September 30, 2021

MCL Tears: How Can Physiotherapy Help

WHAT IS IT? Your knee moves freely backwards and forwards; however, the thought of it moving from side to side probably makes you cringe. This is because the knee joint has sturdy ligaments either side of it that prevent sideways movement and we instinctively know that a lot of force would be required to shift it […]
September 30, 2021

Electrical Stimulation: What Is It And How Is It Used

Electrical stimulation has been present in the rehabilitation world from as early as the 1800s. Initially used for stroke and other neuro patients who had lost the use of their limbs and muscles due to brain damage. It is still used in this field, but it has also progress into the musculoskeletal realm. At  we use […]
September 28, 2021

Can Stress Affect My Pain?

A common fear for patients when discussing pain is the idea that their symptoms are ‘all in their head’ or that they won’t be believed either by friends, family, therapists or workplace. This fear can be worse when there appears to be no obvious cause for their pain or it has been present for a long […]
September 27, 2021

You Are Not Your Scan

Many patients will ask for a scan expecting to find the answers to their pain. Imaging can show bone, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and many other tissues but does it show us pain? Sure, scans may not provide all the answers but there can’t be any harm in using them, right? This blog with look into scans […]
September 26, 2021

The Broken Collarbone – Cairnhill Physiotherapy

WHAT IS IT? A broken collarbone, also known as the clavicle, is one of the most commonly broken bones in the body. The collarbone connects the front of the ribcage to the shoulder and is the only bony connection the arm has to the rest of the body. Many muscles attach to the collarbone, including the […]
September 24, 2021

How Physiotherapy Can Help Injury Healing

There is no doubt that the human body can be resilient. The body is capable of recovering from amazing amounts of damage, including broken bones. Perhaps because of this, many people feel that physiotherapy treatment can only speed up recovery and if they are not elite athletes then simply letting nature take its course is the […]
September 22, 2021

10,000 Steps A Day To Improve Your Health

10,000 steps a day, a catchy phrase or does it have some real meaning about it. The promotion of health and the various catch phases is becoming more and more common. Push play for 30 minutes a day, 5 plus a day, 10,000 steps etc but do any of these claims have any merit or is […]
September 20, 2021

Injury Rehab Is A Team Effort

At our physio clinic in Epsom, we have a highly qualified team of health professionals capable of getting you out of pain and fully mobile again. But for all of our experience and expertise, we can’t help you achieve these goals without your input. At our clinic, we take full responsibility for your ongoing care and […]
September 20, 2021

Orthotics – How Do They Work To Reduce Pain?

Most people will be familiar with insoles or orthotics, either having them yourself or family members having them. Orthotics are a shoe insert used to treat a variety of foot and musculoskeletal issues. When people who received orthotics from a podiatrist were asked how they believe they work, they answered things like ‘correction’, ‘to stop pronation’, […]