4 Dec 2017

What Is The Origin Of Physiotherapy As A Profession?

Physiotherapy, the profession as we know it, has had many changes over the years. An interesting timeline of where it all began stems from many worldwide events, and the experience with a Physio in the past has changed dramatically to the service we provide today. Where it all started is a little subjective. People have […]

15 Dec 2016

Get Back On Your Feet After A Car Accident

There is nothing worse than being in pain following a car accident. After all, the damage to your car is pain enough; suffering from aches and pains in your body as well is like double the punishment. Taking an active role in your recovery can help reduce the amount of suffering time. The Physio’s here at […]

22 Jan 2015

What’s The Difference Between A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor And An Osteopath?

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 […]

26 May 2011

What type of exercise should I be doing?

A lot of patients ask me what type of exercise they should be doing to keep fit and healthy. Is swimming better than running? Should I be going to the gym? Will Pilates really benefit me?

26 May 2011

Jumping into Plyometrics

What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are often used at the end stage of your rehabilitation to prepare you for your final return to sport. These exercises combine strength and speed to provide the ‘explosiveness’ required for many sporting activities, for example to increase the power of a soccer kick or the force of a […]

26 May 2011

Does my foot look good in this?

Feet can be flat, arched or just plain funny looking…but do you have any idea of what your foot type is and what shoe is the right one for you to wear? If you’re wearing the correct shoe, you are more likely to get the most out of your running and reduce the risk of […]

21 Apr 2011

Getting Back Into Dance…

Ever felt like you might want to get back into those dance classes but don’t know where to start? Chances are, if you danced when you were younger, you still really miss it but might not have the confidence to start again!  Apart from the confidence factor, you might be worried that you have lost […]

21 Apr 2011

What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints can be niggly, painful or enough to make you want to throw in the towel: but what are they exactly?

15 Apr 2011

Stretching Reduces the Risk of Injuries: Fact or Fiction?

In the past, stretching was considered to be an important part of any training regime to help reduce the risk of injury.  But was it all in vain?  In recent years, the amount of studies looking into the evidence behind the effectiveness of stretching has steadily increased.

1 Apr 2011

Pilates: Not Just For Skirts

When someone mentions Pilates as a form of exercise, often it is associated with females and, in particular, dancers. Well, as a proud Pilates exponent and instructor, I can tell you that I should’ve been doing this back when I was playing rugby against 120 kilo Samoans.