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…

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…

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Listening to your body (injury prevention)

If you are the typical Type-A personality then it can be difficult to adjust to the different mentality of not pushing yourself all the time. Sometimes a yoga session, an easy ride, or even just a total rest altogether (shock!) is just what the body needs to recover and to ensure you don’t end up in a big hole with an injury just around the corner.

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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…

Spine Anatomy

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…

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…

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