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Do we need a Dr-Patient ‘culture shift’?

Posted on 22nd September 2016 by

Questions to ask your Dr

I read with interest this week about a new scheme in Wales where patients are being urged to take more control of decisions about the care and treatments they receive. The scheme, Choosing Wales Wisely, aims for a more equal doctor-patient relationship. Central to the scheme, are 4 questions that patients should ask when seeing their Dr. Although … Continue reading “Do we need a Dr-Patient ‘culture shift’?”


The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

Posted on 16th September 2016 by

The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs

I love a great documentary that investigates and highlights issues in health & wellbeing. This week, BBC’s Dr Chris van Tulleken challenged GP’s to see if they could reduce the amount of pills they prescribe on The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs. The increase in the prescription of drugs to solve common medical complaints is frightening. … Continue reading “The Doctor Who Gave Up Drugs”


Back Pain Myth 3 – A scan will tell me exactly what’s wrong

Posted on 12th September 2016 by

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To coincide with World Physiotherapy Day, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) have produced a series of evidence based myth busters to tackle the common myths surrounding back pain. The CSP are busting myths about back pain and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back. Back Pain Myth 3 – A … Continue reading “Back Pain Myth 3 – A scan will tell me exactly what’s wrong”


Cycle to Work Day 2016

Posted on 9th September 2016 by

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Cycle to Work Day is a national event, which aims to encourage everyone to take to two wheels and cycle to work for just one day. It’s on 14th September this year, and you can pledge your miles by visiting www.CycleToWorkDay.org. There’s the chance to win some fantastic prizes too: Pledge now to ride on … Continue reading “Cycle to Work Day 2016”


Back Pain Myth 2 – I should avoid exercise, especially weight training

Posted on 9th September 2016 by

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To coincide with World Physiotherapy Day, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) have produced a series of evidence based myth busters to tackle the common myths surrounding back pain. The CSP are busting myths about back pain and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back. Myth 2 – I should avoid … Continue reading “Back Pain Myth 2 – I should avoid exercise, especially weight training”


Back Pain Myth 1 – Moving will make my back pain worse

Posted on 8th September 2016 by

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To coincide with World Physiotherapy Day, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) have produced a series of evidence based myth busters to tackle the common myths surrounding back pain. The CSP are busting myths about back pain and reinforcing what the latest evidence says is best for your back. Myth 1 – Moving will make … Continue reading “Back Pain Myth 1 – Moving will make my back pain worse”


World Physiotherapy Day ‘Add life to years’

Posted on 8th September 2016 by

World Physiotherapy Day

I love this years message for World Physiotherapy Day Add life to years I think it really encompasses everything we do as physiotherapists. Under the umbrella theme of Movement for Health, adding life to years highlights what a positive impact physiotherapist can have on improving people’s quality of life. It’s often the very small things … Continue reading “World Physiotherapy Day ‘Add life to years’”


National Fitness Day 2016

Posted on 7th September 2016 by

National Fitness Day 2016

National Fitness Day is the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity. Taking place on 7th September, this year it co-incides with the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic games. The day aims to try and help overcome the challenge of being fit, by involving lots of local clubs, parks and leisure centres … Continue reading “National Fitness Day 2016”