MMP Physiotherapy Edinburgh
MMP Physiotherapy Edinburgh

 

“Prevention is better than cure” 

Desiderius Erasmus

 

 

Physiotherapy is a therapy that ‘helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care’ 

NHS 2020

 

Physiotherapy can treat a whole range of conditions. Specific conditions treated by MMP Physio include:-

 

  • Arthritic joint problems
  • Back pain
  • Knee injury conditions
  • Mobility issues
  • Muscular injuries / pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathic symptoms
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal conditions
  • Sporting injuries
  • Postnatal conditions
  • Upper limb injuries

 

Prevention is always better than cure, and the team at MMP Physio can help you to improve your range of physical activity, giving advice so as to prevent further injuries

 

 

The main approaches used by our team at MMP Physiotherapy include:-

 

  • Education and advice :- we are able to give general advice about things that can affect our daily lives, such as posture, and correct lifting / carrying techniques in order to prevent injury
  • Movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice :- exercise may be recommended to improve general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of the body
  • Manual therapy – our physiotherapists use their hands and skill to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body

 

Physiotherapy can involve a number of the above treatment and preventative approaches, depending on your condition / injury

 

Your treatment will be holistic, and tailored to you. At your first appointment you will have an assessment that will help determine what you might need

 

For more information regarding physiotherapy, and the conditions the NHS recommends consider such therapy, please visit: 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/physiotherapy/

 

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Tips for general wellbeing

 

 

Posture at work

 

 

  • Feet flat on the floor - 
  • Hips and knees at right angles - 
  • Elbows at 90 degrees - 
  • Forearms horizontal and resting on the arm rest - 
  • You should not have to reach for your keyboard or mouse - 
  • Eyes level with your monitor - 

 

Take regular breaks to prevent prolonged sitting in a poor position

 

 

 

Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate

 

 

  • Ensure that you are drinking about 2 litres of water a day – 

 

Simple hydration can: -

 

decrease fatigue & reduce the risk of injury

 

For more information and tips on hydration please visit the NHS website:

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/water-drinks-nutrition/