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Why do I get low back pain first thing in the morning?

by jonathan on May 10, 2017 in Injury prevention

Have you ever got up in the morning and done either of the following; bent forward to put on shoes or socks….. leant forward over a wash basin to shave or brush your teeth…. and then felt a sudden surge of low back pain leaving you unable to straighten or move for the rest of […]

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Getting fit for your wedding? Find out the most common exercise injuries and their warning signs so you can get in best shape without interruption

by jonathan on May 1, 2017 in Injury prevention

Romance must be in the air in Swinton as we’ve had a lot of people getting married, or preparing for a wedding later in the summer.  Whilst some have had a niggle that they’ve wanted to address so that they feel good on their big day and their honeymoon flight, others have been the victims […]

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Mid / Fore Foot Pain

by jonathan on April 11, 2017 in Injury rehabilitation

Mid/Forefoot pain In today’s blog we will be looking at pain that is located on the top of the foot, this is a very common sight of the foot that is injured and there can be many causes. There are 3 common causes; extensor tendinitis, lisfranc injury and a ganglion cyst.  Anatomy LisFranc injury results if […]

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April Newsletter

by jonathan on April 10, 2017 in News

Welcome to Spring! Hello all isn’t it nice to be in British summer time and to have the extra light in the evenings, and the mornings.  I don’t know about you but it always seems to be easier to get out of bed in the morning when it’s not pitch black outside. Last month was […]

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Intersection Syndrome

by jonathan on April 4, 2017 in chronic pain

Intersection Syndrome   Background:- Intersection syndrome is a cause of pain in the top surface of the lower forearm.  The anatomical description of this condition is ‘tenosynovitis of the radial wrist extensors’. This can often be misdiagnosed as tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) or as De Quervains Tenosynovitis. Causes:-  Intersection syndrome can be caused by direct […]

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Do you do this when you lie on your back? Relief postures and what they tell you about your lower spine

by jonathan on March 29, 2017 in chronic pain

By Jonathan Gaul, Swinton Physiotherapy A common finding amongst people who come to our clinic with back pain is that when asked to lie on their back they will bend their hips and knees.  Even some people who are being treated for a different part of the body will assume this position, because they feel […]

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February Newsletter

by jonathan on January 27, 2017 in News

New year greetings and best wishes to you.  We’re well under way now and I suppose some people will feel some relief that January is behind them and the bank balance has been replenished.  Meanwhile others (like some of our clients this month) are preparing for winter sun getaways or ski trips – can’t be […]

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Hip and thigh pain in children

by jonathan on December 14, 2016 in News

Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis   Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is a hip condition that occurs in teens and pre-teens who are still growing. For reasons that are not well understood, the ball at the head of the femur (thighbone) slips off the neck of the bone in a backwards direction. This causes pain, stiffness, […]

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by jonathan on December 8, 2016 in chronic pain

POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA   Polymyalgia rheumatic (PMR) is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the muscles around the shoulders, neck and hips.   The main symptom is muscle stiffness in the morning that last longer than 45 mins. Other symptoms include:- High temperature (fever) and sweating Extreme tiredness (fatigue) Loss of appetite Weight […]

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November Newsletter

by jonathan on November 8, 2016 in News

In this month’s newsletter My experiences with kids sport Blog of the month about an injection technique for managing wear and tear in knees My spa break experience – how could you resist? How playing golf can help you live longer How to avoid getting duped into a higher price when searching for flights and […]

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