Is acupuncture the answer?

Is acupuncture the answer?

As always at Richmond Physiotherapy we like to keep abreast of all the most recent and updated research. We put on our thinking caps to scrutinise and weigh up research evidence, clinical experience and treatment effectiveness. New guidelines In 2016 The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines on the management […]

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Exercise and Illness

Exercise and Illness

Spring is here and so is the marathon season. The London Marathon has been and gone, but many of you will still be preparing for other events. Have you thought about what to do if you are unwell? Sadly we are all aware of young and fit people who die suddenly whilst enjoying their sport. […]

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Hip surgery has come a long way

Hip surgery has come a long way

Historically total hip replacement precautions have been strictly advised to prevent the risk of hip dislocation. Patients are told not to flex their hips beyond 90 degrees, to sleep supine, to avoid situations where the hip is crossed or twists; all to prevent the hip from coming out. Traditionally new hip patients are discharged with […]

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Steroid injections: your questions answered

Dr. Justin Woolley from Parkshot Medical can answer your queries*   What? Cortisone (also known as steroid) is the name used to describe the corticosteroid group of medicines. Discovered in the 1930s and further developed in the ’50s, a cortisone or steroid injection is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and is effective at treating many painful joint and tendon conditions.   […]

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Getting Hip Pains?

Getting Hip Pains?

You’re not alone. Here’s why it happens and what you may be able to do about it. Why does my hip hurt? First of all let’s look at where exactly the hip is. We think of it as the bone we can feel at the top of the thigh on the outer aspect but if […]

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New Course for physios at Richmond Physio

New Course for physios at Richmond Physio

Richmond Physio will host Dr Nicholas Clark at our Rosslyn Park clinic May 20th and 21st 2017. ‘Open & Closed Chain Exercise in Early-Stage and Middle-Stage Knee Rehabilitation’ Date: Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st May 2017. Location: Rosslyn Park Rugby Football Club. Priory Lane, Richmond, London, SW15 5JH. Speakers: Dr Nicholas Clark Early Bird (10% […]

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Myth busting: the pelvic floor

Myth busting: the pelvic floor

Is it possible to work too hard on PFM? Yes!!! The pelvic floor is like any other muscle in the body and it gets overworked through too many exercises. Unless you need to specifically strengthen a certain aspect of your floor (eg post natal) or are directed by a physiotherapist, daily exercising of your pelvic […]

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Elvie- what is it?

Elvie- what is it?

Elvie is a revolutionary new product on the market for pelvic floor strengthening, recently featured in Elle & Vogue magazine. It is Bluetooth-linked with an app on your phone, giving you visual feedback from the ‘educator’ which is inserted into the vagina.  What does it do? it is designed to be inserted into the vagina […]

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Q and A with Toosie Bawden, our Womens’ Health Physiotherapist

Q and A with Toosie Bawden, our Womens’ Health Physiotherapist

What is Womens’ Health Physio? Womens’ Health physiotherapy is the therapeutic treatment of all disorders relating to the pelvic girdle and the pelvic floor. Therapists are also know as Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapists or Pelvic Dysfunction Physiotherapists if they deal in Men’s Health as well. This would normally refer to a specialist physiotherapist who […]

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