Sunday, April 20, 2014

On Parkinson's Disease and Physiotherapy

Parkinson's Disease is an ailment that inhibits body functions. This is caused by the failure of the brain to swiftly deliver information to the different body parts for movement. The slow transfer of signals from the brain to the body causes mobility problems and speech concerns. Parkinson's Disease has no known cure to-date. However, physiotherapy is seen as one of the more common ways to alleviate the symptoms of the ailment.

With limited mobility and poor body functions, the joints and limbs of a person suffering from Parkinson's become weaker. Physiotherapists can massage and treat the arms and legs of the patient, increasing the strength of the muscles and making sure that the arms and legs can still move.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Managing Pains: London Physiotherapy Treatments for Pregnancy Issues


Women may experience incontinence, especially during their pregnancy and after childbirth. Weakened pelvic floor muscles is the usual cause. Pelvic floor strengthening exercises can prevent incontinence from developing or worsening.

Safe exercises during pregnancy

Exercises during pregnancy are recommended to prevent obesity and pregnancy-induced high blood pressure or high blood sugar. Physio specialists assist pregnant women in safe passive and active exercises. Individualised mild to moderate independent exercise programmes are also advised.

Monday, April 7, 2014

How Ealing Physiotherapy Helps Patients with Respiratory Conditions

Cystic fibrosis is just one of the respiratory conditions that are regularly treated with chest physiotherapy. General practitioners and other physicians in the area would usually refer patients with these ailments to Ealing physiotherapy experts. These practises work hand in hand in the holistic management of the patient’s condition.

Many Britons are no strangers to respiratory diseases, including asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and aspiration pneumonia, among others. Difficulty of breathing from sputum accumulation, and sticky secretions are common manifestations of these respiratory ailments.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Physiotherapy after a Running Injury

The annual Ealing Half Marathon is expected to attract about 6,000 runners in 2014. This year's event will take place in September and will benefit the Alzheimer's Society. This early, some runners are already training for the event, to ensure they will be in good physical shape by then.

However, while in training, these athletes become prone to injuries. Among the most common injuries for runners is the aptly named runner's knee, which is typically brought on by repeated bending of the knees, where the kneecap nerves have been irritated or the tendons overstretched. Symptoms of this injury include swelling and pain in the knee areas when walking, squatting, kneeling, sitting and, of course, running.