Category Archives: General

‘Mum Tum’ – what you need to know

Diastasis Recti Abdominis is a midline separation at the linea alba of the recti muscles of the abdominal wall i.e. the ‘six pack’ muscle separates in the middle. A palpable midline gap of more than 2.5 cm or any visible bulging … Continue reading

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Walk your way to good health

The impact of walking on reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke has been examined in several studies. These have demonstrated that walking can: 1. Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 11 %. 2. … Continue reading

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Deal Physiotherapy

At United Health we use the McKenzie approach. This is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems.

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Exercise is worth it

Those with arthritis are sometimes reluctant to exercise the painful area or fearful that it may make the pain worse however Physiotherapists are armed with yet more evidence that appropriate exercise is beneficial. Researchers investigated whether exercise was more effective … Continue reading

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Deal Physiotherapy: Marathon training tips

For marathon running there are lots of schedules around and everyone you talk to has an opinion. However here are some suggestions which are generally accepted; (1) Have a schedule for 3 months before the race. (2) Run 2 sessions … Continue reading

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Marathon training – common injuries and reasons they occur

‘The big three’ The three most common issues for runners are; 1. “Runner’s knee” or Iliotibial friction syndrome (ITB). This is THE most common injury to the  lateral knee (21%). It is an inflammation of the fat pad/ perosteum/distal ITB … Continue reading

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Does the ‘7 Minute Work Out’ really work?

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Physiotherapy Deal, Kent – Managing and avoiding neck pain

Whatever the cause of neck pain or a stiff neck, the advice is generally the same, carry on with your normal daily activities, keep active and take painkillers to relieve the symptoms. Below are some simple steps to avoid/help relieve neck … Continue reading

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Kent Physiotherapy – Tennis injuries

The game of tennis is one that requires endurance, flexibility and overall fitness. Many people become injured while playing tennis either from a sudden impact or from overuse of muscles and joints. Some common overuse injuries are: Tennis elbow (lateral … Continue reading

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What can Physiotherapists help with?

How the public sees the role of Physiotherapy Health problem issue % of  those surveyed who new Physios had a role Patients recovering from hip, knee or joint replacements 73% Spinal or joint injuries (back, neck, joints) 72% Mobility problems … Continue reading

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Sports Physio Kent

The benefit of sports and keeping active are numerous but the physical demands can lead to injuries. Sports Physio can facilitate the healing process as well prevent further issues. The range of sports injuries aided by Sports Physio is vast … Continue reading

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So what do Physiotherapists do?

Physiotherapists facilitate the restoration of joint and body movement and normal body function in cases of injury, illness and disability. As well as treating specific problem(s) we may also suggest ways you can improve your general health and well-being  Physiotherapy is a holistic approach, looking at … Continue reading

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Ultrasound therapy – Kent Physiotherapy

Electrotherapy serves as an indispensable adjunct to other Physiotherapy modalities. It is commonly used in the treatment of pain and inflammation. Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy in the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. It treats the cause not just the … Continue reading

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DSE assessments Kent

We provide DSE workstation/computer workstation assessments to businesses within Kent. DSE assessments are not only a legal requirement – done properly they can actually help combat the musculoskeletal disorders, reduced concentration levels and other ill-health effects that are symptomatic of … Continue reading

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PRICE and avoid HARM

Acute injury management  This advice should be followed for 3-5 days following a soft tissue injury.   When following PRICE it is also important to avoid HARM, hence the saying: ‘Give PRICE and avoid HARM‘ PROTECT – Protect the injured … Continue reading

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Important muscles to exercise during and after pregnancy

There are many exercises that are considered to be safe during pregnancy and it is important to maintain your fitness – albeit with some adjustments to your usual routine. Saying this there are some exercises that are more beneficial than … Continue reading

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Physio for businesses Kent

British workers are suffering physical pain as well as stress because they are working long hours, not taking lunch breaks and going to work when they are sick, research carried out for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has found. … Continue reading

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Headaches – treatment and prevention

Who is likely to have headaches related to neck problems? It is surprisingly common for headaches to be caused by problems within the upper part of your neck and this type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. Many clients … Continue reading

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The good sleep guide

Check out the ‘Good Sleep Guide‘ produced by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Sleeping posture can affect many conditions, but particularly those with neck, shoulder, hip or low back pain. csp_good_sleep_guide

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Ash Physiotherapy

At United Health we provide a local service for local people. Our conveniently located clinic in Sandwich Leisure Centre services the nearby areas including Ash, Wingham, Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs (Thanet), Sturry and Preston among others. We offer Physiotherapy assessments and … Continue reading

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