LEARN MORE ABOUT TENNIS INJURIES

The tennis season is underway. It’s not just the pros that get injured. Here are a few stats on the most common types of tennis injury, when the injuries occur (training v competition) and how likely they are to recur: If you would like more advice on how to stay injury free, please do get in touch. At the Putney Clinic we have a dedicated sports injury clinic. Email us on info@putneyclinic.co.uk or call 020 8789 3881

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF MASSAGE

Massage isn’t only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. Below we highlight the three main areas in which there is particularly good scientific evidence supporting the role of massage. LIVE BETTER Stress and Relaxation Adrenaline and cortisol are both stress hormones which are released to boost your heart rate and blood sugar level. These are prehistoric reactions that were part of human…

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DON’T LET YOURSELF BE SIDELINED BY TENNIS INJURIES

Tennis season has begun and don’t let yourself be sidelined by tennis injuries. Tennis is one of the most popular sports throughout the world, with approximately 75 million participants worldwide. It is a sport that you can play at every age and at every level. Children can start playing from the age of 4, using softer, slower balls and smaller rackets on modified courts to make the game easier and more fun, gradually progressing to regular rackets, balls and courts. Older…

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THE DANGERS OF SITTING TOO MUCH

It turns out that a lack of exercise in our lives is a silent killer. The World Health Organisation lists physical inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for death in adults across the world. The latest research shows when it comes to heart disease, leading a sedentary life is as great a risk factor as smoking and obesity. In fact, inactivity in terms of disease risk, is more dangerous than being overweight. If you spend long periods of time…

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FEELING THE PINCH?

The Stubborn Shoulder Impingement Syndrome Do you get a sharp, debilitating pain in your shoulder when you are performing tasks like brushing your hair, putting on certain clothes or showering? During these movements, where you raise your arm out to the side and then upwards over your head, do you alternate between no pain and pain? For example, during the first part of the moment you don’t feel any pain, and then suddenly your shoulder “catches” and there is sharp…

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SCIATICA – CAUSES & TREATMENTS

Sciatica  – article by Clive Lathey, DO. MSc (Sports Medicine) My experience On the 25th January 1989 I fell 35 feet. The accident happened in Sydney, Australia where between clinic jobs, I  did some part-time work on a construction site. Unfortunately the scaffolding collapsed, resulting in my spending 6 weeks in hospital with 2 spinal vertebral fractures, a disc herniation, 5 broken ribs and extensive bruising. Thanks to a lot of physical therapy treatment and exercise rehabilitation, I returned to…

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SITTING: ARE YOU ADDICTED?

An article originally published in The Times by Helen Rumbelow about the amount of time we spend sitting down during the day. It is a tongue in cheek perspective of someone who spends a great part of the day sitting down, but who would like to get out of that habit. Humour aside, it is does highlight some of the difficulties that arise when attempting to break from the norm. In Scandinavian countries, it is estimated that as many as…

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP IF YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN – PART 2

ACTIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY In our last blog post, How Physical Therapy Can Help If You Suffer From Chronic Pain, we discussed how passive physical therapy techniques can help. Passive therapies, such as deep tissue massage, manual therapy, hot and cold therapy, transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation (TENS), ultrasound, dry needling and strapping or bracing, are generally done in conjunction with active therapies. In the active part of physical therapy, your therapist will teach you various exercises to improve your flexibility, strength, core stability,…

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POSTNATAL PHYSICAL THERAPY

A very interesting article about postnatal physical therapy by Julie Revelant, published originally in Fox Health News. She argues that every new mother needs physical therapy in order to rehabilitate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that become weakened during childbirth. At The Putney Clinic, we offer several postnatal physical therapy services as part of our Women’s Health and Mums and Babies clinics. These services include Postnatal MOTs (with our Women’s Health Physiotherapist Lauren Wee) and postnatal massage. In addition to…

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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP IF YOU SUFFER FROM CHRONIC PAIN

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve probably at some point been told that you’re supposed to stay as active as possible. However the thought probably makes you cringe, especially when sometimes, just getting through the day at home or work is hard enough. This is where a physical therapist can help. They can give you a personalised strengthening and exercise plan, and help you learn how to manage your daily life and reduce pain through certain treatments. Physical therapy…

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THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

266 Upper Richmond Road,
Putney
London  SW15 6TQ.

Tel: 020 8789 3881
Email: info@putneyclinic.co.uk

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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