06 April 2017
Bowel Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout April.
Physiotherapy can help people regain movement in any part of their body, for any reason. Conditions treated include back and neck pain, sports injuries, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons, posture problems, whiplash, upper and lower limb problems, as well as post-surgery rehabilitation programmes.
Physiotherapy is a highly personalised form of treatment which varies depending on the condition you're suffering from. It uses various techniques*:
Movement and exercise
This often used to strengthen areas of the body and improve mobility. Your physiotherapist will give you a series of specific exercises which you'll need to do regularly over a set time frame to see improvement.
This involves the use of hands-on treatment by your physio, similar to massage, to help mobilise your soft joints and tissues. This helps to improve your circulation, relieve pain, drain fluid and improve movement.
Your physio may also suggest the use of a TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machine to deliver electrotherapy and acupuncture to complement your physio programme.
09 March 2017
Ovarian cancer is often called ‘the silent killer’ but early detection can lead to successful treatment for sufferers.