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20 stretches for life
20 stretches for life

I regularly get asked "What are the best stretches?" Believe it or not there is no robust evidence that stretching prevents injury so why would we need to stretch at all? The common misconception is that muscles are like elastic bands and that they stretch....

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Fatigue
Fatigue

Wherever we set the finish line is where we fatigue. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we are all feeling a bit fatigued, fed up and bored of the whole thing. Increasingly in clinic over the last few weeks the conversation of fatigue has popped up. Fatigue can be...

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Mechanism of injury
Mechanism of injury

How often have you woken up with a stiff neck or back and concluded that you must have slept wrong? It makes sense doesn't it. You went to bed fine and you woke up unable to turn your head. It must be down to how you slept. Well, most likely it's not the whole story....

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Dealing with crisis and Tier 5
Dealing with crisis and Tier 5

Before I go into this blog I just want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year and thank everyone who has supported Spinalphysio over the last year. Thank you for complying with our infection control policy, your patience when we have asked you numerous questions...

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Lessons in lockdown – Pressure
Lessons in lockdown – Pressure

Over the last few months it has become evident to me that many of us are starting to struggle with the effects of the current pandemic on our lifestyle and wellbeing. About now most of us would be taking a break. A change of scene can be good for the soul and allow us...

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Lessons in lockdown
Lessons in lockdown

As certain restrictions are eased and we start anticipating what life might be like over the coming months we've had a chance to analyse the impact of lockdown on the injury profiles we've been dealing with throughout this period. Typically as a clinic we deal with...

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Covid-19 Face to face appointments
Covid-19 Face to face appointments

Following the governments update on the 10th of May and new guidelines from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy we can offer face to face consultations if deemed appropriate. In all cases a video consultation must be carried out in the first instance to establish...

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Buckets of wine
Buckets of wine

Here’s a question that’s bound to come up during a course of treatment. Why is it that sometimes I do something and it doesn’t hurt and I think I’m getting better and then I do the same thing again and it hurts. Have I re-injured myself? Am I getting worse? In very...

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Testimonials

Here are some of the things patients have had to say about our clinic and are happy for us to share with you.

"Kevin was very good at explaining why he was giving me specific exercises to do and talking me though how to do them. He was professional, approachable, made me feel at ease, and most importantly the exercises worked for me. I don't think there is anything he could have done better."

Anonymous

"Kevin quickly identified the problem and provided exercises that immediately made a difference. I had two appointments and didn't pressurise me at all to have further ones, which has been the case in the distant past with another practise, when I had back problems."

Anonymous

"Kevin is outstanding. Extremely clever at diagnosis and treatment. He instils great confidence and is hugely motivating. He also has a brilliant sense of humour! I have recommended him to numerous friends."

Anonymous

"I thought Kevin's patience and willingness to listen was very good. I think his ability to interact kindly with his patients is what makes going there such a pleasure."

Anonymous

"My Physiotherapist Kevin has been highly professional, very kind and down to earth. I received excellent treatment, clear and detailed explanation of the condition I got. The receptionist was also very kind and has excellent communication skills. Overall I am happy that I chose this clinic for treatment and I would definitely recommend this clinic to everyone."

Anonymous

"Kevin's explanations, demonstrations and comprehensive, accessible science talk are fantastic, and have resulted in me recommending him to scores of people."

Anonymous

"I felt that Kevin listened well, thought and analysed well, and decided on the best course of action that provided benefits to me both in the clinic and outside through exercises. He had a positive outlook that helped me to put my injury in context. I have no criticism"

Anonymous

"Kevin is superb and I can't fault him one bit. Fantastic team and I will definitely return for any further treatment."

Anonymous

"Thank you for watching my children while I had my treatment. It meant that I could do my whole course of treatment rather than only do one or two appointments."

Anonymous

"Always friendly, helpful service with a good range of appointment times"

Anonymous

"The Receptionist is exceptionally professional, welcoming and friendly. This sets the tone for the whole experience which is continued by the care team. Top Marks. Excellent."

Anonymous