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I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago, and I have had several flare-ups flanked by periods of remission during that time. I'm pleased to say a number of new drug treatments have become available since I was diagnosed, but I've always been keen to explore alternative treatments, such as hydrotherapy, acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, as a way of complementing my medical treatment. I started this blog to document the alternative treatments I've tried and share information about current research into drug-free treatments for managing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. If you've tried an alternative treatment that's eased your symptoms, I'd love to share your experiences on the blog.

How Physiotherapy Enhances Rehabilitation After Surgery

27 November 2023
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Navigating the recovery journey after surgery can be a challenging process. However, it's widely acknowledged that physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in enhancing rehabilitation outcomes. This blog post delves into how physiotherapy facilitates recovery, improves functionality and boosts overall quality of life following surgical procedures. The Role of Physiotherapy in Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Physiotherapy comes into play immediately after surgery. It aids in mitigating complications such as blood clots, pneumonia and muscle atrophy. Read More …

Some aftercare tips to help you recover from prostate cancer surgery

20 June 2023
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Recovering from prostate cancer surgery takes time, but if you carry out the right aftercare procedures you should have no trouble getting back to normal. Here are some tips to help you after your surgery. Let your head clear In the days after your operation, you may feel tired or confused. This is particularly common if you have had a pain medication or a general anaesthetic. If this is the case, you should rest for a day or two until you feel yourself again. Read More …

Four Ways Your Physio Can Help With Arthritis

18 November 2022
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Arthritis is a painful condition that can make it difficult to do everyday activities. Arthritis can affect your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. If you're suffering from arthritis, or are at risk of developing it, your physiotherapist can help you reduce the symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here are four ways your physio can help with arthritis: 1. Your Physio Can Explain How Arthritis Affects Your Body There are different types of arthritis—some more common than others—but all affect the same way: they cause swelling and stiffness in the joints, which can make movement painful. Read More …

Prostatectomy: What You Should Know

17 June 2022
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Surgery is a standard treatment option for prostate cancer. The procedure to remove the prostate completely or partially is referred to as prostatectomy. Like all surgical procedures, understanding what prostatectomy entails, what to expect, any side effects or risks, etc., is always crucial. Typically, your doctor will take you through every important detail. However, here are three critical things you should know about this prostate cancer surgery. The Different Types Of Surgery Read More …

4 Tips for Back Pain

26 January 2022
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

Many people suffer from back pain, with the discomfort often going on for years with little or no relief. The good news is that a few simple lifestyle changes and seeking the right kind of help can make a big difference to sufferers of back pain. Take a look at these tips to see where you can start. 1. Seek Physiotherapy When it comes to back pain, you need to see a healthcare provider who understands the structure of the back and how its various parts function together to produce either comfortable movement or debilitating pain. Read More …