What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Have you or someone you know experienced the feeling of dizziness before? It can be very unsettling.  Our experienced Hoppers Crossing Physiotherapists understand the uncertainty around this feeling of dizziness. We explain vestibular rehabilitation and what it involves in this article.  Firstly, the treatment of symptoms of dizziness, vertigo, motion sensitivity, balance and postural control […]

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Pregnancy Pool Exercise Class

Watermums is back! Watermums is a fantastic way for pregnant ladies to maintain or improve general fitness, reduce stress on the pelvis and pelvic floor, improve flexibility, reduce swelling in the lower legs, and improve mood due to the endorphin release and catching up with other pregnant ladies. Our classes have been popular for over […]

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achilles tendon

Achilles Tendon Rupture

An injury that isn’t common, but any social sport enthusiast should be aware of is an Achilles Tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon is a segment of connective tissue that helps join your calf muscle to the back of your heel bone. A rupture of this tendon typically happens in sport when taking off to sprint or jump […]

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Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial Ankle Impingement Syndrome

Medial impingement syndrome develops due to the formation of a bony spur on the talar bone; and is characterized by a limited range of motion and pain when performing specific movements. The spur causes compression when the ankle is dorsi-flexed (backward bending of your foot).   The syndrome typically develops due to longstanding instability of the […]

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Tennis Elbow

Have you ever come home from a long day of working on the tools or at your desk and noticed that the outer part of your elbow is quite sore? If this is something you experience regularly, you may be experiencing a condition known as tennis elbow. But how can I have tennis elbow if […]

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Considerations with imaging

When someone has sustained an injury or is experiencing pain, it is pretty typical for a doctor or other health professional to refer this person for diagnostic imaging scans, such as X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI. Copies of imaging scans or reports are often given to patients. When received, these reports can be long and detailed, […]

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How to stay active in winter 

Clothing:  Focus on staying dry not warm. Avoid cotton fabrics and wear synthetic fibres such as polyester and nylon which are designed to dry quickly. A lightweight nylon jacket can be a good option for windy days or a water-resistant jacket if there’s a mild drizzle. Unfortunately, the more water resistant the jacket is the more it will trap moisture and warmth. Arm/knee warmers can […]

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Tape Vs Bracing for Sport

After injuries to the joints of the body, a sports doctor or physiotherapist might recommend that you require bracing or taping for returning to sport. This is to help prevent further injury to those areas until your rehabilitation is complete. Common areas for bracing and taping are fingers, thumbs, knees, ankles and shoulders.   It is usually heavily dependent on the intensity […]

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Strength training

In-season strength training: Why it’s important for sports performance and prevention of injury.

It is well known amongst most people, particularly among athletes, the importance of having some form of a strengthening and athletic development program for sports performance. During the pre-season, many athletes use the time away from competition to perform a thorough program. What’s more interesting to note, particularly within local and club level sports, is […]

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