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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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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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Christmas 2018 is upon us….

Singing “carols”, at this time of year, helps prevent chest problems…Apparently lung conditions kill more people in the UK, than other European countries. My clinical advice, that I am very hot on at the moment is – if you have a chest infection…cough secretions out as much as you can[…]

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EXERCISE and BRAIN HEALTH

There is increasingly more literature and research pointing to the benefits of exercise to keep the body healthy and also the mind Eg Swimming reduces anxiety and stress ind.pn/2RGvMIC More than 25% of adults world-wise are not active enough The Lancet Global Health 2018 bit.ly/2QHykj1 Activity (ie keeping joints moving)[…]

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Did you know…

Anti-inflammatory diet An anti-inflammatory diet including chocolate, red wine and beer – can help you live longer. Independent Ind.pn/2pgGi6f Supplements Supplements can hinder the effectiveness of prescribed medicines. Times bit.ly/2zzS7df Spinal cord implants Yes this revolutionary surgery has arrived….has helped some paralysed patients walk again. Guardian bit.ly/2NBugDb Exercise and Mental[…]

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Tit bits of NEWS

Meningitis and Measles Vaccines Students are being encouraged to have the MenACWY vaccine against meningitis and MMR against measles, due to European outbreaks. https://bit.ly/2MVrrf5 6-8 hours of sleep is best https://bit.ly/2N1Dnfi The WHO suggests that people over the age of 50yrs should take 600MET weekly minutes of physical activity, equivalent[…]

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Leaky Gut

Leaky Gut Syndrome occurs when sensitivity causes chronic inflammation within the intestinal walls. This is instigated by excess gluten, which releases Zonulin, the protein that breaks down cell junctions within the intestines. As a result the immune system attacks toxins, microbes and undigested food as if they were foreign invaders.[…]

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More tips

Dietary points of interest attributed to the CSP Frontline, Physiotherapy professional Journal 1. Taken from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Folic Acid supplements may help reduce risk of Stroke with those suffering with high blood pressure by a massive 75% 2. The Independent newspaper reported that[…]

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