Work Life Balance

In the lead up to National Work Life Week 2018 (October 1st-5th) we are keen to talk about what simple strategies managers can use to try and support their team in getting the work-life balance right. Not an easy task!   First of all, why should managers even worry about this?   Getting and keeping...
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Shin Splints

I was asked for advice on managing and treating shin splints this morning – here are the key bits we went over to hopefully help others with these tricky and self limiting injuries. Shin splints are commonly seen in Physiotherapy and we typically would assess and work on muscle imbalances (with this injury we often...
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Three Reasons To See Your Physiotherapist

Most people associate seeing their physiotherapist only with pain and injury management. While helping you recover from pain is our speciality, physiotherapists are also able to help with many more issues. Here are three things that you may not have thought to visit a physiotherapist for. Stiffness and Inflexibility Almost all of us have experienced...
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by very low bone mass or density. This is caused by the body either losing too much bone, not making enough or both. Osteoporotic bones become weak and fragile and can break from small forces that would normally be harmless. In osteoporotic bones, as well as loss of bone density...
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Achilles Tendon Tears

What is an Achilles tear? The Achilles tendon is a band of fibrous tissue located at the back of the ankle. Its main role is to connect the calf muscles to the heel of the foot. This tendon is the largest tendon in the body and when it tightens, as the calf muscles contract, it...
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Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy

The tibialis posterior muscle sits just inside the shin, halfway up the lower leg. The muscle travels downwards and runs along the inside of the heel, with the tendon attaching at the base of the arch of the foot.   The role of the tibialis posterior muscle is to move the foot and ankle downwards...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis – What is it?   Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis classified as an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disorders are conditions where the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. This process of inflammation, the bodies defence system against injury and infection can damage joints and cause deformity over a long...
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New Physio at Marble Arch – James McDermott

  James is a senior physiotherapist who completed his Physiotherapy degree in 2012 from St George’s University Hospital. He has gained a wealth of experience working within the NHS, private and sports sector. With a passion for all sports, James has a particular interest in sports related injuries which has led him to gain experience...
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Injury Recovery – When will it heal?

When injury strikes, the first thing that most of us want to know is ‘how long will this take to heal?’ Unfortunately, the answer to this can be complicated and requires at least a little understanding of how the different tissues of the body heal. Each of the tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons,...
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Rotator Cuff Tears

  What Is It? The rotator cuff is a group of four small muscles that surround the shoulder joint. Their tendons attach to the humerus, close to the joint line and act as a cuff that provides support and control to the shoulder. They also play a primary role in creating rotational movements of the...
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Kinesiology Taping – could it work for you?

Here at Bespoke Wellbeing, London we use a variety of physiotherapy treatments, like kinesiology taping to help your recovery and enable you to reach your full potential.     Kinesiology taping is a fantastic way to do this to help re-educate poor posture and the problems that are associated with it. That is why we use...
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Test out your own elbow pain!

What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is the name for pain over the outer part of the elbow where by the muscle tendon that inserts here becomes painful from over use. How can I test myself to see if I have tennis elbow To test whether you have tennis elbow,...
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