Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Neck and Shoulder Pain

Are you experiencing pain or pins and needles in the neck? Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a rare condition that can involve pain in the neck and shoulder area, numbness and tingling spreading into the fingers and a weak grip. The thoracic outlet is the area between the rib cage…

Medical Acupuncture and its Benefits

Like Chinese acupuncture it involves the insertion of fine, solid filament needles. It has been proven to be an effective therapy for treating muscular tension and pain, and also aids healing through decreasing muscle spasm and improving mobility. It is considered  one of the safest medical treatments available in the…

Can Foot Dysfunction Cause Pain Elsewhere?

The foot/ankle is a complicated area of the body comprising of 26 bones (almost one quarter of all bones in the entire body!), 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is easy to appreciate the many functions of the foot and ankle based on all of these…

Tendon Injury? Key Facts For Rehab

Are you experiencing tendon pain? If so, you may have left it too late. Tendons can be found throughout the body. They attach muscle to bone and therefore an increased amount of force passes through them. To use an example of the high forces that pass through tendons, let’s use…

Achilles Pain | Tendonopathy | Therapist | Coventry

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that can include pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon joins the heel bone (calcaneum) to the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus). It is thought to be caused by repeated tiny injuries (or scarring) to the tendon or tendon sheath.…

Core Stability Benefits | Sports Therapy Coventry

What is core stability? ‘Core stability’ can be generalised as a person’s ability to create stability throughout the spine while accomplishing daily activities such as standing, walking, running and playing sport. Deep muscles in the torso area tighten up to create a corset type force onto the lower back (lumbar…

Stretching: Facts vs Myth

Unfortunately, this therefore means we leave stretching to when we are most tired and the decision to put our feet up and enjoy that well deserved glass of beer or wine is much more attractive. Our consistency with stretching decreases significantly. But is it really worth that added extra time…

Inner Ankle Pain? Posterior Tibialis Syndrome Facts

If you are experiencing inner ankle pain, the posterior tibialis tendon may be inflamed. During weight bearing activities the muscles in the calf and shin areas work hard to place and support the foot. When biomechanics of the lower leg and/or foot is off this can contribute to an increased…

Stretches for Lower Back Pain | Physiotherapy Coventry

Over 80% of Britons experience some degree of lower back pain, ache, tightness or stiffness. Below I have listed some stretches that will help decrease some of the muscular forces (tightness) that pull onto the pelvic and lower back area and contribute to lower back pain. In order to see…