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What is the best message with pain?

We often get patients that have been told by Consultants, G.P’s, osteopaths, Chiropractors and fellow Physiotherapists that they should be careful or even stop certain activities or sports following an injury. These words are very powerful and patients will more often than not stop their sport of choice and become more sedentary.

Commonly, I often find that this advice is given to runners who have had or are recovering from acute lower back pain, whatever the explanation given as to ...

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Bike fitting: The bike to the person or vice versa?

We have just started a series of presentations discussing common cycling injuries; how to prevent these occurring through a thorough bike fit, as well as introducing the benefits of using a Wattbike for ongoing training or occasional specific fitness testing.

The repetitive nature of cycling has the potential to cause problems. When observing the statistics, competitive cyclists average up to 5,000 pedalling revolutions an hour, between 10-150 miles each session and up to 20,000 miles a year. It is therefore easy ...

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What do we know about Tennis elbow?

We commonly assess and treat people with elbow problems and more often than not these patients have been given the diagnosis of Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis). This can be from a number of sources both medical and non-medical.  Personally I think a pure ‘Tennis Elbow’ is less common than reported and I feel all elbow problems are lumped put under this umbrella term.

What we tend to find is that the source of the pain can be from a number of structures ...

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Do you need a total knee replacement?

The story
I was recently asked to see our neighbour’s mother (Mrs T) who at the age of 80 had started to develop right knee pain that didn’t seem to be improving. She never had any knee pain in the past and she’s a very fit and active woman who walked on a regular basis. The right knee was acutely painful on standing or walking short distances and in the last few months it had started to swell on a ...

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