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Healthy Eating Helps

Healthy Eating Helps

It’s Healthy Eating Week, and with understandable concerns around COVID, it seems the right time to provide information on the immune system and explain exactly why good diet is so vital to our health .  Everyone understands we should eat more fruits and vegetables, but we’re never told exactly why this is so important. Many people don’t realise that 70%…

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Anyone for Tennis?

Anyone for Tennis?

By Kerensa McKie, Chartered Physiotherapist at Physio & Therapies Ltd, Todmorden.

Yes, it is that time of year again… the sun is out, Wimbledon is on the TV and fine weather players are blowing the dust off their tennis rackets!  So, it comes as no surprise that the tennis related injuries have started to appear at Physio & Therapies.

                     

Like any physical activity you need to plan ahead and get fit for the season, this means starting with general fitness and then adding some specific tennis activities and exercises.  Many issues with racket sports can be negated by making sure you get your body ready for the increased level of activity 6 weeks or more before the season starts. However, there are still things you can do if you are better at enthusiasm than planning!

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Oh my aching back!

Oh my aching back!

With 15 million people visiting their GP each year complaining of back pain and 150 million working days lost each year in the UK due to back pain, getting prompt assessment and effective treatment for back problems is key to a fast recovery.

Back pain can be debilitating and very scary, but the good news is that most episodes of back pain resolve quickly.  If however the pain hasn’t settled within two weeks research suggests that assessment and treatment by a Physical therapist is recommended.

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Did you know you are probably amongst 70% of people? Why?

Did you know that 70% of the population won’t be taking over the counter or prescription medicines correctly?

Every day I see clients who have been to see their GP with various pain issues. Usually they have been prescribed anti-inflammatories; such as Ibuprofen, paracetamol or codeine phosphate. Despite being informed on a set dosage and course they are, in the majority, not following this advice. The usual comment I hear is that they “don’t like taking pills” or they “don’t want to mask the pain in case they make things worse” or they “do not want to become reliant on pills”. If people have collected the prescribed drugs they often only take some or one of the drugs issued. It is at this point I ask if the medicines are helping? Most say “No” and they only take a tablet when they feel their pain is bad enough.
And therein lies the problem. If you only take the medicines now and then or just one and not the other, you are usually wasting your time.

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 Following government guidelines regarding the opening up of certain business sectors, we are now able to conduct face to face appointments.

These will be subject to certain criteria that our governing body has put in place.

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