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A guide to Physiotherapy costs

A guide to Physiotherapy costs

One of the first questions potential patients want to know when they call our company is: How much does Physiotherapy cost? Although this is a difficult question to answer, I will try to do my best here to explain some...

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ViMove Low Back Assessment

ViMove Low Back Assessment

Here at Thorpes we have cutting edge technology wireless sensors called ViMove, which we use to help people with various things, including Back Pain.  These sensors are used by Manchester United and the British...

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Throwers Shoulder

Throwers Shoulder

I am a big fan of my cricket so I thought that we would talk about a common cricketer’s complaint known as “throwers shoulder”. This is not just limited to cricket though; it can be caused by throwing the ball for the...

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How to use a Foam Roller

How to use a Foam Roller

What is a Foam Roller?   The foam roller is made of hard celled foam rubber, and is available in different sizes and varying hardness.   They are now available in a variety of different models but the traditional...

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Low Back Pain- Do Not Fear!

Low Back Pain- Do Not Fear!

Lower back pain is a very common health problem worldwide, and the most common cause for people to come and see us at Thorpes Physiotherapy. Statistically speaking, 90% of us will experience an episode of lower back...

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Ice or Heat?

Ice or Heat?

A very common question we get asked is do I use ice or heat for pain? Well the question depends on the injury and here is a simple way to work out which you need: When to Ice – acute injuries such as a sprained ankle...

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A Pain In The Heel!

A Pain In The Heel!

Today we are focusing on one of our most commonly seen injuries – Achilles pain. Achilles pain or tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the Achilles tendon that joins your heel bone to...

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The 5 ways to BEAT Tennis Elbow!

The 5 ways to BEAT Tennis Elbow!

With Wimbledon now in full flow we thought this would be a good opportunity to give some top tips in preventing / treating tennis elbow! Tennis elbow is the common name for an injury to the muscles and tendons on the...

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Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping

Kinesio Taping The Kinesio Taping Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without...

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Stay Strong Avoid Ankle Sprains

Stay Strong Avoid Ankle Sprains

Stay Strong Avoid Ankle Sprains The ankle joint has three bones that are precisely shaped to interlock and give stability. Strong bands of connective tissue called ligaments reinforce the joint and help hold the bones...

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Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel Pain Stand Firm – Don’t Let Heel Pain Stop You Plantar Fasciitis is a common overuse injury affecting the sole or flexor surface (plantar) of the foot. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis means you have inflamed the...

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Golf Injuries

Golf Injuries

The most common golf injuries occur in the lower back, elbows, shoulders, hands and wrists. Injuries can occur during golf as a result of overuse or trauma to a region. The impact and stress of repetitive motion of the...

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Travelling Tips

Travelling Tips

Travelling Tips Everyone loves a holiday, but who doesn’t start a holiday feeling a little exhausted? However when that cabin door closes, slumping into your seat and ordering a few drinks and eating your way through...

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains, particularly ligament sprains are one of the most commonly treated injuries and are extremely common in sports that involve rapid changes in direction such as netball, football and...

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Corked Thigh

Corked Thigh

What is a corky? A corky is a bruised muscle that results in bleeding into the muscle. As with a skin wound with ongoing bleeding, the treatment of choice is compression with an elastic bandage – not a crepe bandage as...

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is a very important joint in many sports such as racquet sports, swimming and ball sports.  It is an extremely mobile joint and relies on good muscle control to maintain stability. Repetitive movements...

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Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring injuries are the most common soft-tissue injury to the thigh, and are often seen in runners, especially sprinters, hurdlers and long jumpers.  They also occur in sprinting sports such as football and hockey,...

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Chronic Knee Injuries

Chronic Knee Injuries

Chronic Knee Injuries can affect many athletes, from the professional who trains twice daily to the Saturday morning netballer.  The pain and dysfunction can be debilitating, and can lead to extended time off sport....

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Acute Knee Injuries

Acute Knee Injuries

Whether you play sport socially or professionally, a knee injury can cause significant pain and dysfunction.  Acute knee injuries are one of the most common sporting injuries seen by Physiotherapists, and they can...

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Food Supplements

Food Supplements

There are arguments both for and against many food supplements. The following outlines some of the most common food supplements on the market. Creatine For: Creatine is a naturally occurring compound found in meat and...

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Groin Pain

Groin Pain

Groin Pain Groin pain in athletes, both recreational and professional, provides a huge diagnostic challenge. The groin, defined as the region between the trunk and hip, is a complex region; a defect in one part having...

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Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is very common in the community and can affect workers, sports people, new mums, older people, even young people! Many sports people suffer from low back pain particular those who ignore the early warning...

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R.I.C.E.D

R.I.C.E.D

The most important time in the treatment of soft tissue injuries is the first 24-48 hours immediately following the injury. When soft tissue is injured there is also damage to the blood vessels in the area and this can...

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints

‘Shin splints’ is a commonly used term to describe pain experienced along the inner border of the shin.  The term is a very general one, and in fact involves a number of specifically different pathological conditions. ...

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Sports Massage

Sports Massage

Every athlete knows that a massage feels great, and can be a welcome reward after a hard training session.  However, sportspeople need to understand how regular massage can assist in recovery and help aid performance....

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Why Stretch?

Why Stretch?

Stretching relaxes the body and improves flexibility.  As athletes, it should be part of your daily life. Stretching: Reduces muscle tension and enhances relaxation Helps co-ordination by allowing for easier movement...

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow — also known as medial epicondylitis — is pain and inflammation on the inner side of the elbow, where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow (medial...

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Stress Fractures

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are a type of overuse injury. These tiny cracks in your bones develop when your muscles become fatigued and can no longer absorb the shock of repeated impacts. When this happens, the muscles transfer...

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Arthritic Joints

Arthritic Joints

What is arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. It causes pain and usually also limits movement of the joints that are affected. There are many kinds of arthritis. A type called osteoarthritis (also...

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Whiplash & Associated Disorders

Whiplash & Associated Disorders

Whiplash-Associated Disorders (WAD) has been adopted as the definition of acute or sub-acute neck pain. WAD may result from car, workplace or sporting accidents. What are the common signs and symptoms of WAD? The...

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Migraines & Headaches

Migraines & Headaches

Migraines happen when blood vessels of the head and neck spasm or become narrow (constrict). Minutes to hours later, the blood vessels enlarge (dilate). When they dilate, they fill with blood, which causes more...

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Save Your Shoulders – 4 Simple Tips

Save Your Shoulders – 4 Simple Tips

Shoulder problems are a very common injury we see at Thorpes, its only back pain we see more of, so I thought I'd give a quick review of some simple ways to avoid shoulder pain. 1. Limit Overhead Exercises Many gym...

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Stretching

Stretching

This is my first blog and I was thinking of what might be a good starting topic for discussion. It makes sense to start with a key aspect of fitness and that is flexibility. I hold to the theory that we need to be able...

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