What to expect from a stroke rehabilitation programme A stroke can cause muscle weakness or paralysis of one side of the body, decreased coordination and balance, joint stiffness and pain, and muscle spasms. These can reduce independence and mobility. Our aim as physiotherapists is to help those who’ve had a stroke reclaim these things. [...]
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When to begin Stroke rehab Helping those who’ve had a stroke regain their mobility, confidence and independence is one of the most rewarding parts of working as a physiotherapist. Here our lead physio, Hassan Mohamoud, discusses one of the most common questions stroke patients and their families ask us about physiotherapy following a [...]
What is the Meniscus? A “C” shaped rubbery cushion lies within the knee joint, which we refer to as cartilage. This is called the meniscus, and it acts as a shock absorber in the knee joint. Tears in this cartilage are another common knee injury known as a knee meniscus injury and are [...]
Patellar Tendinopathy Patellar Tendinopathy is a condition caused by overuse; It may also be referred to as tendinosis or “jumpers knee”. Patellar tendinopathy is seen in athletes who take part in sports such as tennis or badminton due to the high levels of strain placed on the knees. Also, if you [...]
Piriformis syndrome, a condition often mistaken for sciatica, is muscle spasms within the buttock region or more precisely the piriformis muscle. As shown in the diagram the piriformis muscles run across from the centre of your lower spine to the top of your thigh bones. This piriformis is a small muscle that is hidden behind [...]
Sciatica is a term that describes pain relating to the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back (lumbar) to your feet. The pain is felt in the lower body, generally within the lower back and hips, but often can travel as far down as the knees. The pain can increase when weight is placed [...]
Whiplash is an injury caused when your head is forcefully thrust back and forth, causing damage to the structure of your neck. It is often associated with car accidents but can result from a sports injury, a fall or physical abuse. Many intricate, long-lasting complications are caused in the neck and spine area due to [...]
What are Cervicogenic headaches? Cervicogenic headaches (CGH) are headaches created by pain referring from the neck area up to the head. The pain from a CGH can also be experienced in the side of the face. These pains or headaches as such can be the result of an injury such as whiplash or sprained/strained neck [...]