Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.

London Marathon Countdown - 2 weeks to go!

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  • Apr 08, 2016

If you a running the London Marathon on 24th April, all the very best of luck to you! By now, you will have done your longest endurance run and you will be tapering your training. Here are some tips for the next two weeks.

Human Tecar Therapy

Human Tecar Therapy is a unique manual therapy treatment used in physiotherapy and popular with professional athletes. It uses a combination of sophisticated manual techniques with electrotherapy technologies.

Preventing running injuries in novice runners

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  • Feb 24, 2016

It is often at this time of year when it starts to become a little more sunny, that people take up running. Unfortunately there is strong research evidence that running injuries are significantly more likely to happen in novice runners than more experienced runners (Videbaek et al., 2015). However, many of these running injuries are preventable.

In order to get all the wonderful benefits of running, without injury, we offer some top tips below for preventing injuries whilst you run.

Tips to prevent and manage ski injuries

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  • Feb 18, 2016

Your risk of ski injury may be lower than you imagine. Fortunately, due to improvements in ski equipment and slope design, the overall rate of ski injuries has reduced since the 1970s by about 50% and has remained the same for the last 5 years. 

Currently, for every 1000 people skiing on any particular day, 2 will sustain an injury that needs medical attention. However, novice ski-ers can be more at risk, due to inadequate preparation and not having enough knowledge of how to use equipment and be safe on the slopes.

Here are some top-tips to avoid ski injury and what to do if unfortunately you do become injured.

Scientific Studies for Tecar

A study at the University of Valencia on degenerative neck pain involving 100 patients was randomised into two groups of Tecar and Ultra-sound. It showed a statistically significant pain reduction in the Tecar group at days 1,4,5,6. In addition, there were greater limitations on flexion, extension and cervical rotation in the Ultrasound group. Therefore, there was a greater need for further physiotherapy support in the Ultrasound group as a result often 2 to 3 times greater than the Tecar group.