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Do I have a Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis is a common cause of shoulder pain in middle aged patients.  It is more prevalent in females than males.  It may present after trauma or an operation to the arm and shoulder, or it can materialise for no specific reason.  It is also found more commonly in patients that suffer […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=227 November 8, 2017 November 8, 2017 Keeping well this Winter

How to keep well this Winter: Tips from The Physiotherapy Academy With Winter soon to be set upon us, it’s important to look after ourselves physically and mentally to optimise our wellbeing. Here are some tips we feel are important in helping us to achieve this… 1. EXERCISE Exercise is important all year round; but […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=223 October 13, 2017 October 13, 2017 Why does pain persist?

We are often asked in clinic about pain and in particular why it persists?   Here are a few facts and a video to help explain this? – Chronic, persistent or long-term pain is pain continuing beyond 3 months or after healing is complete. – It affects adults and children, it may arise from tissue […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=220 September 14, 2017 September 14, 2017 Does my health insurance cover physio?

Does my health insurance cover physio? It is only when in a time of need, we start to think more about our private health insurance policies and what is covered. For most, physiotherapy is an essential part of health care that needs to be included in any decent healthcare policy and for most it is. […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=217 August 31, 2017 August 31, 2017 What is the difference between a physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor ?

What is the difference between a physio, osteopath and chiropractor ? Physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors are health care clinicians that work and treat in similar ways, no wonder leading to confusion of who is the best person to see and for what problem. Typically osteopaths and chiropractors are normally associated with working with back pain, […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=210 August 26, 2017 August 26, 2017 GB Basketball

Paul Fisher is on tour with the GB Basketball Senior Mens team ahead of the European Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. The team started their summer in Manchester with a strength and conditioning camp and some testing. The team then travelled to Greece and Israel for warm up games before then heading London. The team took […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=205 August 23, 2017 August 23, 2017 Can physio help with my knee pain?

Can physio help with my knee pain? Knee pain in any form is a common problem in our Chelmsford and Southend clinics. The type of knee pain each patient is experiencing is different from case to case but the following are the usual suspects: 1. Cartilage/meniscus tears- these are the same structure, but the term […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=206 August 16, 2017 August 16, 2017 Best Exercises for Patella Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

Best Exercises for Patella tendonitis A common condition seen in on Chelmsford and Southend clinics is patella tendinitis or know more commonly known as the patella tendinopathy. The change from tendonintis to tendinopathy was a conscious change as it is now believed that there is a limited inflammatory effect causing the pain in the tendon […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=202 August 2, 2017 August 2, 2017 Pre-Season Niggles

Pre season niggles The football preseason is in full swing for most and competitive action is only around the corner. However, for some this may be a frustrating period after hopes of a fresh season, a fresh start and injury niggles can really limit the full potential of a successful season. So what are the […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=198 July 25, 2017 July 25, 2017 Andy Murray Hip Injury?

Andy Murray Hip Injury Another year gone by, with a close to the final exit by the British tennis stars. However, this year it looked like injury was limiting our main men’s championship hopeful. Media reports suggest Andy Murray was struggling with a hip complaint, with the British tennis player commenting that it is was […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=193 July 18, 2017 July 18, 2017 How to treat a sprained ankle Part 2

Once the initial acute phase has been completed you will need to work on the middle and then later stages of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically targets the following key areas. Range of Movement This will include exercises that aim to regain the range of movement such as the one on this link which aims to aims […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=190 June 30, 2017 June 30, 2017 How to treat a sprained ankle? Part 1

Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries that we see in our physiotherapy clinics at Southend and Chelmsford. They can occur doing something as simple as walking along the pavement and stepping on an uneven piece of ground. But more commonly they occur playing sports such as football, basketball, netball, cricket, rugby, tennis […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=181 June 7, 2017 June 7, 2017 Total Knee Replacement

The first total knee replacement (TKR) took place almost 50 years ago. Since then things have really moved on and it is now one of the most successful orthopaedic operations undertaken. Having said that it is still a major operation and should not be undertaken lightly. Most TKR’s are undertaken electively. That means that its […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=171 May 24, 2017 May 24, 2017 Shoulder Dislocation

