Top 8 Reasons why PRIDE Physiotherapy is different!

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The Top 8 reasons why PRIDE Physiotherapy is different: 1. Dedicated 1-on-1 time with your Physio – there’s no ducking in and out of rooms seeing several people at once. 2. Private treatment rooms – we don’t have shower curtains hanging from the ceiling. 3. No cookie cutter approach to … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – Back Pain

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Back pain is a tricky little sucker to say the least. Pretty much everyone experiences it at one point or another and much of the time, in spite of what some claim, therapists and clinicians can’t say with any degree of certainty what’s causing it. It’s also statistically normal to … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – Meniscus

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Inside the knee there are two crescent-shaped wedges of cartilage called meniscus. One on the inside, one on the outside. They exist to provide some cushioning between the thigh bone (femur) and shin (tibia) and their shape guides the way in which the knee moves as it bends. Although it’s … Read More

PRDIE Physiotherapy – Your VMO is weak

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“Your VMO is weak / inhibited/ switched off / not strong enough and you need to strengthen it”… In just two words, here’s why you shouldn’t ever hear those phrases from a Physiotherapist, Therapist or Personal Trainer. It’s garbage. 15-20 years ago, it was arguably the norm for therapists, clinicians … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – Trigger Points

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Trigger points. Here goes… ‘Trigger point’ is a *noun*. It is not a *verb*. We don’t DO trigger points, we TREAT trigger points. If you strain a muscle by over-stretching or over-loading it, you may end up with a minor muscle tear. The term ‘pathological’ is non-specific and used to … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – The Pain of Foam Rolling ITB

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Foam rolling the iliotibibial band (ITB) The discomfort of doing it might be justifiable if it had any benefit. Unfortunately for those of us who religiously writhe and grimace on these things pre/post workout, it really doesn’t. “endlessly foam rolling the ITB can not only irritate the fat pad but … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – What did he say?

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Most of the people who have come in to see me since PRIDE Physiotherapy opened have had a story. When I say ‘story’ what I really mean is ‘baggage’; not their own baggage either, but a pile of rubbish another well-meaning therapist has sent them home with. What we tell … Read More

PRIDE Physiotherapy – Kettlebells

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Kettlebells? “What’s that got to do with ‘Physiotherapy’? That sounds like a gym to me”… Resistance training has EVERYTHING to do with Physiotherapy. Take this systematic review of clinical trials for example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21791457/ It investigated the efficacy of resistance training as a therapeutic modality for a range of musculoskeletal conditions. … Read More