A comprehensive guide to physiotherapy

In this comprehensive guide to Physiotherapy, we explore all it's benefits, as well as the common injuries that can be improved through Physiotherapy. We will also be giving you vital tips on how to increase your chances of being injury-free and the best things to do should you ever injury yourself!

Searching ‘Physiotherapy near me’ is all well and good, but wouldn’t it be easier if you knew whether or not you even need physiotherapy in the first place? Let’s take a look at some of the common injuries and symptoms.

Rotator cuff injuries

What is a rotator cuff and how serious can an injury be? Rotator cuff injuries are extremely common due to how frequently we use them. The most common injuries tend to fall into one of three categories – these are either strains, tendinitis or bursitis. Click for more.

Identifying sprains

Sprains are commonly used to describe an injury but what are they? How do we know when we have a sprain? More importantly, how do we best recover for sprains? Click for more.

How to help back pain?

There are lots of reasons for getting back pain: poor sitting posture, excessive driving, heavy lifting, lack of stretching – even the wrong footwear! These activities put a strain on the back muscles which can cause them to tense up leading to pain. So, how does Physiotherapy help? Click for more.

Joint pain

For those that experience joint pain, we often feel that our symptoms are worse when the weather becomes colder, right? This is a phenomenon which has been extensively researched, however there is little consensus in the evidence linking colder weather to joint pain. So why is it worse in cold weather? Click for more.

Lower back disc bulges

One of the most common concerns and questions asked by patients with lower back pain is whether their injury is coming from a disc and if their disc is ‘bulging’ or has ‘slipped’. The thought of a damaged or bulging disc is a concern for many people and therefore it is important to outline what the signs and symptoms are and when it is important to get your symptoms assessed and treated. Click for more.

The benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of treatment practised by a qualified Physiotherapist that has a variety of benefits. It involves the use of specifically designed needles being inserted into points on the body that help to stimulate and speed up the recovery of injury muscles and tendons. Click for more.

Runners knee – patellofemoral pain syndrome

Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a general diagnosis given to people who present with pain at the front of the knee joint. Pain is the predominant symptom which is usually located around the knee cap. Click for more.

When to ice and when to heat?

When it comes to pain or an injury, there is often much confusion about when to ice and when to heat. Therapeutic icing and heating are a safe, cheap and easy self-treatment option for many common painful problems, but knowing which one is correct for a particular issue leaves many of us unsure. Click for more.

The myths of stretching

It’s the age-old dilemma… should we stretch before running or not? Do we believe the myths of stretching? For every study that suggests we must stretch before any activity, there seems to be a counter study that suggests we shouldn’t. Our Physio gives their opinion on the matter. Click for more.

Plantar fasciitis

Do you ever experience pain in the arch of your foot that seems to just come out of nowhere? Chances are, you may be suffering with Plantar Fasciitis. So, what is it and why does it happen? Click for more.

Should we sit less?

Should we sit less? Our bodies are fuelled by movement as this activates all of our internal chemical mechanisms that help us to function correctly. If we think about how we feel after a good work out, we tend to feel more relaxed and pain-free. Click for more.

Common pregnancy problems

In this blog, we discuss some of the most common pregnancy problems that we are faced with, offering a professional explanation on why, as well as advice on how we can best deal with the issues. Click for more.

Important tips for running

Since lockdown, more and more of us have started to run, so it’s important that we are aware of 3 important tips that will help reduce the chances of injury. Click for more.

Shin splints

Shin splints (also known as medial tibial stress syndrome) is a common injury, particularly in those of us that are active. So, how can we tell if we have shin splints? And more importantly, what should we do if we ever get shin splints? Click for more.

So, next time you’re thinking of searching ‘Physiotherapy near me’, have a think about your symptoms and hopefully you will have a better idea what to do next. If you’re still struggling as to what you need, you can always contact us using our FREE ‘Ask A Physio’ service where we will be more than happy to help.