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Knee pain for 30 years helped with Physiotherapy.

This testimonial is a fantastic example of how you can still have improvements and fundamental changes in movement patterns after a 30 year period. Arguably this patient was never properly rehabilitated and had accepted that no further improvement were possible. He had adapted his gait pattern and this became his new motor programme. I only came across this gentlemen because he had twisted his knee and it had become acutely swollen and painful. Once this acute injury settled we continued ...

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Why activity is the best medicine

Anyone who attends Hallamshire Physiotherapy is asked about their activity level. Encouraging people to move and become active improves the pain experience and helps with joint mobility, balance and strength. As this diagram indicates the benefits to exercise and myriad and more benefits to activity are being discovered regularly. Whatever your problem, just keep active.

Inactivity and health

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If you fracture your heel, do you need an operation?

It seems logical, you break a bone and the best management is to repair it with an operation. However, the human body has an amazing ability to repair itself and many fractures are best managed by letting nature take its course.

Recent research published in the BMJ compared surgery with conservative management in 142 with heel fractures. The conservative group had the best outcome with good healing and less complications.

Some fractures will need operations, but for many gradual ...

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Ian Brocklesby in Westside this month

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