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Q&A on Sciatica with Senior Physiotherapist, Helen Cottingham

What is sciatica?  The sciatic nerve is a nerve which runs from your lower back down, down your leg and into the foot. Sciatica is where the nerve has become irritated or compressed. Depending on severity, sciatica can take up to eight weeks to settle down.   What are the signs/symptoms?  You often experience pain in…
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Top 4 questions on Physiotherapy answered by YSM Clinic’s Senior Physiotherapist Jude McDowell

What is physiotherapy?  Physiotherapy is a profession which optimises physical capability and health in order for individuals to function at their optimum, therefore, improving quality of life. We want our patients to get back to doing everything they wish to do physically. Understanding our patients’ goals and helping them towards it, is our key aim. …
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Rotator Cuff Tears

Written by Mr Simon Boyle, Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear? Rotator cuff tears often cause discomfort in the shoulder that can extend down the outer part of the shoulder and arm. This is usually worse when trying to lift your arm out in front, to the side…
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Shoulder Impingement

Written by Mr Simon Boyle, Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder Surgeon What are the symptoms of impingement? People with impingement report pain at the side of the shoulder and upper arm. It is usually worse with movements such as reaching out to the side, reaching around your back or performing overhead tasks. Sleep can be affected by…
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Frozen Shoulder

Written by Mr Simon Boyle,  Consultant Shoulder Orthopaedic Surgeon What are the symptoms with a frozen shoulder? This starts with a gradual build-up of discomfort and pain in the shoulder. This is made worse by movement, especially when the arm is twisted away from the body or lifted away to your side.  As time goes on,…
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What to expect from a Sports Massage?

Written by Karin Dixon and Olivia Bolsher, Sports Massage Therapists Yorkshire Sports Medicine resident Sports Massage Therapists, Olivia Bolsher and Karin Dixon, discuss all things regarding what to expect and consider when booking a sports massage. Sports massage is a form of manual therapy which includes a mixture of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy…
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