HIP REPLACEMENT REHABILITATION

How can rehabilitation help you? Surgery may be the most important and intense step in any treatment plan, but it is not the only one that carries particular risks. The recovery period following any joint replacement surgery usually involves many important steps and processes that will determine your long-term health and mobility. The ultimate success of the surgery, will be determined by the success of the recovery process. Your physical therapist will teach you all the precautions and the dos…

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HIP REPLACEMENT – WHO HAS HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY?

Generally, the older you get, the greater your chance of needing a hip replacement, regardless of gender. For example, someone over the age of 70 has a 9 times higher chance of having a hip replacement than someone aged 55. Like age, the greater your weight, the greater your chance of needing surgery. The heavier you are the more strain you place on your hip joint, contributing significantly to developing osteoarthritis, which ultimately increases your risk of needing a hip…

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HIP REPLACEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

Hip pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: – An injury that does not heal properly – A chronic illness – Normal wear and tear from years of constant use – Severe arthritic conditions, especially osteoarthritis – Injuries as a result of trauma, such as a hip fracture or dislocation caused by a fall Do you struggle to walk far, or find that if you sit for too long, or try to squat down or bend over,…

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Improving Hamstring Flexibility

IMPROVING HAMSTRING FLEXIBILITY

For so many people, tight hamstring muscles are a constant source of frustration. Usually, the advice offered is to keep going with stretching, foam rolling, self massage, etc. More often than not the list lengthens, but the hamstrings do not. A combination of dynamic stretching and core strengthening helps most people overcome this. Very often this can be achieved in a single exercise. Below we will look at ways of improving hamstring flexibility. Hamstring flexibility and dynamic stretching In time…

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HAMSTRING INJURIES: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

HAMSTRING INJURIES: WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?

The hamstrings, or as they are sometimes referred to the “hammies”, are the muscles that run down the back of your leg and flex your knee. Unfortunately hamstring injury is extremely common. It affects people across all sports and, more often than not, they are really tricky to deal with. Most people tear a hamstring when performing explosive activities like sprinting, changing direction, rapidly slowing down, and kicking. Your hamstring can also tear from slower speed movements if done in the right way.

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PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

There are over a million asthma sufferers of all ages in Britain and hay fever is at least twice as common. These facts underline the importance of allergies to the nation’s health, and yet the problem is greater than this since there is growing evidence that asthma and allergies getting commoner. Extensive studies in general practice have shown that the number of people attending their doctors for treatment for both asthma and hay fever has doubled in the last 10…

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All you need to know about MRI scans

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MRI SCANS

BY CLIVE LATHEY, D.O MSC (SPORTS MEDICINE) Musculoskeletal pain (back, neck and other joints), can be very acute and debilitating; resulting in fear and anxiety. As a consequence, patients often request MRI scans in the belief that it is going to be an important part of their treatment. While MRI scans are a “gold standard” diagnostic investigation, there are guidelines concerning their appropriate use. History of MRI scans MRI scans were developed in the 1970s and 1980s as a medical…

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How yoga can help with tennis injuries

HOW YOGA CAN HELP WITH TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis is a sport that combines strength, endurance and has explosive unpredictable complex patterns. Common injuries often associated with recreational tennis include: rotator cuff tendinopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendons) and tennis elbow (ECRB). As well as this, there is a host of other back and knee injuries. In this post, we will look at how yoga can help with tennis injuries. HOW CAN YOGA HELP? The shortening of muscles and lack of adequate strength is a…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 3 COPING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming, in part 2 we discussed balancing and in this post we are going to cover the fifth skill – coping. THE FIFTH SKILL: Coping That is, having tips, techniques, and plans to use when the pain is bad. You need more than just taking pain medication at these times. Distraction & visualisation It sounds simple but…

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SKILLS TO COPE WITH CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2 BALANCING

In part 1 of our blog post on skills to cope with chronic pain, we talked about the skills of understanding, acceptance and calming. In this post we are discussing the fourth skill – balancing. THE FOURTH SKILL: Balancing You need to create a balanced and sustainable lifestyle, which will require some tools. Patients with pain who describe themselves as being successful in managing their pain all report that they have developed a pattern of living that works for them,…

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THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Tel: 020 8789 3881
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The Putney Clinic is a trading name of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Number 06526680.

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