Taking the pain out of rehabilitation (published in Westside magazine)

Most problems resolve within a few weeks of an injury or event.What do you do if the problem persists for months or even years after the initial onset?

Does this scenario describe you?

Do you experience pain which lasts several weeks then seems to disappear but recurs when you resume normal activities. Medication helps, but only gives short-term benefits and the side-effects are causing more problems. Does the pain indicate you are damaging yourself and should you move or rest? ...

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Use It or Lose It

Osteoarthritis affecting the knee is one of the most frequently seen conditions at the Hallamshire Physiotherapy clinic.

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and is characterised by a gradual loss of cartilage within the joint. It is a leading cause of chronic disability. Knee pain and stiffness can have significant effects on walking, sleeping and in a small percentage of people it can lead to joint replacement. However, there is increasing evidence that an individualised rehabilitation programme ...

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Get A Move On – Back Pain & Sciatica

Don’t live with sciatica, writes Steve Hodgson, director at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic.

The sciatic nerve is said to be as thick as your little finger. It starts from the lower lumbar spine and passes through the buttock region, between the hamstrings (muscles on the posterior thigh), into the back of the knee and the foot. It supplies the skin, muscle, joints and blood vessels to the leg.

What symptoms will I have?
The symptoms in the ...

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Physiotherapy helps male pelvic floor problems

Male Pelvic Floor Problems also arise from time to time, it’s not just women who benefit from pelvic floor muscle training, as men can also suffer from problems with their waterworks. In fact, up to 1 in 10 men may develop problems with bladder control and/or sexual function. The risk increases with age, although men of all ages can suffer from incontinence or erectile dysfunction. Stress urinary incontinence, for example, is a common problem experienced by many men following prostate ...

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Congratulations: you’ve got bulging discs!

Last week a patient came to see me who had two years of lower back pain. She had spoken to a surgeon and a physician and they had explained that she has a ‘disc bulge’ and this is the cause of her pain. All the pain she experiences on bending and moving is a result of the disc bulge and as the nerve is not been compressed then surgery is not indicated.

She had been having her back manipulated whenever she ...

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