A recent review of Women’s health service (October 2021).
I had an appointment this evening at 5.30pm with Charlotte Pearson, due to a gynaecological prolapse and wanted to offer a review of her service; I was apprehensive prior to my appointment, purely due to the nature of the issue I have and anticipation of what the appointment may entail.
Charlotte instantly made me feel at ease with her professionalism and interest in the appointment. She was very balanced in her approach ...
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 ...
If you don’t already know that exercise if good for our general health, you must be living on the other side of the moon. If exercise was a medication the pharmaceutical companies would be fighting over the patent to make a fortune. Unfortunately, exercise cant be taken as a tablet and needs active involvement. Some people don’t like to move but they are the group who will achieve the most improvement: going from no activity to some, repeatedly shows the ...
Sometimes we can get bogged down with complex messages about ageing: what to eat, how to live, the best type of exercise—it’s easy to get confused. I like simple clear messages. This study does that.
“Grip strength is strongly and inversely associated with all-cause mortality and incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, COPD, all cancer, and subtypes of cancer, with associations being modestly stronger in the younger age groups”
What’s the best exercise if we have pain? I’m often asked this question from people with back, hip or knee pain. It’s a difficult question to answer and there is probably no ‘correct’ answer: although, there are LOTS of people trying to sell you their magic. It can be a minefield, but here is some advice:
If you are being sold exercise to cure some ‘misalignment’ that they have found, be careful—these misalignment likely don’t exist;
I’m really excited to announce that we are running a Motivational Interviewing course for physios. You’ll also be pleased to hear it’s not me that’s doing it. A few years ago, I went on a Motivational Interviewing weekend. It was great, really gave me insight into communication, and gave me some key skills and concepts to begin to develop.
However, on the course, everyone was a psychotherapist, nurse, or drug and alcohol worker. The brilliant tutor, Paul Sullivan, said he’d never ...
When you work with people in pain, and had it a long time, it’s common to find early life trauma (see here). Stress, abuse and a dangerous world when we are young is a breeding ground for pain and multiple health issues as an adult (see here).
If you’re interested in how stress and trauma can stay with us, then I’d recommend you listen to this podcast with Gabor Mate.
JP Caneiro and his team have published a couple of studies that suggests we may. These clever studies (here and here) took measurements how dangerous we view lifting—both explicitly and implicitly—in both people with and without back pain.
What did he find? Well, no matter what we explicitly say, we all implicitly associate lifting with a round back as dangerous. The conclusions here ...
In the world of work, sitting down is often described as ‘dangerous’. Well, what is this ‘danger’. The Daily Mirror warns us that it’s the new smoking (see here). And the ergonomic industry warns us that it will cause back and neck pain (see here).
Well, I hate to spoil a good story, but while there have been studies showing that sitting for long periods have been associated with heart ...
Karen Hodgson, Neurophysiotherapist at Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic attended the #ACPIN Conference in Manchester this week. Karen was manning the PD Warrior stand. Improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. #pdwarrior.