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Category: Physiotherapy

30 November 2021

Prosecco: The party season and your bladder

Yikes! it is December already and that means we are heading into party season!!  We might be drinking a little more prosecco, champagne and white wine.  On one had that sounds great but for some of us our bladder really doesn’t like the white fizzy drinks or sadly, alcohol in general.  So how can we help manage them […]

14 October 2021

Five signs your child may need physiotherapy:

Children are often considered as mini adults when it comes to their health needs. However, the opposite is true... they have a host of rare and complex conditions they can suffer from which are both as individual and unique as they are. Here are just 5 areas of concern a children’s physiotherapist can help with [...]

30 September 2021

Footwear Advice for Children

When looking for supportive footwear for children there are a few points to consider: A rigid high heel: This ensures the heel is supported from all directions. You should not be able to push the heel in easily with your fingers. A firm mid foot support: The shoe should not be able to be twisted […]

12 March 2021

Tummy gap after pregnancy?

I can feel a gap in my tummy muscles.  What is it? The medical term for tummy gap is “diastasis recti” and is a really common post natal condition.  About two out three post natal mums will have some degree of separation of their stomach muscles.  It is a widening of the two sets of rectus abdominis muscles […]

14 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 2 Upper and Lower Back

Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain ranges of movement. There are three parts to the exercise plan this second part is aimed at the upper and lower back. A print out of the exercises are available and can […]

8 April 2020

VLOG: Chair Based Exercise Part 1 Neck and Shoulders

I wanted to create a set of chair based exercises for the less mobile person, who might be stuck at home in isolation, recovering from illness or suffering with stiffness from arthritis. Chair based exercise is safe and allows you to feel supported whilst still being able to work the muscles and joints through certain […]

8 April 2020

Frozen Shoulder-what is it and can Osteopathy help?

What is it? The term Frozen Shoulder was first used in 1934 by Dr Codman.  He stated that ‘the entity is difficult to define, difficult to treat and difficult to explain from the point of view of pathology.  Even in the 86 years since he said that it is still to fully understood.  Frozen shoulder is now […]

18 February 2020

Just a little accident? Bedwetting, daytime wetting and soiling in children.

According to the NHS an estimated 900,000, 5-19 year olds suffer from bladder and bowel conditions such as bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling.  That is approximately 1 in 12 children.   So what is the main cause of these problems: Constipation is often the main culprit!! Because the rectum can stretch and stretch, it has […]

17 January 2020

Postpartum Running: To run or not to run?

To run or not to run is probably my most frequently asked question when I see my post natal mums. When can I start running?  It is such a hard question to answer because every pregnancy, delivery, body, tissue structure and post natal experience is different. Up until recently I always tended to advise my patients […]

29 July 2019

Ways to Breathe Better During Pregnancy

Breathing is so important, apart from the simple fact it keeps you alive! Knowing how to breathe properly will help you to understand the ways to breathe better during pregnancy. Did you know that: Your diaphragm is a big muscle that sits like a parachute in your chest. Your pelvic floor muscle and your diaphragm […]