Top tips for first time triathletes

Top tips for first time triathletes Look, it,s tough. If it was easy we’d all do it. Here’s some of the tips that our patients have suggested to us over the years. So if you have any good ones, email …

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Do I have arthritis?

Do I have Osteoarthritis? GPs often diagnose joint pain as arthritis. Often they are correct – we’re not challenging our medical colleagues on that! However, even members of the public assume that if your joints ache then they have osteoarthritis. …

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Shin splints

Shin splints Ok there’s a lot of research about shin splints so this isn’t designed to be a definitive précis of the literature. Just an overview of what you can do, what to expect when you see us and to …

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Carpal tunnel – is it really?!

Carpal tunnel – misdiagnoses galore! Ok this is a bug bear of ours. It is in no way designed to critisise our medical colleagues. We have more time to assess people and our training is fundamentally about muscles and nerves …

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Runners knee

Ok so someone has told you that you have runners knee. The internet explanations are not that clear. So you want further advice. Physiotherapists are best placed to provide that treatment due to our training in movement and anatomy. You …

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Communication with physiotherapists

Communication with Healthcare workers – physios, nurses, doctors. Your feedback and experience please! When patients are surveyed about their views and asked to comment on their interactions with health care workers, one work always comes up – communication. Generally, they …

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Plantar fasciitis – what can I do/

I have been told I have plantar fasciitis. What can I do? The answer is a lot. The tissue at the bottom of your foot (sole) is called the plantar fascia. It’s like a big elastic band that we use …

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Runner’s knee – a simple overview…

Ok so someone has told you that you have runners knee. The Internet explanations are not that clear. So you want further advice. Physiotherapists are best placed to provide that treatment due to our training in movement and anatomy. You …

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