Physiofusion News & Blogs

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Nutrition – Food Myths

There are plenty of confusing myths around diet; generalised advice on what we “should” and “shouldn’t” do. However, it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ with nutrition – and a rule based “everybody needs to do this” approach is often ineffective. We are all individuals and we need different things depending on numerous factors, including

Cycling Top Tips

Don’t get yourself in a Spin Cycling has seen a massive increase in popularity over the last few years, with the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Tour de France coming to these shores having a huge effect. Of course, this is great for the health of the nation and for the sport itself, as

Don’t Live With Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Injuries Shoulder pain is the third most common musculoskeletal reason people visit their GP. However, an estimated 50-80% of people with shoulder pain do not seek medical attention for it. With shoulders, it is important to treat the person and not the scan results, as there is poor correlation between imaging findings and symptoms.

Verrucae – Treatment & Prevention

Verrucae   Verrucae are viral warts that occur on the soles of the feet or around toes. They are caused by ‘The Human Papilloma Virus’ which is highly contagious through direct person-to-person contact. Although they may be unsightly, they are harmless, often clearing in time without treatment. Callus can form over the top and make

How Does Diabetes Affect Feet?

High blood glucose levels can cause damage to the nerves in your legs and feet. This nerve damage is called Neuropathy and can lead to: Loss of sensation (feeling) in your feet Change in the shape to joints and bones in your feet Reduction in sweating and dry skin on your feet High blood glucose

Overworked Hamstrings

Lazy derrière.... maybe there’s some truth in it! I’ve always wanted to know how far I ran during a Hockey game, so, to compete with my teammates I had to buy a step counter. I clocked in at running approximately 5 miles! Even though my teammates are convinced my counter calibrated wrong (ironically as I

Tennis and the Importance of Feet

Tennis is an activity where feet are subjected to constant movement - forward and backward, side-to-side, running, jumping and lunging. Understandably, with all that pounding, feet, ankles and tendons are at risk of problems. Potential problems Ankle sprains, stress fractures, heel pain, heel spurs. Whatever the cause, pain is an indicator not to be ignored

Doctors to urge 2 week absence before workers need to see a GP

What does this mean? An interesting article discussing extending fit notes from one to two weeks, to relieve pressure on GPs, can be found here: http://bit.ly/29wwzm4 This should be a good idea in principle, but it relies on a positive, trusting relationship between employees and employers - which isn't a consistent reality. When Physiofusion see employees

Tennis Injuries – Shoulder Pain

  It’s that time of year again when we all become an Andy Murray wannabe or maybe its Serena or Federer that you idolise on the tennis court. It’s an all too familiar story – you return to the tennis court having not played over the winter and, for no apparent reason, your shoulder starts