Back pain is the most common injury seen in Physiotherapy clinics. It is estimated that over 80% of adults report lower back pain each year, and that as a result, 8.9 million working days per year are lost. It is now the leading cause of long term disability in the UK. Back pain is generally … Continue reading Top 3 Ways to Prevent and Treat Back Pain
Working as a dietitian I get many patients ask me about allergies and intolerance’s, specifically around allergy testing. There are many companies and individuals who claim to diagnose people with allergies and intolerance’s, but how do you know which is legitimate and which are just looking for a quick buck? What is an allergy? An … Continue reading Food Allergy and Intolerance
Hamstring Injuries – Jonathan Wride ESP Physiotherapist Last week in clinic an elite level sprinter visited me for advice on suspected hamstring injury. This is a very common injury I see in footballers and track athletes so I will use this case study to discuss the best management for hamstring tears. Where are the Hamstring … Continue reading Hamstring Injuries
Today’s blog is from Sophia Charalambous, who runs Herts Family Dietitian. You can check her website out at: www.hertsfamilydietitian.co.uk Sophia is our new Dietitian at the clinic. Sophia comes from working in the NHS with adult and paediatric patients, seeing a variety of conditions such as IBS, coeliac disease, weight management and home enteral nutrition. … Continue reading Diet, Supplements and Inflammation
So, unless you live under a rock, everyone knows the benefits of exercise on your general health, fitness and body, but what does exercise do for our mental health? There is a growing movement in the UK towards exercising for our minds as a way to de-stress. People are finally beginning to understand that exercise … Continue reading Exercising for Mental Health
So you’ve been to see the doctor with your hip pain and he has told you that you’ve got femoroacetabular impingement, or ‘FAI’ as you’ve seen it written on google. You’re not sure what to make of this and you think it will help if you chat about it with other people but the problem … Continue reading Hip Pain – Surgery or Physio?
Type in to google: ‘ways to make the heart stronger/healthier’ and the number one hit is through exercise. After all, your heart is a muscle that can be strengthened. In fact, evidence suggests that long-term exercisers can expect to have larger hearts than their counterparts. A bigger heart makes for a more efficient heart, as … Continue reading How can I make my heart stronger?
Walk in to any gym and you are likely to hear some exercise buff bragging about using a foam roller. I mean what even is it anyway? Is it even good for you? Is it something you should be doing? There has been a huge rise in the number of people using foam rollers and … Continue reading Does foam rolling work?
Back to school this week for many of our patients and parents! A new school year often means new stationary, new uniform and new shoes! Which got us thinking about a trend we saw this summer. Perhaps it was due to more people running, or perhaps it was coincidental – but SO many people have … Continue reading Why are we spending so much on Orthotics?
Your job… the buzzkill that ruins a perfectly healthy diet and hindrance blocking your 10,000 daily step count. It should be no surprise that the average calorie-counter falls off the healthy eating bandwagon whilst mooching around the office. If only your caloric intake was placed on hold during working hours… ‘yes Debbie from accounting, I … Continue reading 5 ways to burn calories at work – Jamie Donmall