Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can help

Low Back Pain – Physiotherapy can Help!   LBP Fact Sheet…… 4 in every 5 people (80%) will experience low back pain within their lifetime. Of these 75% of adults experienced pain in lower back in past 3 months Currently it is the biggest cause of disability in the world and the second most common reason for GP visits.     In the majority of cases back pain can be attributed to a number of: mechanical factors for example awkward working…

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Single Calf Leg Raises – How many can you do?

Single Calf Leg Raises – How many can you do?

The heel raise test is a commonly used test to assess strength and endurance of the planter flexors in everyday clinical practice. However several factors affect an individual’s ability to complete the test such as age, sex, BMI (body mass index) and activity level. Normative values according to Herbert-Loiser et al – 2017 Single Leg Calf Raise Reps:  Normative Values Useful for rehab – How many can you do? 20-29yrs: Male 37, Female 30 30-39yrs: Male 32, Female 27 40-49yrs: Male…

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Back Pain – it’s not the end of the world – here’s why…..

Back Pain – it’s not the end of the world – here’s why…..

Back pain treatment costs more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined – across the world it places a huge burden on people and societies. However, most of these costs are usually related to a small minority of people with back pain. Almost everyone will experience back pain during their life. Thankfully, most people report significant improvement in their symptoms within the first two weeks of an acute episode of pain, with 85pc of people fully recovered by three months –…

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7 Stretches to include in your daily routine

7 Stretches to include in your daily routine

  Sore, stiff and aching muscles? Stretching is essential for flexibility and muscle care; start today and reap the benefits for a lifetime: Chances are, stretching isn’t included in your daily routine. Whether you run out of time, don’t feel you have sufficient twinges to warrant downing tools and testing flexibility, or simply don’t have the know-how to lengthen everything out after a busy day, squeezing in some body TLC is more important than you realise. Stretching benefits Stretching before…

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DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANKLE SPRAINS: UPDATE OF AN EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINE

DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION OF ANKLE SPRAINS: UPDATE OF AN EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINE

WHAT´S NEW??  Findings of a report completed by the European Institute of Sports Physiotherapy  INTRINSIC RISK FACTORS: Individuals of the female sex, as well as potentially a lower BMI, were identified to be at higher risk for experiencing ankle sprains. Deficiencies in proprioception and range of motion are recommended to be identified and addressed in rehabilitation and prevention programs to decrease the risk of recurrence. EXTRINSIC RISK FACTORS: An increasing amount of new data identified soccer players, especially defenders playing…

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