Physiotherapy goes a long way towards improving your health and fitness, mobility and strength. In addition there are other lifestyle changes you can adopt when considering improving your overall health.
The important thing to remember is when making changes to lifelong habits, make them small and incremental. Don't quit smoking, stop drinking and cut out all sugary foods in your first week of lifestyle change, as this is likely to make you feel worse initially and make it much harder to achieve your goals. Make your goals achievable, take small steps and plan any lifestyle change over a sensible time period.
Full Body Stretching and Strengthening Exercises: Occupational Physiotherapy - Getting You Back To Work
There are many types of office chairs and many factors that influence the choice of which chair to use. Ergonomic chairs that offer better leg, pelvic and lumbar positioning have become popular, but they still have their own drawbacks.
Achieving the correct sitting posture is only the beginning when you work at a desk and use other equipment such as computer screens, laptops, phones and a mouse.
Sitting in a car is no different to sitting in an office, so you should still try to take regular breaks – ideally every 20 minutes, where practical.
We spend 40% of our lives in bed - so the right bed and sleeping position are important to help when you have neck, back, shoulder and hip problems. The right sleeping posture can also prevent problems from developing, and stop reoccurrence.
As more jobs become desk based or sedentary, more and more people are spending long periods of time sitting in chairs. Sitting for five hours a day, five days a week equates to 1,175 hours – or almost 50 days - every year. Multiply that by the number of years you work, then add the time you are seated at home and many people will spend more time sitting than in bed!
A soft tissue injury is any injury that creates damage to any muscle, ligament, tendon or combination of the above.
No-one wants to suffer an injury, but it happens. However if, during their leisure time, an employee sustains an injury that prevents them from working, whose problem is it? Does the employer have any obligation to help them recover from their injury and return to work?
Paul Wimpenny, Clinical Governance Officer at Physio Med, explains more in our free downloadable guide.
96% of staff maintained at or returned to work.
In 2011, 77% of managers at NHS Blood and Transplant said they had seen an increase in employee productivity as a direct result of Physio Med's support.
I would just like to thank all the ladies I spoke to regarding my Physiotherapy treatment. I found them all to be professional, polite, and extremely helpful.
Phone contact was made at appointment times and the advice given was extremely helpful. I also received emails with pictures of how to complete the exercises which proved very useful.
I felt at ease with the adviser, and the information given both over the phone and then the exercises given were very beneficial and have helped.
Excellent service which needs to be promoted, I have worked for the DWP for nine years and have only just discovered the service exists by (happy) accident.
I wish I'd contacted the service earlier. I was skeptical up and until a few days after I had spoken to the physio. I can't believe the difference it made and can't thank the physio enough.
Very punctual call backs, the diagnosis and suitable exercises were precise and most correct.
If you suffer from pain and mobility issues it is quite common for us to get by, using over the counter pain killers and ointments. Often we don't seek the support of a Physio until we have been referred via a GP or until the pain is so bad.
Physiotherapists are trained professionals that help injured patients get back to the highest range of movements. If left untreated injuries often don't heal as well as if you were on a treatment plan. Injuries, if left for 12 weeks can become chronic and chronic injuries are a lot harder to treat. Injuries also heal a lot quicker if you work with a physiotherapist, with the added benefit of often having less pain and more range of movement than before you had your injury.
If you feel it is only a minor injury and you are still in pain 48 hours after the injury, make an appointment with a physiotherapist. If you feel the injury is more serious make an appointment immediatley. If for an extended perioid, you have been living with chronic pain and or limited mobility and range of movement make an appointment with a physiotherapist.
Wear something comfortable. Bring a pair of shorts if it is a lower back, hip, knee, ankle, or a foot problem. Bring a tank top / vest if it is a neck, upper back, shoulder, elbow, or hand problem.
Our Physiotherapists use different treatment methods in order to deal with a wide range of injuries. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may require:
Manipulation or mobilisation of joints
Electrotherapy (Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, Short Wave Diathermy)
Stretching and strengthening
Core stability training
Soft tissue massage
Heat or cold therapy
Patient education, home exercises
Yes, Physio Med is a registered provider for most medical insurance companies.
Yes. These can be arranged for patients who are disabled or are too ill to attend the practice.
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.