Kimberley’s Success Story
Kimberley has just successfully completed the London Marathon. As a non runner a few months ago, Kimberley decided to run the marathon to raise funds for a very worthwhile charity, CDLS. This blog explains Kimberley’s experience on developing shin splints.
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What is Frozen Shoulder?
Approximately only about 3 in about a 100 people will have a true frozen shoulder in their lifetime. A true frozen shoulder results in adhesions developing around the shoulder capsule, thus making movement of the arm very difficult.
This blog discusses common causes, and information about treatment includiing hydrodilatation injections .
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Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture can benefit the shoulder, knee, head, back and tennis elbow to name a few.
All the physiotherapists at The Iveson Clinic are members of the AACP (Acupuncture Association for Chartered Physiotherapists) and can include acupuncture within your treatment programme…. To read more click on the green header above….
Sports Injuries – How does trigger point acupuncture work?
Acupuncture works by stimulating the body’s own chemical response which aids recovery and rehabilitation. Trigger point acupuncture (also known as dry needling) is becoming increasingly popular in the sporting world due to the rapid effect it has on pain arising from tense muscles and myofascial tissue.
Studies have shown that needling deactivates the trigger point (hyper-sensitised area within a muscle) and enables the tense muscle to ease and lengthen. The physical act of needling into the myofascial or muscle tissue, and stimulating it by twisting the needle, stretches the tissue in relation to the surrounding areas.
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Treatment of Degenerative Knee Arthritis and Meniscal Tears
For many years knee arthroscopy has been used for patients with persistent knee pain, instability due to a torn meniscus, debridement (removal of loose bodies within the knee) and for diagnostic purposes.
Recent clinical trials have studied patient recovery times and outcomes when treating degenerative meniscus tears with arthroscopy versus a combination of physiotherapy and exercise. The conclusion was there was no further benefit from arthroscopy compared to a programme of physiotherapy and exercise.
At the Iveson Clinic when a patient presents with an arthritic knee or cartilage degeneration, a detailed assessment and treatment plan can be made… To read more click on the green header above…