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Testimonial - Fractured bone in the foot

“I have been coming to AquaPhysio because I had a Talus fracture in my right ankle and I had just had it pinned back together. I would recommend this form of rehab to other users. The physical recovery has been the best that I could have hoped for under the conditions. The staff are understanding with a lot of empathy and I have had their support every week. AquaPhysio is now my second home.

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Case Study - Fractured bone in the foot

ZD is a 39 year old stunt woman who sustained a fracture to her talus (an important bone in the ankle) whilst on a film set in July 2014. She required 2 operations to successfully close the fracture with metal plating and a bone graft to help the healing process.

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What could be causing your tendon pain?

Research into causes of tendon pain is an exciting and ever developing area of physiotherapy. Overuse or overloading of tendons has been recognised as a major contributing factor to tendinopathy. However this often still occurs in sedentary individuals without a history of mechanically overloading their tendons through any particular activity. Why? Read on.....

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Focus On: Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is a small crack within a bone that mostly occurs in the lower legs and feet with repetitive mechanical overload through activities such as running. This is commonly caused by over-training but a number of factors may be attributable such as changes in running surface or footwear. Other risk factors include bone density, skeletal alignment, body size and composition, flexibility, strength, hormonal and nutritional factors. Symptoms will include pain with activity which subsides with rest; swelling and tenderness at the pain site may also be present.

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Case Study Achilles Tendon Repair – surgical approach

This 66-year-old lady was 8 weeks’ post Achilles tendon repair when she attended AquaPhysio. She had been playing tennis and ran backwards for the ball and felt like hit a wall, she fell to the floor. Went straight to GP who referred her for an urgent private MRI scan, complete rupture, repaired the next day.

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