JRM Physiotherapy Blog

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Baby News

We’re thrilled to announce that physiotherapist Esther gave birth to baby boy Daniel on 1st December. Mum and baby are doing really well and settled in at home for a very special Christmas.

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Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendon Injury – causes & treatment By Esther Gallick, HCPC Registered & Chartered Physiotherapist at JRM Physiotherapy. What is the Achilles and what are Achilles tendon injuries? The Achilles is a tendon. A tendon is a rough fibrous cord of tissue that attaches muscles to bone. The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest in the body. It attaches the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles (calf muscles) to the calcaneus (heel bone). The Achilles pulls on the heel when the […]

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse Treatment

June is Pelvic Organ Prolapse Awareness Month! What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)? A pelvic organ prolapse is when organs such as the uterus, bladder or rectum move out of place and press against the vagina. Are there different types of prolapses? Yes! The different types are: Cystocele: When the connective tissues around the bladder and vaginal wall are weakened and stretched, causing the bladder to press against the vaginal wall. Rectocele: When the connective tissues around the rectum […]

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Exercises for coughs and congestion

Did you know that in hospitals, physiotherapists are often found working on wards and in clinics with respiratory patients. Respiratory physiotherapy is a vital part of the healthcare plan for many lung conditions, and in 2020 JRM Physiotherapist Esther Gallick was deployed to work within the local hospital providing physiotherapy to many of the covid patients on the wards. In this post she demonstrates how some simple exercises you can do at home can help to ease chest congestion and […]

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Shockwave Therapy – effective AND affordable?

Does shockwave therapy work and is it expensive? Physiotherapist Thomas Osborne, from JRM Physiotherapy discusses how this modern and non-surgical treatment is used by physiotherapists. Shockwave therapy has been used within professional football and other elite sports in recent years to provide a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment for injury. It can often be an expensive treatment, costing upwards of £200 for one session! However, at JRM Physiotherapy we offer high quality extracorporeal shockwave therapy at no extra cost as one […]

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Post Operative Rehab… Is it worth it?

Surgery is only the beginning – why is post-operative rehab with a physiotherapist so important? I worked in post operative care in the NHS for five years before joining JRM. I cannot emphasise enough how important your post operative rehab with a physiotherapist is in order to maximise your recovery. In this blog I am going to focus on lower limb orthopaedic surgery as this is what we as physios see most often, but post operative rehab is important no […]

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Rest Days: Are they the most important part of a training plan?

Physiotherapist, Thomas Osborne of JRM Physiotherapy sets out some important advice for athletes about rest days.   It’s so easy to get sucked into quite an intense training routine – we get used to our schedules of training that fit neatly into our working and family lives, and before we know it we are happily in a cycle of work-train-sleep-repeat. Why break this cycle? It’s easy to assume that as our bodies become conditioned we should be thinking about introducing […]

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Heat or Cold? Which is best?

Heat or Cold? Which is best for pain and injury? This is one of the most common questions that physiotherapists get asked. Both heat and cold treatments can be extremely effective for pain and injury if used correctly and at the right time. Physiotherapist Jonny McLean from JRM Physiotherapy sets out some advice below. As a general rule:– If there is visible swelling, use ice.– If your injury is recent (within 6 weeks) use ice.– If there is stiffness or […]

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Physiotherapy Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions  It is understandable that you may have some questions about what happens at a physiotherapy appointment and more. Please see below for our frequently asked questions. If these don’t answer your question please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by emailing admin@jrmphysio.com or calling 01484 968017. What will happen at a physiotherapy initial assessment? At your physiotherapy initial assessment you will spend approximately 45 minutes with a physiotherapist who will ask you a series […]

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Women’s Health Physiotherapy FAQs

Women’s Health Physiotherapist Esther Gallick Answers some Common Questions about Women’s Health Physiotherapy