Hallux valgus/bunions are a common foot condition that can cause significant pain and loss of function. I understand the importance of our foot health all too well as a Physiotherapist. Correct foot and ankle function help us to gain sufficient balance, strength and mobility. Therefore, even the smallest of injuries can throw these things off course.
We all know we have nerves all throughout our body. Nerves that tell us when we are in pain, nerves that allow us to tell hot from cold or sharp from blunt, and nerves which tell our muscles and joints to bend/lift/twist. This is the Central Nervous System, the one that we can control with
The Fourth Trimester – what is it? The Fourth Trimester is a term that may be unknown to many. Historically, we know that there are three distinct trimesters from conception until the birth of your baby. The Fourth Trimester is a term used to describe the first three months after a baby is born. It is a
What is The Knack? The Knack is a technique that I teach people to implement in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. What is stress urinary incontinence? Stress urinary incontinence is quite common amomgst both men and women. This occurs when people leak urine while performing a particular activity. This could be sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising.
What is a blocked duct? A blocked duct is an area or segment of the breast where milk flow is obstructed (milk stasis). This causes a reddened area or segment of the breast. The area can become tender, hard and painful. Sometimes it can be localised tenderness or pain without an obvious lump. It may occur with
Creating good habits for the year ahead: Research shows we’re not very good at keeping good habits. It is estimated that 81% of New Year’s resolutions fail. This means you are more likely to fall back into old habits than you are to stick with a new behaviour. As we celebrate the end of 2020 and welcome 2021,
Pilates – back to basics: It’s time to strip back to our core treatment method, Pilates. (Pun intended!) Today I would like to delve into Pilates principles and body cues to help you get the most out of your Pilates session. How did Pilates first come about? Pilates was created by a man called Joseph
My multiple sclerosis journey: It’s been 20 years since I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I’d thought of ways of marking the milestone, but it’s hardly cause for celebration. Then I was invited to write a short blog about my experience of Pilates for multiple sclerosis – perfect. Discovering the benefits of Clinical Pilates: Discovering Pilates is a
Gross motor development milestones from birth to 3 years old: As babies and young children grow, motor development is something we are interested in as Physiotherapists. They begin to develop new movement skills and patterns with age. All children are different and develop these skills at a variable rate. This motor development does, however, follow
Returning to physical exercise post-lockdown For a lot of people, exercise motivation has plummeted during a prolonged lockdown. In light of this, many of our exercise habits have changed during the past 7 months. We’ve all tried our best to stay active during COVID. Whether it be walking blocks or running laps of our suburbs. Perhaps