Osteoporosis and Physiotherapy

What is Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis and why is it important? Osteoporosis (OP) is defined as low bone mineral density caused by altered bone microstructure which can predispose sufferers to “low impact” fractures. Such fractures (such as hip fractures in the elderly) can have a significant impact on a person’s level of function and result in death in […]

Exercising at Home for Over 65’s

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These are some exercises which we use in our clinic to help improve the strength, balance and mobility in people who are currently less active or over 65 years of age. The exercises require no special equipment and are safe for most people to do at home.  Please see video below. Sit to stand Standing […]

Could I have Plantar Fascitis/Fasciosis?

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Plantar fasciitis, also referred to as plantar fasciosis due to its non-inflammatory nature, is a painful condition involving the connective tissue or fascia at the bottom of the foot.   The plantar fascia blends with the paratendon or sheath of the Achilles tendon, the small foot muscles and even the skin and subcutaneous tissue.   […]

What is Sever’s Disease?

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What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s disease (also known as calcaneal apophysitis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain in growing children and adolescents. It is an inflammation of the growth plate in the calcaneus (heel).  Sever’s disease is caused by repetitive stress to the heel, and most often occurs during growth spurts, […]