The UK’s Most Common Causes of Back Pain

Why is Back Pain Such a Big Problem in the UK? Back pain in the UK seems to be a – well, pain! It is one of the leading causes of conditions such as sciatica and in general makes you feel extremely uncomfortable. The unfortunate circumstance of having a bad back isn’t easy to deal [...]

PhysioLeeds Fit4Work run free CPR/AED Course in Leeds

Improving Access to Life-Saving Training in Leeds PhysioLeeds/Fit4Work ran a free training course on the 5th September 2017 which was attended by fifteen residents from the community of Cookridge, near Horsforth in Leeds. Angela Hinton, founder of Fit4Work and owner of the PhysioLeeds, demonstrated what to do when dealing with a non breathing casualty. The [...]

Musculoskeletal – What Does It Mean?

Musculoskeletal - Not As Complicated As It Sounds! This may seem like an extremely complicated word, but the definition and explanation that follows will simplify things for you. The human musculoskeletal system provides stability, support and movement to the body. It consists of skeletal bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints and other connective tissue. Combine [...]

Are You Driving Yourself into Poor Posture?

The Hidden Dangers of Spending a Long Time Behind the Wheel! Driving for long periods of time can play havoc on your body. In a similar fashion to sitting at a desk all day, sitting behind the wheel can cause many musculoskeletal problems including: Headaches Back Pain Shoulder and neck discomfort Sciatica [...]

Myths Busted – Does Physiotherapy Hurt?

Health and fitness has many myths associated with it. These myths can be harmless, but others stop people from getting the help they need or taking action that could improve their lives. One of the areas that is known for having multiple myths is physiotherapy. One of the most common myths that needs busting is [...]

Can Your Child Benefit from Pilates?

Pilates for Children Making sure your child gets enough exercise can be difficult in the modern world. With an emphasis on digital technology coming further into our everyday lives, Gen Z could become the least active generation yet. The Health of Generation Z British children reportedly spend an average of 3 hours per day playing [...]

The Physical Benefits of Running Backwards

Running in Reverse Cycle backwards while riding a non-fixed gear bike and you’ll come to a stop, probably fall and meet the pavement. Try running backwards and you may not fall straight away, but if you’re in a city or even a remotely urbanised town, you’ll certainly run into trouble. Nevertheless, if you can find [...]

Osteoporosis – How Do I Know I Have It? How Physio Can Help!

Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones within the human body, making them increasingly more fragile over time. This makes our bone structure more susceptible to fractures and breakages. This condition develops slowly over several years and is difficult to recognise early on in its development. One of the clearest signs of osteoporosis is a [...]

Choosing the Correct Pillow for Your Painful Neck Whilst Sleeping

Who would have thought that you could actually injure yourself in your sleep!? The dreaded neck pains! Waking up in the morning with a pain in the neck is an awful start to the day. It has you jolting like you’ve been electrocuted anytime you attempt to turn your head! You, like many other people, [...]

Is Pilates Good for Arthritis?

Pilates is a low-impact form of physical exercise that focuses primarily on controlled movements and stretching. It was invented by Joseph Pilates – hence the name! This method is meant to strengthen your inner core and bring balance to the body. When practiced frequently and consistently, Pilates will increase flexibility, boost endurance and elevate concentration [...]