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Growing Pains? Knee Pain in Kids and Teens

Growing pains? Many children experience aches and pains as they grow which are typically written off as ‘growing pains’, told there is nothing that can be done and that they will ‘grow out of it’. There is some truth to this; during a growth spurt the bones will...

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

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...

Should I plank during pregnancy? goPhysio Advice

There was a great question today over on twitter that I saw, Should I keep doing planks now I’m pregnant? Exercise during pregnancy is great. There are so many benefits, which we covered in a previous blog. But what’s important is that you do the right...

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...

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

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...