Physio2go News


31 News article(s) found.

IT Band Syndrome Treatment

Are you fed up with the constant pain caused by IT band syndrome?  Halting or restricting your training or daily activities and causing you pain and discomfort throughout the day.  It could be time to investigate shockwave treatment, a treatment used by some of the top sporting teams across the world to keep their athletes … Continued

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What is the Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis?

  Plantar fasciitis typically presents itself as a stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot, near the heel.  The pain is often at its worst first thing in the morning, or when you have been on your feet for long periods. Although exercise may not cause immediate pain, it can be a trigger for … Continued

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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

SHOCKWAVE  THERAPY/ EXTRACORPORAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY (ESWT) What is shockwave therapy? Therapeutic shock waves were introduced as a medical treatment for eliminating kidney stones without causing skin injury over 20 years ago. Over the years it has been found to be beneficial in the treatment of chronic tendinopathies. With the machines available today a heavy, electromagnetically … Continued

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CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL

Congratulations to Paul who has recently completed a course in Musculoskeletal Medicine, which he has been studying for since the beginning of the year. After all his hard work he has met the required standard to be admitted to the Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

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Privacy Policy

Physio2go Ltd Privacy policy What data will we collect? In order to operate as a provider of Physiotherapy and other associated medical services we will collect the following information: Title e.g.Mr, Mrs, Miss, etc. Name – surname, forename, preferred name etc. Date of birth Address Telephone numbers Email addresses Family Doctor/GP/Consultant details Private medical health … Continued

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Danger! Gardening back pain

Heave hoe! In the springtime, when people are venturing into their gardens for the first time since the autumn, they are faced with a multitude of jobs that lie ahead. This can be for some especially hazardous with tasks such as digging, mowing, weeding and pruning.  By making a few small changes in the way … Continued

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Accurate and effective diagnosis

I’ve had 4 years of intermittent neck pain. During this time I’ve managed the pain by trying a variety of different therapists in the hope of finding relief but also a diagnosis . This has included 2 chiropractors, 3 Osteopaths, 3 Physiotherapists and sports massage. I’ve also been referred by the GP to the St … Continued

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Congratulations to Mark and Fiona

Congratulations to Mark and Fiona Jacobsen who have recently been confirmed as members of the Physio First Quality Assured Practitioner Scheme for 2017. Achieving this status demonstrated their personal commitment to being recognised for the quality of their patient care and outcomes.

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Achilles Tendinopathy and Associated Injuries

Introduction Achilles tendon injuries are a common sight in most sports injury practices. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the powerful calf muscles to the heel bone to give propulsion for running. It also acts as a powerful absorber of the force generated by gravity when the foot strikes the … Continued

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Nice guidelines for Osteoarthritis - exercise should be 'core treatment'

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Exercise is a core treatment in managing osteoarthritis, according to updated NICE guidance on the condition. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with around 1 million people seeing their GP about it every year. It accounts for 115,000 hospital admissions in the UK each year. The condition can affect people’s ability to undertake … Continued

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Is off-piste skiing too dangerous?

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As a keen skier myself I was saddened to read about the terrible accident suffered by Michael Schumacher. Thank goodness he was wearing a helmet – something that I started to do 5 years ago when my son started skiing in Austria where it was compulsory for all children in ski school. I was interested … Continued

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Knee Replacement Patients: Who needs more Intensive physiotherapy?

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My eye was drawn to this article in The Scotsman newspaper the other day. A group of researchers in Scotland are carrying out research which will identify which patients would benefit from further more intensive physiotherapy following knee replacement surgery. Physio2go often sees patients following knee replacement surgery. Our experience with these patients is very … Continued

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Fit for Sport 1: Skiing

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Fit for Sport 1: Skiing While many of us dread the cold short days of winter, an increasing number of the population from seven to seventy greet this season with excitement and anticipation. This is the time to book your flights, wax your skis or snowboard, check out the new gear and head to the … Continued

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Fit for Sport 3: Winter Golf – Be Prepared!

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Irrespective of the level of game that comes out of your bag, cold, wet and windy weather, coupled with hard or slippery ground conditions will challenge every golfer this winter. Mark Adshead, Managing Director of Physio2go St. Albans joins forces with Nick Burch, PGA Professional to explore ways of preparing for winter golf. Playing golf … Continued

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Women's Health: Stress Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is a subject that many women find difficult to discuss; it can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and a nuisance. If allowed to get out of control it can impact on lifestyle, restrict physical activity, travel and social relationships. Fiona Jacobsen, Principal Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans believes that it is important for a woman … Continued

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Tennis (and Golfer’s) Elbow: Treatment Strategies

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Fiona Jacobsen, Principal Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans explores the common causes of elbow pain and discusses how this often chronic condition may be prevented. Mr. Andrew Irwin, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at The Elms Consulting Rooms St. Albans and Spire Hospital Harpenden reviews the medical management, including some of the new treatment options available. Repetitive … Continued

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Sprained Ankle: Treatment Strategies

