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Diastasis Recti – Is it common and can it be fixed?

Diastasis Recti is a condition where the abdominal separate at the linea alba (the white line which starts from the xiphoid process to the pubic symphysis). Abdominal separation



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Rowers Knee Pain

  Rowers knee pain A study by Hosea and Hannafin analysing the injury patterns in rowers from Harvard and Ruthgers universities over three years found knee injuries to



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Dry Needling – for painful and tender muscles

Dry Needling London at Physio4Life Dry Needling Can Reduce Pain Related to Trigger Points in Muscles Dry Needling – also know as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling – is



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Marathon Runners It’s That Time Of Year Again!!

Your marathon training whether it be for the Paris, London, Rome, Madrid or another marathon your training should be well underway, but it isn’t easy… Dragging yourself out



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How’s Your Running?

Running Analysis – The Low-down We regularly get asked, “Is it possible to change my running technique if this is the way I have ran all my life?”.



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Osteopathy vs. Physiotherapy

This article is aimed at answering a question that I get asked almost every day in practice ‘Which is better Osteopathy or Physiotherapy?‘. Having myself completed both physiotherapy



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Why physiotherapy turns back time better than any anti-ageing cream

  Age catches up with us all eventually. Hair thins and greys, pearly white teeth turn yellow and wrinkles begin to appear as our skin becomes less tight.



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Simple Stretching Exercises For The Office

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How to Treat that Tennis Elbow by Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist Rebecca Lang

I have recently listened to a podcast, from clinical edge physiotherapy, with an Australian Doctor on this condition. It reminded me of some interesting points in relation to



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My Marathon Experience by Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist Jade Blake

This time last year I was becoming very nervous about the London marathon and I am sure you will all headed to the Excel centre to collect your



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Its All In The Genes – By Rebecca Lang, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Mr Colin Natali recently popped into the clinic to give our physiotherapists’ some up to date information on degenerative disc disease (DDD). Mr Natali is a leading orthopaedic



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Is Foam Rolling A Part of Your Regime? – By Rebecca Lang, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Is foam rolling apart of your regime? After exercise muscle soreness and tightness is not uncommon. Self myofascial release (SMFR) and massage is emerging as a popular technique



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“So racers of the marathon world, heroes of the OCR elite and general joggers…..” – By Faye Burge, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Common sense There I was happily sitting outside a coffee shop having a delightful soya hot chocolate with the other half when something caught our eye. A male



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Flat tyres? Rusty parts? Grease and oil change? Maybe you need a tune up at physio4life by Rebecca Lang, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

In the last few weeks we have seen an increasing amount of people in the clinic with lower limb injuries, mostly marathon training related but not restricted to.



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Back Pain and Stilettos by Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist, Faye Burge

Back pain and stilettos Just a little word of warning to all my Cinderella’s since the Christmas season. Should you suffer from back pain which is aggravated from



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It’s All In The Hips

One thing I see a lot of in clinic is peoples inability to bend from their hips. The ability to do this may clear up a lot of



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A Pain in the…Brain? by Faye Burge, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

A Pain in the…Brain?? Persistent pain can make even the basic tasks in our already busy lives feel too much. The reality of pain is it’s in your



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Knee Pain Treatment Putney

Have you suffered a Knee injury or are in pain? We see a lot of knees, whether it be a trauma, onset for no reason or post operatively.



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To Rest Or Not to Rest? – By Matthew Taylor, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

To rest or not to rest? – Why can I not continue to undertake my sport or activity despite injury?? I have been prompted to write this article,



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Exercise to Avoid Lower Back Pain – By Jade Blake, Physio4Life’s Senior Physiotherapist

Why do your exercises? Lower back pain is affecting more and more of us every day. Unfortunately due to our society most companies, especially in the city, are



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Ladies! The myths of wearing high heels! Killer High Heels – By Matthew Taylor, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

Ladies! The myths of wearing high heels! Killer High Heels – By Matthew Taylor, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist



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A pain in the bum…literally! – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

A pain in the bum…literally! – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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The Commuting Neck – By Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

The commuting neck – By Faye Burge, Senior Physio at Physio4Life



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Intentions are everything but with out actions they are merely intentions… By Faye Burge Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Intentions are everything but with out actions they are merely intentions… By Faye Burge Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Gluteal tendinopathy: A real pain in the bum! – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Gluteal tendinopathy: A real pain in the bum! – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Your body is built for motion – By Alison Byrne, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Your body is built for motion – By Alison Byrne, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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“A good craftsman never blames his tools” Choose the right tennis racket! – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

“A good craftsman never blames his tools” Choose the right tennis racket! – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Achilles Tendinopathy – What is it? How does it come about and how do I avoid it? – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Achilles Tendinopathy – What is it? How does it come about and how do I avoid it? – By Matthew Taylor, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Doubles For Dummies – By Gary Delahunt – Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Doubles for dummies – By Gary Delahunt – Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Squats – How low (can) should you go? – By Gary Delahunt – Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Squats – How low (can) should you go? – By Gary Delahunt – Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Are you fast enough? – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Are you fast enough?   What do rugby, tennis, football, hockey, netball, triathlons etc. have in common? Increase your speed and you’ll generally improve your performance. Granted, speed



