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The World is Going DIGITAL, Come with Us? + Afternoons at Bradford!

The World is Going DIGITAL, Come with Us? + Afternoons at Bradford!

Hi-ho hi-ho, it’s online we go! If there is one positive thing that the COVID19 pandemic, it is surely the lightning pace at which we’ve all adopted new technologies. Like it or not tech is here to stay and has allowed the vast majority of us to remain connected to loved ones while living in isolation. For small businesses like ours, it represents the best chance of surviving these tough and uncertain economic times. A strong online presence will help new patients find us, help current patients refer us to their friends and family, and keeps...

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We’re Re-opening, May 4th! + Strict New Hygiene Controls

We’re Re-opening, May 4th! +  Strict New Hygiene Controls

We’ve made it this far, let’s make it count! Firstly, congratulations to all of us for making it through the hardest stage of lockdown.With this in mind and as the regulations ease up (a little) we’ll be able to cautiously re-open with very strict hygiene and infection control protocols in place. What does this mean and how can you see your physiotherapist? Check out My Appointment (Bradford Road & Harcus Road) or give us a ring; and please familiarise yourself with our new protocols, that simple! What to Expect from Us: On the 4th of...

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Update Regarding COVID-19

Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients, In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent nationwide lockdown, our physical practices will be closed until April the 17th or until further notice. In keeping with the current regulations and best practice, we have decentralised our practice to ensure that you, our patients, are able to continue with your rehabilitation and healing whilst at home. To keep up to date with any changes refer to our online booking platform, MyAppointment, or our social network pages, where you’ll also find great tips to help you...

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Infection Control Protocol & COVID-19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Infection Control Protocol & COVID-19

Dear Patients,Stay calm, help your neighbours and wash your hands. Physiotherapy Bedfordview will remain open during the recently declared State of Emergency. We have put strict measures in place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.As per our usual infection control protocol, we continue to be extremely vigilant and take the following precautions;  Disinfect all treatment surfaces and equipment before and after use. Thoroughly wash and dry all linen and towels. Change all paper towels on our plinths...

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Is Taping/Strapping just a Fad?

Is Taping/Strapping just a Fad?

We have all seen someone, whether it be an Olympic athlete on TV, or a fellow trainer in the gym, brightly decorated with various coloured tapes on different muscle groups. Naturally, you would think that “if the top athletes are using it, it must be legitimately backed by science and evidence for them to be using it..right?”. So let’s ask the fundamental question: Is taping/strapping one big fad or is there some science behind its medical usage and benefits?  The theory is that taping muscles and ligaments can aid with a wide...

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Groin Pain Is NO Game!

Groin Pain Is NO Game!

“Our Pelvic Area is the center of our universe, if the muscles aren’t working we can’t move forwards” – Trevllyn Murray While this may seem a little dramatic, the theory stands. The pelvic muscles are all necessary to move the legs in a walking motion. Amongst them, the adductors, hip flexors and rectus femoris (one of the quads) are most often associated with groin pain and injuries. While it is true that groin pain could arise from anything as diverse as a hernia to testicular cancer, or from hip pathology to...

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New year, New Sports, New Challenges!

New year, New Sports, New Challenges!

A new year dawns, and with it (hopefully) many fresh and wonderful tidings! We have a lot to look forward to this year and so far The Olympics are on top of the pile, athletes in their prime, doing battle for the ultimate prize, the gold medal.The Games are coming in hot, and we’re prepared, wearing the oven gloves! It’s the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. With Russia suffering another ban (or re-ban, technically), and our own Banyana Banyana ladies’ losing out on a spot to Botswana; we’ve...

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Physiotherapy Bedfordview Holiday Hours

Physiotherapy Bedfordview Holiday Hours

Can you even believe it!? Another year has come to an end, which means we’ll be closing our doors for a couple of days to catch up with loved ones (and sneak in a few extra hours of sleep!) Harcus and Eastgate practices will remain open until the 20th and will reopen on the 6th of January.  Bradford Road Practice will remain open throughout the Christmas holiday season for limited hours. Both Shaun and Andrea will be working at the Bradford practice during this period.If you would like to make an appointment between 20th December and 6th...

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HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON EVERYONE.

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON EVERYONE.

Sjoe! What a year of many ups and a few downs! We saw the Bokke dominate the world’s best at #RWC2019, we also saw the Proteas dominated by the world’s best… Some are worth remembering more than others! All in all, it’s been a very busy year here at Physiotherapy Bedfordview (with more ups than downs!).  It marked the first full year of Practice at Virgin Active Eastgate, and the first full year of practice for our freshest physio, Andrea Biffi! Looking back can be very cathartic, it is a valuable process for refreshing the mind to make the...

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Shoulders – Is It The Most Pathetic Joint?

Shoulders – Is It The Most Pathetic Joint?

They click, they crunch, they ache, and they dislocate fairly easily, which is quite annoying for a joint that we use in everyday life. The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, and is used every time you move your arm.   To understand why we have shoulder problems and injuries, you need to have a basic understanding of the anatomy and function of the shoulder. The shoulder is a very shallow ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), collarbone (clavicle), and the...

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