Pure Physio Blog

What is Fascia?

Never heard of it? It’s an incredibly overlooked structure in our body that plays a key role in holding us together! When our fascial system isn’t functioning as optimally it should, it can manifest as tightness and pain, restricting our movement and making it painful to maintain good posture when we are sitting, standing, walking and running.

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Finding the balance – in more ways than one

Fancy something sweet after your next session? Our physiotherapists are very passionate about their hobbies; running, cycling - and of course, all things food and wine. Roy’s love of learning has recently expanded to include a wine course - he has now proudly added the WSET level 2 award to his qualifications.

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Why a positive relationship with your physiotherapist is important – July CPD

Historically, society's perceptions of 'physiotherapy treatment' were of a passive treatment process in which the physiotherapist would merely 'treat' the patient. However, science and medicine have evolved, which means our Physiotherapy practice has too. This three part blog delves into the details of why, and how we can work together to achieve great outcomes.

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Dry Needling – A Case Study

Physiotherapy can encompass different treatment tools, one of which is dry needling. For those that don’t know, dry needling is the use of inserting fine needles for the purpose of reducing tension and pain. The needles are ‘dry’ as no fluid is being inserted or removed. “But how can sticking needles in me make me better?” I hear you cry!

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Hand Therapy – Professional Development June 2018

In June, our professional development session looked at upper limb injuries. One key take-home message is not to wait long before getting a professional opinion and assessment if you have a major sprain, finger dislocation or loss of hand/finger movement.

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Ankle Sprains

Everyone has sprained an ankle on one or more occasions. In fact, spraining your ankle is the most common injury amongst physically active people.

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