Exercising the Body and the Mind Helps Anxiety and Depression

Physical activity and exercise is an important component in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. It is considered to be as effective as medication and psychological therapy, and it can even help reduce the dosage of antidepressants that one takes. When you exercise, your body releases a chemical called endorphins. Endorphins interacts with receptors […]

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*NEWS FLASH* – Waiting Times to Rise for Hip and Knee Replacements

Mr Simon Stevens, the NHS England Boss, has spoken. He states that patients will face longer waits for operations such as hip and knee replacements, which are considered as ‘non-urgent’ operations. GPs are also expected to cut the number of patients they refer to hospitals and are advised to refer to physiotherapy instead. Is this […]

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Physios Have the ‘Golden Bullet’ to Fight Frailty, says the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Physios Have the ‘Golden Bullet’ to Fight Frailty, says the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy In order to help you in the best way possible, we at London Home Physio treat each patient individually, according to their personal stories. We see many clients in their own homes or care homes who are frail. The British Geriatric Society defines […]

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Do you Breathe Correctly?

BREATHING is something we all do naturally and most of us do not think much about it when we exercise – we all know that we are meant to get out of puff when we are working hard!   However, new research has shown that changing the way we breathe can have a great effect […]

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Bringing exercise to the ELDERLY

In order to help you in the best way possible, we at London Home Physio treat each patient individually, according to their personal stories. We see many clients at home of all age groups but particularly the elderly, whilst we also run KEEP FIT classes in sheltered houses. Exercise helps develop the mind-body connection, and is so […]

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How can we avoid frailty as we get older – here are some tips…

For those aged 70 plus, frailty can be very common. However, there are many steps to take to avoid it. Here are London Home Physio’s top tips: Tip Number 1 – Stay Active It is important as we get older to stay active. We all have the ability to build muscle and gain strength and […]

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Osteoarthritis – what a PAIN, literally!

Joint pain happens to the best of us –osteoarthritis particularly becomes a real pain to some of us as we get older. People ask “why me?” It seems that there are many predisposing factors from genetics, to our activity levels, obesity, age, and previous joint injury. The condition can be present when there is pain […]

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Does Acupuncture Actually Work OR Is It a Myth?

Does Acupuncture Actually Work OR Is It a Myth? Acupuncture is a craze in today’s world, but does it actually work and what is the evidence to support it? Celebrities far and wide are promoting it to help weight loss, beat stress, and to relieve pain. Where did this strange act of needling our body […]

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Tai Chi to Improve Physical Function and Depression

Depressed and/or have back pain? Maybe you should consider taking up Tai Chi. Tai chi is a traditional Chinese exercise system that always have been known to be used for relaxation. But now, there are studies that show that Tai Chi helps improve physical function and depression – especially for the elderly. Tai chi is […]

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