Pain when sitting or standing?
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints that physiotherapists treat and 25% of the popluation will have this diagnosed at some point in their life (McConnell 1986). Questions we as physiotherapists will ask are:
1) Do you have pain when sitting (cinema sign)
2)Do you have pain going up or down the stairs?
Acupuncture & Pilates
- Here at Forest Hill Practice we offer acupuncture & Pilates alongside physiotherapy. 1:1 sessions and classes available.
Pilates Class: Spaces Available
Spaces Available for PILATES classes at Tarporley British Legion Monday 10-11am taught by physiotherapist. all levels welcome, call victoria 07813912313 or call the practice on 01829 731360 for inital or 1-1 if required.
Pilates & Pregnancy
Here at Forest Hill Practice we are now teaching ante- and post-natal pilates classes, small groups and taught by a chartered Physiotherapsit. Exercise is important durning pregnancy but the right form of exercise! The first trimester is an important time for the foetal development and also the time where miscarriage is most likey. Therefore exercise is gentle and will focus on building activation of the pelvic floor and training good posture.
Pilates tones and conditions the pelvic floor muscles!
The second trimester is very different from the first, most women have more energy and it is important to continue to strengthen and condition the pelvic floor and pilates will help to boost circulation of lymph fluid.
The third trimester most women are tired and breathless and develop odema, constipation and heartburn. Gentle pilates can help all the above along with preparing the woman for labour as some postions in pilates actually prepare for the labour stages.