After surgery you will experience swelling and bruising due to the surgery affecting flow in the lymph vessels, which are situated alongside the blood vessels throughout the body. Reduced healing, scar tissue, dimpled and uneven skin may become apparent and MLD is effective in restoring the flow within the lymph vessels to restore the skin[...]

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If you have fractured any part of your ankle, you may suffer from pain and swelling throughout the whole ankle and it may be painful for you to stand.  If you suspect that you may have fractured your ankle, you should seek urgent medical attention and if your bones have been misaligned, surgery may be[...]

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If you have been suffering from persistent ankle problems or you’ve had an injury, it may be recommended that you have an ankle arthroscopy for further investigations especially if you’ve had an unexplained pain, stiffness, swelling or instability.An ankle arthroscopy involves a surgeon making 2-3 small holes in your ankle, through which a small camera[...]

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Fractures in the ankle will cause a lot of pain and swelling. If you are in a lot of pain and are having difficulty standing, we recommend that you seek urgent medical attention to confirm whether you have fractured your ankle.Seeking a qualified physiotherapist is recommendedIf you have fractured your ankle, surgery may be required[...]

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A genetic disorder, Cystic Fibrosis affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine and causes weight gain, poor growth, chest infections and shortness of breath.  It is caused by a mutation in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene and different mutations can cause different severities of the disease as too much salt travels to the cells in the body[...]

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Baby massage is a wonderful way for parents to bond with their babies and research shows that it builds trust; helps relieve postnatal depression as well as relaxing your baby releasing trapped wind.  It also helps develop your baby’s coordination and body awareness.  Massaging your baby at the end of the day or before naptime[...]

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John Langdon Down first described Down’s syndrome in 1866.  It is a genetic condition, which occurs when there is an extra copy or part of an extra copy of chromosome 21.Children with Down’s syndrome require physio as they all have varying degrees of motor delay, which may be related to low muscle tone and weakness,[...]

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The pain from a prolapsed disc is usually very painful and it is caused when a disc between the vertebrae bulges out of its normal place (commonly called a slipped disc).  As a result, it may press on nearby nerves causing even more pain.  It may be that coughing or moving may worsen the pain and[...]

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A cervicogenic headache is a headache caused by pain referred from pain the neck, when the vertebrae in the upper neck become stiff. If you habitually lean forward in your chair or poke your chin out, you may be at risk from experiencing these types of headache as you are placing your body in an[...]

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When you walk, run or jump, the gluteus medius muscle is crucial in keeping you stable.  When there are problems with this muscle you may develop what is known as a trendelenburg gait or limp.Whilst standing on one leg, your gluteus medius should contract and prevent the hip on the other side of your body[...]

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a knee problem seen in runners, hikers, cyclers and weightlifters and is more commonly known as Runner’s Knee.  You may experience a sharp tingling just above the knee joint or swelling up to your lower thigh.  The pain will be felt when your foot strikes the ground.The best way to[...]

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No matter what area of the body ails you, physiotherapists have an established history of helping people affected by injury or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Specialist Pain PhysioWhether you are recovering from a fall or a sports injury, suffering from back or neck pain, physiotherapists understand how the body anatomy[...]

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If you’re training for a big running event your training should involve a lot more than running. You will be looking to increase distance and speed and the best way to achieve this is by following a structured programme. Your training should involve slowly increasing your distance every time you run. There are lots of[...]

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People with Rheumatoid Arthritis suffer from painful, swollen and stiff joints as a result of the immune system attacking the body rather than defending it.  This causes inflammation of the lining of the joints and tendons of the muscles.  Stiffness upon waking in the morning is very common and the muscles around the joints can[...]

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