122019Sep

Discs Don't Slip... Ever.

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHqZQFTjMg4 -

Click on the title to watch our video ! I’m sure you have heard the term slipped disc before. You may have even been told before that you have “slipped a disc in your spine”. This sentence can create a lot of worry and fear, and it leads us to a perception that discs are…

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312019Jan

Ellen’s Shows Us How to do a Simple Ankle Taping

How to Complete a Simple Ankle Taping One of our recent videos from Jordan shows some helpful tips and exercises for managing an acute ankle sprain. Today Ellen follows on from that video and shows a simple way to complete a simple ankle taping that can be used in the acute phase of injury but…

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122018Dec

How To Tape Your Knee for Kneecap Pain

How To Tape Your Knee for Kneecap Pain Knee Cap Pain/Patellofemoral pain, talking about the patella and where it matches with the femur underneath. Please watch the video as Shelley explains the features of the knee. The kneecap slides up and down in a notch, think about it as a railway track and the kneecaps…

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122018Dec

How to do a Simple Ankle Taping

How to do a Simple Ankle Taping One of our recent videos from Jordan shows some helpful tips and exercises for managing an acute ankle sprain. Today Ellen follows on from that video and shows a simple way to complete a simple ankle taping that can be used in the acute phase of injury but…

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122018Dec

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain Low back pain is the most commonly treated condition by physiotherapists and if you have been unlucky enough to experience it, you know that severe back pain can really influence your day to day life. Today Ellen is going to talk to you about some common myths with low…

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112018Dec

Chronic Pain – Part 3

Chronic Pain – Part 3 Focus is another strategy that we use as physiotherapists to help you manage your chronic pain. To understand how this helps, you need to understand how the brain changes when you have pain for a long time. So, when you have ongoing pain, you get a sensitisation of the nerve…

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102018Dec

Chronic Pain – Part 2

Treating chronic pain from a physiotherapy perspective involves the use of various treatment strategies Pacing Mindfulness Focus Strengthening the body Today, we are discussing Pacing. Pacing is controlling the amount of activity that you do in a day, and over a longer time frame, such as a week, so that your activity is manageable, achievable…

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292018Nov

Chronic Pain – Part 1

Chronic Pain – Part 1 Chronic pain is a very complex problem and understanding why your injury has become chronic can be challenging. Lots of people ask why their pain became chronic whilst someone they know who had the exact same injury healed quickly. New research has helped with our understanding of the science behind…

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192018Nov

Myofascial Cupping Treatment

Myofascial Cupping Treatment Myofascial cupping is a form of trigger point therapy and myofascial release (mobilisation of the fascia). This therapy mixes massage and stretching techniques with the use of pressurised cups. Soft tissue is suctioned inside the cups, allowing fluid movement and nutrient supply to the tissues. The movement of fluid detoxifies, stimulates, and…

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192018Nov

Common Mistakes People Make with Popular Exercises

Often people come into us at Miami & Lakelands Physiotherapy reporting pain due to tight muscles that they have been trying to self-manage. Most people know the basics to stretch out muscles, however, perform them incorrectly due to simple biomechanics. When performing a quadriceps/hip flexor stretch patients usually perform this wrong as shown in the…

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