Archive: March 2015


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10 Top Things To Remember During Pregnancy

There are so many things going on with your body and mind when you are pregnant. We have put together our top 10 tips to stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy. Soon to follow will be our top tips for labour! Keep posted on our blog!
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Forgetting to do your exercises? Use an App to remind you!

Pelvic floor exercises can be really effective in the treatment of women with urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, it can be difficult to remember to do the exercises given to you by your physiotherapist, especially when you have been asked to do them at least 3 times per day! Sometimes ‘cues’ can be really useful such as doing your exercises while you are waiting for the kettle to boil, when at a red traffic light or when brushing your teeth. A new approach to helping patients to remember is the use of smartphone applications, which have been specially designed to promote pelvic floor muscle training...
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ConnectTherapy 2015 Certification Group

ConnectTherapy….The Evolution of the ISM (Integrated Systems Model)

When you hear us talking about “ISM” at QuayPhysio I often wondered what you thought we were talking about. A new computer system perhaps? It was actually a model for pain and disability that guided our assessment and treatment, considering you as a whole person and identifying what "drives" your problems. Over the years Dr LJ Lee has evolved this model further and she has now called it……ConnectTherapy!
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Acupuncture Awareness Week 2-8th March

Acupuncture is one of the many skills employed within physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain and inflammation. Physiotherapists base their treatments on scientific research and clinical evidence that Acupuncture can reduce pain by stimulating the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals such as endorphins, melatonin (which promotes sleep) and serotonin (to promote well-being), to name but a few. These chemicals assist the body's healing processes and offer pain relief as a precursor to other treatments such as manual therapy or exercise in order to aid recovery (AACP, 2015).
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