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1st April 2020

Well dear friends the 1st of April 2020 finds us in Day 8 of our country’s “lock down”, “self isolation”, “medical shielding”, “de-socialising period”… It is affecting our whole world…it is truly surreal…. I hope you are making the most of it dear people and not being too negative…I have[…]

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OUR CURRENT WORLD

What a weird world, we are currently experiencing…. It is bringing out the best and the worst in people as all crisis do… My Top Tips to stay safe:- 1. Self isolate if you can 2. WASH you hands for 20secs with soap and water. Dry them thoroughly 3. Don’t[…]

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More info

Winter chills Some interesting facts:- • Cold affects and indeed can flare up arthritis in joints – how does it do this? – soft tissue is not so tensile in cold temperatures ie the joint becomes stiffer and is susceptible to stress and forces during sporting activities. I always advise[…]

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AXA-PPP direct referral

AXA-PPP direct referral to Physiotherapy I had an AXA-PPP direct referral this week…again, but it reminded me… in consideration of what my recent posts…. The patient had rung AXA-PPP and insisted on Physiotherapy as soon as possible, as her GP could not see her for 2 weeks. She was offered[…]

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REVO machine

My REVO machine has proven to be amazing. It literally takes 15 minutes and has dramatic effects in reducing acute, muscle tightness and painful muscular spasms. Patient reviews:- “I leapt up from the couch and felt so much better….it was miraculous. I was amazed” “People need to know about this[…]

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More on Hands ON

Hands on requires assessment of specific affected areas of the body. Interestingly some areas may not seem to be directly related to the painful spot. Hands on involves mobilisations and manipulations of joints and muscles. These techniques are learned and practiced and are used with care and intention. Mobilising joints[…]

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EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXCERCISE….

Hormones produced during exercise may be able to slow progression of Alzheimers. The Times https://bit.ly/2sjxRZi The Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine in Dallas, Texas recommend 4-5x weekly exercise can help prevent main arteries to the heart from stiffening. https://bbc.in/2rVo6Rm Researchers at the Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute claim that learning[…]

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Hands on – Hands off

I have just had the pleasure of attending the Physio First Conference 2019 at Nottingham University, entitled “Hands on Hands off Physiotherapy”. Always an excellent event and venue. I can assure you dear readers, that if you have a Physiotherapy session/treatment and you go away with a sheet of exercisers,[…]

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RESPIRATORY PHYSIOTHERAPY

CHEST INFECTIONS At this time of year chest infections are rife and for the elderly positively dangerous. It is for the inability to clear secretions off the lungs ie cough effectively, that we Physiotherapists are called out for when we are on call. Patients cannot cough up secretions – the[…]

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