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The Myth of Leg Length Discrepancy

As a Physiotherapist I commonly come across patients that have been told that they have a leg length discrepancy from fellow health professionals including Physiotherapists. In some instances these supposed leg length discrepancies are corrected by specifically made insoles or shoe raises or inserts. The issue I have is that it is common to have up to a 2cm difference in leg length differences and this is normal. I would argue that the apparent leg length is more related to ...

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New member of staff at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic

As from the start of August 2014, Ian Brocklesby has started at the clinic. Ian is a highly experienced physiotherapist and has worked at Claremont Hospital, Sheffield for the last 12 years.

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Physio before Hip replacement: is surgery always needed?

Hip replacement is a very common surgical procedure and the number of patients that have this operation continues to rise exponentially. Is this a good thing and do we need to perform all these operations? In short the answer is no.

Take this common example, we will call him ‘Fred’ for convenience, and Fred has had six months of pain over his right hip. He sees his Doctor who sends him for an x-ray that clearly shows ‘degenerative changes’ in ...

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Exercise is a work out for your brain

Brain activity

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