Covid-19 Returning to the “New Normal”

Covid-19 Returning to the “New Normal”

When lockdown was announced back in March, we were all faced with the challenge of how to adapt and respond. For many this meant working from home unless we were key workers or retired. For me and my profession we needed to move our services online and quickly to...
Jill’s Top Five Tips for Managing Back Pain

Jill’s Top Five Tips for Managing Back Pain

1. “Prevention is better than cure” Try and keep your spine (as well as the rest of your body) strong and flexible. Research has shown that regular exercise is by far the best treatment for low back pain. Try and choose an activity you enjoy and hopefully it will then...
Physiotherapist Help: How to Choose a Pillow

Physiotherapist Help: How to Choose a Pillow

I often talk to my patients about pillows especially if they are seeing me about neck or upper back pain. Chances are you rarely give any thought to your pillows unless you develop pain. If you are sleeping on a worn-out pillow, scrunching or folding it up to get...
Diabetes UK 22 Swim for a Healthier You 2020

Diabetes UK 22 Swim for a Healthier You 2020

As I will have been qualified and practicing as a physiotherapist for 35 years this year I felt I wanted to do something to mark the occasion and to challenge me. So on New Years Eve (after a glass of champagne!) I signed up to do the Diabetes UK Swim 22 Challenge....