Category Archives: General

10 ways to get active with your kids

Children are more sedendary than ever and rising obesity levels means that we are seeing children with musculoskeletal issues at a younger age. See the NHS website for some useful tips on how to encourge your children to be active. … Continue reading

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Surgery V Exercise

Physiotherapy that encourages gentle exercise is better than surgery for patients with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knees, according to new research. A panel of experts in surgery, physiotherapy and clinical practice worked together to make the judgement that knee surgery … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy Deal Kent

What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that … Continue reading

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One You – NHS Health Quiz and Support

Check out this free resource from the NHS, there is a wealth of information on various health topics. You can complete a quick quiz to see if there are areas about your lifestyle or health that could be improved. One … Continue reading

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Schools – Keeping our Children Healthy

There a lots of resources online with good, evidence based advice for how we can keep our children healthy. See below for some useful references. Eating well Teachers Sign up Healthly Schools London http://www.healthyschools.london.gov.uk/ See our website for information on … Continue reading

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Exercises and Prevention of Prolapse

Physiotherapy exercises that concentrate on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles following childbirth can help to prevent prolapse in later life, new research has shown. Scientists from Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Birmingham and the University … Continue reading

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Heart Age Calculator

Check out the NHS website for lots of useful health advice. The website has lots if advise about all sorts of health issues and tips for staying healthy. Check out the link below to the heart age calculator. Heart Age … Continue reading

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Posture problems and fixes

Over time, poor posture can damage your spine, shoulders, hips, and knees. Poor postures can lean to structural flaws that lead to back and joint pain, reduced flexibility and compromised muscles. 1 Poking head posture The problem: Poor strength in … Continue reading

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Walking – 10 reasons why you should….

WALKNG…..It’s a gentle, low-impact form of exercise suitable for people of all ages and most abilities and its FREE. So how is it good for you? It strengthens your heart Regular walking has been shown to reduce your risk of … Continue reading

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New health tech

Take a look at some of the new health tech from bionic limbs to diabetes monitors… http://www.csp.org.uk/frontline/article/cusp-technology-healthcare  

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Online – where to look for GOOD information on health issues

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/running-injuries.aspx A useful webpage with lots of information on different health issues including running injuries. There is a lot of health information online but not all of this is based on sound evidence and good practice. The NHS website and … Continue reading

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Jaw Pain

Jaw pain (Temporomandibular disorders) are usually referred to as TMJ disorders are characterised by pain in the jaw joint and surrounding tissues and limitation in jaw movements. Injury and arthritis can affect the temporomandibular joint the same as any other … Continue reading

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How active should you be?

Recommended physical activity levels Children aged under 5 years should do 180 minutes every day. Young people (5-18 years) should do 60 minutes every day. Adults (19-64 years) should do 150 minutes every week. Older adults (65 years+) should do … Continue reading

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Exercise and wellbeing

Being physically active and limiting your sedentary behaviour every day is essential for your health and wellbeing. Regular physical activity has many health benefits and plays an important role in promoting healthy weight. It can help prevent heart disease, type II diabetes … Continue reading

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United Health Kent YouTube video

Check out our YouTube video…and for further information refer back to our website. Thanks for taking a look!      

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Kent Healthy Business Award

The Kent Healthy Business Awards are self-assessment standards that can help to improve the health of your workforce. Why take part in the awards? to showcase your people, services and skills to help build your reputation for commitment to best … Continue reading

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Big beach clean up – Deal

Not Physio related at all but in the interest of supporting the local area please take a look at the big beach clean up 24-30 April. There are activities nationwide including Deal so please take a look. Thank you. marksandspencer.com/foreverfish … Continue reading

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage – IASTM

IASTM – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage – This is the new buzz word at the moment among Physiotherapists, but this is not a new treatment technique, in fact instrument assisted soft tissue mobilisation has been used for thousands of … Continue reading

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Where can I find good information?

There is a wealth of information on line that you can access as a patient concerned about symptoms that you may have. However there is a lot of miss-information out there and it is important to ensure that you are … Continue reading

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. It can sometimes be strained causing your … Continue reading

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