27 Nov

What is Sciatica? How do we treat it?

What is Sciatica? How do we treat it? I hear this term used a lot in my practise, everyone these days seems to have a ‘little bit of sciatica’. Sciatica is a term that mean leg pain caused by a nerve (your sciatic nerve to be precise). What we will look at is what is […]

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23 Sep

What to expect with a Sports Massage at JY Physiotherapy?

  What to expect with a sports massage at JY Physiotherapy? How a Sports Massage differs from a Regular Massage Sports massage is a specific qualification that takes up to 6 months to complete the first level. The techniques used for sports massage tend to be deep soft tissue work to help get into those […]

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21 Sep

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes

What’s the difference between Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes I often hear patients ask what is better for them Pilates Classes or Yoga Classes. So here is a brief video talking with Christine who is a specialised yoga for scoliosis teacher about Pilates and Yoga and what are the similarities and differences. Ultimately working out […]

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07 Sep

Tips on how to improve your sitting posture

Tips on how to improve your sitting posture. Can sitting with a good sitting posture really make a difference? Do I need a really good chair at my desk? How long should i sit for? Does sitting affect my back pain? Is sitting the new smoking? These are all questions I get asked all the […]

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27 Aug

When is Pilates not suitable for me

I am a lover of Pilates as you maybe aware from my previous posts, but I certainly do not suggest it’s the solution to all problems. So, when is Pilates not suitable? These are a few injuries that I will often recommend that patients stop or do not do Pilates. Hamstring Tendinopathy (sit bone pain) […]

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12 Aug

How to use Trigger point sports massage for tight muscles

Trigger point sports massage is a great way to self massage tight muscles. It is not as effective as a sports massage mainly because you can only work on small surface areas and use it as a specific release of one spot but it can be great for regular releasing tight gluteal muscles especially if […]

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19 Jul

Why do I get low back pain?

There are two ways to answer the question, what causes my low back pain? We can either discuss it as if we were reading an MRI, looking at the discs and joints and seeing what is happening inside our bodies or we can ask the question what things have contributed to my low back pain. […]

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15 Jul

What is finding Neutral in Pilates?

What is finding Neutral in Pilates? What is finding Neutral in Pilates? The essence of PIlates for Physiotherapists is initially to add control into your movements but also make you think about how you move. The 5 key principles of setting in Pilates are described in the video above. The neck and head position should […]

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13 Jul

Pilates for Low Back Pain

Everyone is raving about Pilates, doctors are recommending it for management of Low Back Pain but why? We have seen in my recent blog on ‘Why I love Pilates’ the benefits I see Pilates has as a physiotherapist but why specifically Low Back Pain? As far as I’m aware there is not much research out […]

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06 Jul

Are you getting the most out of your Pilates Class?

What’s the difference between a Physiotherapy led Pilates Class and a Gym based Pilates Class? I’m often recommending my patients to do a Pilates Class and when they are already members of a gym then I try and get them to start there. What I hear repeatedly is that the classes are always booked up […]

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