Physiotherapy Blog

Tension Headaches

How can I relieve my Tension Headache?

What is a Tension Type Headache? A headache that can be felt as pressure around the head and/or neck, generally associated with tight bands of muscles. If it lasts 14 days or less, it is considered episodic and if it lasts fifteen days or more out of a month for 3 consecutive months it is […]

What IS a muscle Knot? And how can I make it feel better?

You have probably found yourself saying, “I have so many knots at the moment” or “I’ve got a really big knot in my shoulder”. But, can your muscles get knotted? The short answer is: no. Before I continue it is important to note there is nothing wrong with you. Your body is working well, and […]

How Physiotherapy can help Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an emotional condition that develops after somebody has experienced, or witnessed, a serious accident or traumatic event. If you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, been part of violence or an attack, been physically injured, or have experienced the unexpected death […]

Trapezius Muscle

Pain in the neck? The muscles of the Head, Face and Neck.

A lot of us are very familiar with the muscles of the legs or arms, thanks to our personal trainers, gym buddies, or even some memory of school P.E. However, some of us may struggle to recall the muscles of our head, face or neck. The muscles of the face and head are easily overlooked […]

Sprained ankle Blog by Phoebe Machin

What can I do about my sprained ankle? By Phoebe Machin.

Sprained ankles are miserable. Very common and horribly painful, they’re usually the result of a sporting injury or accident, where the ligaments in your foot have been stretched and damaged. Many people often mistakenly believe that their ankle is actually broken, and wish to go to hospital to have it X-rayed. However, although they look […]

What’s causing my foot pain? by Phoebe Machin

Exercise is meant to be good for you right? Well yes, but it may not seem like it if your feet are suddenly in pain. There are four extremely common reasons for experiencing foot pain after exercise. Each type of pain is usually only temporary and will settle down in a couple of days. However, […]

New Physit Blog. Anatomy of the foot and ankle

Anatomy of the Ankle and Foot

Fact of the day for you: If a person walks on average 7,500 steps a day and lives to be 80 years old, they’ll have walked around 216,262,500 steps in their life time. Or, if it’s easier to imagine distances, that’s 110,000 miles. To put this in perspective, the circumference of the earth is 24,901 […]

Pain in Runners Knee

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? by Melanie White

What is Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS/PFJP) Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, also known as Anterior Knee Pain (AKP), Patella Overload Syndrome, or Runner’s Knee. Patellafemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that can cause pain or discomfort around the front of your knee or under your kneecap (patella).   Why do I have pain in my knee? The […]

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is something that can affect your joints. It can cause pain, stiffness, swelling, and grinding sensations within your joint. Over time the cartilage that helps protect the bone within your joints can wear away, so that the bones rub together, causing the above symptoms. Osteoarthritis can also be called arthrosis, osteoarthrosis, degenerative joint […]

Knee Anatomy Blog, by Melanie White

The Anatomy of The Knee, by Melanie White

| 15th March, 2018

In order to fully understand how the knee works a little information on the anatomy of the joint itself can be very helpful. The knee is a hinge joint. Essentially this means it moves in one plane (into flexion [bending] and extension [straightening]), there also some other sliding movements that can occur. In order to […]

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