Physio Q&A: How do I improve arthritic pain in my hands?

‘I suffer from arthritis, especially in the small joints of my hands. The cold weather often makes the pain in my hands a lot worse and limits what I can do with them. I am keen to stay as active as possible, is there anything you can suggest I can do to limit this pain…

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Physiotherapy Q&A: is Pilates really helpful for back pain?

By Matthew Carr, Chartered Physiotherapist ‘I have been told by my friend that Pilates can be really helpful for back pain and I am keen to try it as I don’t want to keep taking painkillers for my occasional back aches. Is Pilates really helpful for back pain?’ There is certainly a lot of evidence building…

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Physiotherapy Q&A: returning to running after a sprained ankle

By Matthew Carr, Chartered Physiotherapist I badly sprained my ankle nearly a year ago and at the time just managed it with rest and ice. I have recently taken up running and am now finding that the ankle feels unsteady while I am running and is often quite painful after a run. I would have thought…

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