Private Clinics Blogs

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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Returning to Exercise Safely Post Lockdown

August 28, 2020

Key tips for a safe return to fitness post lockdown After a few months of gyms and swimming pools being […]

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Online Pilates with Physiotherapy Matters

June 9, 2020

We will be starting with free taster sessions (40 minutes) for our online pilates classes on Monday 22nd June at […]

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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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Home Working Not Home Hurting!

March 13, 2020

Remote Work Place Assessments for Home Workers By Video and Telephone With the rise of the dreaded C word we’re […]

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Coronavirus – alternative assessment and treatment options for physiotherapy

March 11, 2020

Due to the current events regarding coronavirus, Physiotherapy Matters are now offering telephone or video triage as an option for […]

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Mental Health Self Care Ideas

February 23, 2020

Mental health is a complicated issue. Everyone’s experiences and contexts are different and therefore, unfortunately, it is very difficult to […]

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Acute Injury Management

February 23, 2020

Soft tissue injuries (ie injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves etc – all the ‘soft stuff’) are, unfortunately, very common […]

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New Year….New You?

February 23, 2020

New Year….New You? Have you often thought that ‘I should really try and get into an exercise routine and keep […]

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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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The Benefits of Pilates exercises

November 6, 2019

  Pilates is a method of exercise and movement re-education based on the principles of the founder Josef Pilates. Pilates […]

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5 Top Tips to reduce your risk of injury whilst training for the GNR

July 8, 2019

1. Don’t neglect your warm up or cool down The warm up and cool down are often a neglected part […]

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Common Back Pain Myths & what to do when it Strikes!!

May 6, 2019

Back pain is a very common condition with 84% of people worldwide experiencing some pain in their lifetime (O’Keeffe, 2017) […]

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

April 4, 2019

Do you suffer from Achilles, heel, knee, hip, shoulder or elbow pain? Is it not improving on its own? Have […]

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SKIFIT at Physiotherapy Matters is for you!

October 20, 2018

 WHAT is SKIFIT? A full-body exercise class specifically designed and run by chartered physiotherapists to prepare you for skiing this […]

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Why Pilates?

October 3, 2018

What is Pilates? Pilates is a popular form of exercise used to improve fitness and wellbeing, with particular emphasis on […]

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Great North Run Post Run Handy Hints

September 12, 2018

It’s that time of year again.  Whether it was your 1st or 15th GNR.  We all know we can get […]

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Great North Run

August 16, 2018

With the Great North Run only a few weeks away, our runners should be approaching peak mileage, gradually tapering their […]

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Runners Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

August 16, 2018

With the Great North Run on the horizon, a lot of runners will now be dusting of their shoes and […]

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Health benefits of Cycling

June 27, 2018

Cycling has many benefits, not only in helping the environment by reducing emissions and congestion, saving money financially in reducing […]

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Physiotherapy Matters match winning points to keep you fit for tennis this summer

June 26, 2018

With the glorious weather and Wimbledon just around the corner many of us will be dusting off our rackets and […]

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Cyclone: Festival of Cycling preparation, tips and advice.

June 25, 2018

The sport of road cycling in the UK has grown substantially the past 10 years.  Whether cycling for leisure or […]

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Football…the highs and the lows

June 22, 2018

With one of the most highly anticipated sporting competitions underway international coaches, players and medical teams will have prepared as […]

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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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Cycling can lead to bone health problems: This blog explains the issues and offers some solutions

June 22, 2018

The problem Although competitive road cycling is excellent for cardiovascular (CV) fitness, it is less than optimal for building bone […]

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5 Facts About Tendinopathies.

June 22, 2018

What is a Tendinopathy? Tendinopathy is a broad term that encompasses painful conditions occurring in and around tendons in response […]

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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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The benefits of fitness classes

April 30, 2018

Here at Physiotherapy Matters we have joined up with our sister group ‘Health and Exercise Matters’. Yet we believe we […]

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Exercise and Fitness Matters!!