Shoulder dislocation is an all to common injury within sporting and active populations. It refers to the ball coming out of the socket and in the vast majority of cases (>90)%, the ball comes out forwards as pictured above. The treatment for shoulder dislocation is very much dependant on the individual. In some cases after […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=169 May 21, 2017 May 21, 2017 Sports Physiotherapy Q+A

We get a lot of patients asking us what its like to work in professional sports? Here is a short Q+A to give you some insight? Q1 Is it fun staying in swanky hotels and living it up? A1 It can be, but hotels vary even when working with international sports teams and often its […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=162 May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 Have I Torn My ACL

We are often asked in clinic “Have I torn my ACL’?   Firstly you might ask: What is my ACL? The ACL is a strong ligament in the centre of the knee that connects the tibia and the femur.  It prevents the tibia from moving too far forwards on the femur and limits twisting movements. […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=163 April 27, 2017 April 27, 2017 Physio Clinic with Evening and Weekend Appointments

A question we hear a lot in our clinics either from clients in person, on the phone or via email is: ‘Do you have evening or weekend appointments?’ The answer to this is YES! At The Physiotherapy Academy we try to cater for all clients offering you physiotherapy or sports massage appointments at times that […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=159 April 11, 2017 April 11, 2017 Something is clicking in my hip. What might it be?

Here at The Physiotherapy Academy we have many patients come to us each year with symptoms of their hip clicking.  This not only causes them great concern, it’s often associated with some pain and reduced function.  However it is good to know that the vast majority of the time this is nothing serious to worry […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=154 April 4, 2017 April 4, 2017 Who is the best Physio in Essex?

So who is the best Physio in Essex? Or what clinic is the best? Well in answer to that question, and especially as it Mothers day, Our mums would answer us!! However on a more serious note we feel our clinics are staffed by highly experienced and knowledgable Physiotherapists and Sports Masseurs.  We all have […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=150 March 26, 2017 March 26, 2017 On-going back pain?

Prolonged, chronic or continued back pain is normally defined as back pain which has lasted more than 3 months. This time scale is normally reported in the literature, as most structures i.e. ligament, muscle, bone which have become irritated normally settle down in this time period. However, for those who are still suffering with back […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=148 March 26, 2017 Is Yoga or Pilates better for my back pain?

A question with a simple answer, yes both Yoga or Pilates are good for you and can help back pain. However, if one is better than another is another question. Research suggest that there is no one greater form of exercise across the board, including group exercise, swimming, cycling, stretches, when someone is experiencing back […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=144 March 26, 2017 Manipulation for Back Pain

Manipulation for Back pain Manipulation is a tool adopted by Physiotherapist, Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Massage therapists and is widely use to help treat back pain. The techniques are very similar across the professional disciplines with there being only so many ways a joint can be manipulated. Whilst our view point will be biased in being […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=142 March 25, 2017 March 25, 2017 Sciatica

Sciatica   Back pain and Sciatica can come hand in hand, or sometimes can come individually in just having back pain or just leg pain. Whilst it appears the term sciatica is widely known by most and used to cover all these variations of back pain, the term sciatica is in reference to the sciatic […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=140 March 25, 2017 Spinal Stress Fractures in Fast Bowlers

Spinal Stress Fracture in Fast Bowlers   Stress fractures in the lumbar spine are a common injury in cricketers and can be seen in other extension based sports such as diving, ballet dancing, goal keeping in football to name a few.   Within Cricket there are some risk factors which may put someone at a […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=138 March 23, 2017 March 23, 2017 Marathon Running: Avoiding Injuries

A common mistake when starting out in the world of longer distance running is to plan to run further each time you go out and to keep going for as long as possible. The hardest part of any long distance running for a novice is to arrive at the start line uninjured and fit to run. […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=134 March 14, 2017 March 14, 2017 How do I stretch my Hamstrings?

Do you suffer from tight hamstrings? Did you know there are many reasons why your hamstrings may be tight. It is always best to get the cause assessed by a trained professional. Sometimes the tightness can be caused by the activities you take part in or the postures you adopt. In these cases tight hamstring […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=125 March 5, 2017 March 5, 2017 How long will it take for my back pain to get better?

