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frozen shoulder symptoms and treatment

Frozen shoulder symptoms and treatment

Frozen shoulder is the commonly used name for adhesive capsulitis, a condition that causes the shoulder to be painful and stiff. The diagnosis of frozen shoulder can be difficult to make as usually there isn't evidence for major tissue damage…
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…
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…
Baby - first trimester of pregnancy

First trimester of pregnancy

Your first trimester is THE TIME to start thinking about BABY PREHAB! In your first trimester you might feel completely normal, completely dreadful, or somewhere in between. Managing fatigue and nausea (without letting on why) is not just…
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…
Dog running - london marathon injury

Training for the London Marathon? Common Injuries and Treatments

It's that time of the year again, runners start training for the London Marathon - how exciting! We discuss the best course of treatment to prevent injury.
Headache Treatments

Treatments for Headache

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  Headache affects nearly everyone at least occasionally. It is a problem at some time in the lives of an estimated 40% of people in the UK and one of the most frequent causes of consultation in both general practice and specialist clinics…