Golf

Tennis elbow is one of the most common causes of pain in the upper limbs, affecting both active and sedentary populations alike. It’s caused by stress to the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony lump on the outer side of your elbow. Golfer’s elbow is less common and affects the tendons attached…

exercises

Most people exercise with an objective in mind, whether it’s being more physically capable, losing weight or looking better. It’s possible to make progress towards these fitness-related or aesthetic goals with little guidance, but when using exercise to relieve back pain or recover from an injury or surgical procedure, you may need to be far…

Massage

As WLP’s massage therapist, I help people feel better and recover faster, and all they have to do is lie down and let me get to work. But there’s a lot more to an effective massage than just rubbing and pressing: by knowing exactly where to touch and how, a massage therapist can activate the…

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My job is to keep you moving, and arthritis is one of the most common reasons that people aren’t. It’s a topic of daily discussion here at WLP, so here are my answers to a few of the questions that we’re most frequently asked about arthritis. What types of arthritis are there? There are over…

Walking May2017

As Cam wrote in Five Small Changes that Make a Big Difference to Your Longevity, 30 minutes of walking a day is the single best prescription to improve your health. The impact of walking is so dramatic that I felt that it deserved a dedicated blog to celebrate its benefits in more detail. It keeps…

jogging

Running – like any other sport – is technique based. While the human body is designed for running, you can’t simply throw on some shoes, speed off and expect good results. That’s because many of our bodies have become maladapted to modern, desk-bound life and are now ill-suited for running, a topic I went into…

bad for you

One of the most frustrating myths I encounter as a physio is that running is bad for you. Even worse, this myth is often repeated by GPs and consultants, which means I’m not just having to battle misinformation spread online, but also from sources trusted by my patients. Where Did This Myth Come From? The…

Five Common Pains

Pain in Your Elbow If you feel pain just above your elbow on the outside of your forearm which worsens when you try to grip or do some typing on a keyboard, you may have developed lateral epicondylitis, more commonly known as tennis elbow. Despite the name, tennis elbow is a condition rarely found in…

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Walk 30 Minutes Every Day What’s the single best prescription that any doctor or physio can give you? Something that reduces the progression of dementia, reduces susceptibility to type 2 diabetes, reduces blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, depression and much more? The answer isn’t a brand-new miracle drug, it’s 30 minutes of brisk walking a day….

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No, Strength Training Won’t Stunt Your Child’s Growth As an uncle, it’s always been important that my young nieces and nephews don’t see exercise as a chore, but as a fun and essential part of daily life. As a physiotherapist, it’s also important to me that I correct some of the mistakes that parents make…

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