By now it should come as no surprise that prolonged periods of inactivity are bad for your health. It seems that the science is in, and the bad news is that long periods of sitting or inactivity is a risk factor for many diseases, independent of other factors such as obesity.
While pain and stiffness often go together, joint stiffness can occur on it’s own. Joint stiffness can limit your ability to perform usual tasks, for example turning your neck to check behind you while driving. Stiffness can also be a warning sign that part of the body is vulnerable to future injury. There are many different causes of stiffness and we will explore a few of the reasons why you might not be feeling as flexible as normal.
We have expanded our hours to include a 7:15am Pilates class on Tuesday and Friday mornings!
Geoff Ford uses an holistic approach to help clients reach their goals, with a specific interest in the promotion of physical activity and empowering clients with self-management skills.
Martin Ford has been a physiotherapist for 38 years now and offers a plethora of expert manual skills developed and honed over the years.
The reason why your therapist is asking is that diabetes can actually have quite a large effect on healing times of body tissues. At times, injuries can take up to twice as long to heal properly in patients with diabetes and your physiotherapist will need to update their training and rehabilitation programs to factor this in.
Let’s get clued up on hamstring strains; why you may have one, what you can do to help and how to prevent a future injury. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles; the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. You can feel these muscles if you place your hands on your sitting bones where the muscles originate and slide your hands down the back of your legs. The main action of these muscles is to bend your knee, take your leg out behind you and to assist rotation of your knee, especially when performing accelerating and decelerating actions.
Tendons are found all over the body and while you may know a little about them, you might be surprised to learn a few of these facts.
Have you ever woken up with an inexplicably stiff and painful neck that will only turn to one side? You might have been suffering from acute wry neck, a painful condition following a typical pattern of symptoms.
Nicki qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 and has over 18 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist in the UK, New Zealand and Australia within both the public and private sector.