Category: Physiotherapy

Have You Trained Enough to Safely Return to Playing Sport?

The biggest risk factor for acquiring an injury during sport is having previously had that injury whilst playing. This is the same for any muscle/tendon/ligament/bone injuries. For example, having rolled an ankle playing basketball makes you significantly more likely to roll it again when playing basketball. Another common example is the runner who experiences pain […]

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Five Things to Consider Before Training For a Half or Full Marathon

As running participation numbers increase, more people want to progress their running.  While you might start out with a 5km parkrun or 10km fun run, it isn’t long before many runners look towards longer distances. Training for your first half or full marathon is a huge undertaking and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Preparing well will […]

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Lazy Bum: How to Avoid Dormant Bottom Syndrome

Many of us now work 38 hours or more a week sitting at a computer.  This has led to one of our main muscle groups being severely neglected, often with lasting consequences.  An increasing sedentary lifestyle is being blamed for what a leading American Sports Physical Therapist, Chris Kolba, from Ohio State University, has called […]

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The Relationship Between Sleep & Pain

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep because of pain? Does your pain feel worse after a bad nights sleep? If you said yes then you’re not alone. These complaints are more common than you might think. Furthermore, there is strong evidence that sleep and pain are related. Pain can affect sleep […]

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Why You Need To See A Physiotherapist After Straining Your Hamstring

The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh (Figure1). The muscles extend from the bottom of the pelvis, down to the back of the knee. The hamstring muscles work to extend the hip and bend the knee, so are important in activities such as walking, running, squatting and […]

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What is the PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehabilitation Program?

Unfortunately in this day and age it is common to be affected by cancer in some way. It might be that we experience cancer ourselves. Or a family member or friend might receive a diagnosis. Whatever the reason, cancer is having an increasing impact on many of our lives. Cancer is a major public health […]

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The Rehabilitation Process Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

There are two reasons people undergo shoulder replacement surgery.  The first is to reduce long term pain.  The second is to improve movement or function with daily activities and hobbies. This article describes the different types of shoulder replacement surgery, and the rehabilitation process that follows. The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint, […]

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The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

This article describes the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, which affects 3% of the population, and the role of physiotherapy in its management.  Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that remains undiagnosed in many people, leading to unnecessary suffering. Psoriatic Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect people at any age. The condition may […]

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How To Reduce Your Fear of Falling

Let’s put it straight out there! Falling is not a normal or acceptable part of getting older. Whether you have had a fall, or are just frightened of falling, you will know it can change your life and happiness. When your legs feel wobbly or won’t hold you up if you walk too far, or […]

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What is the Pelvic Floor & How Does It Influence Continence & Prolapse?

What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and ligaments that support the bladder, uterus and bowel. The pelvic floor is an important component of the core – working in conjunction with the back, diaphragm and abdominal muscles to stabilise the trunk. The pelvic floor muscles have two layers – […]

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