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Neurological Physiotherapy

The techniques mentioned here are only a guideline and are not exhaustive. Please note one treatment does not fit all and therefore you must obtain specialist Neurological Physiotherapy advice.   Why Neurological Physiotherapy? As with all medical specialties, Neurology is a specialism in itself and you do need a specialist[…]

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Walk or Exercise, that is the question???

We all hear lots of “new” advice on how to stay as fit as possible eg office workers are often more sedentary than those over aged 75. “Walking is great for maintaining general mobility” but “Exercising for half an hour daily” – increasing your heart rate to a safe level[…]

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Muscle Stretches v/& Strengthening

Stretches – lengthen muscles, tendons and soft tissue, helping prevent reaching injuries, such as strains, fibre tears leading to inflammation and disorganised fibre healing Strengthening – contracts muscle (ie shortening muscle fibres), helping prevent over stretching and protecting joints Subtle difference, yet notable. We need both for musculo- skeletal health[…]

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Saliva Test for Dementia

A simple saliva test for early onset of Dementia may be available soon – a pilot study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease http://bit.ly/2fbfFRM

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Aspergillus fungus

Did you see – the news item in the Independent (ind.pn/2rjWLpw) regarding the drying of laundry inside. According to the Asthma Society of Ireland tis practice can damage health because of the Aspergillus fumigates spore. If you suffer with asthma it is worth a go….If you try it, please let[…]

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Smart Specs

Have you heard the latest regarding ‘smart specs’, that comprise of a headset and associated app, that can help Facial Palsy suffers with their rehab. It has mini-sensors, that measure symmetry and muscle in or over-activity, providing real time feedback.Lights and vibration will let patients know when their facial muscles[…]

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It is never too late….to build up muscles…

People are under the impression that building up muscles is difficult and only for the body builders….not so….it is so important for us as we get older to maintain a certain amount of strength in our muscles….you do need to use them though. In my Neuro Physio – I teach[…]

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Mind over Matter

Keep upbeat and positive…if you can…research shows that positive thinkers are more likely to achieve their goals…’half full’, as opposed to half empty.     It stands to reason, so might as well give it a go…. And mental well-being goes hand in hand with physical….cases in point:- – a Stroke[…]

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LTA, Lawn Tennis Association

I have been asked to do some short videos on various Physiotherapeutic topics of interest regarding Tennis….Please do have a look at their website Try   www.handwtennis.co.uk       and look under Coaching Tips Hope they are useful

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Dupytren’s Contracture and Trigger Finger

I was asked recently the difference between Dupytren’s Contracture and Trigger Finger:- Dupytren’s is the shortening of tendons and soft tissue within the palm of the hand and Trigger finger is within the digits. If you catch them early enough, you can at best cure them and at worst minimise[…]

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