Physiotherapy Pain Management

If you are suffering from severe pain, whether it be chronic or severe, it is most probably time to seek some sort of medical intervention to address any underlying issue, and improve your quality of life. Seeing a General Practitioner (GP) can be the best first step in addressing this, as they have the skills and ability to treat the pain themselves, and involve a specialist if required. Physiotherapy Pain Management Clinics Your GP may recommend you find a physiotherapist to assis...

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Adolescents & Sport: Part 2

Last time, we looked at some of the benefits of participating in sports (if you didn’t catch that blog, you can access it here). This time, I wanted to explore the other side of the equation and look at some common injuries. Hopefully you’ll be well prepared when deciding which sport is best for your adolescent. By far the most common type of injury to occur in adolescent sport are musculoskeletal injuries – injuries to bones, joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments etc. While ...

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Bladder Leakage Treatment

Urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 women after childbirth. There are several different types of incontinence as well as several different causes behind them. Let’s look into them in a bit more depth.  Stress Incontinence The most common type of leakage is stress incontinence (SI). Stress incontinence is leakage of urine with effort or exertion such as coughing, sneezing, bending forward, lifting, standing up from a chair, jogging, laughing, jumping on ...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition, which causes widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. It most commonly affects young to middle-aged women and its presentation is varied, often fluctuating in its clinical course. What causes Fibromyalgia? The cause is unknown but several theories suggest genetics may play a role as well as environmental triggers such as infection, psychological stress or physical trauma. Longstanding stress affects the body in many ways, and in FM,...

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Help! I think I have a prolapse!

Have you recently been told by your GP that you have a prolapse? Maybe you have recently noticed a bulge down below when wiping?   A number of my patients have come to see me in a fluster because either their GP has told them they have a prolapse after a pap smear or because they have noticed a vaginal lump and are concerned they may have cancer. It is not unusual for your GP to notice a prolapse on routine pap smear. After all, 50% of women over 50 years old will have a ...

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