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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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Ever Wondered Why Physiotherapy Didn’t Work For You?

We’ve all had some kind of Physiotherapy treatment. In fact it was some Physiotherapy treatment that inspired me to become a Sports Therapist all those years ago. Physiotherapy treatment is great, but sometimes it doesn’t work. You may have experienced that yourself which is probably why you’re reading this. But why? Why does something work…

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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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Physiotherapy Exercises

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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Is There Any Evidence For Evidence Based Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy has long been moving towards higher standards in research and better quality care. Many physiotherapists and sports therapists will only follow what has been proven in randomised controlled trials (RCTs). On the face of it this makes a lot of scientific sense. You don’t want to be doing things until you can be sure…

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Can X-Ray Or MRI Hinder Your Physio Treatment?

The invention or firstly x-ray imagining and then MRI imaging has led to huge advances in medicine. It’s applications are far ranging and can help guide your physiotherapy treatment. But are there cases where having an x-ray or MRI diagnosis actually be detrimental to your recovery? You may wonder how this could be possible. However,…

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