What is a slipped disc - physiotherapy

What is a slipped disc?

What is a ‘slipped’ disc and what should you do about it? Discs are 'spacers' between each vertebra to give our spines lots of mobility. They contain a squidgy centre called the nucleus, surrounded by thick fibrous walls. A disc 'bulge'…
Frida Kahlo pain management

Art in the management of pain!

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Pain is a very personal experience, it isn't something that shows up on a scan or that can be objectively measured. Putting pain into words can be very difficult and as much as we try, it is often hard to convey the right type of sensation to…
headache treatment patient

An osteopathic approach to headache

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An osteopathic approach to headache - a clinical case I recently had the pleasure of meeting and treating a patient whose history and symptoms represent an ideal osteopathic case study. This week's blog details the case in the hope that telling…
Tendinopathies - inflammation of a forearm extensor muscle

What causes forearm, knee and ankle pain

What causes forearm, knee and ankle pain and what you can do about it What is a tendon? Tendons are the tensile white tissue at either ends of a muscle and attach the muscle to the bone. Tendons aren't very flexible -- they have developed…
treatment of scar tissue - wood

Manual treatment of scar tissue

Manual treatment of scar tissue and post-surgical sites The role of collagen Collagen is a natural substance produced by the body and present in all its parts; from skin and bone to muscles, tendons and ligaments. Embryologically collagen…
Massage - Benefits of massage during ski season

Benefits of massage during ski season

Why have massage before and after ski season, marathon training and sponsored sports competition? It’s nearing the end of the ski season, however Spring heralds the start of ski touring adventures in the Alps. As a keen skier, I know the…
Kinesio taping on knee

Kinesio taping in rehabilitation

You have probably noticed at least once in the past, perhaps while taking a walk in the park, bumping into Bootcamp groups or watching the Olympics on TV, athletes of all kinds wearing funny coloured strips of tape and wondered "what is…
Acupuncture treatment - Recover from illness with acupuncture

Recover from illness with acupuncture

Acupuncture and recovery from illness or feeling rundown How can traditional acupuncture (also known as Chinese acupuncture) help you recover from illness, feel great, and dispel malaise? Traditional acupuncturists are skilled, committed…
Shoulder injury rehabilitation

Shoulder injury to rehab

A clinician's personal journey from shoulder injury to rehab Through personal as well as professional experience I have come to understand the physical and emotional aspects of shoulder injury and the recovery process much more thoroughly. My…
Image of feet being treated for Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the sole of the foot and commonly starting from the heel area. In the past it used to be called also "policeman's heel" as the heel itself bears the majority of the weight while standing in…