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Choosing the Correct Pillow for Your Painful Neck Whilst Sleeping

Preventing Pain With Pillow Selection 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! [...]

Is Pilates Good for Arthritis?

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, [...]

Management of the Frozen Shoulder

Physiotherapy Treatments for Frozen Shoulders Is your shoulder stiff and painful? Are your shoulder movements significantly lessened or feeling more reduced than normal? You could potentially be suffering from a condition called ‘frozen shoulder’. In many cases of this condition, an individual’s shoulder can completely freeze, allowing no range of movement whatsoever. Without proper treatment, [...]

How Can I Prepare for My Knee Joint Replacement?

Get Clued Up Before You’re Kneed up! - Preparing for Knee Joint Replacement Are you totally clear on what is about to happen to you? An operation, no matter how safe, is a major experience in anyone’s life. Before you’ve even been assigned a date for surgery, you need to prepare for how a treatment [...]

Could Your Back Pain Be Due to Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Back Pain and Ankylosing Spondylitis Are you suffering from back pain? Have you been experiencing frequent back problems for some time despite taking pain killers and resting? Back pain is a very common issue in the UK. This is especially true for adults and the older generation, but almost anyone can experience it at some [...]

Should I use heat or ice to treat my injury?

Using Heat and Ice to Treat Injuries At Physio Leeds, we are regularly asked whether heat or ice should be used to treat a particular injury. The answer depends on what kind of injury it is. Heat and ice have very different effects on the body and treat injuries in different ways. It is important [...]

What does your posture say about you?

The Dangers of Bad Posture - What Our Posture Says About Us It has been said that, on average, it takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. If you think that’s not a long time, psychologists Alexander Todorov and Janine Willis have suggested that it only takes one tenth of a second to make [...]

Could Your Muscle Pain Be Caused By Lack of Vitamin D?

Muscle Pain and Vitamin D - The Cause You Didn't Consider At Fit4Work Physio Leeds we help clients manage their muscular aches and pains through Physiotherapy and Pilates. Muscle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, but one cause in particular that is rarely considered is a lack of Vitamin D. What is [...]

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

The dangers of sitting down all day in the office Sleeping, driving to work, sitting at a desk, driving home, watching TV, sleeping: a typical day for many office workers. But what do all these activities have in common? They are all done sitting or lying down. In an age when we rely increasingly on [...]

Preventing falls through Physiotherapy

Preventing Falls Through Physiotherapy Statistics from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy suggest that annually, in the UK, 280,000 people are admitted to A&E after a fall. This costs the NHS £1.6 billion. Falls resulting in injury are particularly common amongst the elderly as our balance reactions diminish as we age. This can be a result [...]