Why Correct shoulder diagnosis matters!

Why correct shoulder injury diagnosis matters We often see patients who have been to their GP after experiencing shoulder pain. The most common diagnosis they’re given is shoulder bursitis, a rotator cuff tear or a frozen shoulder. With more acute pain, it could also be a shoulder dislocation, often caused from sport or another impact injury. However, accurate diagnosis really is key. And that’s where a system like Careway, a recently introduced pilot programme from Read more…

Avoid injury before your next race | Strength training |Refine Health

Getting to the start line uninjured: avoiding injury before your next race   As you start to plan your training programme for upcoming events, it’s common to push too hard, too fast. After all, you’re feeling motivated, you may as well get straight into things, right? We see a lot of patients who are unfortunately facing injuries like knee pain (runner’s knee is common), hip pain, stress fractures or tendon pain, that are now holding Read more…

Running Knee Pain

Running knee pain: What lockdown taught us about injury prevention Dodgy knee flaring up after lockdown? You’re not alone. Knee pain is a common injury from running and walking, and lockdown has given many of our patients a reminder about the importance of progressive load management plans. If there was something positive that came out of lockdown for many of us, it was motivation to get outdoors to move our bodies, get fresh air and Read more…

Patient Accountability

Putting you in control of your own healing Professional care is a critical part of your journey through healing after injury. As physiotherapists, we’re here to ensure you get the right diagnosis, the right hands-on support and the right education to support you. However, it’s important to realise that the work that happens outside of the clinic is what is really going to move the needle on your recovery. In fact, 90% of the work Read more…

What telehealth appointments reinforced about the value of physiotherapy

What telehealth appointments reinforced about the value of physiotherapy Not surprisingly, it’s most often an acute injury that might bring a patient in to see us in the physiotherapy clinic. Perhaps they’ve had a fall from a bike, rolled an ankle on the netball court or pulled a muscle they haven’t used in a while trying to show off on their kid’s skateboard. Helping our patients with an initial diagnosis and manual therapy to take Read more…

Back Pain

Download PDF Document The majority of us will experience acute low back pain at some stage in our lifetime. The vast majority of these cases will resolve within a few weeks with the correct management and exercises. There can be various triggers for the pain, some known, some unknown. Perhaps you recently took a long car journey, or re-arrange the lounge or kitchen. Maybe you decided you wanted to get fit again and hit the Read more…

Spine Anatomy
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Achilles Pain

Download PDF document Achilles tendinopathy An Achilles tendinopathy is an over-use injury. It tends to occur as a reaction to an increased demand on the tendon, beyond it’s capabilities. Those with an Achilles tendinopathy will typically report pain and stiffness, which may reduce in the short term with brief gentle movement. The Achilles tendon lies at the back of your ankle. It is a thick, fibrous tissue that attaches your calf muscle to your heel. The functionof the tendon Read more…

Online Physio Consultation

In light of COVID-19 government restrictions, we’re now offering online physio consults (video conferencing) for initial  assessment and followup appointments.  Online physiotherapy works just like a virtual physio practice, in which you can connect with your physiotherapist via a video consultation. We can carry out an assessment by getting your clinical history – or what you can tell us about your injury and your symptoms, looking at your movement pattern over video, and asking you to perform specific Read more…

Hand Washing

COVID-19 Update

Your favourite Physio’s in Newmarket and St Heliers COVID-19 update Unfortunately, we are facing uncharted territory at the moment with the current health pandemic COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the affected people and families. It’s business as usual at our Refine Health clinics in Newmarket (behind the Olympic Pools) and St Heliers (Within St Heliers Medical Centre). In fact, it’s a business that’s even more aware and super diligent with the health and safety of Read more…