Sometimes or most of the times I suggest swimming as part of your rehabilitation program to help you further reduce pain, increase physical activity and reduce disability, and most importantly improve mental health by alleviating symptoms of depression. Therefor to improve your overall well-being and quality of life. Why swimming? This is not on personal preferences but actually based on research which shows that swimming is one […]
The popularity of all endurance sports including running for health gains has been increased a lot the last years. However, athletes may acquire several types of injuries including hip osteoarthritis. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, formed by the head of the femur and the acetabulum. It is supported by a number of ligaments
Musculoskeletal problems are one of the most common reasons why patients see their doctor, accounting for 1 in 5 GP visits. According to an Office for National Statistics report, they were responsible for the greatest number of sick days off work in the UK in 2013 alone. Musculoskeletal complaints are injuries or pain in the
Participating in endurance sports can be hard and intense as these sports can take their toll on your joints and cartilage. In physiological joints, the ends of your bones are covered by a layer of resilient elastic tissue, called cartilage. Cartilage acts as shock absorber, spreading the load evenly across your joints and allows your
It is estimated that approximately 15 per cent of the UK population suffer with chronic joint pain at any given time. Regional joint pain — knee and hip joint pain — is even more common with 25 per cent of the population reporting additional symptoms including swelling, stiffness, loss of range of motion and instability.
One of the most common reasons patients get referred to me for physiotherapy is low back pain… perhaps unsurprising given that the condition affects over 80 per cent of the population at least once in their lives and is one of the top five reasons why patients visit their doctor. The reason why it’s so