How to avoid ski injuries

  Prepare your body – get fit! Skiing puts extra stress on your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.  If your body isn’t conditioned correctly, it can result in pain and injury.  Doing preparatory work to strengthen your ski specific muscles including your quadriceps, hips and core muscles will create a more efficient skiing technique and […]

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Suffer from a neurological condition? A head injury, a stroke or Parkinsons Disease? Let me explain why physiotherapy is useful in treating neurological conditions.

  You may know of somebody who has had a neurological condition, or you might be reading this because it is you suffering. You are probably wondering what physiotherapy can do when part of your brain is injured. How can physiotherapy help movement, mobility and function? You might be questioning whether you might be wasting […]

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Woman spotted LITERALLY blowing her own trumpet behind the wheel

On Sunday the 26th July 2015, I came across a memorable event, but I wouldn’t say it was for the right reasons. I came across something extraordinary, or let’s say extraordinarily bonkers and irresponsible! Driving along the M4 at about 50MPH on a fairly congested motorway, we just passed Bristol on the way back to […]

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How do you exercise when you suffer from chronic pain? Here are some tips…

Chronic pain is generally speaking categorised as a pain that is not relieved within 3 months. It is a very difficult condition to deal with, mainly due to the fact that one needs to learn coping strategies to manage the pain, so that it does not take over day-to-day life. Pain specialists advise us to […]

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Should you use ICE or HEAT to treat an injury?

One of the most common questions I get is whether ice or heat is best for pain and injuries. The answer is that both of them can reduce pain, but they work best at different times after injury. The basic rule is: • Use ice for acute pain – within 48 hours of injury • […]

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