Physiotherapy News



What is Sciatica? Background True sciatica is a neurological problem involving either the back or an entrapped nerve in the muscles of the buttock. Sciatica is a referral of pain along the sciatic nerve which is a long nerve that branches out through your buttock and down the back of your leg. Typically, sciatica is only felt on one side of the body and can manifest from mild to severe symptoms. Symptoms Pain (intense pain in the buttock) Numbness MuscularMore

Women’s Health

Did you know that there are Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health and continence? Women face a range of health issues during different periods of their life.  Pregnancy and menopause and their related conditions are 2 stages of life that can significantly affect the body. Most women assume that this is a normal part of life and that they must live with these conditions. For example, being able to run, jump on the trampoline with kids, cough and sneeze andMore

The Friendlies Welcomes Senior OT Jared Clifford

Jared Clifford has joined Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health as a senior occupational therapist. Jared has extensive experience working as an Occupational therapist including: Management of an occupational therapy department within the aged care sector including provision of therapies and manual handling education. Senior position with the NHS based in London for two years in a community rapid response supported discharge role. Management of an occupational rehabilitation team focusing on the rehabilitation of injured mine workers including the creation ofMore

New walking group aimed at enhancing foot health

Everyone knows that walking is great for your health, but did you know it’s great for your feet too? As part of Foot Health Month in October, Friendlies Physiotherapy Service Podiatrist Claire Barrand will be leading a new Heart Foundation walking group that will start on Tuesday, October 24. “This walking program is designed to help people with physical activity to meet their minimum target of 30 minutes of daily physical activity,” Claire said. “The other concern is that ifMore

Revere Sandals, Vionic footware range now at The Friendlies

The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service podiatrist is now a stockist of therapeutic footwear brands Revere Sandals and Vionic Thongs. Revere Sandals provide all-day comfort and support by enhancing foot health for those experiencing heel pain, tired aching feet, sore knees and lower back pain. Revere Sandals have been designed in collaboration with leading footwear experts to provide maximum adjustability to support many foot types. Revere Sandals provide a removable foot bed for those required to wear custom made orthotic devices. The extraMore