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Dupytrens Contracture

I have come across 2 people recently, who had no idea that they had this condition.Both had a Stroke, one many years ago and one recently and by chance the same hand was affected.The one person had been injected with Botox, thinking it was due to tightness caused by the[…]

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NAD Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NAD+ is an essential cofactor in human mitochondria, important for oxidation reactions such as those in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and fatty acid β-oxidation. In yeast, Ndt1p and ScNdt2p transport NAD+ into mitochondria in exchange with matrix (d)AMP or (d)GMP. The alignments of symmetry-related triplets suggest that there is no[…]

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Neurological Community Physiotherapy

Since Covid and the aftermath of Long Covid and other chronic conditions that have gone un-diagnosed and untreated, there is much more talk of Physiotherapy follow up in the Community. The NHS’s cover of the community is reported not to be for long enough ie 6 weeks or 6 sessions.Interestingly[…]

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What is Neuro Physiotherapy?

I was asked recently….“What is the difference between normal Physiotherapy and Neuro Physiotherapy” My explanation is simple….“If you have a heart problem, you want to go to a Cardiologist, not an Orthopaedic doctor or indeed a gynaecological expert” This usually makes people smile if not titter a little. That seems[…]

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Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID)

For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or “long COVID”. About long COVIDHow long it takes to recover from COVID-19 is different for everybody.Many people feel better in a few days or weeks[…]

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The latest on COVID 19

CURRENT Covid 19 SituationPatients are still hospitalised and people are dying still of Covid related problems, much less so in the UK now. As of this date 34 million British people have received their first free anti-C19 vaccination. The UK is leading the world in this strategy to overcome this[…]

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A couple of Non Covid 19 Medical issues

Dupytrens Contractures I was watching a rather pleasant film called Wild Target, with Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint….a gentle comedy.I noticed Bill N’s little and ring fingers, as he held the steering wheel., whilst driving. I am a Physio afterall….then I googled it, yes it is know that[…]

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Physiotherapy in this NEW WORLD

Some interesting statistics :- • only 15% of private Physio services were up and running in September 2020• 23% of these were face to face contacts….as we all know Hands-On is the best way• 73% of clinicians feared passing on the virus to their patients• Almost half (47%) of patients[…]

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Good-bye 2020

Physiotherapy – some interesting statistics :- • only 15% of private Physio services were up and running in September 2020• 23% of these were face to face contacts….as we all know Hands-On is the best way• 73% of clinicians feared passing on the virus to their patients• Almost half (47%)[…]

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Enduring effects of COVID

Medical research has become well aware that all viral infections can lead to chronic illnesses involving many vital organs and systems.In this article 2 main residual effects of COVID-19 were investigated.The obvious place to check for long-term harm is in the lungs, because COVID-19 begins as a respiratory infection and[…]

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