Older People Physiotherapy Blogs

Groin strain injury from football? Physio can help treat and prevent…

May 2, 2022

With a long football season coming to an end, our bodies are tired, and you’ll be ready for a much-needed […]

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Physiotherapy for Cyclists – Cyclone Challenge 

May 2, 2022

Long distance cycling endurance events like the Cyclone Challenge are becoming ever more popular and at Physiotherapy Matters we love […]

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Myth busting- the TRUTH about lower back pain and ‘slipped discs’

March 22, 2022

The spine is a fragile part of the body that should be kept straight at all times and failing to […]

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Physiotherapy Home Visits

January 18, 2022

Updated 18th January 2022 Mobility Physiotherapy is often seen as something that can only be accessed if people can make […]

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Walking Over Christmas

December 15, 2021

Christmas is a time of celebration, a time to enjoy eating and drinking, spending time with family and friends. Many […]

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The Fight Against Falls

July 20, 2021

Prevent Falls In Elderly With Simple Exercises About one third of people aged 65 and older, and half of people […]

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COVID-19 Patient and Visitor Guidance July 2021

July 19, 2021

Covid-19 is highly contagious and in the community it can be transmitted in two ways; Contact with contaminated surfaces. Respiratory […]

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Cycling: Physical Benefits and More!

June 28, 2021

As the Tour de France continues to amaze us with the athletes seemingly superhuman fitness, we are feeling inspired and […]

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COVID-19 Patient and Visitor Guidance June 2021

June 1, 2021

Covid-19 is highly contagious and in the community it can be transmitted in two ways; Contact with contaminated surfaces. Respiratory […]

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Soft Tissue Injury Management – All they need is PEACE & LOVE

March 22, 2021

Whether you’re a regular gym goer, occasional walker or someone who is keen to start exercising injuries can occasionally occur. […]

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Understanding the different types of exercise and their benefits

January 19, 2021

There are several different types of exercise, and understanding what they are, their benefits and how they can impact you […]

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V.O.M.I.T – Why your doctor may refuse a scan for your back pain!

November 6, 2020

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you. Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the […]

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Back Pain: Common myths and what to do when it strikes

October 1, 2020

What is Low Back Pain Back pain is a very common condition with more than 80% of people worldwide experiencing […]

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Injection Therapy – is it right for you?

September 22, 2020

There are two types of injection therapy with proven benefits for a wide range of pain conditions – Corticosteroid and […]

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Top 10 tips for staying happy and healthy in these challenging times

May 15, 2020

I feel like I’m hearing the word ‘unprecedented’ approximately 150 times a day at the moment, but for a reason. […]

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Remote Physiotherapy

April 22, 2020

Remote Physiotherapy, myth busting and what it can do for you! Did you know that musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis […]

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Benefits of Remote Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Wellness Services during Covid 19

April 13, 2020

We are being asked by many clients how can we support employees from a physical and mental health prospective during […]

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Working from home survival guide

April 8, 2020

Working from home for many is the dream – no commute, no uniform, comfy pants, regular access to decent coffee, […]

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Minimising the potential effect of the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

There’s no doubt about it, the coronavirus has been, and continues to be devastating. At the time of writing this […]

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Video Physiotherapy Appointments

March 27, 2020

How can you make the most of your video physiotherapy consultation? Video consultations have been used within the medical and […]

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Covid-19 got you stuck at home?

March 18, 2020

With the rise of Covid-19, the government have announced strict, and potentially lengthy isolation measures. While this will shield our […]

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The Benefits of Acupuncture…

January 5, 2020

Acupuncture treatment stems from an ancient Chinese medicine where fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for […]

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Older People Exercise

August 27, 2019

  Lots of adults aged 65 and over spend an average of 10 hours or more sitting or lying down […]

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Risk Assess Your Home

May 25, 2019

One in three people over the age of 65 will fall in a year. Of these falls 6 out of […]

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Why Tai Chi for Balance in the Elderly

October 23, 2018

Tai Chi was originally developed in 13th Century China.    It is now practiced around the world as a form of […]

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Tennis Elbow

June 22, 2018

Roland Garros is now in full swing and Wimbledon is fast approaching…it’s officially the summer tennis season 2018!! Whilst tennis […]

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Ostenil: A long jump in the management of Osteoarthritis

June 13, 2018

Where were you on 4 August 2012? We all recall the exhilaration and excitement of Super Saturday and Greg Rutherford […]

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Elderly falls increasing

April 5, 2018

The local government association (LGA) have stated that by 2020, there will be nearly 1,000 elderly people falling a day, […]

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How physiotherapy can help the elderly

March 5, 2018

As you get older, your body will inevitably get weaker, your bone density will reduce, poorer coordination and stiffer joints. […]

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Fast track referral pathway

February 27, 2018

Physiotherapy Matters can offer a fast track referral pathway for any of our patients requiring musculoskeletal imaging. This can include […]

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The Power of Acupuncture

November 13, 2017

Acupuncture has been used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 4000 years. It is believed the body […]

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Home Visits: Yes, we can come to you!

October 24, 2017

Yes, we can come to you! Many people are surprised when they hear that Physiotherapy Matters can offer home visits.  […]

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Osteoarthritis and the Benefits of Exercise

April 19, 2017

Senior Physiotherapist Chris Barrett discusses why exercise is important for patients with Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a term that we […]

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Pioneering new treatment for osteoarthritis now available

February 9, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Physiotherapy Matters now offers the pioneering treatment of Ostenil® injections, administered on-site by our […]

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How could acupuncture help you?

August 14, 2015

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine which is widely practiced […]

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Spotlight on Arthritis

April 27, 2015

Arthritis is one of the most common, chronic musculoskeletal disorders. There are many different types of Arthritis that affect around […]

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Physiotherapy Matters featured in BQ Breakfast

January 19, 2015

  After several successful years in Melton Park, Gosforth we have now expanded to the point where our premises are […]

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Physiotherapy Matters launch week day 5: Arthritis

November 27, 2014

As part of our celebrations to officially launch our new clinical site at Regent Centre, Gosforth, we’re exploring the top […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physiotherapy

January 28, 2014

By Alice Thompson Whilst having a browse through Arthritis UK, I came across an article which highlighted that levels of […]

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