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BackFacts: Let’s get started!

On March 21st, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

  Just the Basic Facts, Can you tell me where it hurts?    The Charity, BackCare’s Back Facts give an overview of the total number of people affected by back pain, the associated costs and various other facts and figures. KEY FACTS Back pain is very common; according to a survey published in 2000 almost..

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Back Facts are coming……..

On February 21st, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

Back Facts:  Based on the findings of the country’s spinal leading experts the definitive self help book was first publish in 2006.  The information in these posts are taken from that book.  It will help you to deal with your backache yourself, recover quickly and keep moving.  Stay active and avoid disability Help yourself to..

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Is Work Good for Your Health and Well-being?

On February 12th, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

An excellent book by recognised authorities on the care of Low Back Pain turns some ideas of the managent of back pain on its head: Authors:  Gordon Waddell & A Kim Burton Publisher:  TSO (The Stationery Office) Increasing employment and supporting people into work are key elements of the Government’s public health and welfare reform..

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Still on that New Year fitness drive?

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

One in three ‘abandon new year fitness drives by February’ – From “Health News”   January is a time when many people attempt to revamp their lifestyles, but it seems that these resolutions are often abandoned by the time February arrives. A survey of 2,007 adults, conducted by ICM on behalf of Arthritis Research UK..

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Grab Life By The Balls: Testicular Cancer

On January 31st, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

John Hartson inspires listener’s cancer treatment 30 January 2013 Cancer Research UK suggests that 2,000 cases of testicular cancer are diagnosed every year in the UK. The charity adds that more than 95% of cases are successfully treated and the key is to get checked out early.  Former Arsenal and Celtic striker John Hartson, who..

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Super Scientific Strapping or Snake Oil?

 Kinesio Tape In my sports injury clinics and in various other areas of my work I often apply tapes to assist me with compression and support of injuries.  Occasionally I will also use tape to act as a stimulus to encourage a muscle to work and finally also as a stimulus to “propriorecption” (body part..

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R.I.P Kevin Banks

On January 15th, 2013, posted in: Physiotherapy Industry News, SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

It is with great sadness that I report that my friend and colleague Kevin Banks passed away on 14th November following a short illness aged 54. A brilliant physiotherapist, Kevin was an internationally recognised Manual Therapist. He was an excellent teacher and mentor, passionate about evidence-based practice and the delivery of high-quality care for patients...

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Stand up at office to lose weight, says exercise scientist

On January 14th, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

A good friend Dr John Buckley had tthe following article published by the BBC: Exercise expert recommends Ernest Hemingway’s style of writing standing up Office workers trapped behind their desks all day should push away their chairs and work standing up, recommends an exercise scientist. Standing up for three hours extra a day would burn..

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Understanding pain video : what to do about pain in 5 mins video

Understanding pain video : what to do about pain in 5 mins video.  New evidence based approaches to chronic pain management.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4b8oB757DKc Understanding Pain

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Physiotherapy v Sports Therapy

On January 3rd, 2013, posted in: SPS Clinics News by 0 Comment

Physiotherapy v Sports Therapy I’m often asked these days by both patients and those interested in pursuing a career in physiotherapy the difference between Physio and Sports Therapy.  It’s not a difficult question really but obviously bias is given in answer depending on the occupation of the person giving the answer. In short Physiotherapists who..

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