The Evidence for Night Splints to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes pain under the heel. It is the most frequent foot injury in regular middle to long distance runners affecting up to 8% of participants. Night splints have been shown to be a realtively inexpensive but effective way of reducing plantar faschia pain. Results are further imrpoved ...

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Low Back Pain a Common Golf Injury

Golf is often considered to be a gentle and thus injury free sport, but a survey in the British Journal of  Sports Medicine revealed that 57% of amateur golfers in the UK will suffer from a golf related injury.  Low back pain is the most common golf injury Analysis of common ...

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Drop Sided Cots Banned in the USA: Bad News for Back Pain

From June this year the sale of new or second hand drop sided cots will be banned in the USA. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which is the body that has bought about the ban, reports that in a 9 year period from 2000 - 2009 drop sided cots were responsible for the deaths of ...

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Setting a SMART New Year Resolution

Will you be setting an ordinary New Year Resolution tomorrow with a 75% chance that it will have been forgotten by the end of January or will you be setting a SMART New Year Resolution to improve your chances of success in life change?

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7 Christmas Present Ideas for Kids to Keep them Fit for the Future

7 Christmas present ideas for kids that are both fun and will keep them fit for the future. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says that in order to stay healthy children should get at least 60 minutes exercise a day, these Christmas present ideas for kids will give hours of fun without them even realising they ...

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Skiers Thumb: a Common Thumb Injury, Explanation, Prevention and Treatment

Skiers thumb, also known as thumb sprain accounts for up to 10% of skiing injuries.  Usually caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand which forces the thumb backwards, skiers can minimise their risk of injury by correct ski pole grip technique. Skiers Thumb: a Common Thumb Injury, Explanation, Prevention and Treatment

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Physiobench Features in Chartered Society Annual Report

Physiobench is singled out in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s annual report as an innovative way of delievering physiotherapy.

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Ankle Exercises for Weak or Unstable Ankles

Ankle exercises improve strength, stability and reduce pain. 30% of first time sprained will have long term problems, ankle exercises can reduce these problems.

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Achilles Tendon Exercises

Eccentric Achilles tendon exercises have been constistantly shown by many research studies to provide the most effective treatment for Achilles tendonopathy.

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Foot Bunion Treatment

Foot bunion treatment to relieve pain does include surgery, but other treatments such as exercise, adaption of footwear and podiatry should be tried first.

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