Balance and Falls Prevention
Balance is crucial for everyday living, weight training, climbing, running, or even just walking around. We all take balance for granted as we navigate without thinking, effort, or fear. For millions, poor balance is a problem. Some people struggle with long-term dizziness or imbalance. Others suffer balance-related falls and injuries. A new study concludes that […]More Info
How Can Physiotherapy Help Tackle Type 2 Diabetes?
New NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) Guidelines has been published in September 2017. It states that health professionals, such as physiotherapists, should tell high-risk patients that lifestyle changes could reduce their risk of developing the condition. This includes exercising as well as eating a healthy diet. Physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise […]More Info
Physiotherapy for early Parkinson’s Disease – Is it really necessary?
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline to recommend specialist physiotherapy for early-stage Parkinson’s, such as for individuals with balance problems and movement related problems. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is caused by a lack of the chemical Dopamine in the brain. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. We […]More Info
Did you know that our brain has its own map?
Proprioception is the brain’s ability to sense the relative positions, movements and orientation of different parts of the body. Information coming in from receptors in our skin, muscles and joints are sent to the brain and a map is created in an area called the Homoculus. The more you use a specific part of the […]More Info
What’s the Point in Pre-habilitation?
Pre-habilitation or Prehab is an exercise programme that starts a number of weeks before surgery. The principles of prehab is to strengthen and improve the current ability of the patient within the confines of the limb or the body. We at London Home Physio believe that prehab before any elective operation (whether it is joint […]More Info
Exercises to Improve your Posture
Pain is often due to poor posture. By improving your posture with these exercises, you may just get rid of your pain! Slouching in your chair Pokey chin Rounded Shoulders Exercises Practice tucking in your chin: Strengthen your neck muscles by tucking your chin in and lifting it […]More Info
Physiotherapy for early Parkinson’s disease – Is it really necessary?
Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s but we know that medication helps as does Deep Brain Stimulation, BUT […]More Info
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 […]More Info
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 […]More Info