23 Mar

Message for all our clients

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR CLIENTS The time has finally come where we find it necessary to close our doors. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we’ll be closing our doors on Monday 23rd March until further notice. BUT, Don’t panic we are still available to help you!! FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS Virtual Online Physiotherapy Consultations […]

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13 Jan

Frozen Shoulder – Physio Guide to Pathophysiology & Evidence Based Treatment – James Clayton MCSP

Frozen Shoulder This Blog will explain what frozen shoulder is, how we diagnose it and how the evidence states we should treat our patients. What is frozen shoulder? Previously coined as ‘peri-arthritis’ by Duplay in 1872(Reeves, 1975), frozen Shoulder was a term that was first used in 1934 by Codman (Rizk and Pinals, 1982), where […]

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09 Jan

‘Frozen Shoulder & Self Help Exercises’ by James Clayton MCSP

Frozen shoulder syndrome, clinically known as adhesive capsulitis, is a painful and debilitating condition affecting up to 5% of the population. Patients experience pain, limited shoulder movement and disability generally lasting anywhere from 1 to 24 months. This means it is important to distinguish frozen shoulder from other types of shoulder conditions early such as […]

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13 Nov

Bone Bruising – What you need to know….

  DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION A Bone Bruise is one of the four types of fractures (broken bones) that occur in the human body, the others are: stress fractures, osteochondral fractures and bone fractures.   Bone bruise is a term that encompasses three different kinds of bone injuries:                     […]

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24 Oct

Shockwave Therapy

  WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment, and works by delivering impulses of energy, targeted to specific damaged tissues, within an inflamed tendon. Its been shown to be most effective in assisting with the treatment of chronic conditions. One of the strongest arguments for the use of Shockwave Therapy is that […]

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24 Oct

Is Technology Harming Our Health? 

  IS TECHNOLOGY HARMING OUR HEALTH? We are currently living in the age of technology; from the rise of the smartphone, to the introduction of tablets and computers into every workspace, technology is the 2nd Industrial Revolution. As a result, we as physios have seen an exponential rise in posture related pain throughout this ‘revolution’. Whether […]

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14 May

10 Tips to Stay Healthy on Holiday…

  It is summer holiday time and holidays mean we either take time to relax more than we usually would or on the flip-side become more active than usual, both of which can be dangerous to our health! Back Pain Due To Inactivity A lot of us go away to relax and lounge around in […]

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31 Jan

Pilates: A Focus on Thoracic Mobility Exercises

Did you know that good thoracic mobility is vital for the neck, low back and shoulder girdle to function normally. Stiffness in this area can lead to pain and a wide range of injuries of the spine and shoulders. This 10 minute programme will work wonders to increase your flexibility in this area.

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21 Jan

Corticosteroid Injections – Some facts behind the myths!

  At some point many of us have had or heard of someone who has had a corticosteroid “cortisone” injection.  In my talks with patients over the years cortisone can often get a ‘bad rap’ if they have had a negative experience (i.e. it was ineffective or painful!) The truth is, if used correctly and […]

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04 Dec

Terrible, Dreadful, Painful Shin Splints…..

  What are Shin Splints? Many athletes that rely on their legs as key pieces of equipment, such as runners or dancers, are prone to injuries in this area. Whether you’re new to these activities or a seasoned pro, anyone can fall victim to sore shins. This pain is often found down the inner (medial) […]

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