Welcome to the Estuary Physio Blog. Here our clinicians share useful tips and information about different topics which are designed to support our clients. If you have any suggestions on content please get in touch.

Sticking With Your Exercise Programme

Friday 5th May 2023
Gemma Brown

Sticking with your exercise programme Success of a Physiotherapy programme relies on dedication and consistency. The more active you are in your own recovery, the faster you will make gains. This means sticking with your exercises and making new healthy habits. Below are some tips to set you up for success: Set Goals Remember the reason why you started. Keeping a meaningful purpose in mind can help you to visualise an end goal. Take baby steps to get there. Smaller short-term goals can break the journey down. Goals should be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. Celebrate Come up with a reward for when you meet your goals. It can be something as simple as having a bubble bath. Routine Do your exercises in the same place,…

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Is low blood pressure preventing you form exercising with Parkinsons?

Wednesday 25th January 2023
Estuary Physio

Low blood pressure can be frustrating and worrying. Symptoms can be severe enough to limit or even stop you from feeling safe to exercise. There are different causes of low blood pressure and in some cases, it can be directly related to Parkinson's. The good news is with specialist input from a Physiotherapist and your neurologist, they can get you back on track and moving again. Tips to discuss with your therapist or medical team: Check with your neurologist to see if your low blood pressure is linked to your medication Keeping a symptom day chart might help to identify this * Try drinking 500 ml / 16.9 oz of water prior to exercise * Avoid heavy carbohydrate meals which direct blood supply…

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What is Neuro Physio and how is it different to standard Physiotherapy ?

Friday 29th July 2022

Neuro physios are physiotherapists who have specialised in the treatment of individuals with neurological conditions - those which affect the brain and spinal cord. Within their training they learn how to manage the symptoms associated with different neurological conditions, these may include muscle weakness, loss of sensation and muscle stiffness (spasticity). Clients with neurological conditions can experience difficulties with everyday activities such as walking, standing and getting up the stairs. Neuro Physios will spend time analysing movement in order to identify specific limitations or blocks which may be holding clients back from achieving a goal. Using this information, they will be able to help re-educate certain movement patterns with specific handling techniques or exercises. Otherwise, they may help clients find alternative…

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