Management of the Frozen Shoulder

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, symptoms can take up to [...]

How Can I Prepare for My Knee Joint Replacement?

Get Clued Up Before You’re Kneed up! 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 like this will affect your life. [...]

Could Your Back Pain Be Due to a Condition Called 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 point in their lives. At [...]

Should I use heat or ice to treat my injury?

At Physio Leeds Fit4Work, 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 to use the correct method of [...]

What does your posture say about you?

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 a judgement of somebody from their face. Whatever the figure, it doesn’t [...]

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

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 Vitamin D? You’ve probably all heard of Vitamin D but what [...]

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

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 of a number of [...]