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Ligament Injuries

What are ligaments and why are they so important? A ligament is a tough band of fibrous tissue which connects bone to bone in order to support a joint and help mobilise it. When we suffer an injury, either from a serious fall or an impact during an activity, we force the knee beyond its

Neck pain – common conditions

Neck pain is one of the most common issues we treat at Physiofusion and this is usually for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, neck pain can be down to muscular strain or ligament sprains. Our neck is constantly having to support the weight of our head and because of this, the muscles and ligaments

Muscle knots – how to help

Having a knot can cause a considerable amount of discomfort and at times can be very painful.  So, what are knots, how do we know when we have got a knot and why are they so common? First of all, muscle fibres run in all different directions in our body and our muscles are layered

Myofascial Release therapy

What is Myofascial Release and how does it benefit us? Myofascial Release is a specific type of hands-on massage therapy that can be performed by our specialist physiotherapists. Myofascial Release focuses on the fascia which is a connective tissue within the body - it surrounds and connects the muscles and organs of the body. Tightness

Top Tips for Sciatica

Physiotherapy treatment is an essential recovery method for any sciatica issues. Once you have been assessed, alongside your treatment will be an exercise plan, which is hugely beneficial to the success of your recovery. Using a regular combination of strengthening, stretching, and aerobic conditioning exercises, you stand a much better chance of recovering from sciatica,

Osteoporosis and Spinal pain

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a slow developing condition whereby the density and the quality of the bones are reduced, making them become more fragile. This process occurs over a number of years and in most cases is only diagnosed when small trauma or a minor fall causes a fracture.   Causes of osteoporosis The

Skiing Injuries – How to help

A number of our Physiotherapists love to head out to the mountains to ski or snowboard, one in particular being Hollie. Each year Hollie spends four months living in Japan at the Niseko ski resort where she works in a physiotherapy practice carrying out sports massage. Working within the ski resort, it has been clear

Dealing with Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Impingement A common shoulder complaint that we regularly treat is shoulder impingement (also known as subacromial pain syndrome). This issue actually accounts for almost 70% of all new shoulder pain problems seen within the UK. Shoulder impingement is a condition whereby the structures surrounding the shoulder, such as the rotator cuff tendons or subacromial

Slipped Discs and Low Back Pain

What is a slipped disc? A ‘slipped disc’ is essentially the intervertebral disc pushed out of the spinal column by excessive force and pressure, or example, bending and twisting while lifting a heavy object. The protrusion of a disc can cause pain in the local area, however, if the protrusion is significant enough, it may

The importance of an MOT appointment

So, what are MOTs and why are MOTs important? We all know why we MOT a car; to check that it is in good working order, that everything is structurally sound so that nothing breaks down and the car is efficient.  Well, there is no difference when a Physio gives you an MOT! We often