PATIENTS OF THE MONTH - MAY!!!
For May we have joint patients of the month. Tony and Dawn both entered the London Marathon in April completing it in fantastic times - Tony in 3 hours 50 and Dawn in 5 hours 26.
This is what Tony says:
"We first started having treatment with Catherine in November 2015 as we were both nursing injuries from running and general over training.
We had both signed up for the London Marathon so over the next six months Catherine made sure our limbs were kept relatively injury free through all the hard training and gave us lots of advice about massage, resting, taping and pain relief gadgets as well as keeping us entertained during our sessions, as a consequence we completed the London marathon in April and both with PB’s and although we both felt a little sore we came through it injury free and for this we would like to say a big thank you to Catherine and all the team at Abbey Physiotherapy.
Although Dawn is adamant that this is her last marathon I will almost certainly be applying for the ballot again, we will both continue to run and we will both be back for more sessions with Catherine and would not hesitate to recommend Abbey Physiotherapy to family, friends and other runners.
Dawn and Tony (Banana Man!!) Widdicombe"
Congratulations to both Tony and Dawn for such fantastic achievements, and many thanks for the kind words. Keep up the good work!
Sports massage is a firm deep tissue massage therapy which is the most effective therapy for treating muscular pain, tension and for putting your body in balanceSports Massage
Joint mobilisation techniques focus on attaining a normal range of pain-free joint motion.Mobilisations
TENS is an abbreviation of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. A Tens machine may assist in modest short-term pain relief. Ultrasound aids tissue healing for soft tissue injuriesElectrotherapy
the use of taping and strapping techniques to aid both the treatment and prevention of injurySports taping
Rehabilitation is the process to regain full function following injury. This involves restoring strength, flexibility, endurance and power and is achieved through various exercises and drillsExercise Rehabilitation
An exercise programme that aims to improve stabilisation and support to the spine. This is achieved by re-training specific trunk muscles, which may be under usedCore Strength
Treatment for a sports injury will depend on factors such as how severe the injury is and the part of your body affected.Sports Injuries
Upper back and neck pain can stop you in your tracks, making it difficult to go about your typical day.Back Pain
The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.Strains and Sprains
A fracture is when a bone has been broken. A dislocation is where a bone has been displaced from its normal position at a joint.Fractures
Whiplash is a term that describes a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sidewaysWhiplash Symptoms
A Headache is a pain in any region of the head. Headaches can occur on one or both sides of the head, or be isolated to a certain location. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull acheHeadaches
is a pain affecting the back, hip, and outer side of the leg, caused by compression of a spinal nerve root in the lower back, often owing to degeneration of an inter-vertebral disc.Sciatica
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with ageArthritis
a condition in which the prolonged performance of repetitive actions, typically with the hands, causes pain or impairment of function in the tendons and muscles involvedRSI
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Please note this is operated by an external company and we DO NOT receive any money from fines issued."