All Things Physio was set up with the ethos of not only helping people recover from their pain or injury but ensuring they return to a level of function higher than at the time of injury to prevent future recurrence.
Our motto of 'leaving no stone unturned to make you fit for life' encompasses this as our experienced team members will seek to understand the challenges you face on a day to day basis and develop a robust management plan with you to address your individual needs. We are aided in this process by the great facilities we operate out of where we have access to specialist equipment, not often afforded to physiotherapy clinics, to help you achieve a full resolution of your symptoms.
All Things Physio is the sister company of All Things Pilates, a local Pilates studio in Kingston who shares the same goals of improving fitness and movement quality to improve overall health.
Lead Physiotherapist As a lifelong sports enthusiast Andreas understands the requirements of any sports' discipline and the need to have you back on the move as quickly and safely as possible. His experience dealing…
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Lead Gemma graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Masters in Physiotherapy and began her career working for a local private practice and the Beaconsfield Rugby team.…
Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor Eileen graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) and has since worked in several private practices and…
Adding variety into your exercise schedule is important for motivation and building adaptability within your tissues.
Overload due to training errors are one of the most common causes for injuries we see in clinic. We often will try to adapt our athletes programmes to have some variability whether that be strength training for #runners, aerobic work for power lifters or #Pilates for field athletes.
This gives them a chance to work in areas that will contribute positively to their overall performance but limit repetitive stresses to their tissues.
Ankle #rehab progressions following a sprained ankle.
The band attached just above the ankle joint applies a lateral force increasing the demand on the peroneal muscles. These are the primary stabilisers that try to prevent your ankle rolling underneath you.
The exercises get gradually harder as the stability decreases and we use the body to apply a further challenge to the lateral ankle complex.
Here we started with a reverse lunge providing stability with both feet through the majority of the movement.
This was then progressed to a squat with a posterior reach with the toe tap at the end providing less stability than the lunge.
The final movement is a squat with a posterolateral reach which shifts the centre of mass laterally further challenging the ankle throughout the squat.
There is no place to hide with an overhead squat. It is great as a mobility assessment under no load and a stability assessment as you add weight.
The #grayinstitute principle of #mostability focuses on the fact that you require mobility and stability for all movements, just in varying degrees. This principle can be applied to all tasks during assessment and treatment as you work out the best way to achieve a certain outcome.
When looking for improved range this always needs to be followed up with stability work to be able to successfully use and maintain the increased movement you have achieved.
Often improving control will allow your body to access more range as you become comfortable under higher loads.
When looking at mobility and stability, much like with Anatomy, you need to consider the full picture and how everything relates to one another rather than isolating one area.
Something we've touched on before with our posts is the importance of #specificity in any assessment and treatment plan. How do you know whether you are being specific? Someone should be able to tell what activity / sport you are assessing as an outsider looking in.
Here we have a gentleman with left knee pain which is worse when playing tennis. Adding a light weight to simulate the load of the tennis racket we played around with different foot positions to see what he liked and didn't like.
What we found was that when his toes were pointing forward, rather than out to the left, he felt sore in his knee. This foot position corresponds to planting the left foot out to the side to hit a forehand with the aim of being able to quickly return to the centre of the court.
It is unlikely that with a traditional plinth based assessment and a few weight bearing tests we would have been able to gain this information.
We are very lucky at @allthingsphysio to have access to a fully equipped gym with lots of open space to properly #assess everyone who comes though our door as we look to help get everyone #fitforlife.