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    Ankle injuries & physiotherapy

    Ankle injuries & physiotherapy

    Your ankles and feet lie at the very bottom of the leg, bearing your entire body and coping with the stress of movement and the complications therein.   Commonly occurring ankle injuries   Sprained ankle – Ankle sprains are possibly the most commonly injury of the sort, occurring to both athletes and anyone who simply

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    Physiotherapy & knee injuries

    Physiotherapy & knee injuries

    Knee injuries are very common in athletes, the knee is a critical joint which lacks the support other joints, like the hips and shoulders do. The knee is also quite a complex structure, the bone of the upper leg (Femur) meets the bones of the lower leg (Tibia and Fibula) and the knee cap (Patella),

    • 16 JUN 16
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    Physiotherapy & wrist injuries

    Physiotherapy & wrist injuries

    In a world of computers your wrists are subjected to the horrible abuse of constant typing. Your wrists also carry a lot of weight when exercising, which is a lot of strain on otherwise a very fine structure. Wrist injuries are commonplace, and their treatment is very much dependent on good physical therapy for a

    • 16 JUN 16
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    Physiotherapy & elbow injuries

    Physiotherapy & elbow injuries

    Your elbows are joints that effectively allow you to move your arms in the way that you do, articulating the upper and lower arm to allow for a considerably broader range of motion. Elbow injuries are, therefore, quite common and when they do happen, can be quite limiting. They most commonly affect athletes competing in

    • 16 JUN 16
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    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Back injuries & physiotherapy

    Your back is essentially a large sheet of interlinking muscles, with the ever vital spinal column running down its middle. Almost every movement you make, from walking and running to bending over and crouching, will involve your back muscles. It’s no surprise then that back pain is amongst the most common chronic conditions today, and

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    Physiotherapy & neck injuries

    Physiotherapy & neck injuries

    Your neck supports the weight of your head whenever in an upright position, hence any kind of neck injury can be extremely limiting in that to stand or walk you need to have that support. Neck injuries tend to occur because of either trauma or poor posture, both of which are often assessed and/or treated

    • 16 JUN 16
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    Physiotherapy & shoulder injuries

    Physiotherapy & shoulder injuries

    Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times across your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace and often quite debilitating in that a range of commonly used motions are suddenly off the

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    What is sports physiotherapy?

    What is sports physiotherapy?

    Because of the vast body of knowledge available for physiotherapists in terms of treatment, diagnosis, and management, physios tend to specialise in specific fields. Investing their focus in one specialty means they develop an understanding of all the ins and outs of their chosen field, meaning the best possible care for you.   As the

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    What does a physio do with the diagnosis from assessment?

    What does a physio do with the diagnosis from assessment?

    Once a physiotherapist has established the specifics of your condition, s/he will begin to discuss what they think are the best possible routes of treatment for you. This may sometimes involve a referral to another healthcare professional, but will often involve a plan to improve your functional movement over a certain period of time. Your

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    What do physiotherapists do?

    What do physiotherapists do?

    A physiotherapist’s primary role and focus is to restore functional movement after an injury, disease, or even disability has adversely affected your mobility. Physios work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, working with doctors and nurses to supplement their treatments.   Physiotherapist assessments   Throughout your care any medical professionals who see you will contribute