Category Archives: Back Pain

Why French Women don’t pee their pants !

The French way! In France, any woman who has delivered a baby gets a ‘prescription’ for 10 free physiotherapy/ rehabilitation sessions to “re-educate” their pelvic floor- the group of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia that supports your pelvic organs, helps you have enjoyable sex and stops you from peeing in your pants (and lots of other things […]

Suffering from Fibromyalgia like Lady Gaga? CranioSacral Therapy can help you

Fibromyalgia and CranioSacral Physiotherapy at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic

Fibromyalgia You may have seen in the news last week that Lady Gaga has been advised to cancel the remaining dates of her tour due to severe pain from her Fibromyalgia. Lots of the papers are talking about what can help, namely medication, talking therapies, meditation and yoga. We have not seen one yet that […]

Appointment re-structure!

Just to make you all aware we will be changing our appointment structure for Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy. All of these appointments are currently 30 minutes long whether you are coming to us for an initial assessment or a review appointment. For Physiotherapy and Acupuncture, we just feel this is not long enough for […]

The Mummy MOT

  What is A MummyMOT? The Mummy MOT is a specialist post natal / women’s health assessment recommended for all women following delivery. Recommended from 6 weeks after delivery, but even if you delivered months or years ago, the assessment will still be extremely useful.  You will be asked lots of questions in order to […]

Mizan for Pregnancy and Post Natal

Pre/Post Natal Physiotherapy at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic

Mizan is good for you and baby: Many of the problems that we take for granted and accept as a normal part of being pregnant can be prevented. You don’t need to put up with pelvic girdle pain, tired aching legs, varicose veins or swollen ankles, nor do you have to cope with sickness, headaches, […]

Physiotherapy in Sunderland

People often wonder what Physiotherapy is and what we do. Do we give out exercises? Do we massage? Do we manipulate the joints? Is it useful for nerves? Muscles? Joints? The list goes on…… The answer is all of the above and more! Physiotherapy can be beneficial at the first sign of a problem and […]

Myofascial Release Therapy – What?

We are continuing with our October series on back pain. Talking you through some options of treatments available at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic to help you and your back pain. What is Myofascial Release Therapy (MFR)? Myofascial (pronounced Myo fashal) is derived from the Latin words ‘myo’ for muscle and ‘fascia’ for band. Fascia, an embryological connective […]

Getting to the point of back pain!

Back care awareness week may have finished, but we are continuing our back pain and treatment series, this week with the latest news on Acupuncture. So let’s get to the point! A staggering 10 million working days last year were lost to back pain, with the over- 50s being the worst hit. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle […]

Bad back?

Do you have a bad back? How much do you look after your back? A staggering 10 million working days last year, with the over- 50s being the worst hit. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyle is making things worse, with the average Briton spending almost 4 hours or more a day at the computer/ laptop/ tablet. Did […]