At ALO physiotherapy clinic we believe in a stepwise approach to helping our patients return to full fitness.
The summer is here, the sun is shining (mostly!), and many of us are getting out our tennis raquets.
Low back pain is a very common problem affecting many golfers. Incidence rates of low back pain in golfers range between 18 and 54%.
Here's a few short reminders as you prepare for the big race day.
As the big day approaches here's a few short reminders as you prepare for the London Marathon race day.
It’s 5 days until the London Marathon. Well done you’ve done all the training you can now. Here are a few tips for the coming days.
It’s just one week to go until the London Marathon. As part of your tapering regime, hopefully you have done or you are about to do about a quarter of a marathon distance. Here are a few top tips, for the week to come.
If you a running the London Marathon on 24th April, all the very best of luck to you! By now, you will have done your longest endurance run and you will be tapering your training. Here are some tips for the next two weeks.
Tecar Therapy-Winback is a unique manual therapy treatment used in physiotherapy and popular with professional athletes. It uses a combination of sophisticated manual techniques with electrotherapy technologies.
It is often at this time of year when it starts to become a little more sunny, that people take up running. Unfortunately there is strong research evidence that running injuries are significantly more likely to happen in novice runners than more experienced runners (Videbaek et al., 2015). However, many of these running injuries are preventable.
In order to get all the wonderful benefits of running, without injury, we offer some top tips below for preventing injuries whilst you run.
Your risk of ski injury may be lower than you imagine. Fortunately, due to improvements in ski equipment and slope design, the overall rate of ski injuries has reduced since the 1970s by about 50% and has remained the same for the last 5 years.
Currently, for every 1000 people skiing on any particular day, 2 will sustain an injury that needs medical attention. However, novice ski-ers can be more at risk, due to inadequate preparation and not having enough knowledge of how to use equipment and be safe on the slopes.
Here are some top-tips to avoid ski injury and what to do if unfortunately you do become injured.
A study at the University of Valencia on degenerative neck pain involving 100 patients was randomised into two groups of Tecar and Ultra-sound. It showed a statistically significant pain reduction in the Tecar group at days 1,4,5,6. In addition, there were greater limitations on flexion, extension and cervical rotation in the Ultrasound group. Therefore, there was a greater need for further physiotherapy support in the Ultrasound group as a result often 2 to 3 times greater than the Tecar group.