Exercise can be as effective as surgery for rotator cuff problems

By |2017-05-11T09:09:32+00:00May 11th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Rotator cuff problems are incredibly common and we see and treat many patients on a daily basis at the clinic with a rotator cuff pain problem. Dr Jeremy Lewis has produced the short video below that explains how exercise and physiotherapy can often be as successful as surgery for these types of problem.

Back Pain Animation

By |2017-05-05T15:49:17+00:00May 5th, 2017|Uncategorised|

Great new animated video from the CSP has just been published. Full of really good information.

Most cases of back pain are not serious, and engaging in exercise and everyday activities can help people get better and prevent future episodes.

These are some of the key messages in 10 things you need to know about your back, a new guide from the CSP which includes a webpage, patient leaflet and short, animated film.

The evidence-based resource aims to educate the public about back pain, inform health professionals and tackle common misconceptions about the condition.

It explains that in 98 per cent of cases back pain is not serious and that people recover reasonably quickly, often without treatment.

And it highlights that staying as active as possible and gradually returning to normal activities can aid recovery.

Chris Newton, a physiotherapist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, helped to develop the materials and said: ‘We frequently see back pain patients who avoid – or are very careful about – bending, lifting and other simple, everyday movements that they have come to believe will cause them harm.

‘At the heart of this lies the understandable concern that because they are in a great deal of pain, something must be seriously wrong but we know that with 98 per cent of back pain that is not the case.’

Myth busting

The guide debunks a number of common misconceptions about back pain. It explains that

surgery is rarely needed as conservative measures, such as exercise, have been shown to be just as effective
there is no strong evidence […]