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Rounders or all-roundness? Are your kids getting enough from their P.E lessons? – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Rounders or all-roundness? Are your kids getting enough from their P.E lessons? – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Plyometric exercise has been shown to improve performance in athletes, increase strength and power and also to prevent injury – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Plyometric exercise has been shown to improve performance in athletes, increase strength and power and also to prevent injury – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Exercise, Rest & Diet – How to get the perfect balance without sacrificing your happiness and sanity! By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Exercise, Rest & Diet – How to get the perfect balance without sacrificing your happiness and sanity! By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Tis the season to…be a marathon runner! – By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life 


Tis the season to…be a marathon runner! – By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life 




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The importance of Proprioception – By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

The importance of Proprioception – By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Exercise of the week – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Exercise of the week – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Exercises you can do for each muscle group to create an equal balance of strength in all of these muscles to help prevent injuries- Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Exercises you can do for each muscle group to create an equal balance of strength in all of these muscles to help prevent injuries- Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Improving balance exercises – Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Improving balance exercises – Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Does my bum look big in this? – Glutes sometimes need some isolated attention to remind them of their role! – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Does my bum look big in this? – Glutes need some isolated attention to remind them of their role! – By Gary Delahunt, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Cyclists! Get using your butt! – By Victoria Samson, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Cyclists! Get using your butt! – By Victoria Samson, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Last few days of preparation before the race day… Three and a half days and counting…By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

Last few days of preparation before the race day… Three and a half days and counting…By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Daniels Saturday Morning Boot Camps – Get up and exercise! – Daniel Wellard, Physio4Life Personal Trainer & Nutritionist

Daniels Saturday Morning Boot Camps – Get up and exercise! – Daniel Wellard, Physio4Life Personal Trainer & Nutritionist



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Who wants to touch their toes? – Daniel Wellard, Physio4Life Personal Trainer and Nutritionist

Who wants to touch their toes? – Daniel Wellard, Physio4Life Personal Trainer and Nutritionist



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Starting your dreaded marathon training in the cold…..By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

Starting your dreaded marathon training in the cold…..By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Season for Skiing/ snowboarding and the fear of any dreaded injuries By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Season for Skiing/ snowboarding and the fear of any dreaded injuries By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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‘Happy Skiing! But…a word to the wise…’ By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

‘Happy Skiing! But…a word to the wise…’ By Faye Burge, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Misdiagnosis of Headaches, How Can Physiotherapy Help? – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson

Misdiagnosis of Headaches, How Can Physiotherapy Help? – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson



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Athletes! Why do you keep getting injured or have reoccurring niggles? – By Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

Athletes! Why do you keep getting injured of have reoccurring niggles? – By Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Injury…….. Ice or Heat? – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Liam Goode

Injury…….. Ice or Heat? – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Liam Goode b



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Pregnancy Physiotherapy – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

Pregnancy Physiotherapy – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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Foam rollering your ITB – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson

Foam rollering your ITB – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson



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‘The Frustrated Runner’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

‘The Frustrated Runner’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Sam Downer



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‘Technology, what a pain in the… well, neck!’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Sam Downer

‘Technology, what a pain in the… well, neck!’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Sam Downer



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‘Stretch Throughout Your Day’ By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

‘Posture, Pilates, Really?’ By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Liam Goode



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‘Tis the season of…..being awarded a London Marathon place!’ Footwear tips from Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson

‘Tis the season of…..being awarded a London Marathon place!’ Footwear tips from Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Victoria Samson



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‘Best foot forward…but no running’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Faye Burge

‘Best foot forward…but no running’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Faye Burge



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‘Ankle Injuries – Inversion of the ankle ligament’ By Jade Blake, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist

‘Ankle Injuries – Inversion of the ankle ligament’ By Jade Blake, Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist



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‘Cloudy’ by Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life, Faye Burge – Get Mindful!

‘Cloudy’ by Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life, Faye Burge – Get Mindful!



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Winter is here! How to avoid injury and continue walking, running or cycling to work in winter – By Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life

Winter is here! How to avoid injury and continue walking, running or cycling to work in winter – By Jade Blake, Senior Physiotherapist at Physio4Life



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Why Do Runners Get Frontal Knee Pain?

Why Do Runners Get Frontal Knee Pain?



