Physiofusion News & Blogs

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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

Running – Top Tips

Unlike many other sports, running can be done anytime, anyplace and by anyone. Whether you are a professional runner, running enthusiast, or just do it every now and then – knowing how to look after your body is always the most important factor. We have created a list of tips to help you prepare and

Can Traditional Acupuncture Help you get ‘Back’ to Health?

As a leading cause of disability[1] and one of the main reasons for work-related sickness, lower back pain is estimated to cost the UK economy over £12 billion per year[2]. In the UK the condition is responsible for 37% of all chronic pain in men and 44% in women[3] but in a bid to cope

National Fitness Day – 7th September 2016

UK Active has launched the campaign “National Fitness Day” to encourage us to get active and to find a hobby that we are passionate about! Health centres throughout the country are getting involved, opening their doors to many and giving people an opportunity to get a taste of what’s on offer. So many of us find

Migraines – How can we help?

Migraines affects 1 in 7 of us, over eight million people in the UK alone, making it more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Migraine headaches are also one of the leading causes of time missed from work. They can last from a few minutes to several days, which in some cases may completely

Neck Injuries

Neck pain is the second most common condition to be treated by Physiotherapists. It can be due to a number of causes including: Neck osteoarthritis (Cervical Spondylosis)     Osteoarthritis is not just limited to peripheral joints such as hips and knees; it can also affect the joints within the spinal column. It develops from

Back to School – Healthy Eating

Having the correct nutritional balance for your child can have a significant impact on their education. By making packed lunches for your children you can be sure they are consuming a well-rounded, nutritional meal that keeps them healthy. Although figuring out what to put in their lunch boxes can sometimes be overwhelming, there are many