Physiofusion News & Blogs

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How to avoid back pain from travelling

One of the most common aspects of travelling is sitting. Whether it’s sitting on public transport, long uncomfortably cramped flights abroad, driving from one end of a country to another - at some point, we need to sit. Holidays are the time where we shouldn’t have a worry in the world. A time to relax

Why Choose Clinical Pilates?

Clinical Pilates are exercises that focus on you as an individual and are specifically tailored to your symptoms, rehabilitation needs and lifestyle goals. There are numerous benefits to be gained from joining a Clinical Pilates class, including: Improved posture and core stability Increased muscular strength and flexibility Prevention of injuries Part of your rehabilitation plan

12 days of Christmas giveaways!

Christmas is an expensive time for many of us and so often is the case where we put off paying for the 'luxuries'.  This could be your chance to treat yourself or a loved one to a relaxing massage, or get that niggling problem looked at that has been bothering you for weeks.  From the 1st of

How can acupuncture enhance your performance?

  Acupuncture is a treatment method regularly used by Physiotherapists to improve a wide range of conditions. Although it has been around for thousands of years, it is only recently that clinical studies have actually proved its effectiveness. Athletes are always looking for an edge that will allow them to increase their performance, whether they

Gardening – Looking after yourself

If you’re anything like myself, you will be looking out towards your unkempt garden and wanting to give it a tidy now that the weather has started to pick up. Now I’m definitely no gardening expert... more like an enthusiastic novice – so don’t be taking any gardening tips off of me. I do, however,

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is one of the most effective and beneficial activities for us and our health. Along with lowering the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, strokes and diabetes, swimming keeps our heart rate up, while taking impact stress off your body. There are few activities that can compete with swimming. Low impact Swimming

Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

The knee is the largest joint in the body and is where your thigh bone and shin bone meet. The knee is structured to support our weight and locks into position so we can stand upright. It acts as a hinge joint so we can walk and is able to withstand stresses such as twists

Sports Massage – why is it an integral part of training?

  As Physiotherapists, we find that a large proportion of our clientele are people that train regularly for a number of sports. Commonly, the injuries that we see are the consequence of overload to the joints and soft tissues, usually from excessive movement or training - this is particularly common amongst runners and cyclers. We

Knee Injuries – What to look out for

The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to injury, taking your entire body weight and any extra force or pressure exerted on it through exercise and activity. With so many different causes of knee injuries, we take a look at some of the most common injuries. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, often

Cycling – Common Injuries

Common injuries that often occur from cycling are either overuse injuries (whereby, symptoms gradually develop over a period of time) or acute/traumatic injuries (due to falls). Overuse injuries The most common injuries sustained from overuse are iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and lower back pain (LBP). What are they? ITB syndrome ITB