April 5, 2018

We are all tending to live longer and this is largely due to a much better understanding of what keeps […]

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Shockwave therapy benefits

March 5, 2018

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a form of physiotherapy which sends sound waves to stimulate natural healing in the musculoskeletal […]

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Skiing Preparation

February 27, 2018

You haven’t done any work on your ski fitness…Does it matter? YES, I’m afraid it does. Skiing whether you’re beginner or […]

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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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We visited Walkworth Womens Institute to discuss common MSK disorders and how best to manage them

January 17, 2018

On the 9th January our physiotherapist, Nick Livadas, was invited to speak to the Walkworth Womens Institute to talk to […]

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New study reveals that surgery for shoulder pain is no more effective than placebo surgery or no treatment at all

January 10, 2018

A recent study in the Lancet journal funded by Arthritis Research UK has found that surgery for sub acromial shoulder […]

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Introducing…Specialist Sports and Relaxation Massage

January 3, 2018

Happy New year all. As of January 2018 we are excited to announce we are now offering specialist sports and […]

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Stretching – The different types and when to use them

November 28, 2017

  Every sports person has an opinion regarding stretching and which one is best. I often get asked by my […]

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Avoid Winter golf injuries with Pilates.

November 13, 2017

Winter golf is not for everyone; some people are turning to the preparations for 2018 season; others continue to brave […]

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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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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – Case Study

November 10, 2017

At Physiotherapy Matters we have now been offering Shockwave Therapy for a year and are still one of the only […]

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Swing your way into Winter Golf with these simple stretches: Sara Mather

October 27, 2017

At Physiotherapy Matters we see a range of clients from the occasional sports person to the elite sports person, a […]

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Physiotherapy DOES Matter, just take it from our patients…A blog from our clinical manager, Nick Livadas

October 18, 2017

As quoted by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (2013), ‘Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by […]

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5 tips on how to avoid picking up a sports injury!

October 9, 2017

Be smart in order to avoid picking up a Sports Injury! You’ve decided to get fit and your determined to […]

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What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?

October 9, 2017

Physiotherapy Matters are now offering a fast and effective pain relief with Shockwave Therapy to help you get back to […]

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Pilates – Case Study

September 29, 2017

Pilates case study Since our launch with the new Pilates sessions earlier this month we have had our first person […]

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To knee or not to knee, that is the question!

September 18, 2017

Many people view having a Total Knee Replacement in a similar way to running the Great North Run.  They know […]

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Speed up your Great North Run Recovery with Physiotherapy Matters

September 11, 2017

Feeling sore, tired and stiff after completing the Great North Run? Bring your medal down to Physiotherapy Matters for a […]

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Recovery after your Great North Run

September 8, 2017

Recovery after your Great North Run You’ve followed a strict, structured training program for months and you’ve successfully completed The […]

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Great North Run: 24 Hours Before The Start

September 1, 2017

The final 24 hours Consider a light 15-20 minute jog in the morning the day before the race to help […]

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The Great North Run 4 week Count Down

August 24, 2017

YOUR GREAT NORTH RUN SUCCESS 4 weeks to go – Less becomes more! This is when the gremlins starting talking […]

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Le Tour De France

August 6, 2017

Cycling to Success with an injury free Summer With the Tour De France underway, people around the country will be […]

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Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2017

July 6, 2017

Physiotherapy Matters match winning points to keep you fit for tennis this summer The sun is out with a likely […]

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3 month preparation guide for the Great North Run

July 5, 2017

Great North Run – Preparation for Success Running a half marathon seemed like a fun idea when your friend talked […]

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Pilates and the benefits with Physiotherapy Matters

June 28, 2017

What is Pilates? Pilates is a low impact exercise based programme that uses scientifically proven movement patterns to work to […]

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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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Spring Into Action

March 24, 2017

The days are getting longer and warmer, it’s time to get away from the comfort of your sofa, revive those […]

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Case Study: Extra Corporeal Shockwave therapy

February 18, 2017

BRIEF A female client, 30 years old, approached Physiotherapy Matters with complaints of pain in her left Achilles, which had […]

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Top Tips for enjoying the Sun, Snow and the Slopes this season

February 13, 2017

Be safe Wear a helmet (not only may this save your life, it’ll keep your ears warm) Follow the code […]

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Can high heels damage my body?

