Tag Archive for: physiotherapy

Reduce Staff Absence and Sick Costs with Occupational Physiotherapy

The physical and social environment of the workplace, equipment used and the demands of work duties all have an impact on staff performance and their physical and psychological wellbeing. Whether a desk-bound or manual handling role, back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders are the biggest cause of sickness absence in the workplace and account for […]

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How Physiotherapists Can Help To Treat Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s palsy is the most common cause of facial paralysis and results from a dysfunction of the cranial nerve VII, more commonly known as the facial nerve. People affected by Bell’s palsy are unable to control facial muscles on the affected side and in many cases, the eye can’t be closed. This type of paralysis […]

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Backcare Awareness Week 2015

From the 7th-11th of October, it will be Backcare Awareness Week in the UK. The event is organised by BackCare, the charity for healthier backs; its aim is not only to raise awareness of the problems that can be caused by back pain, but also the prevention and treatment of back pain. Back pain is […]

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Prevent Running Injuries Before They Take Control

Running has always been a popular activity amongst people of all shapes and sizes, whether they choose to go out for a gentle jog a couple of times a week to keep fit, or if they run competitively on a regular basis.  It is something which anyone can start at any time – provided they […]

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How Physiotherapy Can Help get your summer of Golf Back on Track

Whilst it isn’t often thought of as one of the most energetic sports and is played by people of all ages throughout the world, golf requires more athletic fitness and ability than many people would think. On average, an 18 hole round of golf can include walking as far as 8km, requiring up to 12,000 […]

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How Physiotherapists Can Treat Tennis Injuries

With Wimbledon about to start, the whole nation is getting ready to go mad for tennis from the 29th June through to the 12th July. As well as arm chair enthusiasts, many people are also likely to be drawn to try the sport for the first time, or perhaps re-join a tennis club to get […]

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How Does Physiotherapy Differ From Osteopathy and Chiropractic?

A commonly asked question from patients, both first time and returning, is “What is the difference between Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic”. Although the Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic are all primary healthcare professions and there are many similarities between the three, each form of treatments are based on different ideologies; as a result, training, diagnosis and […]

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Occupational Health – Reducing the Risks of MSDs in the Workplace

As musculoskeletal disorders continue to be a problem in the workplace, costing businesses masses of money in terms of absenteeism (commonly between £100 and £350 per day), it is essential that steps are taken to stop MSDs from occurring and for businesses to do what they can to help suffering employees get back to work […]

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace – How Physiotherapy Can Help

In Britain, some of the most commonly reported work related conditions are musculoskeletal disorders, otherwise known as MSDs, with almost a third of all sick time taken off work attributed to this. MSDs can be quite painful, considerably affecting the muscles, joints, tendons and all other supporting tissues and often reduce the normal range of […]

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