Category Archives: Knee Pain

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Acupuncture – how does it work? And will it cure Man-Flu?

A lot of people ask us about acupuncture. Not only the obvious things like: Does it hurt? How big are the needles? But also, How does it work? And, Will it help my sciatica/mood/tight muscles? Sensible questions all round! Here, we try to provide some (mostly sensible) answers. Watch out for the science (anyone else […]

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Foam Party

What is foam rolling? Foam rolling is used more and more as a tool which allows self myofascial release. In other words it is being used as an aid for self-massage to release muscle tightness (trigger points) and to target the damaged fascia of the muscle.   So what is the fascia? Fascia covers and […]

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New services for runners and cyclists

We have been working hard over the last few months planning some exciting new services for all you keen runners and cyclists out there. In the clinic we see a number of patients who sustain injuries through their sport which stops them from participating for a period of time. As physiotherapists we consider prevention just […]

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All you need to know about… muscle cramps

We’ve all had them. Whether it’s a calf in the second half of a football match,  your fingers after writing or typing all day or toes in the middle of the night (just me?), cramp is something we’ve all experienced. But what causes it? What’s the best way to get rid of it, and how […]

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How Will Physiotherapy Help You?

When you hear the word physiotherapy, what do you think of? A football match and the person running on with the bag to aid the stricken drama que… sorry, the injured player? The athletes at the Olympics and their fancy coloured tape? Or do you have personal experience of working with a physiotherapist, and know […]

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ACL Injuries – just in time for Euro 2012!

Quite a few people have been asking about specific injuries and with Euro 2012 heating up we’ve decided to cover injuries to the knee – specifically the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), a “favourite” with footballers. The knee joint is the largest joint in the body, and is made up of: 4 bones (the femur [thigh […]

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