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Sep

17

Women’s health Physiotherapy

  Women’s health Physiotherapy encompasses a huge variety of conditions that may affect women throughout their lives. These include incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, carpal tunnel syndrome as well as conditions associated with pregnancy and early parenthood. Physio can play a vital role in helping women get the most out of life by: • Reducing pain • Improving your ability to exercise or perform other activities of daily life • Reducing Stress Incontinence [leakage on cough/laugh/sneeze/impact activity] • Reducing your need...

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Aug

17

PLANTAR FASCIITIS: TREATMENT AND RECOVERY

Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition, but it can be alleviated with a variety of treatments and exercises, says physiotherapist Jane Connolly HPC CSP Anyone who has had plantar fasciitis will tell you how painful it can be. It’s often felt as a sharp pain under the heel, sometimes radiating into the arch, that is worse first thing in the morning as you put weight through your foot or after prolonged periods of sitting. In the early stages it...

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Aug

17

Shoulder Issues: Early diagnosis and treatment.

  The shoulder joint is a relatively unstable ball and socket joint that is moved and controlled by a small group of four muscles known as the rotator cuff. These muscles and their tendons surround the shoulder joint and are responsible for stabilising the head of the humerus firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder and shoulder rotation. The tendons run under a bony protective arch over the top of the shoulder (acromion which is part of the scapula)...

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Jun

17

Tennis Elbow: Early Treatment is Vital

RV88 Whalley Physio Tennis Elbow There are plenty of things you can do to alleviate the pain caused by tennis elbow, says physiotherapist Jane Connolly HPC CSP Tennis elbow – or lateral epicondylitis – is a common injury affecting the muscles or tendons of the forearm where they attach to the epicondyle of the humerus. It is classed as a tendinopathy which is aggravated by repetitive wrist extension or by gripping strongly whilst twisting your wrist. Despite being called ‘tennis...

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Jun

17

Sprained Ankle: A Full Recovery

RV89 Whalley Physio Ankle You don’t have to play sports to sprain your ankle. A sprain is an overstretch or tear of the ligaments which attach bone to bone. Sometimes other soft tissues are involved but most often it is the three ligaments that lie on the outside of the ankle attaching the fibula to the foot. The cause of injury doesn’t have to be excessive. Simply rolling inwards on your ankle, usually when you have your toes on the...

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Feb

17

Job Vacancies: MSK Physios: Days, Evenings & Weekends

Due to expansion, we are looking for experienced Full or Part Time Physios who are friendly, keen and professional! This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic Physiotherapists join our vibrant team and to work in a busy, welcoming, well-established Private Practice which is easily accessible from within the heart of the Ribble Valley, Preston, Bolton, Burnley, Chorley, Skipton and Blackburn. Opportunities for Days, Evenings and Weekend sessions are available. Whalley Physiotherapy has an excellent reputation; we absolutely pride ourselves on...

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Feb

17

PREPARATION VITAL TO REDUCE SKI INJURIES

RV86 Whalley Physio ski If you suffer a knee injury when skiing, there are remedies to ensure effective rehabilitation, advises physiotherapist Jane Connolly HPC CSP Injuries to the knee joint account for around one third of all skiing injuries.  One of the most common is the ACL, a short ligament in the middle of the knee which provides stability and limits rotational movements. It is easily damaged especially during a slow, backwards fall where there isn’t enough sudden force to...

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Jan

17

LEAN & KEEN IN ‘17

The Latest top tips and advice from Jane: lean-keen-rv85-whalley-physio Physiotherapist Jane Connolly HPC CSP advises on how we can start to improve our health and wellbeing as we go into 2017 after some well-deserved time off over Christmas It’s that time of year again where we make New Year’s resolutions to keep fit and healthy. We all know exercise is good for health and well-being. It not only improves muscle tone and general fitness, it also increases energy levels, stabilises...

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Dec

16

Merry Christmas from Whalley Physio 2016

Hello, Sending you the very best wishes for a joyful holiday season. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your custom and support over the last year. 2016 has been another busy year and we are sure that 2017 holds lots of positive changes and additions to the clinic. We will be open throughout the holiday season with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the Bank Holidays, if you need us just call...

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Nov

16

Text Neck

Are you using your mobile too much?? Nearly all of us have wireless devices and with Christmas fast approaching much of our shopping will be done "on line" using mobile phones with the kids spending more time sitting slumped on a bean bag playing or texting for hours without moving. Chances are you are reading this with your head down, shoulders rounded and even legs crossed, putting yourself into that "text neck" risk position. Text neck is a coined term...

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