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Signs of Arthritis?

Emma Lee has a passion for complex presentations, and as this blog will show you she has found from experience that there are often more than one factor to consider in a patient presentation.  Arthritis may be one of them.  And as Emma explains there is more to Arthritis than we may realise

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Runners Beware of the Over-Stride

Our Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Dave Palmer is also a qualified Run Coach.  With years of experience in the field of running he has a few key points to make about the over-stride in our running community and its significant effects on injury.

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Preparing for an overseas marathon

I have run events in many different countries around the world, including the London, Paris, Berlin and Boston Marathons. I have picked up a lot of good tips, as well as making a few mistakes along the way!

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Tendons

Many of you will have experienced a muscle injury before, which most likely healed relatively quickly. This is because muscles have a really good blood supply, which enhances their healing capacity when injured. Tendons on the other hand have a limited blood supply, and if overloaded during activities like running, jumping, throwing, (“springy” activities) they can become unhappy, and generally will not settle down unless the right strategies are put in place.

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Preventing a Walking Injury

Endurance walking has become increasingly popular, with many of our patients preparing for different events. However, endurance training can push your body to places it has never been, and can result in injury. It is imperative that we educate ourselves on common injuries when partaking and training for endurance events, as detecting the signs of injury is vital in early management and recovery.

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What Is Oxytocin?

Oxytocin. It's one of those things that makes us feel good, and let’s face it, we all want to feel good! But what does oxytocin have to do with physiotherapy? The answer is its relationship to human touch.

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Vestibular

Is your world spinning? You may have vertigo. Vertigo is defined as 'the sensation of the world spinning around you', or the illusion of movement. This can occur spontaneously or with a knock to the head and is related to the vestibular system of the inner ear.

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Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome & Trigger Points – Just A Pain In The Glute?

At some point in our life we will most likely come across a painful sensation in our buttock region with some referral down the back of our leg. This presentation is a common complaint that clients seek Remedial Massage treatment for, as many people will automatically self-diagnose themselves as having 'sciatica', due to the location.

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February CPD – Running

February CPD was focused on running. We had the opportunity to run in different shoes, experiment with different running cues and tried running at different cadences (step rates) to give us a better understanding of what our patients experience.

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