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Women’s health physiotherapy and pelvic floor retraining

Women’s health physiotherapy is an emerging field of physiotherapy. It is vital for the health of woman-specific issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction, ante and post natal care, incontinence issues and pelvic area pain associated with hormonal changes such as during Menopause. It involves seeing a trained physiotherapist who will assess and treat any conditions… Continue Reading

Treatment of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Following on from our previous blog where we discussed diagnosis, the causes and assessment of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, here let’s talk about some treatment options! Just a reminder that de quervain’s symptoms can be pain on the thumb side of the wrist, about where a watch would rest. It is associated with movement of the… Continue Reading

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

What is de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? De Quervain’s tenosynovitis affects two thumb tendons called the abductor pollicis longus (APL) and the extensor pollicis brevis (EPB). It is a very common condition that we often treat in physiotherapy. On their way to the thumb, the APL and EPB tendons travel side by side along the inside edge of… Continue Reading

What is dry needling and how can it benefit me?

Dry needling is a treatment used by physios where we insert very fine filament sterile needles (acupuncture needle) into tissues,  in order to stimulate a healing effect. Depending on the specific points chosen and the technique used, its proposed effects are relax muscle spasm and myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle) to improve function… Continue Reading

Lower limb injury management in children

Following on from Lower limb injuries in children. Here we talk about a physios role in helping our active youths return to exercise safely. At Mediphysio we work with children as they go through their varying activity levels, growth spurts and potential injuries. Featured above and at the end of this blog are some common… Continue Reading

Lower limb injuries in children

THE IMMATURE ATHLETE At Mediphysio we work so closely with GPs and this allows us to see all kinds of conditions that come through the medical centres. Like a GP we often end up treating whole families, the mum, the dad and even their children as they go through their varying activity levels, growth spurts… Continue Reading

HEADACHES

Ever had a headache? Ever felt neck pain radiating into your head? Had poor concentration, bad moods, pounding, dull, throbbing pain in your head, sensitive to light or sound, dizziness, nausea?  Do these symptoms sound familiar? Ever wondered about how to better manage headaches without the use of drugs? Let’s discuss headaches and how physiotherapy… Continue Reading

Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy? So not that long ago the team at Mediphysio attended the competency course in the theory and clinical application of: Shockwave Therapy in Tendinopathy Management. We had a great day trialling the machines on each other and being updated with the recent research into its clinical application. We also love any… Continue Reading

What is PNF stretching technique?

What is it?  How does it work?  How to do it? Precautions with PNF?  Featured video of technique by a physio. What is Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) in physiotherapy?  Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training. PNF involves both stretching and contracting (activation) of the muscle group being targeted in… Continue Reading

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