Stem Cells – The New Craze

Stem cells: –  allow our bodies to build new tissue, such as new muscle when we exercise. – continually replace the many specialised cells in our body if they are worn out or damaged This allows us to heal broken bones and replace skin damaged by cuts and burns. All of this make stem cells […]

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Pain and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and fascia is the connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascial system. Below is a breakdown of the word ‘Myofascial Pain Syndrome’ Myofascial pain syndrome can be the result of muscle injury […]

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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 […]

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Falls Prevention

Over 400 risk factors leading to falls have been identified including lack of physical activity resulting in loss of muscle tone, decreased bone mass, poor balance, and reduced flexibility, impaired vision, medications, disease including Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and arthritis, surgery, and environmental hazards. MYTH – Many people believe that falls are an inevitable part of […]

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Tracheostomy Management

What Is a Tracheostomy? A tracheostomy is a medical procedure, either temporary or permanent, that involves creating an opening in the neck in order to place a tube into a person’s windpipe. Tracheostomies are performed for many reasons related to a blocked airway or a need for prolonged respiratory or ventilator support. During a tracheostomy, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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