Shockwave Treatment at NYP

Shockwave Treatment at NYP

What is shockwave treatment? Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave for short,  is a non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery or injections, for those with joint and tendon disorders. ESWT sends high pressure acoustic shock waves into the...
When is a good time to see a physiotherapist

When is a good time to see a physiotherapist

A frequent comment we hear is: “I should have come to see you earlier – I just thought it would go away.” Fully recovering from surgery and injury is vital to prevent future problems. Early movement and loading is vital for the healing process. But it can be scary to...
Myths and Incorrect Phrases

Myths and Incorrect Phrases

There have been words of well-meaning advice and phraseology associated with medical conditions since time began. But with the advent of the internet age, there are even more myths and phrases circulating. One piece of research suggested it can take up to 10 minutes...
Understanding Pain

Understanding Pain

What is Pain? Understanding of the mechanisms by which pain can occur has evolved over recent years. While originally pain was understood solely as an alarm system to indicate the amount of tissue damage, contemporary knowledge defines pain more broadly as “an...
Rest versus reward

Rest versus reward

You have a muscle injury  and you know it’s not just a niggle.You know a physiotherapist so you do the right thing and go and see them. Unfortunately, the news is not good. They diagnose you with a Grade 2 muscle tear and they say the dreaded words – “You need to rest...