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Importance of pelvic floor strengthening exercises re-emphasised

UK physiotherapists used Valentine’s Day to launch a campaign to encourage members of the public to perform physiotherapy exercises to tighten up their pelvic floors.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises tone and strengthen these muscles, improving blood supply and nerve activity, all leading to greater pleasure.

Many people are already aware of the importance of tightening the Kegel muscles – those used to stop urine mid-flow – in order to tighten the pelvic floor, but the campaign highlights that it’s also important to practice tightening the muscles around the anal sphincter too.

Studies have shown that doing this can assist in bringing the vaginal walls together for women, while it can also help men to sustain an erection.

In addition, the campaign emphasises the importance of relaxing the muscles after each contraction and suggests fitting in these exercises while performing other activities, such as brushing teeth.

Experts recommend squeezing these muscles ten to 15 times in a row at least once a day and that each squeeze should be short and powerful. Varying the strength of contractions is also important; physios suggest trying to maintain a squeeze for five to ten seconds regularly too, while continuing to breathe normally.
(Article from Just Physio)

ANRC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Horsham, East Grinstead and Lingfield

Physio East Grinstead

Physio East Grinstead

Physio East Grinstead is the predominant allied health group within the ANRC Physio network.Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that views the human movement as central to Well-being and Health. Physio aims to maintain and restore human function after disease or any injury, to help people achieve the quality of life through physical movement and strength.

 

East Grinstead Physiotherapists are highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function to the highest possible level. ANRC Physiotherapists also work in partnership with Doctors and other health professionals to ensure the best possible treatment and care.

 

Using a combination of manual therapy, trigger point therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, lifestyle advice, workstation assessments, Ergonomics assessments soft tissue techniques, and electro-physical modalities, ANRC Physiotherapists strive to enhance health and maximise the potential of the service users.

Physiotherapy brings relief to people of all ages, in reducing pain and improving mobility. Restoration of normal body posture and alignment can lead to a speedy recovery and prevent recurrence of the problem. Physiotherapy is suitable for all disorders that have the symptoms of pain, stiffness, loss of movement and weakness. The following benefits can be gained with physiotherapy.

What to expect when you visit a Chartered Physiotherapist in private practice physiotherapist will first take a detailed history of your condition together with any relevant past medical history A physical assessment will then be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis of your problem. The physiotherapist will discuss with you a proposed treatment plan and will give you an estimate as to the length of treatment required and the probable outcome of your treatment.

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Physiotherapy is beneficial for conditions such as:

Back and neck pain

Sports massage

Indian Ayurveda relaxation massage

Headaches

Sports Injuries

Muscle and joint pain

Post-operative, acute or chronic injury

Arthritis

Posture and alignment problems

Osteoarthritis knees

Sciatica

Adolescent and children’s injuries

 

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We are located ANRC Physiotherapy Clinics East Grinstead – Judges Cl, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 3AA

ANRC Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Horsham, East Grinstead and Lingfield

Fibromyalgia-Physiotherapy- ANRC Physiotherpay clinic East Grinstead & Horsham

Physio East Grinstead, Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue. The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning often described as head to toe. The fatigue ranges from feeling tired to the exhaustion of flu-like illness.Physio East Grinstead and Horsham.

1 The name fibromyalgia is a combination of three terms-fibro from latin which is fibrous tissue such as tendons and ligament, Greek prefix ‘myo’ indicating muscles and ‘algia’ from Greek indicating of pain.

2 It is known as a syndrome because it is a collection of symptoms rather than a specific disease process that is well understood.Physio East Grinstead & Horsham contact us on info@anrc-uk.com
The definition of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) as stated by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR 1990)3 is as follows:

1. A history of widespread pain for at least 3 months.
Pain is considered widespread when all of the following are present: pain in the left side of the body, the right side of the body, below the waist and above the waist. In addition, there should be axial pain (cervical spine or anterior chest or thoracic spine or low back).

2. Pain (with the patient reporting ‘pain’ and not just ‘tenderness’) in 11 of 18 tender point sites.
The sites are all bilateral and are situated:

  • At the suboccipital muscle insertions (close to where rectus capitis posterior minor inserts)
  • At the anterior aspects of the inter-transverse spaces between C5 and C7
  • At the midpoint of the upper border of upper trapezius muscle
  • At the origins of supraspinatus muscle above the scapula spines
  • At the second costochondral junctions, on the upper surface, just lateral to the junctions
  • 2cm distal to the lateral epicondyles of the elbows
  • In the upper outer quadrants of the buttocks in the anterior fold of gluteus medius
  • Posterior to the prominence of the greater trochanter (piriformis insertion)
  • On the medial aspect of the knees, on the fatty pad, proximal to the joint line
  • DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
    To confirm the diagnosis the concomitant systemic diseases should be ruled out and common coexisting conditions should be recognized.
    Time rule
    According to American College of Rheumatology criteria, there should be chronic widespread of pain for at least 3 months on a more or less continuous basis.3
    Sign and symptoms
    Pain should be present at multiple fibromyalgia tender points when pressure (approximately 4 kg/cm2) is applied manually, with pressure increases gradually at the rate of 1 kg per second over 4 seconds, as depicted in the image below. The pressure should cause no referred pain.5
    Besides pain and fatigue fibromyalgia symptom often include:
    • Unrefreshing sleep – waking up tired and stiff
    • Headaches – ranging from ordinary to a migraine
    • Irritable bowel frequent diarrhea or constipation sometimes accompanied by gas in the abdomen or nausea
    • Cognitive disturbance including lack of concentration and word mix up
    • Clumsiness and dizziness
    • Sensitivity to changes in the weather and to noise, bright light, smoke and other environmental factors
    • Allergies
    PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT TOOLS
    Numerous instruments have been used in clinical trials of fibromyalgia syndrome. Pain – Vastly used and validated methods are
    • Visual Analog Scale (VAS)
    • Numeric rating scale
    • McGill Pain Questionnaire
    • CLASSIFICATION
      Many rheumatologists recognize 2 types of fibromyalgia6
      • Primary
      • Secondary
      Primary fibromyalgia is the most universally accepted form of fibromyalgia and is normally diagnosed when no underlying causes are present (such as arthritis, lupus etc) and at least 11 of 18 designated points are confirmed. The cause of primary fibromyalgia syndrome is unknown but it can be induced by trauma, infection, stress, inflammation or their factors.
      Secondary fibromyalgia may be triggered by conditions such as RA, Lupus, hypothyroidism, HIV. It may also be triggered by physical trauma. Secondary fibromyalgia is sometimes referred to as post-traumatic fibromyalgia. It is also known as regional fibromyalgia and is present in the patient who experiences pain at fewer than 11 of the 18 positive tender points
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      ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS

      The etiology of fibromyalgia is multifactorial and includes both environmental and genetic factors.

      Biologic variablesCertain biologic variables contribute to the development and persistence of fibromyalgia (eg, physical trauma, exposure to toxins).

      Inheritance

      FMS has a genetic predisposition. First degree relatives of individuals with FMS display an eightfold greater risk of developing fibromyalgia than those in the general population.

      Gender

      Sex-related effects are important in fibromyalgia and with pain in general. Aversive stimuli and stressful tasks are more likely to evoke SNS, HPA axis, and psychological responses in females than in males.

      Sleep

      Almost all patients with fibromyalgia sleep poorly, and a night of poor sleep is followed by a more painful day. This contributes to negative mood and cognitive difficulties.

      Other variables

      Age is a variable; most cases occur between the ages of 20 and 50 years. Physical de-conditioning is also a variable.

      Physiotherapy management of Fibromyalgia please contact Physio East Grinstead

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