […]

Continue reading ...

What is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (aka Shin Splints)?

Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as ‘Shin Splints’, is a condition where people feel pain in their lower leg, typically towards the front and inside of the shin. Symptoms of MTSS usually present during or after activities that mainly involve running. Often there isn’t an injury or incident, but instead the symptoms develop […]

Continue reading ...

Pain: Intensity versus Unpleasantness

Last summer I went for a swim in the sea with my daughter. As I waded in ever so slowly clad in my wetsuit, my daughter was happily splashing around in her bikini. I asked her how on earth she could ignore the extreme unpleasantness of the cold water, to which she replied it was […]

Continue reading ...

Calf Pain in Runners

Calf pain after an acute tear is common and somewhat expected. However, a lot of runners have calf pain without a history of trauma to the calf itself. For these runners the key is determining the cause, and implementing strategies to reduce their pain and prevent it coming back. That’s where physiotherapy can help.   Runners with non-traumatic […]

Continue reading ...

Tummy Time – What Is It & Why Is It so Important?

We’ve all heard that tummy time is valuable to our baby’s motor development. But what is tummy time and why is it so important?   Tummy time is the time during the day that your baby spends lying on their tummy while awake. Experts recommend that babies sleep on their back to avoid the risk of […]

Continue reading ...

Plantar Fasciitis – A Pain in the Foot!

Have you been getting out of bed in the morning, refreshed and raring to go, only to put your foot on the floor and feel a searing pain in your heel that makes you walk like you are 100 years old? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition commonly causes heel pain when […]

Continue reading ...

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex. The three–letter word that carries a lot of connotations. It means different things to different people emotionally, mentally and physically. However, when spoken about it pricks a lot of ears. Despite triggering people to listen, many people don’t want to talk about sex with a health professional, or even seek advice regarding their sex lives.    […]

Continue reading ...