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‘Hamstring Strains’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake

‘Hamstring Strains’ – By Physio4Life Senior Physiotherapist, Jade Blake



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CYCLING: Reducing The Risk Of Common Injuries

CYCLING: Reducing the risk of common injuries



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Stretching Vs A Dynamic Warm Up

Stretching Vs a Dynamic warm up



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Work…More Than Just A Pain!? Posture Article by Senior Physiotherapist Faye Burge

Work…More Than Just A Pain!? Posture Article by Faye Burge



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Hamstring Injury – “managed to get round my 69 mile race without even a hint of pain”

After all the rehab, I managed to get round my 69 mile race this weekend without even a hint of pain in that area



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Evidence Based Physiotherapy Putney

Jimmy May – 13 December 2013   HE Seminars Evidence Based Physical Therapy 2013 Queen Mary, University of London June 28 2013   7.5 Hours of CPD Earned



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Problem Solving the Shoulder

Suffering from Shoulder Pain? Physio4Life can help you! Quite often caused by a sporting injury or can be something that you wake up with for no reason, or



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Why the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been labelled ‘dangerous’

So it turns out Qatar is quite hot! It will surely go down as one of the great mysteries in world football that after a year-long bidding process



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How to make 2013/14 your best season ever

From Sunday league to the English premier there’s no reason to rest on your laurels this season Taking part is all well and good, but anyone with a



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How Mo Farah went from also-ran to unbeatable

Portland, Oregon: home of the world’s biggest sports brand – Nike. And since 2011 the base for Olympic and world champion Mo Farah. But what is it about



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Achilles Tendinopathy

The Achilles Tendon SymptomsThe Achilles tendon is a strong tendon that is formed from the Gastrocnemius Muscle (the large bulky muscle of the calf) and the Soleus Muscle



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Patella Tendinopathy

The Patella Tendon   The patella tendon is tendon that is made up of the five quadriceps muscles of the front of the thigh; it starts from above



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Shoulder Tendinopathy

The Shoulder a)     “Compression type” tendinopathy. The shoulder needs to have a large range of movement to enable the functional requirements of normal life, as well as the added



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Cure Back Pain

Back pain (also known “dorsalgia”) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. The pain



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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Here at Physio4Life we have Clinical Specialists in a variety of sports, such as triathlon running, cycling, swimming, rowing, rugby, tennis and skiing. This would enable you to



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The Benefits of Orthotics for Runners

A lot is said about orthotics and sports insoles and how they can either prevent injury or improve sports performance.   This article is going to briefly describe



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Runners World Article: Running Biomechanics

By Steph Davies, Liam Goode and Glynn Davies Chartered Physiotherapists   Introduction   The biomechanics of running is a vast and specialist subject that frequently changes with emerging



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Stop Ignoring Running Pain

All well and good if you’re at mile 25 of your marathon and are planning on taking a well-earned break after the race, but if you ignore a



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Hip Pain in Runners

Glynn Davies Physiotherapist BSc (Hons)   Most runners will experience achy hips towards the end of a long run that disappears once you’ve stopped, but what do you



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Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Sports physiotherapists are specialists in sports specific injuries.  They are able to use a wide range of preventative, rehabilitative and hands on techniques that can minimise the risk



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Running Injuries: The Low-Down on Hamstrings

Steph Davies Physiotherapist BSc (Hons) MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine MCSP   Intro   The hamstrings are made up of three muscles that originate from the ischial tuberosity,



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Women’s Bone Health

Steph Davies, Physiotherapist   These days the message is conveyed to us loud and clear: Exercise is good for you. Weight bearing exercise, combined with a diet rich



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Anterior Cruciate Ligaments

Anterior Cruciate Ligaments injuries are common in sports people. The annual incidence of ACL ruptures is estimated at 1 of 3,000 in the general population. The incidence rate



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Tennis Related Injury

Tennis Related Injury   Tennis is a globally popular game played in over 200 countries across the world.  However, as with most sports, there are injury risks associated



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Exercise in Pregnancy  

“Exercise in pregnancy is not the time to start a more intense exercise regime but rather continue or modify an established routine” (Sports Medicine Australia, 2002)   “In



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Physiotherapy and Women’s Health

Physiotherapy can assist women with a wide range of physical problems that may be experienced during life or when pregnant.   Common complaints that can be treated include:



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Why see a Physiotherapist?

What can Physio4Life do for you?   We discuss the benefits of seeking help from a qualified chartered physiotherapist at Physio4Life.   Our Physio’s cover Putney, Wimbledon, Fulham,



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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain that persists longer than the temporal course of natural healing, associated with a particular type of injury or disease process    



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What Can Physiotherapy Help? 

Find out how South West London Physio4Life can help with aches, pains and sports injuries at our physiotherapy clinic in SW London.   What Types of Sport Injuries



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Physiotherapist Training

Physio4Life | London’s Premier Physiotherapy Clinic discuss the training to become a physiotherapist.   To gain chartered physiotherapist status and membership of the health professional council prospective student



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Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) 

Repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD), occupational overuse syndrome, non-specific arm pain or work related upper limb disorder (WRULD), any joint pain that



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Physiotherapy for Sports Injuries

Our London physiotherapists can help treat your sports injuries.   Sports injuries are injuries that occur to athletes participating in sporting events. In many cases, these types of



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Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic & Osteopathic Care  

We discuss the often talked about Physiotherapy Vs Chiropractic & Osteopathic Care. Physiotherapy is as a profession highly dependent on peer reviewed, published evidence and research findings, upon



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