We know that both heat and cold can provide good pain relief, so the difference really comes down to timing.
We spend more time in our shoes than any other piece of clothing, and they can have the same impact on us that tyres have on our cars.
The first thing to recognise here is that pain isn’t just a physical thing, it's also an emotional and psychological response to keep us safe from harm.
A good history is 90% of making a good diagnosis.
Have you ever clicked your fingers or between your shoulder blades and felt some pressure release? That’s manipulation
There’s lots of different types of tape, ranging from the super rigid brown sports tape through to paper thin and colourful “K-tape”. The common idea is to try to make an area more stable, or at least to give the area a bit more feedback and control.
Is RICE still a thing?? Absolutely! If we remember from health class, RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate for 72 hours
Ideally ASAP! Particularly when it comes to sport and exercise injuries.
Strapping and bracing both set out to achieve similar things, making a joint or area more stable after an injury.
Should I get a massage or see a physio? If you’re in doubt, it’s probably best to see a physiotherapist first. Massage is a maintenance and self care tool, but it might not get to the reason behind why you feel an area needs some attention. If an area feels stiff or sore, seeing the […]
Do foam rollers work? Absolutely, there’s a reason that they are such a staple in so many different fitness environments. One big reason why massage, manipulation and other types of manual therapy get criticised is that you don’t want to build too much of a dependence on other people to manage your aches and niggles, […]
Ever wondered if you'll need a joint replacement? You're not the first to ask us, so we've tasked senior physio Sean Lester to answer in this edition of our 'Ask A Physio' micro-blog series.