January 25, 2017

Our footwear and what we wear to work has again been in the news following a recent report that stated […]

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Physiotherapy Matters steps up to offer revolutionary shockwave therapy

November 15, 2016

A revolutionary therapy is now available in Newcastle thanks to our innovative partnership with chiropody and podiatry specialist Newcastle Foot […]

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Tennis Elbow

June 24, 2016

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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What are the benefits of pregnancy massage?

May 11, 2016

During pregnancy the body undergoes significant transformations including postural changes, hormone fluctuations, weight gain, enlarged breasts and shifting of organs, […]

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What is Runner’s Knee and how can I avoid it?

April 23, 2016

Runner’s knee refers to a number of different knee conditions that can affect the keen runner. The most common running […]

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Britain’s Biggest Breakfast

March 9, 2016

Physiotherapy Matters are delighted to be supporting Britain’s Biggest Breakfast in aid of Cancer Research UK. Join us on Friday […]

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How is Physiotherapy beneficial for tension headaches?

March 3, 2016

Headaches  affect over 10 million people regularly in the UK, making them one of the most common health complaints. Although […]

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Why Should I Have Sports Massage?

February 22, 2016

Congratulations to all runners who have been successful in securing a place in the 2016 Great North Run. Whether you […]

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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 can I avoid a sports injury?

December 15, 2015

The most common causes of sports injuries are failure to warm up properly before strenuous activity, incorrect use of safety […]

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Back Care Awareness

November 4, 2015

In October Physiotherapy Matters focused on improving back care in light of Back Care Awareness Week (5th -9th October). It […]

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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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Benefits of massage for runners

August 6, 2015

How could massage help you perform at your best in the Great North Run? As you train for the Great […]

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Headaches: Are you suffering?

July 29, 2015

Headaches are a common complaint – with a common solution, painkillers.  If painkillers just aren’t hitting the spot for you […]

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Good Sitting Posture: A Reminder

July 22, 2015

Having a good sitting posture will help you avoid injury, reduce pain, increase your productivity at work and increase your […]

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Spotlight on Whiplash

May 18, 2015

What is whiplash? Whiplash is the common term for the acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck which may occur in a […]

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Could physiotherapy be as effective as surgery for your back pain?

May 11, 2015

A study carried out at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, suggests that physiotherapy […]

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Using Private Medical Insurance for Physiotherapy

May 5, 2015

Do you have private medical insurance either personally or through your employer? If so, physiotherapy treatment at Physiotherapy Matters may […]

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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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Better Health at Work

April 22, 2015

Physiotherapy Matters are proud to be working towards the Better Health at Work North East Award. The Award is designed […]

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Sports Massage and Deep Tissue Massage

February 23, 2015

Sports massage, also known as deep tissue massage or soft tissue manipulation, is a form of hands-on physiotherapy treatment that […]

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Common Physiotherapy Myths

February 11, 2015

Physiotherapy Matters are established specialists in combating the musculoskeletal injuries, illnesses and pains suffered by clients throughout the North East. […]

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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 6: Headaches

November 28, 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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Physiotherapy Matters launch week day 4: Sports injuries

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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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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Physiotherapy Matters launch week day 2: Neck pain

November 25, 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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Physiotherapy Matters launch week day 1: Back pain

November 23, 2014

This week, as part of our celebrations to officially launch our new clinical site at Regent Centre, Gosforth, we’re going […]

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How to Start an Exercise Programme

September 15, 2014

September is a great time to start exercising, with many people using the new academic year to take up exercise […]

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Cramping in Sport. Why does it happen?

July 11, 2014

During the world cup there have been many athletes that have struggled with cramp. But why? As fit individuals their […]

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Physiotherapy & Tennis Injuries

July 7, 2014

Have you been inspired this weekend by the Wimbledon finals? Already hunting out the latest gear and coolest racket you […]

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Pilates and Sport

March 21, 2014

Many top sportsmen and sportswomen are now making Pilates an integral part of their fitness programme to enhance their performance, […]

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Mind Over Matter

February 11, 2014

By Alice Thompson Have you ever asked anyone if they have had physiotherapy? I routinely ask this question in practice […]

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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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Ankles

July 16, 2013

Newsletter December 2013- February 2014 Winter is coming! It’s time to wrap up warm and take extra care when out […]

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