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Physio4motion - Physiotherapy clinic weathers winter snow

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  • December 20, 2010
The clinic is operating as normal; however we have to cancel some appointments as a few of our clients have been unable to travel into Cardiff. If you wish to cancel your appointment please call the clinic and let us know. We understand the dif...

Steps and stairs – A safe approach

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  • December 18, 2010
Steps and stairs – Reducing the risk Ascending or descending stairs / slopes which are covered with snow / ice generates the greatest risk of falls. There are no risk free approaches - it’s all about reducing the risk. ...

Shoe Chains - Getting a grip when others are losing theirs!

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  • December 18, 2010
A little preparation really does go a long way Walking on icy and snow covered surfaces can greatly increase our risk of slips, slides and falls. Ice reduces shoe grip leading to increased likelihood of losing our balance  a...

Tyre Chains - Driving Safely on Snow and Ice

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  • December 18, 2010
Fortune favours the prepared driver.   Driving on icy and snow covered roads can prove a significant safety risk. Police and road transports agencies advice typically recommend drivers avoid journeys on such roads unless ...

Winter 2010 Falls Prevention Advice

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  • December 16, 2010
Fortune favours the prepared.   With an early start to this year’s ice and snow, local hospitals  (A&E admissions up 250% at Cardiff hospital in freeze) have been inundated with injuries from slips, trips and falls...

Music a role in pain managment

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  • January 31, 2010
For many years music has been widely incorporated in relaxation programmes as a means to help people de-stress and access a more relaxed state. However, its widespead use in the management of pain is less well established. Nevertheless extensive rese...

NASA Generating Good Vibrations

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  • January 25, 2010
Zero gravity environments as experienced by astronauts do not come without their risks. Exposure to zero gravity can rapidly cause reductions in bone density and muscle mass. This is a significant challenge and has lead to innovative research by NAS...

Physio4motion Launches New Web Site

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  • January 24, 2010

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Recent Articles

Annies Physiotherapy Feedback - Hamstring Injury - Sport Hockey 2011

I recently got in touch with Leon, based on a recommendation from a friend from work. I am a hockey player, and have been suffering from a niggling left hamstring for the last 6 - 8 weeks, after coming back from the European Indoor Hockey Club Championships in Bratislava. 

Unfortunately, the snow and ice we had back in Nov/Dec time, meant a backlog of fixtures for our outdoor league, and I faced the prospect of three double weeekends of fixtures whilst trying to look after my hamstrings...not a great combination! After just two appointments with leon, my hamstrings have been fantastic, and much improved, with no niggling since.

A combination of both treatment, and exercises, has also ensured that I can prevent the problem from occurring in the future - and my hamstrings are definately happier and healtheir, as well as me!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Leon, who is very professional, but also flexible, with arranging appointments at your convenience - I rang on a Monday, and had an appointment the next no messing or hanging about which was perfect, to fit in round a hectic sporting schedule, and working full time.

Many thanks Leon, and keep up the good work!



Physiotherapy Search

The following list shows the current recent trends in Physiotherapy relating to Physiotherapy.

Physio4motion is a Cardiff Physiotherapist. These words are provided to show common trends and problems arising we deal with daily.

Muscular Pain

Muscular Pain (Myalgia - medical term for muscular pain)

Pain is the most common symptom reported with musculoskeletal conditions and the most common cause of injury is typically from overuse or overstretching of a muscle group. Muscular pain related to increased muscular activity is a common experience for many people accounting for 85% of human pain complaints. However, other conditions can falsely present as muscular pain e.g. infections cause muscle aches and pains.

Joint Pain Relief

The original term came from the Greek arthralgia (literal translation: joint pain) is a symptom of injury, infection, illness or secondary to an allergic reaction. Joint pain and restricted movement are frequently reported with musculoskeletal conditions. This common condition may result from several known causes which range from a direct trauma or can result from underlying conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Richards Story - Calf Pain (2010)

Having picked up a niggle in what I thought was my upper calf I made arrangements to see Leon urgently....being a current International over 800m, time is important.Leon fitted me in very quickly and wasted no time in seeing to my problem. He quickly...

Tracey's Story - Hip Pain (2010)

My name is Tracey, I am a 46 year old female, who has been involved in sport in one form or another all my life.  For 18 years I practiced Karate, training virtually everyday, fighting at the highest level of competition.  When I retired I did  a ...

Iwan's Story - Ankle Pain (2010)

"I sprained my ankle playing rugby at the start of the year. Three months later and I was still having difficulties running, as well as swelling around the injured area. I decided to go see Leon. I had two sessions with him and the problem has now be...

Chelseys Story - Back Pain (2010)

I was introduced to Leon, via the Golf Union of Wales as i am a Welsh International. I was experiencing a lower back injury that i needed to sort out quickly. Leon developed a range of exercises as well as physiotherapy to ease the pain. Leon's profe...

Niall's Story - Calf Pain (2010)

"I tore my calf while running 5 months before i was due to enter the Paris Marathon. It was imperative that i returned to full fitness as soon as possible so as to continue with my training, so i sought out a high quality local physio. It was clear t...

Aimee's Story - Ankle pain (2009)

I fractured the talus bone in my ankle in 2006 in a snowboarding accident. I recieved physio in New Zealand but was still struggling with pain and stiffness on a regular basis. I decided to do the Edinburgh marathon in 2009 so contacted Leon to help ...