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There are many ways to sprain your ankle. Injuries occur in both sporting and non sporting environments. In this article Paul Carter, Specialist Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans, discusses common causes of this injury and effective treatment strategies. In his clinical work, Paul sees injuries caused in a variety of sporting arenas, including football, hockey, tennis … Continued

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Shoulder Pain: Acute Injury and Chronic Conditions

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The shoulder joint has the greatest range of movement of any joint in our body ensuring that our arms and hands get where they need to be to carry out all aspects of our daily lives at home, at work and in our chosen sports and activities. When healthy, the shoulder joint demonstrates an exquisite … Continued

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Pregnancy: Fitness Strategies

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An uncomplicated pregnancy in a healthy active woman does not mean that her keep fit regime must stop. Fiona Jacobsen, principal physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans explores the benefits of exercise and provides specialist advice for pregnancy and following childbirth. The Evidence There is increasing evidence that many common complaints associated with pregnancy, such as … Continued

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Lower back and buttock pain

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Lower back and buttock pain, often accompanied by restriction of movement, is a frequent presenting symptom to GP’s and physiotherapists. It can occur in individuals with a sedentary life style, and can often present in the “aging athlete”. Paul Carter, specialist physiotherapist at Physio2go in St. Albans, explores the role of general fitness and Pilates … Continued

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Knee Replacement Surgery

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As the physically active baby boom generation “ages gracefully”, their joints are showing signs of wear and tear (osteoarthritis). Yet, they are keen to continue active lifestyles in spite of their arthritis. Improved technology and increased availability is leading to more people opting for joint replacement surgery. Barbara Taylor, Specialist Physiotherapist for Physio2go St. Albans … Continued

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Joint Replacement Surgery: Getting the Timing Right

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Mark Adshead Managing Director of Physio2go Ltd. St. Albans joins Mr. Neil Davies Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon of St. Albans City Hospital and Spire Hospital Harpenden exploring factors which may impact on the decision as to when surgery is advisable. Arthritis Many of us may remember smiling when Terry Wogan defined a TOG (Terry’s old geezer) … Continued

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Hip Pain and Hip Replacement Surgery

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As the physically active baby boom generation ages gracefully, their joints are showing signs of wear and tear (osteoarthritis). Improved technology and increased availability is leading to more people opting for joint replacement surgery. Each year over 50,000 people in England and Wales receive new hips, 75% of these are performed because of osteoarthritis. Barbara … Continued

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Fit for Sport 2: Running and Power Walking

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Mark Adshead, Managing Director of Physio2go St. Albans explores the benefits of walking/power walking and running as part of an active fitness regimen. Mark also looks at selecting the correct footwear for exercise. Benefits of walking The evidence is in…. walking is good for you! It’s good for your heart; regular walking has been shown … Continued

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Exercise in Water and Hydrotherapy

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Fiona Jacobsen, Principal Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans, explores the often under-estimated benefits of exercising in water. While aqua aerobic classes used to be the territory of “ the more mature” members at many health clubs, current research leaves no doubt that making a splash at any age can vastly improve cardiovascular health and kick … Continued

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Ergonomics: Posture and Joint Health

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Don’t move… as you sit reading this article, stop for a second and take note of your posture and positioning. Are you slumped in a soft sofa or are you sitting bolt upright at a table? Are you leaning on your elbow or crumpled forwards? We all take for granted that our body will survive … Continued

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Common Foot Deformities in Children

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Parents spend 9 months awaiting the arrival of their perfect baby but sometimes you can be faced with a baby with not so perfect feet. Chloe Howitt, specialist paediatric physiotherapist with Physio2go St. Albans discusses current treatment regimes for common orthopaedic conditions presenting in infants and young children. Talipes Talipes, commonly known as clubfoot, occurs … Continued

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Balance Training and Falls Prevention

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The baby-boom generation is now cycling and power-walking well into their 60’s, and many of us are also participating in the care of elderly parents and relatives. For their safety as well as our own, it is important to understand the causes of frequent falls and how they can, in many instances, be prevented. Emily … Continued

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Back Pain: Common Causes and Treatment Strategies

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Back pain is one of the most common of all injuries seen by healthcare practitioners. The most common causes are poor posture, injury and overuse. In this article, Mark Adshead, specialist physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans, reviews the common causes of back pain in the home gardener. Mark reviews choices in treatment, and how back injury … Continued

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Adolescent Joint Health: Growing pains explained

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Mark Adshead, Managing Director of Physio2go St. Albans looks at the physical stresses placed on adolescent joints. Mark explores some of the common causes of joint pain in the young athlete and briefly explains some issues in assessment and management. “Growing pains” is a term rarely used by the medical profession; many parents however will … Continued

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ACUPUNCTURE: What’s the Point?

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Acupuncture has been used in the Western world since the 19th Century. It is believed to work by modifying pain transmission at the level of the spinal cord. Acupuncture also stimulates the body to release endorphins and encephalons that are the body’s own natural painkillers. Fiona Jacobsen, Principal Physiotherapist at Physio2go St. Albans has been … Continued

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