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Temporomandibular joint pain and poor balance/proprioception

One of the main problems with resolving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain is that jaw clenching occurs without the person realizing they are doing it during the day and at night. At night you can use a mouth guard/appliance that helps inhibit clenching. However, this is not practical during the day and as you have conscious control [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Jaw pain|0 Comments

Evidence for physiotherapy management of osteoarthritic knees.

In addition to medication, the main treatments for osteoarthritic knees are weight loss, general exercise and strengthening the muscles around the knee. Joint surgery is always the last option, once you are no longer able to continue with your normal activities of daily living including walking. Other commonly used strategies include pacing your activities to [...]

By |November 10th, 2019|Knee pain|0 Comments

Gastric Reflux and physiotherapy breathing exercises.

Gastric reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition, especially as people get older, where small amounts of the stomach contents move upwards into the oesophagus, causing a burning sensation due to the high acidity of the stomach contents. Many people do not get symptoms, only discovering they have GERD when they have tests done such [...]

By |November 5th, 2019|Breathing exercises|0 Comments

Pilates or Yoga, which is better for me if I have back pain?

To work out whether Pilates or yoga is better for you, we need to outline what the differences between Pilates and yoga are. There are some similarities as Pilates is partly based on yoga, in addition to gymnastics and Pilates own input and apparatus. As a brief summary, Pilates involves learning to control the spine [...]

By |October 30th, 2019|Pilates and Yoga|0 Comments

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 |October 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 |October 22nd, 2019|Sport, Uncategorized|0 Comments