Home/Nicholas Evans

About Nicholas Evans

My name is Nicholas Evans and I have been a physiotherapist since completing a physiotherapy degree at the University of Sydney, Australia in 1994 and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Quinnipiac University (Connecticut, USA) in 2006.

Home/Nursing Home Visits & stroke rehabilitation in Edinburgh

Sometimes it is necessary for physiotherapy to be provided in the home or nursing home and this is a service provided by e-physiotherapy. Lack of mobility is one of the main reasons for requiring a home visit and we can help with getting mobility back whether it is due to low back pain, a stroke, [...]

By |2019-10-31T16:54:43+00:00October 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Asthma or Exercise Inducted Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO)?

If you have difficulties breathing when exercising, you may have been diagnosed with asthma. There is a lesser known cause of breathing difficulties when exercising and it is called Exercise Inducted Laryngeal Obstruction (EILO). It used to be called Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion. The symptoms are only present with more intense exercise, near your maximum [...]

By |2019-10-22T10:59:37+01:00October 22nd, 2019|Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hip replacement versus exercise and physiotherapy.

Hip replacement surgery is being offered to younger people with arthritic hips. However, there is an increased risk of revision surgery if you are younger the 55 years old when your hip is replaced. There is good research evidence that weight loss, exercise and physiotherapy can help reduce the need for surgery by controlling the [...]

By |2018-10-31T14:05:50+00:00October 31st, 2018|Hip replacement|0 Comments

How can physiotherapy help vocal problems? Dysphonia and laryngeal massage.

Singers, actors, public speakers, teachers and call centre staff often get problems with their voice. The need to be able to frequently project their voice in noisy environments can cause dysfunction in the vocal cords themselves, the muscles of the larynx or the muscles around the larynx. This can result in a loss of voice [...]

By |2018-03-11T20:32:30+00:00January 18th, 2018|Larynx|0 Comments

Jaw pain – Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and physiotherapy

Many people have jaw pain, also called TMJ pain, and/or clicking but they often don't know where to turn for help in alleviating it. Many physiotherapists do not have adequate training in dealing with jaw pain and a multidisciplinary approach is needed to deal with possible structural problems in the teeth or jaw (orthodontist and [...]

By |2017-04-10T21:20:26+01:00February 24th, 2017|Jaw pain|Comments Off on Jaw pain – Temporomandibular joint dysfunction and physiotherapy

Hip replacement rehabilitation

Hip replacements help people with painful, degenerated hip joints to regain the ability to walk and regain independence. The surgery is only the first part of the process and what happens in their rehabilitation is just as important. One thing that impedes recovery is the restriction of certain hip movements to help prevent a dislocation [...]

By |2017-05-18T20:15:57+01:00July 8th, 2016|Hip replacement|Comments Off on Hip replacement rehabilitation

Standing desks and spinal pain

Standing desks are becoming more popular in workplaces but are they a good idea for everyone? The quick answer is it depends on the individual's preferences, their work tasks and environment. Some clients who have back pain may benefit from standing for part of the day but a full assessment by a physiotherapist is needed [...]

By |2017-05-18T20:15:57+01:00June 3rd, 2016|ergonomics|0 Comments

Golf swing mechanics

An interesting, relatively simple article about correct golf swing mechanics. Too much movement in the lower back rather than the hips and thorax and you can get problems with lower back pain and need to see a physiotherapist. Getting lessons from a golf coach is always useful in conjunction with back or shoulder pain with golf. [...]

By |2017-05-18T20:15:57+01:00March 29th, 2015|e-physiotherapy, golf, Sport|0 Comments

Heel pain and physiotherapy

People who stand for long periods during the working day are more likely to get heel pain and plantar fasciopathy (fasciitis). Other causes can be wearing heels, sudden changes in activity levels and unsupportive shoes while running or walking. Common treatments for heel pain are physiotherapy exercises and/or steroid injection. Physiotherapy can help plantar fasciopathy [...]

By |2017-05-18T20:15:57+01:00October 19th, 2014|Heel pain|0 Comments