How long will it take for my back pain to get better?   Part 3 of the back pain blogs from the Chelmsford & Southend Clinics this week is attempting to answer a question that will be at the top of most patients list when attending the physio clinics with back pain. I m afraid […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=122 January 22, 2017 January 22, 2017 Does Acupuncture work for back pain?

Does Acupuncture work for back pain? Continuing on the back pain theme from the Chelmsford and Southend physio Clinics for January, Acupuncture is the treatment technique for discussion on this weeks blog and is a tool which has been adopted by Physiotherapists and used widely across physio clinics within Essex and the UK. Most people […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=119 January 15, 2017 January 15, 2017 Best Exercises for Back Pain

What are the best exercise for back pain? A frequent question most our physios in the Chelmsford and Southend Physio clinics are asked on a week to week basis from patients or from a passing conversation with family and friends is; what are the best exercises for back pain? The short answer is doing something […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=117 January 10, 2017 January 10, 2017 Physiotherapy for Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a very common injury that we see in our physiotherapy clinic on a regular basis. Shoulder impingements usually come about via an overuse of the arm and shoulder in a certain direction or movement. However, often its not always possible to say exactly when the injury started but significant shoulder pain and […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=109 December 29, 2016 December 29, 2016 Can Physiotherapy Help With a Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder or “Adhesive Capsulitis” to give it its medical name is a common shoulder injury. It commonly affects people aged 40-60 years old and is a very painful condition. It can come on after a specific incident like a sharp twist/strain or fall or can come on without any obvious cause. This is called […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=99 December 24, 2016 December 24, 2016 Sports Personality of The Year

      An amazing line up for the sports personality of the year tonight. Sports men and women from a range of sports including, tennis, boxing, triathlon, cycling, gymnastics, golf and football to name but a few!!! Jamie Vardy’s story is truly amazing and so rare these days that it stands out but then […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=96 December 18, 2016 December 18, 2016 Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle

There are an astonishing number of ligaments in the ankle as this image shows. Luckily our physiotherapists are aware of all of them and know the tests that will identify which one(s) you have injured. Thats important because your rehabilitation can then be targeted towards that area. Your rehabilitation might include range of movement, balance […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=90 December 14, 2016 December 14, 2016 CPD Day

The Physiotherapists at The Physio Academy are committed to being as up to date with there knowledge as possible. Today our group got together to discuss the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification System. The is the way the radiologists report on muscle injuries after MRI. For many years there has been a 1 2 3 […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=84 December 2, 2016 December 2, 2016 Examination of The Foot & Ankle

Clinic Director Paul Fisher was lecturing at University College London this week on the examination of the foot and ankle. This included practical techniques for the assessment of a number of conditions such as ligament injury of the ankle , nerve injury, tendon injuries and broken bones (fractures). UCL’s Sports Medicine Masters takes place at […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=82 November 30, 2016 November 30, 2016 Meet The Team – Chris Clarke-Irons

Chris is one of the senior physiotherapists and co-clinic director at Chelmsford.  Chris has a wealth of experience in physiotherapy having been Head of Athlete Development at Essex Cricket for the last fours season. Prior to that he had worked in professional basketball and has also worked with Harlequins Rugby. Chris’s NHS experience was gained […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=69 January 29, 2016 January 29, 2016 Injury Corner- Ankle Injuries

Welcome to injury corner, each month we will blog on one particular injury so look us up if you want to know more about injury. Ankles are one of the most commonly injured parts of the body for sportsmen and women. On average one in every three injuries on a sports field is an ankle […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=60 January 29, 2016 Growing pains?

