Why we need to heat up our action, when helping patients with ‘frozen shoulder’

2017-06-01T10:56:52+00:00 By |shoulder injuries|

Having a painful shoulder can be a really miserable experience. Because shoulder pain is mostly positional or movement dependent, it can be doubly cruel. Just when we’re feeling comfy, we’ll re-awaken that sickening deep ‘yowch’ as we forget that yanking a heavy door open or reaching for a seat belt isn’t the best idea. Equally [...]

High intensity classes – Friend or Foe ?

2017-06-01T10:56:52+00:00 By |Training tips|

This summer we've been witnessing amazing action on centre court at Wimbledon, and we're gearing up for Rio! Athletes need to train hard in preparation for the Olympics, but when it's not done carefully - guess what? - they break. Maybe it's 'get a beach body time' (urghh), but we've witnessed a recent spike in [...]

‘I’ve been told I might need a scan’: Are your imaging choices leaving patients in ‘diagnosis limbo’?

2017-06-01T10:56:52+00:00 By |imaging|

It’s a wonderful rag-bag term, ‘scan’. Both a noun and a verb, it’s somehow become interchangeable with the word ‘diagnostic’, and each year, some new miracle machine is invented. My Mother’s bloodhound’s nose is an excellent scanner. It’s swiftly able to detect the alluring waft of a child’s unguarded ice cream from the opposite side [...]

Ankle sprains: When should you be concerned?

2017-06-01T10:56:52+00:00 By |Ankle Injuries|

In medicine, we're sometimes guilty of over-treating mconditions. We may feel pressured to dole out prescriptions for self-limiting conditions, and we may be accused of pronouncing too readily that a patient has a popular or fashionable diagnosis, (Gilmore's groin and Piriformis syndrome spring to mind). I feel strongly, however, that we undertreat ankle injuries, and [...]

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