Physiotherapy Blog

Anaphylactic Shock. By Kika Browne

Anaphylactic Shock. By Kika Browne

| 19th September, 2017

What is anaphylactic shock? Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction that some people will experience when they have been exposed to something that they are allergic to. This will cause them to go into anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis causes a person’s immune system to release chemicals into the body which can then cause the person to go […]

Physiotherapy Myths and Truths. By Melanie White

Physiotherapy Myths and Truths. By Melanie White

| 5th September, 2017

Physiotherapy is an ever evolving profession. It is a profession that initially requires a minimum of 3 years of university study and 1000 hours of clinical practice within this. After this we are required to evidence regular professional development (CPD) whether this be attending courses, in-team training, or attending seminars and lectures. What we learnt […]

Physiotherapy – A simple guide for our Patients. By Phoebe Machin

Physiotherapy – A simple guide for our Patients. By Phoebe Machin

Many of us who have experienced an injury throughout our lives (and I am sure there are not too many exceptions here!!) are found searching for the right advice and treatment still to find that there are questions that remain unanswered when it comes to Physiotherapy and what to expect: WHAT have I damaged? WHY? […]

Back pain during pregnancy. By Kika Browne

Back pain during pregnancy. By Kika Browne

| 18th August, 2017

Most people are already fully aware that the back is a very complex part of the body. In general back pain could be caused by many different elements, such as ligaments, muscles, discs, facet joints or nerves. As you would expect growing a human in your tummy may certainly increase the possibility of pain in […]

Rescue the ITB from the Foam Roller! By Lizzie Hewitt

Rescue the ITB from the Foam Roller! By Lizzie Hewitt

| 11th August, 2017

“My mini crusade to rescue the ITB from the foam roller! Trying to relieve ITB pain can be very difficult, as well as a long process, so I understand why using a simple solution like rolling it out on a foam roller is tempting. A lot of us are also told by our personal trainers, […]

Dancing Dan

Dancing Dan

| 5th January, 2017

There are numerous schools of thought as to what is considered appropriate rehabilitation.  As an MSK physio I have always believed in two key aspects of rehab: safety and fun.  At University, I resisted the temptation to learn rehabilitation from a book feeling it would squash any holistic creativity.  I therefore embarked on deriving programs and movement […]

Pre-ski season Fitness 2016/17

Pre-ski season Fitness 2016/17

| 2nd December, 2016

Getting back onto the slopes can be a doddle for some who have kept a good baseline fitness throughout the year with the other sports they participate in, but for others…..well, lets just say, that a little pre-ski holiday preparation can really make a huge difference – and not just to the tired jelly legs […]

Day 9….shoulders and arms with Charlie

Day 9….shoulders and arms with Charlie

| 6th March, 2013

Phew! We are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel…….it’s not any easier in terms of intensity but I really do feel different in every way. A typical conversation taking place: Bev (an Educogym client) walks in telling Charlie that she has been on a clothes shopping spree. She has lost a stone […]

Day 8….chest and back with Catherine

Day 8….chest and back with Catherine

| 6th March, 2013

Although today was hard, my legs felt less painful. This is due to the fact that apparently my muscles are getting used to each exercise. The important thing Catherine taught me today was intensity! By this, she got me to move quickly onto the next set without any break between. Catherine stated that, in the […]

Day 6….arms and shoulders with Justina

| 2nd March, 2013

Back to arms again today which I was slightly dreading but my muscles seem to be adapting to the exercises and although I was doing greater intensity it felt less strain and recruitment of every other muscle in my body to complete the exercises today. Total weights workout onle 5 and a half minutes, but […]

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