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Spotlight on Hemiplegic Migraines

Spotlight on Hemiplegic Migraines

Here at Taylored-fit Physio, we regularly see patients suffering with migraines, cluster headaches,tension headaches and headaches due to anxiety, trauma and injury. One rare kind of migraine is hemiplegic migraine. As the name suggests, symptoms often mimic those of...

5 Steps to Choosing a Private Physio

So, you’ve made the decision you need a physio, so, where do you start? This post will hopefully give you some helpful hints and tips on getting it right, first time. 1.Recommendation As with most services, there is nothing more powerful than a word of mouth...

Do One Thing

January. Is it a month you dread, reminding you of what you didn’t achieve the previous year, or do you welcome it with open eyes and heart, striving towards personal and or professional goals?           I’m somewhere in the middle, striving...

Why Do I Bother?

Why do I work until 9pm, replying to emails at 11pm, 6am, speaking to a concerned mum about their baby in between patients, or an anxious man with acute low back pain late at night, looking for reassurance? Or fit a runner into a slot that doesn’t actually exist, in...

Master Your Migraine

Migraines – I love them. Not having one, but treating them. They are complex, the causes are poorly understood and they often appear to have a mind of their own - they can be life changing and can  present differently from person to person. Even someone with a long...

From Miscarriage to Justice

From Miscarriage to Justice

I’ve always wanted children, for as long as I can remember. Funny how you just assume it’ll happen once you’ve decided to ‘try’. I spent many years trying not to get pregnant, and remember having a big discussion with my husband to be when I should come off the pill –...

Judith’s Story of Anxiety

Let me introduce you to Judith, who has kindly, beautifully and eloquently told her story and is happy to share it with you. My name is Judith, I am 63, married with children and grandchildren and I have been anxious for a long time. Anxiety comes and goes, sometimes...

5 Steps to Tuning In

We are all so busy, some of us have lost the ability to listen to our bodies. I mean truly listen, communicate with, check in. Not thinking we are – we need to get out of our heads and listen to what our bodies are telling us. Sound weird? Maybe, but just humour me –...

Can Taking To Two Wheels Make You A Better Runner?

  It’s all too easy to pick up niggling injuries performing the sports and leisure activities we love to do. This can be especially so for runners. Runners love to run and push themselves to improve their fitness. But the pounding of pavements and often not...

7 top tips to prevent running injuries

        It’s that time of year, spring is upon us. It’s often the time of year when those who don’t run, take it up, and it’s often when established runners ‘tweak’ their training or increase their distance/ speed/ intensity in preparation for...

Why everyone should practice pilates

As physiotherapists, we often recommend pilates to our clients, particularly those rehabilitating from back pain or chronic injury - we often guide them through the basics of 'core control' then advise regarding an appropriate class, and good feedback is commonplace....

I’m a Physio

I’m a physio, but nobody taught me how to explain to a 55 year old man, that his back pain was possibly a return of his cancer, and that he may need surgery and chemotherapy. Nobody told me that the realisation in his eyes would stay with me. Nobody taught me how to...

Be the Boss of Back Pain

              Pain, it can get in the way of your day, your work, your hobbies, it can be frustrating, depressing, emotional and stir feelings you never knew you had. Would you like to be more in control? Would you like to decide...

Acupuncture – Let’s get to the point!

        The Origins of Acupuncture The origins of acupuncture are a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an ancient system of medicines that dates back at least as far as 1000 BC. It is used all over the world to treat a wide variety of...

Colic, Craniosacral and Clarity

        Nothing quite prepares you for the kind of screaming a colicky baby will do – I say this firstly as a mum, as a mum of four, with twins in the middle who both had colic – at the same time. Twins, who although I loved from the heart of my...

5 steps to choosing a private physio

So, you’ve made the decision you need a physio, so, where do you start? This post will hopefully give you some helpful hints and tips on getting it right, first time. 1. Recommendation As with most services, there is nothing more powerful than a word of mouth...

Me, my Achilles and I

All these years, I have been guiding patients through their injury processes, recovery and rehabilitation, and then it happens, I get injured! Not the little niggle that stops you for a couple of days – but the dreaded Achilles tendon! Read on to see if the physio...