Entries by Leeds Physio

HRT in Shortage?!

A recent study by Danish researchers suggested that acupuncture could significantly reduce some of the most unpleasant symptoms of menopause in a relatively short course of treatment. . The study included 70 women. The experimental group received 5 weekly standardised acupuncture treatment. Improvement was significant within 3 weeks, including reducing the intensity and frequency of […]

Why Yoga. Why Not.

How many times have you been told yoga is good for you? Countless I’m sure. Really though, the benefits of yoga shouldn’t be underestimated. It is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. So why don’t people want to do it (or even try it). Yoga is for women! Ok. I […]

To Ice or Not To Ice

That is the question. Often people ask for advice as to whether they should use ice after injury of not. At schools, pupils are educated on the RICE principle – Rest Ice Compression Elevation – but what should you really be doing. When to use ice? Apply ice for 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours within the first 48-72 hours following […]

Never Too Late

Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group (NHS). As we get older, it becomes much more important to remain active with studies suggesting from 30 years of age, we begin losing 3-5 percent of muscle per […]

Going Green

On January 6th 2020, Leeds City Council will be introducing the Clean Air Zone which, although directly related to commercial vehicles coming in and out of the city, has led us to think about how clean we are as a small business. It is hard to avoid the desperate need to live ethically in a […]

PwC Ride the Nation

With the Tour de France coming to an end I thought there would be no better time than to reflect on  PwC Ride the Nation (#PwCRtN), PwC’s charity cycle event with which Mike, Sarah and John helped out. Starting in Birmingham, a team of just five riders attempted to cover a distance of around 2,000 […]

Summer Holiday Activities for Kids

School’s out for summer! It can be hard finding things to do with the kids during the summer holidays (six weeks is a long time), especially activities that don’t involve watching telly or playing on the PlayStation. To help you out heres a list of things you can do in Leeds, as well as some clubs […]

Love Activity

You may have seen on our twitter page the new campaign launched by the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) this year called Love Activity Hate Exercise? The campaign grew from the knowledge that more than a third of adults in the UK don’t achieve the daily recommended amount of exercise (World Health Organisation) and a […]

Better Posture Better Back

The average UK office worker spends almost 1,700 hours a year in front of their computer screen (The Independent). Poor sitting posture is one of the main factors in the development of neck and shoulder pain as well as symptoms in the arm such as pain, pins and needles and numbness. By following some of […]