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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...

Snap, Crackle and pop! Why do my joints make noises?

Snap, Crackle and pop! Why do my joints make noises?

When I get out of bed in the morning one of the first things that I notice is an audible crack from my knees as I stand up which is usually followed by a pop from my left ankle and sometimes a creaking noise when I turn my neck to check the time. A frequently asked...

Avoiding trips and falls at home in 2019

Avoiding trips and falls at home in 2019

Whatever our age, keeping our body and mind as fit and healthy as we can is good for our balance, movement and for preventing injury. Bones tend to become thinner and weaker as we grow older, particularly in women following the menopause. In older age we are also at...

Anyone for Tennis? Physiotherapy and Tennis Elbow

Anyone for Tennis? Physiotherapy and Tennis Elbow

With Wimbledon underway the local tennis courts will be buzzing with keen players over the next two weeks! Let's serve up three interesting facts you may not know about "Tennis Elbow" and physiotherapy.   You can get tennis elbow without ever picking up a racquet...

Staying strong as you get older

Staying strong as you get older

How to build strength as you get older For many people, retirement marks a time of new beginnings - more time with family, new hobbies, greater opportunities to travel. But it can also be a time for finding new ways to maintain or build your strength while discovering...