What is breathing retraining?

            We all take breathing for granted and rarely even consider how we do it. However, sometimes this natural function is disrupted or knocked out of its normal pattern. When we are exposed to situations such as illness, stress, anxiety, or exercise our body will naturally respond by altering the […]

Relaxed Breathing Technique

The most important muscle used for your breathing is the Diaphragm. The diaphragm is a strong flat, muscle which is attached to the lower edges of the ribs. It separates the chest from the gut. It is shaped like the dome of an umbrella when relaxed. As you breathe IN it contracts and moves downwards drawing air into your […]

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a specifically designed series of exercises to help improve balance or dizziness related problems. Each exercise program is designed by a physiotherapist experienced in vestibular disorders for an individual client. Anyone who has been diagnosed with, or experiences dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, experiences regular falls, has benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck movement dizziness, […]

Simple Exercises to Help Relieve Neck Pain

Is neck pain common? Neck pain is very common. It’s the second most popular reason our patients visit us for physiotherapy. A high number of these problems relate to work postures and lack of movement in the tissues. So we have attached some exercises for you to use to help prevent, get relief from or […]

Jaw (Temporomandibular joint) Pain

Stop Bumping Your Gums and Get Your Jaw Fixed! Pain from the jaw can manifest itself in lots of different ways, from neck pain to ear ache and toothache, even chest pain. So before you think of having a tooth extracted, make sure the pain is not coming from one of the joints of your […]

Do Physiotherapists Treat Headaches?

Headaches are a common problem If you are one of the 47% of people who experience regular headaches you’ll know they are no laughing matter. For some people headaches are just a minor inconvenience but for others they can be utterly debilitating, condemning you to a dark room for hours or even days at a […]

Does a fractured ankle need physiotherapy?

Does a fractured ankle need physiotherapy? If you have recently broken or fractured your ankle you may have been managed in a number of different ways. The fracture may have been simply supported in a walking boot or stuck in a plaster (a stookie if you want to know what we call it in Scotland). […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) – physiotherapy management advice.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) physiotherapy management advice. The iliotibial band is one of the most common running injuries we see at Physis Physiotherapy. It is one of the most talked about problems on runners forums and the one with the greatest lack of understanding. So here is some advice for runners based on some of […]

Plantar Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis – a physiotherapists perspective.

Plantar Heel Pain advice from a Physiotherapist The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. If you overload your plantar fascia, it reacts like all tissues and may become painful. The overload must exceed your normal tissue tolerance […]

Do you need a knee replacement?

Do you need a knee replacement? Asking if you need a knee replacement might seem like an unusual question but in the last year I have had a number of patients who have done just that. Patients like to know information which helps them to make the right choices and understand the process by which […]