• ACL Injury Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Chelmsford The ACL: Anterior Cruciate Ligament 21/11/2017 by Faye Pattison Team - Problems, Ruptures, and Management Have you ever heard or felt a popping sensation in your knee? Followed by pain and swelling of the affected knee? If you have, then most probably you are an ACL rupture victim. Depending on your severity, you may need surgery as well. In this post, you will learn about ACL ruptures, its surgical management and roles of a Physiotherapist. Anterior Cruciate Ligament The knee is one of the toughest joints in our body. It has two different types of ligaments that support and connect Femur (Thigh) and Tibia (Shin). 1. Collateral ligaments; supports lateral and medial Read More
  • Benefits and uses of acupuncture Acupuncture – benefits, uses and how our physiotherapists registered with the AACP can help 08/11/2017 by Faye Pattison Team - “You need to get Acupuncture for your Back Pain” Now you must have heard that from your relatives or friends, or at least read it somewhere. You know what? You heard it right. But it does not mean, whenever you have pain, you can go to anyone nor do it yourself to get rid of the pain! Someone qualified and certified should be the choice for you to have your skin pricked with thin acupuncture needles. So in this post, I am going to explain some of the facts, benefits, uses, and from where and who to see for an Read More
  • Achilles Tendinopathy Achilles Tendinopathy 25/10/2017 by Faye Pattison Team - Let me guess; you have an upcoming football match; your athletic events are nearing, or your final dance competition is on the doorstep which is going to decide your life, but you landed up with the pain on the posterior (back) of your heel or ankle. How disheartening it is, you won’t be able to perform at your expectations. You would be frustrated and distracted with the pain of the Achilles tendon. “What’s wrong with my heel? What has happened? What should I do? Where should I go? How long it would take to get better?” A lot of questions Read More
  • Young baby playing with coloured plastic cups How do I know if my baby is developing normally? 06/09/2017 by Faye Pattison Team -   As a new Mum myself, I have a new understanding of how much you find yourself comparing notes with friends, family, people from NCT and random people in the street about how your baby is developing. Is your baby rolling, sitting up, reaching, crawling and walking at the same rate and in the same was as every other baby? It is completely normal to have concerns about whether your child is developing as they should and whilst comparisons with others can helpful, they also create added pressure. It is important to realise that children develop at different rates and Read More
  • What is body fat? What body fat percentage do I have? How do I measure my body fat percentage? 27/07/2017 by Faye Pattison Team - Body Fat is an area which is highly focussed on by people, media, the medical profession and a number of sports, but is only one part of the overall measurement of body composition or body fat percentage. Although we all talk about it, what is it really? How is it measured? What do all the figures mean? These are some of the questions often asked; there are a number of ways of coming up with a body fat percentage such as underwater weighing, BMI skinfold measurements, bio-impedance analysis, air displacement and Dexa. All these are useful tools and it is Read More