Is Hypermobility causing you problems? All you need to know.

What is Hypermobility Syndrome?  Benign Hypermobility Syndrome is often referred to as being “double jointed”, however the diagnosis and treatment is more complex.  The main issue with Hypermobility Syndrome is excessive laxity of multiple joints in an otherwise healthy person. People with Hypermobility will present with recurrent neuromuscular complaints, which are often slow to recover.    Joint hypermobility happens most often in children and […]

Rotator Cuff Tears: 5 essential questions answered.

The rotator cuff is the most commonly injured structure in the shoulder.   Just as if your car breaks down, it’s most likely your engine (except for some rare cases). If you have shoulder pain your rotator cuff is likely involved (with rare exceptions).  What are the rotator cuff muscles? The rotator cuff is made up of 4 […]

Prevention is better than cure: Gamers thumb and other lockdown ailments.

Being in lock down, we are now spending more time playing our video games, typing on laptops, and phones. Whilst this will likely keep your mind occupied, unfortunately it also opens up the door for a condition called Gamer’s thumb.   Gamer’s thumb, scientifically known as De quervains tendinosis, is the inflammation, swelling and irritation of the tendons and/or tendon-sheath that run from your forearm to your thumb. This will cause friction between the tendon and the sheath it glides in, […]

Exercise: The Miracle Pill

We have long known that Exercise is a “magic bullet” treatment and cure for many conditions. Exercise therapy and general exercise have proven time and again to improve many physical and psychological conditions.   In his book ‘The Miracle Pill’, Peter Walker states “What is the ‘miracle pill’, the simple lifestyle change with such enormous health benefits that, if it was turned into a drug, would be the […]

When can I return to sport? 4 Simple steps to get back in the action after an injury.

One of the questions we get asked most by patient’s is “when can I return to sport/ work/ physical activity?” The short answer is-it depends. Injuries are multi-factorial and go beyond just the physical condition of the individual. The person’s general health status, level of sport/ activity, and psychological well-being all need to be considered.  An injury can be simple and straight forward, or it can be […]

Joint mobilisation: Unleash your range of motion.

Joint mobilisation is a gentle hands-on physiotherapy technique used to improve the range of movement of a joint to decrease joint stiffness and pain. The technique involves the physiotherapist applying pressure and making small movements in an oscillating manner on the joints.  Your Physiotherapist will be skilled in the assessment of your body and be able to determine which joints are stiff. They may get you to […]

Soft Tissue Therapies

What are the soft tissues? Soft tissues are basically all the components of our musculoskeletal system excluding bones. These include: –  Muscle  Tendon  Ligament  Fascia  Lymph channels, arteries and veins  What is Soft tissue therapy? There is much more to soft tissue therapy than just massage. Soft tissue therapies, when used by a physiotherapist, can be considered targeted hands-on clinical massage.  When is soft […]

Working from home is a pain in the neck! (But it doesn’t have to be…)

Most people have suffered from neck pain and/or headaches at some point in their life, in fact studies have shown that at any given moment 10-20% of the population will be experiencing some degree of neck pain.With COVID impacting many of our usual work arrangements, working from home has raised the question: what is the […]


To the average person Dry Needling and Acupuncture look very similar. Thin metal needles are inserted into the body at various points to stimulate a response. The term “dry” is used as the needles do not inject any fluid into the tissues.  How does Dry Needling Work? Dry Needling is a very modern technique where a thin metal (Acupuncture needle) is inserted into muscular trigger points (muscular […]

Frozen Shoulder

What is Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder (ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS) is a common condition seen in about 3% of the population. The cause of this condition is unknown. It more common in women than men and in people over 40. Having diabetes or thyroid disease increases your risk. 10% of people will develop frozen shoulder in both sides. Most commonly it occurs spontaneously, […]

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