What Is The Best Treatment For Hypermobility?

This month’s article has been inspired by a recent influx of people to the clinic who have previously been diagnosed with various forms of hypermobility. Many people find a diagnosis of hypermobility scary and limit what they do as a result. In this article we’ll discuss what a hypermobility diagnosis means in reality and what…

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Does Scar Tissue Cause Pain?

Many clients come to us having being told, or fearing that, their pain is due to scar tissue. In this article we’ll discuss how pain is simply far too complex a beast to write off in a sweeping statement like that. We’re going to explore just what pain is and give alternative possibilities as to…

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Is Physiotherapy Just The Placebo Effect?

As a Sports Therapist using Physiotherapy techniques I am often asked when treatments  work is it just the placebo effect? My instinctive answer would be no, it’s way too complicated for such a sweeping statement. I would say, however, that the placebo effect can be useful in terms of getting the most out of any…

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Does Exercise Based Physiotherapy Work?

In short yes. But not always. In this article we’ll look to honestly critique what most people assume is physiotherapy. The exercises. We’ll look at when they’re effective, when they’re not and what alternatives there are when the exercises don’t work or problems return when you stop doing the exercises. Before we dive into the…

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What Is Pain?

Pain is just stuff that hurts right? Well yes, it’s also so much more than that. It’s actually a much more philosophical question than we might initially think. Years ago we just assumed that pain was there because there was something wrong with the bit that hurt. If I bang my knee my knee hurts…

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Core Exercises: Is There Any Point?!

Core exercise is synonymous with physiotherapy. For many years core exercise has been blamed for all kinds of bodily pain and dysfunction and extolled as the magic panacea of athletic performance. But is this true? Are these claims that magical muscles in our midriff help almost any condition and improve our performance? Our experience at…

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