• Physio Therapy - Blog

    My Physio led Pilates classes this year. Some things have changed with my Physio led Pilates classes this year, as we entered lockdown 2,  I took my classes onto Zoom and it has been really enjoyable. The feedback has been fantastic and the relaxation part works really well for people (I wasn't quite sure if it would over Zoom) and all from the comfort of your own home!  I am still able[...]

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    Phase II of the Covid 19 response and face2face treatment The main points are to maintain social distancing as we are best able and to always keep your hands as clean as possible.  We want you to be safe and feel safe when you are at the Centre so we will be doing our upmost to ensure this. If you are not sure whether it is best to have an online appt or if you would benefit more [...]

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    Run Run Run

    Warming up – the nitty gritty! So you have done all the hard work and are ready for your race – don’t mess it up now by ignoring some of the nuances of the final bit of race prep – the warm up. Now, this isn’t a ‘how to’ warm up guide but I just wanted to point out a few aspects for considerations. How long is your race? Paradoxically, the shortest events need the [...]

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    Hip replacements for the under 55

    Hip replacements. The risk of revision or ‘re-do’ surgery for hip-replacements aged under 55 is much higher than for patients aged over 75. So you should bare this in mind when considering whether to have one as soon as you can. The National Joint Registry’s medical director Martyn Porter, an orthopaedic surgeon, said the higher risk of revision hip replacement surgery was presumably a [...]

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    Physiotherapy for Pain. This evidence further supports its use in reducing pain

    Physiotherapy for pain. The increased use and belief in the efficiency of physiotherapy as a pain treatment with no or limited safety concerns has led to physiotherapies being included in several international recommendations on management of major painful diseases such as low back pain and osteoarthritis. The 'World Confederation of Physical Therapists' (WCPT) describes physiotherapy as "… [...]

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    Walk or get the bus? But with all this talk of air pollution you have to think about this. What is best for your health. A team has looked into this comparing the effects of exercise on life expectancy with pollution in world cities and they concluded that walking and cycling are the best option for your health. There are some notable exceptions; Delhi, Karachi and Doha. Even in Delhi, the most [...]

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    A Way to Get Fit and Also Have Fun.  The 10-20-30 fitness programme

    I picked this up from a Danish paper and I have copied it to our blog. Have a read; it is a great way to get fit without getting bored! Researchers in Denmark recently began delving into that issue and in the process developed a new approach to intense interval training that could appeal even to those of us who, until now, have been disinclined to push ourselves during exercise. [...]

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    Let us tell you about telomeres and how running helps them

    Inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes are stretches of DNA called telomeres, which protect our genetic data, make it possible for cells to divide, and hold some secrets to how we age and get cancer. Telomeres have been compared with the plastic tips on shoelaces, because they keep [...]

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