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Managing & treating pregnancy-related aches and pains

General self-management advice: Try not to ‘eat for two’. Dramatic excess weight gain can put extra stress on your muscles and joints which can lead to pain around the trunk, pelvis and hips! The NICE guidelines recommend an additional 200 calories per day in the third trimester. Still treat yourself to those pregnancy cravings in

Pregnancy – why am I in pain?

  As one of our Physiotherapists and a Mum-to-be for the second time, Caroline feels now is the perfect time to discuss the natural changes to our bodies during pregnancy and ways to help alleviate the strains and pains we go through. It is estimated that between 50% and 80% of women experience some form

Physiofusion Festive Food Bank

Physiofusion Food bank is supported by Lancaster Chamber of Commerce During the festive season, we aim to help The Salvation Army provide emergency food and support for local people in crisis by providing a local food bank and we would love your support. Not just across the North West, but across all of the UK,

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

Keeping fit and healthy is the best medicine

Why should we keep ourselves fit and healthy? Making sure we keep fit and healthy has many benefits that enable us to live at our full potential. Some of these benefits will improve: Cardiovascular fitness Muscle strength Sleep Well being Joint stability Bone density Maintaining a healthy weight Exercises can also help to reduce the

Reasons to see your Podiatrist

Your foot hurts.  What do you do next?  Do you know why it hurts and what is causing the pain?  Can you see what is hurting it?  If you can, do you know what it is and why it hurts? What do you do about it?  Do you visit your local pharmacy / GP? How

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