Our shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in our body. As a ball-and-socket joint, it allows multidirectional movements enabling us to reach, lift and rotate in different angles to perform daily activities.
Having been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, many people have asked, what is the difference between rheumatoid and osteoarthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about 0.5% of the population and is an autoimmune disorder causing chronic inflammation. Morning pain and stiffness lasts from 30mins up to several hours and affects women 2-3 times more than men. RA can occur at any age and symptoms can develop relatively rapidly.
The labrum is a ring of cartilage that runs around the outside edge of the hip socket. It makes the socket deeper to help hold in the ball of the hip joint, as well as providing cushioning to the joint.
Vestibular neuritis is a disorder characterised by inflammation of the vestibular nerve (eighth cranial nerve), which connects the inner ear to the brain. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of signals from the inner ear to the brain, leading to problems with balance and spatial orientation. Vestibular neuritis is typically unilateral, affecting one ear, and can cause sudden and severe symptoms. Depending on severity and treatment, the symptom can last several days to months for all vestibular symptoms to completely resolve.
We often get asked what the difference is between regular/fitness (mat) Pilates classes and our Clinical Pilates classes. And it’s no wonder, the word ‘Pilates’ has become used by so many different businesses, each with varying degrees of quality.
Low back pain which is not caused by specific structural change, inflammation or diseases is classified as non-specific LBP. This is the most common type of LBP which is about 90% of all cases. Unhelpful LBP beliefs is one of the biggest factors that leads to ongoing LBP.
When we look at how people walk, especially those in pain, often they have lost their “Swagger”. The swagger is a fluid, efficient walking pattern.
TMJ syndrome is pain in the jaw joint. The TMJ can be found just in front of your ear when you open and close your mouth. Many people are misdiagnosed – their symptoms are often put down to headaches, ear infections, problems with their teeth or even their back.
An acute wry neck occurs suddenly and most commonly during the night, it can be a result of a restless night, sudden unexpected movement or sleeping in one position too long and overloading the joint.
Physiotherapy isn’t just for adults!
Children with Faecal Incontinence can be distressing for both children and their parents, but there’s hope! Paediatric faecal incontinence refers to the involuntary passage of stool in children who are beyond the age of toilet training. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including chronic constipation, developmental delays, neurological issues and anatomical abnormalities. Regardless of the cause, the impact on a child’s quality of life can be significant.
Shoulder pain is a common issue we see. Find out what the causes are, anatomy explained and treatment advice.
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) is taking the world by storm, offering a game-changing solution to pain relief and improved movement.
Lateral hip pain is characterised by tenderness around the bony outer part of the hip, and can be particularly debilitating when it starts to affect your sleep and activities of everyday life.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo(BPPV) is the most common vestibular disorder. Many people suffer from it without realising that it can be treatable.
BPPV occurs when small calcium crystals, known as otoconia, become dislodged from their usual location within the inner ear. These crystals can enter one of the three semicircular canals, disrupting the normal flow of fluid and sending false signals to the brain about head movement and orientation, resulting in a brief sensation of vertigo.
Do you have loose joints? Do they ever feel like they are going to “pop out” of place? Or are you flexible in some directions of movement and stiff in others? You may have hypermobility and you may be experiencing some of the many other symptoms that go hand in hand with having mobile joints.
You may be hypermobile and you may be experiencing some of the many other symptoms that go hand in hand with having mobile joints.