As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]
Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]
July 24-30 was National Pain Week, so rather than suffering through it, we thought we would discuss an aspect of pain that is prevalent in our day-to-day life: pain-relieving medications. Pain is a primary reason for a lot, if not most, visits to Physiotherapists. Patients often ask about pain relief medication. Is it just going […]
The Winter sport season is upon us which means lots of collisions on the sporting field. Unfortunately that can result in more injuries and some nasty bruises. Some bruises are actually haematomas, or an accumulation of clotted blood within the tissue.
Today there are several different types of scans available for us to request and use as clinicians. Patients can often get confused about the difference between these types of scans, or why one is chosen over another. If you’ve had an acute (new) injury and have consulted your GP, they may have sent you for […]
Surprisingly, I don’t often get asked by my female patients about the effect that wearing high heels can have on your feet and lower legs. Perhaps this is because it is common knowledge that high heels are not what a physio would recommend, nor are they comfortable to wear, so they must be bad, right? […]