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COVID mental health check-in

With the coronavirus outbreak still affecting millions around the world, we thought it would be a good time to check-in and see how you are all going. The news is pretty grim at the moment and you may be finding yourself asking the question, “When will there be any...

Shoulder impingement

Do you have shoulder pain? Are you an office worker, professional athlete, hairdresser or full-time parent? These are just some of the types of people we see in the clinic who need help with shoulder pain. One of the most common complaints we treat here at Philip Wood...

7 Physio Tips for Keeping Injury-Free While Working from Home

With the current Covid-19 restrictions, many workers have been forced into isolation and a temporary Work From Home (WFH) protocol has been enacted. Many people will be tempted to hunch over their laptops, slouch in the beds or work from their sofas, which may be...

Sleep Hygiene 101: How to Get More ZZZs

There’s nothing like waking up feeling rested after a good night’s sleep. Opening your eyes moments before your alarm clock buzzes, you feel awake and ready to face the day. Your head is clear, you feel relaxed and recharged. Unfortunately, for most of us, that...

Shoulder Injury: Labral Tear

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. It is made up of a total of four joints, numerous ligaments, joint capsules, muscles and other soft tissues. Movement at the shoulder is a complicated process and it relies on the controlled function of all...

Latest Updates Around Covid-19 – Accepting Appointments

Firstly, we are still open!As a valued patient, we would like to personally update you on evolving measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff and patients during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.We are continuing to closely monitor all...

Managing stress as a multitasking mother

Are you a working mum? Or perhaps a full-time mum trying to manage kids, a house and everything that comes with it? Or maybe the events of the world right now are forcing you to wear both these hats – all at once! Being a parent can be very stressful. Between waking...

Connective tissue disease

We are seeing more and more patients with connective tissue disorders and although there are many different CT disorders (too many to cover in one blog) we thought it might be helpful to give an overview so you can learn the basics. The big question we hear you ask is...

Telehealth: What you need to know

Welcome to this new world of telehealth! We are all in this together, but the funny thing is that telehealth has actually been used by physiotherapists for years, especially in remote locations. While we know the benefits of manual therapy and contact with in-person...

The rotator cuff: what it is and common injuries

Hey everyone! This month’s blog focuses on the shoulder, more specifically the rotator cuff muscles and some common conditions we regularly treat here at Philip Wood Physiotherapy. The shoulder is one of the most common regions of the body that we treat. One of the...