PD Warrior class feedback


Dear Karen
I wanted to thank you for the online PD Warrior sessions you have been delivering each week. I’ve been a Warrior for almost three years now and absolutely love my usual weekly class.  However these are strange times, and it’s difficult to feel normal some days.
This is where you and your team have helped so much.  You’ve managed to quickly build up a community of people who all actively look  forward to seeing you and each ...

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Do you have pain but want to exercise? New Exercise class starting soon

Starting in April 2018 at Ranmoor Church centre a new class is starting for people who want to exercise but they have pain. This might be back pain, arthritis or post operatively. This class will help people achieve their goals through education, progressive exercise and tailored programmes.

Call Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic for further information. Ask to ...

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What is the correct posture?

This is a very topical subject at the moment and one that patient’s with lower back pain frequently comment on when they have a consultation. It is often a negative belief that their posture is poor or bad and is probably the reason why they have back pain. Other common beliefs are that their back is too arched (increased lumber spine lordosis), they are mis-aligned, they have tight muscles, the pelvis is too tilted and they have a leg length ...

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Why regaining relevant function is the key to rehabilitation.

Dear sir/ madam

Please may I ask you to pass on some positive feedback for us?
I’m writing to explain how pleased my Mum and I have been with the services provided by your specialist physiotherapists.

Mum has had Multiple Sclerosis for 45 years. She has been treated by more than a few physiotherapists from public and private sectors.

Her current treatment regime has been designed by Karen Stevens, working with your service until recently. In addition to quiet good spirits, she was ...

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Preventing cycle injuries after the Winter rest.

Wattbike cycling, Hallamshire PhysiotherapyIt’s that time of year again when all the winter gear has been put away and the evenings are getting lighter extending the cycling opportunities. The months of indoor training are at an end and the summer season awaits. The spring classic races are almost over and the grand tours are nearly upon us.
We see cyclists throughout the ...

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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  (Fractured heel: Surgery or physiotherapy?) 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 may need an operation, but ...

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Common Cycling Injuries

This post discusses the most common cycling injuries.  The most frequent areas of the body that cyclists report having pain are at the knee and lower back. The latter being the most common and both are well documented from collected data over the last twenty years. Unfortunately, the research into causes of these problems are sparse and often anecdotal.

The very nature of cycling (in particular road cycling) and the pedalling action is repetitive with often long hours in the saddle. Minor discomforts ...

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Achilles & calf strain in runners

Achilles problems are the curse of all athletes, particularly runners. They are usually the most severe of lower limb injuries and result in the most training time lost or even cessation of running. The mechanisms of injury are debatable but are usually due to excessive:

  1. Tensile loading – which is the maximum stress that the tendon/tissue can withstand while being stretched before breaking.
  1. Shearing stress –opposing forces.
  1. Hyperthermia – increase temperature in the tissue.

These are the mechanisms but more relevant to ...

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Why are we still using core stability exercises?

The term ‘core stability’ has been a term that we as physiotherapists have endured for the last 20 years. Back in the 1990’s a small number of medical articles reported that people with chronic low back pain (CLBP) demonstrated changes in onset timing of certain abdominal muscles. Unfortunately, these findings along with anecdotal beliefs about abdominal muscles led to a revolution and a worldwide industry in promoting core stability type exercises. The fundamental assumption was that weak abdominals lead to ...

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Bike fitting, comfort and performance (Matt Withycombe) 

The cycling explosion.

Can you believe it has been a year since the Tour De France touched down in Yorkshire? The legacy of this fantastic event is clear to see with a significant number of people taking up cycling.

As with any increase in sports participation we will experience an influx of patients that are experiencing problems related to that sport. It can be multifactorial from people literally starting a sport from scratch to overtraining at the elite level. More commonly I experience ...

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How to choose the correct frame size

Cycling has become increasingly popular in the UK over the last 10 years due in part to the success of the British Cycling team in major competitions as well as British cyclists such as Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome winning the Tour de France. This year Yorkshire is holding the Tour de France Grand Depart and this will inevitably create interest and a surge in people taking up cycling.
If you are new to cycling then choosing a bike is ...

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