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Practical Manual Handling Tips for 2017
Practical Manual Handling Tips for 2017 3 Aug 2017

“Lift with your legs!”…………..sound familiar? In most work places I’m sure we’ve all had the same manual handling training about how to lift objects ‘safely’. However, manual handling may not be as important as we think. New research is suggesting [...]

Why it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated
Why it is important to drink enough water and stay hydrated 12 Jun 2017

Summer is finally here! As we are moving into June the temperatures are on the rise and we are preparing ourselves for what we hope will be a great summer. But these higher temperatures also mean are body has to [...]

Common Tennis Injuries
Common Tennis Injuries 19 May 2017

Spring is here, the sun is beginning to shine (sort of…), Nadal has just won his fifth Madrid title and the tennis season is getting into full swing. With Wimbledon looming just around the corner, many of us are feeling [...]

Mindfulness and Stress
Mindfulness and Stress 29 Mar 2017

A natural response to help keep us alert and avoid danger, stress is something many of us experience as part of our everyday lives. Problems can start to occur when our bodies endure excess levels of sustained stress. Chronic stress [...]

5 tips for improving sleep quality
5 tips for improving sleep quality 16 Mar 2017

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health and general wellbeing. We’ve put together 5 quick tips to help those of us seeking a good night’s sleep.

What is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can Physiotherapy Help?
What is Plantar Fasciitis and How Can Physiotherapy Help? 22 Feb 2017

Heel pain can be an athlete’s dread. When a GP or a physiotherapist tells you that you have ‘Plantar fasciitis’ the connotations surrounding this can all seem negative. However, you will be pleased to hear that it is not all [...]

How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain
How to Alleviate Cycling Knee Pain 2 Feb 2017

We are all told that riding a bike is a low-impact aerobic activity, so why do so many of us suffer from cycling knee pain? Although cycling is a great low impact sport, the repetitive motion of pedaling can lead [...]

Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery
Understanding the relationship between sleep and muscle recovery 28 Jan 2017

How important is sleep? It is something most of us would agree we need more of, but how important do you think sleep is to your health? A healthy human adult will spend around one-third of their life sleeping, and [...]

Is it important to correct bad posture?
Is it important to correct bad posture? 18 Jan 2017

One of the most common topics of conversation in a physiotherapy clinic is posture, with many people saying they’ve been told their posture is “poor”, “misaligned” or they need to take action to “correct bad posture” to avoid pain. But [...]

Improve Posture and Spine Health During Your Commute
Improve Posture and Spine Health During Your Commute 4 Jan 2017

The holidays have come to an end. The new year celebrations are over and it’s back to work we go. The time off has given your joints and muscles a much-needed break from sitting in the office all day and [...]

Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis?
Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis? 15 Nov 2016

Our physiotherapists answer the age-old question - Does cracking your knuckles cause arthritis? The answer isn't what you might expect.

How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter)
How to Warm Up for a Run (Especially in Winter) 10 Dec 2016

Warming Up This is a term most people understand. If you look at exercise and running websites, there’s plenty of information on how to warm up for a run and the importance of it. So you might be thinking, why [...]

Acupuncture for Sciatica
Acupuncture for Sciatica 31 Oct 2016

Acupuncture for sciatica is a popular treatment. We discuss sciatic pain, how acupuncture for sciatica works, and what to expect from treatment.

Physiotherapy for Arthritis – Myths and Facts
Physiotherapy for Arthritis – Myths and Facts 20 Oct 2016

We help clear up a few misconceptions about the leading cause of joint pain – Osteoarthritis. Listed below are a few common things we hear from patients. We also discuss the benefits of physiotherapy for arthritis. 1. “My bones are crumbling and [...]

London Marathon Injury Clinic 2017
London Marathon Injury Clinic 2017 28 Sep 2016

We are pleased to announce that Capital Physio is once again an official Virgin London Marathon Injury Clinic Distance running has grown in popularity over the years and entries into the London Marathon reached 253,930 for 2017 . Today running is [...]

Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow
Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow 20 Sep 2016

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow is an overuse injury that causes pain on the outer aspect of the elbow. A group of muscles on the back of the forearm (called the forearm extensors) which have a common bony attachment to [...]

