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Advances In Hip Replacement, by Nick Naylor

Total hip replacements have had a stigma that they’re only for older people, this means many younger people suffer, unnecessarily in silence, with hip pain. As the medical technology improves so does the life expectancy of the artificial joint, therefore there is less need for revised worn artificial joints, which was the initial reservation of […]

What does the perfect squat look like?

What does the perfect squat look like?

It’s a trick question! The answer is…there isn’t one! Everyone’s hip anatomy is different, so why are we being told to do a squat that looks the same as those glossy textbook photos? The textbook should have a variety of different people’s squat. By assessing your hip anatomy, we can begin to perfect our own […]

Recovering Right. By Nick Naylor.

Recovery – the better you recover, the more you can train and therefore the better you perform. My key focus with recovery is around planning and prep. I find I’m more likely to actually do the right thing if everything’s written down (planned) and on hand (prepped) so that when I’m burnt out after a […]

Pre-ski Fitness

Pre-ski Fitness

| 25th January, 2018

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 […]

Understanding Achilles Tendinopathy and Research

Understanding Achilles Tendinopathy and Research

I am fortunate enough to not only have the pleasure of working for Physit, treating a wide variety of injuries, aches and pains; but also to work on a medical research trial which is a collaboration with Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University London. Prior to joining Physit, my role for the past […]

What does your spinal MRI tell you? By Melanie White

What does your spinal MRI tell you? By Melanie White

| 27th November, 2017

It is estimated that 95% of the Western population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. This may be a small niggle that resolves after a few hours or something that is more longstanding and requires help from a physiotherapist or other health professional to help diagnose and resolve. Many of our […]

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 […]

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