June 2021

PHYSIO ONLY GETS YOU SO FAR in chronic conditions, manual therapy is awesome…

So I’m fully prepared for a fall out on this one but bare with me because it is personal. In the 9 years it took to get a diagnosis on AS (ankylosing spondylitis) I have seen 3 physios (plus lots of other professionals). 1 local NHS (ordered an x-ray, never touched me), 1 private (mix of assessment, exercise modifications and manual treatment) and 1 from the hospital (only talk). Guess

May 2021

WORDS MATTER…the language you use and the claims you make are more important than ever.

WORDS MATTER…the language you use and the claims you make are more important than ever. With the internet at our fingertips, there is a wealth of information available BUT also misinformation.

So I’m not going to talk about the obvious anti-vax propaganda here but actually in more simple terms, with claims about the body and exercise. When we talk to colleagues or clients we need to think first; what are we

February 2021

IT’S NOT MORE COMMON IN MEN…

… and other ways the medical field is skewed against women. It needs to change.

In a previous blog I spoke about how female complaints of pain are really not taken seriously, still, now! I have rarely been to a doctors appointment prior to my diagnosis without the insinuation it’s “just period-related” when there doesn’t seem to be an obvious answer – as if that’s something we should just put

January 2021

ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE HUG – the importance of TOUCH

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As a #massage therapist I (usually) I touch lots of different people all day and I think we don’t give enough credence to just that simple concept; being touched in a caring manner (although with me it’s bound to be a little painful sometimes!!). There are many people in the Physio industry who are very dismissive of ‘manual therapy’ these days and it really bugs me. Yes, most injuries respond

December 2020

YOU HAVE ONE BODY, ONE SYSTEM.

YOU DO NOT HAVE 12 SEPARATE ISSUES, YOU HAVE ONE BODY, ONE SYSTEM. 

Last blog of the year and I think we need to hear this!! How many times do people come to clinic and have a list of multiple issues that they perceive as all individually wrong? Or during treatment we uncovered all sorts of soreness that had gone unnoticed…

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