Lumbar Disc injuries-A pain in the back!!

Most people know somebody who has ‘slipped a disc’ but what does this really mean? Often when patients present at the clinic with back pain, the first thing they worry about is their discs. There is a lot of scaremongering where discs are concerned and as soon as they are mentioned as a diagnosis many Read More

Pilates and Rehabilitation in lower back pain – Does Pilates make a difference to back pain?

Pilates has existed as a form of exercise for over 100 years. Originally popular with dancers, the last 20 years have seen it pushed forwards into the sphere of lower back pain rehabilitation. This blog will focus on the link between Pilates and rehabilitation for lower back pain in particular. Important research over 25 years Read More

Will five or thirty five Pilates exercises give you dynamic results?

There is no average number of exercises in any Pilates class but expect a range of between 3 and 20 exercises per session.   Effective Pilates instructors will help you establish your goals and understand what you want to achieve from regular sessions.  The goals will influence the choices of exercises and execution. Other considerations that Read More

What does massage do and when can it assist rehabilitation?

It is not uncommon for clients to present for a physiotherapy assessment expecting to have some form of massage. Whilst massage may definitely form part of a patient’s treatment programme, if you have an injury or pain syndrome, it is important for your physiotherapist to assess your problem first and formulate a diagnosis on which Read More