Physiotherapy can be of great benefit to anyone, but especially for those who are very active and who might play a sport regularly or for those who work out and lift weights. This type of therapy targets certain muscles and joints of the body, helping them to heal and even get stronger. If you've had surgery or have been diagnosed with arthritis or other such conditions, your doctor may have recommended you take a course of physiotherapy, but note when you might proactively approach your doctor and discuss this option with him or her. [Read More]
Common Massage Techniques and How They Work
If you've been referred for massage as part of your physiotherapy, you might be wondering what to expect. Maybe you're wondering whether getting a massage can really help that much. While massage might seem simple enough to do yourself, it's actually a complex practice that requires years of training to become qualified. Practitioners will tailor their massage techniques according to your needs, creating a highly personalised treatment. To help you understand how this treatment works, we've listed some of the most common massage techniques below, along with full details on why they're so effective: [Read More]
Fed Up With Plantar Fasciitis Pain? There's A Massage For That!
The amount of walking that is done at the end of each year is murder on your feet! Shopping for presents and loading the shopping cart full of yummy Christmas food treats are just two reasons why you take a lot more steps this time of year, and that intense pain you feel in your heels every morning could be a foot condition known as plantar fasciitis. However, never fear, a visit to a remedial massage therapist could make your feet sing with every step again in no time. [Read More]
Physiotherapy for pelvic floor weakness
While weakness in the pelvic floor is commonly associated with women after childbirth, it can affect men and women in all groups. The root causes of a weak pelvic floor can include injury, heavy lifting with poor technique and ongoing straining on the toilet. Aging also leads to a general weakness in the pelvic floor. How do I know if I have pelvic floor weakness? Pelvic floor weakness can result in a range of symptoms for patients from constipation to incontinence, as well as a lack of sexual pleasure. [Read More]