An alarmingly 80% of adults will have back problems at some point in their lives. However, in the past this was unheard of in children. Times are now changing, and it is actually common in children too, although to a lesser degree. The rate of back pain in children increases with age. By the age of 15, 20-70% will have reported some back pain. (more…)
People often don’t want to talk about their experiences of being ill and needing physiotherapy. So, for Balance Awareness Week I thought I would open up to my own experiences of having a vestibular condition.
The first episode
About ten years ago in the early hours of a Saturday morning I was suddenly woken up by the room spinning. I had just rolled onto my left side when the room appeared to flip over in a continuous loop. I closed my eyes but still felt like I was moving. This settled within a few minutes of me keeping still and I went back to sleep, staying on my left side, putting it down to a very strange event.
The next morning (more…)
As a company, Total Care Physio always aim to use the best products to compliment their treatments. Having decided to use their acupuncture skills to enhance peoples beauty (facial rejuvenation acupuncture) they wanted a face cream to compliment this. Research led them to choose Tropic as clear winners due to their chemical free products filled with nothing but goodness. They are proud to become Ambassadors.
Tropic, created by Susie Ma and part owned by Lord Alan Sugar having met on The Apprentice, BBC One, is a skincare range aiming to be nourishing, healing and revitalising, using a delicious blend of fruit and plant extracts. The products are freshly made in their Surrey kitchens and contain 100% of naturally derived ingredients.
Total Care Physio believe that no-one should suffer to be beautiful, and that extends to our animal friends too. All the products are free from any chemicals or nasties, are vegan friendly, PETA certified and carry the leaping bunny logo – the only true sign that every part of the product is cruelty free.
As well as being completely pure, it is an honest and effective skin care range, suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive because the products are designed using the richest, most nutritious premium natural ingredients. This compliments our facial rejuvenation acupuncture treatment http://totalcarephysio.com/facial-cosmetic-acupuncture-norfolk/
Is your gym program still effective for your current needs?
Lots of people do the same workout, same exercises, same weights, in the same order, day in and out. However is this a good thing? Throughout our lives our body changes and therefore so should our exercise regime.
One gym program will not fit all individual needs, for all of their life. When you look at how 10, 50 or even 100 people walk or run, not one will move the same. We are truly unique.
These differences are important to factor in when designing a gym program. Not only our structural differences, past injuries, general health, job activities and hobbies, stress and sleep levels but also our age. Our needs in our 20s will no doubt be different to our needs in our 50s but it is amazing how despite all the changes that may have happened over time, many people stick with the same gym program. (more…)
Staying on the road: Avoiding running & sports injuries
From minor irritations to major debilitating events, running injuries are one of the most common reasons why people visit a physiotherapist. In many cases, the damage can be self-inflicted either by incorrect technique, substandard equipment or an existing physiological condition.
While prevention is always better than cure, many sports enthusiasts only get advice and guidance on avoiding the more common injuries after the damage has been done. As experts in how your body moves and functions an assessment by a qualified physiotherapist can help you understand what’s going wrong, the best rehabilitation techniques and how to dodge future problems. (more…)
Cosmetic acupuncture treatment
One of the oldest treatments known to man (and women of course), acupuncture has been used by Chinese healers for over 1,000 years. Although most people are familiar with acupuncture as a treatment for pain, inflammation and stress, it can be used for cosmetic purposes as well. Chemical free, safe and effective, cosmetic acupuncture is an increasingly popular choice for those who want to improve the look of their skin the natural way.
The benefits of cosmetic acupuncture treatment
When carried out by highly trained professionals, like chartered physiotherapists Sarah and Claire, (more…)
If there’s one thing all Brits are proud of, it’s the NHS. Providing high-quality healthcare to people regardless of their wealth or their income, the National Health Service has helped millions of us stay healthy and get back on our feet following an illness. However, wonderful though the NHS is, there’s no denying waiting times can be hard to bear. With maximum waiting times for non-urgent treatment of up to 18 weeks, those suffering from musculoskeletal conditions can be in for a painful and frustrating few months.
Luckily however, there is an alternative. Choose to go private and be seen by us and you could be receiving the highest-quality care in days. Keep reading to find out more.
3 top tips to rejuvenate your exercise regime
A new exercise regime can energise and excite us…at least for a little while. But what happens when you lose your mojo?
At Total Care Physio, we know only too well how staying motivated is probably your biggest battle after the first flush of exercise excitement has faded. So here are 3 easy tips for helping to maintain your motivation for a new fitness regime or challenge (like your first half marathon):