22 Feb

Benefits of Post-Natal Pilates 

Benefits of Post-Natal Pilates As much as we like to pretend pregnancy is this amazing journey, and we get a beautiful gift at the end…. It doesn’t half cause a lot of problems! Over 81.9% of women had one or more children in the year 2020 with a large proportion of those suffering from long […]

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26 Oct

Joint Pain During the Menopause – Fact or Fiction?….Kiera Bradley MCSP BSc Hons Physiotherapy

MENOPAUSAL PAIN Kiera Bradley There is a growing acknowledgement that many women will suffer with an increase in generalised joint pain during the menopause. Apart from its effect on bone density leading to osteoporosis, sadly there is still a significant lack of research into the effect that the menopause can have on the musculoskeletal system. […]

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20 Jun

Covid and the Back Pain Pandemic – Kiera Bradley BSc(Hons) MCSP

The Back Pain Pandemic  Kiera Bradley In March 2020 Covid-19 triggered a National Lockdown causing working from home to become the new normal for all or part of the working week. Although working from home has many benefits such as reduced travel time and cost and more flexible working, it does have its problems. One […]

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23 May

Will Pilates Improve My Running Technique? – Kiera Bradley BSc(Hons) MCSP

WHAT IS PILATES? Kiera Bradley Pilates is a comprehensive body-conditioning programme with the aim of improving core-stabilisation and thus reducing injury risk and enhancing performance. To accomplish this Pilates incorporates the key principles: Movement Control Flexibility Postural Awareness Breathing Control   The founder, Joseph Pilates, felt that modern society had robbed us of our natural physical […]

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19 Jan

Is Pregnancy Bad for your Body?

Author Kiera Bradley BSc(Hons) MCSP COMMON PROBLEMS DURING & AFTER PREGNANCY A staggering 81% of women give birth to at least one child in their lifetime (Gov.uk, 2018). Growing and carrying a baby and caring for a growing child takes its toll on our body (and sanity!). These different stresses can build up and result […]

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24 Oct

Shockwave Therapy

  WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY? Kiera Bradley 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 […]

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24 Oct

Is Technology Harming Our Health? 

  IS TECHNOLOGY HARMING OUR HEALTH? Kiera Bradley 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 […]

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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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