You and Your Doctor

What to do in the first 24 hours when low back pain strikes

What to do in the first 24 hours when low back pain strikes

One of the most common reasons patients get referred to me for physiotherapy is low back pain… perhaps unsurprising given that the condition affects over 80 per cent of the population at least [...]

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10 tips to get the most out of your doctor’s visit

10 tips to get the most out of your doctor’s visit

I don’t know about you, but for me, going to the doctor feels a bit like a task. It’s not that I don’t like my doctor, but sometimes I feel that the little bit of time I get to discuss my health [...]

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A Physio’s guide to preventing medical appointment re-referrals

A Physio’s guide to preventing medical appointment re-referrals

Musculoskeletal problems are one of the most common reasons why patients see their doctor, accounting for 1 in 5 GP visits. According to an Office for National Statistics report, they were [...]

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Do you really need prostate surgery?

Do you really need prostate surgery?

For years, the mainstream has pushed surgery for prostate cancer. But according to a new study -- one of the longest and largest ever on the topic -- going under the knife has no significant [...]

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Tips to make your life easier as an Alzheimer’s carer

Tips to make your life easier as an Alzheimer’s carer

Recently, I came across a very interesting and helpful article written by a leading expert in combating age-related memory problems and cognitive decline, Dr. Marc Micozzi. In his article he gave [...]

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Managing diabetes in five simple steps

Managing diabetes in five simple steps

The decisions you make on a daily basis can have massive implications for your condition. The food you drink, the medications you take, the exercise you do (or don’t do), all have an effect on [...]

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Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Do I need to be taking beta-blockers following a heart attack?

Current UK medical guidelines recommend that all patients who have suffered a heart attack should be prescribed beta-blockers for at least one year – with those having suffered heart failure [...]

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3 Questions you need to ask before you have surgery

3 Questions you need to ask before you have surgery

Recently, I came across a very insightful article in which a leading medical expert, Dr. John Birkmeyer, a surgeon and chief academic officer at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centre in New [...]

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