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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....

Restless Leg Syndrome and why you might need Physio

Restless Leg Syndrome and why you might need Physio

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition which is characterised by a strong desire to move the legs as well as other symptoms such as twitching, tingling and other unpleasant sensations. RLS has a prevalence of around 5-10% of the adult population in...

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases!

Coughs and sneezes spread diseases!

It almost seems inevitable that we will all catch a cold at some point during the winter months so I have been researching natural ways to try and strengthen my immune system and to fight a cold should I succumb! These are just a few natural remedies for treating a...

Vitamin D and why it’s important

Vitamin D and why it’s important

As we are now in the depths of winter sunshine will be in short supply for the next three months. Sunshine is vital for the body to produce Vitamin D. It is produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight and so during the winter months our bodies are unlikely to...

Steroid injections – a shot in the dark?

Steroid injections – a shot in the dark?

You may be offered an injection by your doctor to help manage your pain. We are going to look at what they are, how they work and if they are effective. Corticosteroid is a prescription only anti-inflammatory drug and is different to anabolic steroids used by body...