Physiotherapy and Lower Back Pain Relief
Physiotherapy and Lower Back Pain Relief 16 Aug 2016

Low Back Pain In the UK, 4 out of every 5 people experience low back pain at some point in their life. Such a large number of patients request lower back pain relief that it accounts for 9% of adult [...]

Kinesiology Tape and Low Back Pain
Kinesiology Tape and Low Back Pain 14 Jun 2016

Acute low back pain is very common, and a condition that affects a large proportion of the population at some stage throughout their life. Kinesiology tape has been shown to be an effective early intervention in a recent study from [...]

Achilles Tendinitis – Healing the Achilles Heel
Achilles Tendinitis – Healing the Achilles Heel 10 Jun 2016

What is Achilles tendinopathy? The Achilles is the tendon found at the bottom of the calf and joins the calf muscles (Gastrocnemius and Soleus) to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon has to tolerate the highest loads in the body [...]

Health Benefits of Sex – Valentines Day Special
Health Benefits of Sex – Valentines Day Special 12 Feb 2016

Introduction With valentines day is just round the corner and many couples planning a romanic weekend together, we thought it was a good excuse to take a look at some of the health benefits of sex.  There is a lot of discrepancy in [...]

Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you
Top 10 reasons why swimming is for you 13 Oct 2016

1. Managing Your Weight Swimming burns more calories in 30 minutes than walking, cycling or even running. You can burn 367 calories swimming breaststroke for half an hour. Depending on stroke an speed, you can burn more. It’s a great [...]

Top Tips to Fight Inflammation
Top Tips to Fight Inflammation 24 Jan 2016

Introduction Inflammation is a complex biological response that occurs in the body’s tissues as a response to harmful stimuli such as pathogens, damaged cells or irritants (Ferrero 2007). This article will focus on the inflammatory response to injury and chronic [...]

What is My Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer?
What is My Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer? 14 Dec 2015

Introduction A number of things can affect your risk of developing ovarian cancer. All women in the UK have a 1 in 54 chance of developing ovarian cancer so ovarian cancer is rare. Ovarian Cancer Action are campaigning for all women [...]

The Sedentary Worker
The Sedentary Worker 5 Dec 2015

Introduction: It’s important to acknowledge that this blog isn’t just directed at the typical 9 til 5 office worker in the busy city. Any job or activity, whether you are a student, an author or even serving your jury service, [...]

Questions from Womens Running
Questions from Womens Running 9 Nov 2015

Introduction For a feature running in the December 2015 issue of Womens Running Magazine Kiri Norton, Sports Therapist, was asked a serious of questions about running. See her full interview below and don’t forget to check out the full feature in Womens [...]

Avoiding Winter Sport Injuries
Avoiding Winter Sport Injuries 10 Nov 2015

Introduction We see an increasing a number of injuries around the winter months that are commonly associated with winter sports. This is due partly to plummeting temperatures and also to the pressures that are placed upon the body during skiing [...]

What are the symptoms for Ovarian Cancer?
What are the symptoms for Ovarian Cancer? 17 Jun 2015

With our new partnership with Ovarian Cancer Action, we believe it is important for all of our patients to be aware of the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. The most common symptoms of Ovarian cancer include: Persistent stomach pain; Persistent bloating; [...]

Top Tips for New Mums
Top Tips for New Mums 18 May 2015

Introduction Giving birth is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor at Capital Physio for newbie [...]

Top Tips for Mums to be
Top Tips for Mums to be 18 May 2015

Introduction Pregnancy is an exciting but often overwhelming time in your life, sparking huge changes to your lifestyle and your body. Here are some top tips from Sorcha Callaghan, a Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor at Capital Physio. Don’t suffer in [...]

Benefits of massage therapy
Benefits of massage therapy 25 Apr 2015

Introduction Stressed out? Injured? Feeling lethargic? Want a better quality of life? Why not get a massage? Massage therapist, Charlotte Sullivan from our sister clinic at The Massage Group in Crowborough looks into the benefits of massage. Benefits of regular [...]