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Exercise and New Year Resolutions

The New Year is looming and for many people getting back to or starting an exercise programme is high on the New Year resolution list. The pattern we tend to see is that people get over enthusiastic with the chosen exercise regime, injure themselves and enthusiasm wanes. If you are returning to exercise after a long break it is important to understand that our bodies are constantly adapting to the stresses and forces we put through them. If we have ...

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Previous Clinic Physio gets top award

Rivca Swinson received an Australian Physiotherapy association’s inaugural prize for her work in the rehabilitation of one of her patients. Chelsea Grandfield fractured her neck in three places and then suffered a stroke at seventeen years old. Rivca’s hardwork and positive thinking helped provide the motivation for Chelsea to make a full return to normal activity. Rivca now works in Tasmania, Australia but she trained at Sheffield Hallam University and was taught by Karen and Steve Hodgson. ...

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Sheffield Hallam University student at clinic

Last week a post-graduate student from Sheffield Hallam University started at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic. Mambwe is from Zambia and she is spending the next four weeks under the clinical supervision of Karen Hodgson. Welcome to the clinic.

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Knee surgery or Physiotherapy?

I am always surprised to witness patient’s enthusiasm to have surgery compared to other patients who are health professionals. If you work in a hospital and see many operations, I suspect you get a better informed opinion of surgery. Surgery sometimes is the best option, but it doesn’t always work and can leave you worse off than before. This next review supports this belief.

Research
A recent review of knee arthroscopy (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25157057 ) for degenerative meniscal ...

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