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Pain. What is it how to control it. Where to get help.

Pain. What is it how to control it. Where to get help. Pain is registered when sensory nerve fibres called nociceptors are stimulated. This response is registered in the brain as what we call pain. Pain in itself can have different causes and different forms but the end result is always the same. We fell…

Acupuncture for all.

Acupuncture for all. I understand that acupuncture for all is a pretty broad title. But then its a pretty proad subject. The world health organisation lists hundreds of uses for acupuncture and here at Wholehealth I use the modality in a variety of ways. First I run a cessation clinic. ThIs means anything from stop…

Football injuries and treatment.

Football injuries and treatment. The football season is nearly at an end but with world cup fever building and end of season cups still to be decided this is a busy time for players coaches and physiotherapists. One such injury Im treating at the moment prompted me to post this advice. At every level of…

Acupuncture for a summer body boost.

Acupuncture for a summer body boost. This is the time when we all start to think of a summer body. The sun has begun to shine and the shorts and little tops are being dusted down from last years wardrobe, The shops are full of summer colours and swimwear. So you try on last years…

Alternative fitness ideas from a Fife physiotherapist.

Alternative fitness ideas from a Fife physiotherapist. Sometimes a series of tiny events influence your thinking and that’s what has happened to me this month. I recently posted my new found liking for wii jogging. Its helped me in my own fitness plan. I then spoke to someone about their holiday weekend hill walking and…

Muscle injuries classification prevention and cure.

Muscle injuries classification prevention and cure. As physiotherapists we often grade injuries. Whether that be to assess muscle tendon ligaments or nerves there is a grading system for each. The idea is to ascertain the extent to which the structure has been damaged. Predict the likely recovery time and process and to understand what intervention…

Wii jogging a physiotherapists view.

Wii jogging a physiotherapists view. I’ve recently become a convert to wii jogging. I started it after watching my children and now I’m a convert. Asa physiotherapist I’m often advocating the benefits of exercise but in this form It is super convenient. Patients often complain that in their busy lives and with a family they…

Warm up and injury prevention a physiotherapy tale.

Warm up and injury prevention a physiotherapy tale. One of the worst crimes you can commit as an athlete is to fail to warm up. It simply increases your chances of injury and stops you doing the very thing you want to do. That’s exercise. As student we were allowed to explore several types of…

Golf injuries. Prevention and cure.

Golf injuries. Prevention and cure. With St Andrews golf week fast approaching I thought it was about time I posted some help and advice on the care and management of Golf injuries. Now I’m not a golfer myself but Ive treated everyone from tour pros to weekend addicts and everything in between. The one thing…

Post weather blues and injuries.

Post weather blues and injuries. Further to my post on soft tissue injuries after falls in the snow Ive been asked to touch on the subject of rehabilitation. As with so many aspects of physiotherapy the principal answer is slow and steady wins the race. Putting too much strain on soft tissue injuries simply runs…

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