Pain and growing are commonly associated in young active teenage people, however whilst normal this can lead to large amounts of time on the sidelines out of their sport. The physiotherapy clinics at Chelmsford and Southend frequently see different conditions associated with growing pains in young aspiring sportsmen and women.   The risk factors for […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=58 January 21, 2016 January 21, 2016 Nick Browne Gets Players Player of the Year at Essex

Opening Batsman Nick Browne great year finished on a high this week as he clained  Batsman of The Year, Players Player of the Year and Devines Player of the Year. Nick had a great season going past 1000 runs in a season for the first time as well as scoring 5 centuries. Nick is one […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=55 September 27, 2015 September 27, 2015 Physiotherapists Busy in England vs Wales

In an amazing game of Rugby the Welsh ran out winners in the end. England will now need to beat the Aussies to get out of the grouped named the group of death. Some of the busiest guys of the night were the physiotherapists and medics with a seemingly constant stream of players coming of […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=52 September 27, 2015 Ever wondered what it likes to be an International Physio?

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an International Physio? When not in clinic, some of our Physio’s are often away working with National squads on International Duty.  These jobs are very well regarded and rightly so.  Not only are you dealing with athletes of the highest level that push their bodies to the […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=50 September 14, 2015 September 14, 2015 Wales on brink of history

Wales football fans are celebrating the 1-0 win over Cyprus which moves the team closer to Euro 2016, its first major championship finals since 1958. Charlotte works as a Physiotherapist for the Football Association of Wales and knows only too well how important it is to keep players fit and injury-free to help achieve great […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=45 September 4, 2015 September 4, 2015 Transfer deadline day

Transfer deadline day is a frenzied date for the diary of any player, coach or fan in the football world. Whilst millions of pounds change hands, there are always last minute medicals going on which may either seal or break the last minute deals. So what makes up a player medical? Whilst it may differ […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=39 September 1, 2015 September 1, 2015 Ennis-Hill wins Gold – Returning to sport after childbirth

Today Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Journey back to elite competitive sport after the birth of her son Reggie last year was complete.   She has won Heptathlon Gold at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. The 29 year old completed a remarkable return to competition having only trained since last autumn. So how easy is it to […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=33 August 23, 2015 August 23, 2015 MCL Injuries

West Ham continue in there 15/16 Premier League without influential striker Andy Carroll. Andy has been reported in the media to have sustained a medial collateral knee ligament injury (MCL). This ligament runs on the inside of the knee and is generally injured when twisting sharply or during block tackles. Time to return to play […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=28 August 22, 2015 August 22, 2015 Medics Making the News at Chelsea

We’ve had a lot of people asking us our thoughts on the Chelsea doctor and physio incident. For those that didn’t hear, Dr Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn came on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazzard. This then meant that Hazzard had to leave the pitch meaning Chelsea were down to nine men […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=25 August 16, 2015 August 16, 2015 Physio Academy Physio’s Travel to T20 1/4 Final

Physio’s Chris and Paul travelled to Birmingham today to help the Essex Cricket team prepare for the T20 1/4 final at Edgbaston against Warwickshire. Amazing Test venue and facilities.

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=23 August 13, 2015 August 13, 2015 Essex Make Good Start to One Day Cup

Following on from the success of making T20 Quarter Finals Day Essex County Cricket have made a good start in the one day cup having won two out of the first three games with the third game being rained off. Essex now sit top of the table.    

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=16 July 30, 2015 July 30, 2015 Paul Works with GB Basketball Senior Men

Paul is back in the practice this week after spending the previous week with GB Basketball’s Senior Men. The players had a weeks practice based at UEL followed by a game at the Copper Box against the Tall Blacks of New Zealand. A crowd of over 5.5k turned up to see the game with an […]

http://physioacademy.co.uk/blog/?p=11 July 27, 2015 July 27, 2015 Physio Academy First New Website Blog

Our new website is now up and running and if your reading this article you will see our new blog is too. We aim to do regular updates on physiotherapy and the practices based in Southend and Chelmsford. We’ll also aim to keep you updated on what our physiotherapists are doing in the respective sports […]

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Our teams are highly experienced in treating a range of conditions.
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Sports injuries
Sports and regular exercise is good for your health, but can sometimes result in injuries.
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Sports and Deep tissue massage help loosen tight muscles and aid with relaxtion.
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The traditional art of chinese medicine, used to help with pain relief.
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Physiotherapy intervention can be invaluable before and after surgery.
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