On Saturday 12th May, it was International ME Awareness Day. One of our Physiotherapists attended an awareness event in London called #millionsmissing. Here she writes about the meaning behind the event and explains what ME is and how Physiotherapy can help. “ME or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is close to my heart. My best friend has suffered […]June 29, 2018 What is Myofascial Release? – Its fascianting!!
What is fascia? (pronounced fash ia). This is what we are all made of. Fascia is our connective tissue. It is a 3-dimensional, whole body system that joins us together, much like a knitted body suit. It is like a spider’s web, with no beginning or end. Fascia exists in what is known as the […]May 16, 2018 The circulatory system – Swollen Legs
Our circulatory system is a complex network of the heart, lungs, veins, arteries, lymph glands and other systems to help our bodies cope with daily life. There are varying degrees of swelling in the legs and usually the body copes well in managing a water balance. This is however more difficult if you have heart […]December 26, 2017 My Chest and Me
Winter is that time of the year when our chests can get more affected especially when you have a pre-existing condition. We have all been in the situation where we visit family over the festive season and someone has a cold. People with chronic chest conditions like COPD, Asthma, Emphysema, Bronchiectasis, Cystic fibrosis and even […]The “ageing population”
Last month, we posted a blog about how a wheelchair bound lady living in a residential home was able to complete a 5km walk with the help of her physiotherapist. This week in the CSP magazine ‘Frontline’, there is an article that talks about how care needs for the elderly population have increased dramatically over […]October 18, 2017 Pilates with Physiotherapy
Pilates is an exercise based intervention that is described as ‘the art of controlled movements’. These movements should look and feel like a workout (not a therapy) when carried out properly. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, […]Achieving your goals no matter how big or small
There is a really heart warming article posted on the CSP website this week where an 87 year old lady completed a 5km race. What was even more remarkable about this lady is that she was previously wheelchair bound and used a hoist to transfer between bed and wheelchair. She also lives in a residential […]September 11, 2017 Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is the use of water for whole body treatment that involves moving and exercising in a heated pool. Hydrotherapy is a fantastic compliment to a land based physiotherapy programme for a wide range of conditions including (and not exclusive to): Hip and knee replacements (pre and post op) Back pain Rheumatoid arthritis Poor circulation […]September 8, 2017 ‘Exercise pain doesn’t equal tissue damage’
‘Exercise pain doesn’t equal tissue damage’ is the interesting title of an article in this weeks’ Frontline magazine – a fortnightly magazine for members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The article discusses a study that looked at evidence into the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain. The study concludes that ‘Therapeutic exercise that temporarily aggravates […]August 11, 2017 Managing Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition and is the result of damage to myelin, which protects the nerve fibres of the central nervous system. According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, over 100,000 people in the UK are living with MS. In MS the immune system mistakes myelin for a foreign body and attacks […]August 7, 2017 BACK TO WORK
The most common causes of absence from work are due to back pain and stress related illnesses. Both of these can be prevented, treated and managed by Physiotherapy. Having a Physiotherapist in the workplace is a huge employee benefit. At Silver Physio, we provide thorough assessments to each of our clients in the work place. […]August 3, 2017 Fractured Neck of Femur/ ‘hip fracture’
The femur is the bone that sits in between the hip and knee. It is the longest and strongest bone in the body, however this does not mean that it isn’t prone to damage. The femur is most commonly fractured by a fall and tends to break an area in the top region called […]July 22, 2017 Forget Falls – Focus on Physiotherapy!
A fall is defined as ‘an unexpected event in which a person comes to rest on the ground, floor or lower level’. A fall cannot be explained by medical causes (such as low blood pressure or a stroke) nor caused by an overwhelming external force. According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, there are […]PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR PRE AND POST CARDIAC PROBLEMS
Cardiac rehabilitation is an exercise and educational programme for the patient group who have suffered from cardiac conditions including heart attack, angioplasty, heart surgery, heart failure, angina or following a pacemaker insertion. The aim of cardiac rehab is to increase understanding of the condition, assist in recovery from surgery, procedure or heart attack, improve health, […]June 26, 2017 Osteoarthritis – what can Physiotherapy do to help!
Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of the joints in the body, caused by wear and tear. Common symptoms include pain in the joints, tenderness and stiffness, inflammation at the joint, reduced movement, weakness and muscle wasting. For some people, the symptoms can be mild and intermittent. Other people can experience more continuous and severe problems which […]June 18, 2017 A common muskuloskeletal complaint: BACK PAIN
Back pain is a large cause of disability in the UK. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy have launched a new evidence based guide to back pain. The guide states that back pain is very common however the spine is strong, is not easily damaged and that in 98% of cases of back pain, people recover […]May 22, 2017 “2 out of 3 Stroke sufferers leave hospital with a disability” – why are they being discharged home prematurely?
Stroke survivors leave hospital requiring help in their homes where daily struggles can have a catastrophic and very expensive impact as almost a third of this patient population receive no social service visits, according to the Stroke Association. It is widely known that Physiotherapy delivered as early as possible, as well as consistently can be […]May 4, 2017 Spasticity Management
What is Spasticity – “a motor disorder characterised by a velocity dependent increase in tonic stretch reflexes, with exaggerated tendon jerks, resulting from hyperexcitability of the stretch reflex, as one component of the upper motor neurone syndrome (UMN)” (Lance 1980). UMN Syndrome can be classified by different features: POSITIVE FEATURES •Spasticity •Spasms (Flexor, Extensor and […]April 19, 2017 Non-urgent surgery
The NHS has recently announced that people will have longer to wait for non-urgent surgeries like a hip or knee replacement. This means people will have to suffer in pain for longer, but the NHS justifies this as a means of survival. GPs will also have to reduce referrals to the hospitals made for these […]THINK “BIG” – Parkinson’s Disease strategy
Physiotherapy technique showing improved motor function in patients suffering with Parkinson’s disease. Bradykinesia – a common symptom displayed in Parkinson’s disease meaning slowness of movement whereby physical movements are much slower than normal. This makes activities of daily living difficult and can result in distinctive slow, shuffling walk with very small steps, often leading to […]Chartered Society of Physiotherapy says that Physiotherapists are crucial in preventing geriatric frailty.
SilverPhysio specialises in treating each patient with individuality and ensure a treatment plan is tailored to your needs. We are living in an ageing population and with the cost of care soaring, more people are hoping to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. This is where SilverPhysio can help you. We […]Holistic Physiotherapy
As a physiotherapist with a variety of skills and interests, I have always been a very strong advocate of holistic and multi-treatment therapies. Therefore enriching your knowledge is great for the professional mind and body and fantastic to fill up the CPD file too. The new skills learned are fundamental to transfer and apply to […]