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Guess how many steps Tony the Fridge will take during his 24hr challenge for your chance to WIN a Jawbone UP health band worth £99!

  This Sunday Tony the Fridge takes on his final epic challenge to complete 4 London marathons in 24hours with his trusty 42Kg Smeg fridge on his back. He will be wearing a Connect pedometer throughout his challenge so simply guess how many steps you think he will take over the full 24hours and the […]

Author -    Date - 11/APR/14   Category - Blog, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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Connect become physiotherapy sponsor for Tony the Fridge

We are very proud to announce that Connect have become the official physiotherapy sponsor of Tony ‘the fridge’ Morrison and will be supporting him throughout his epic 24 hour marathon challenge on 13th April 2014. Tony ‘the fridge’ Morrison has been dedicated to raising awareness and vital funds for Cancer Research and the Sir Bobby […]

Author -    Date - 08/APR/14   Category - Blog, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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Are you Ski fit?

Six hours a day of sustained exertion, at altitude, can take quite a toll, and many skiers get profoundly tired as a result. It’s one of the reasons why the final hour of the day on the pistes is known as ‘insurance hour’. Tired legs and fuzzy, exhausted minds are a contributing factor to the […]

Author -    Date - 11/FEB/14   Category - Blog, Gosforth, Our Clinics, Phil Smith, Sports & Exercise

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MSD absence & presenteeism: a pain in the neck for UK businesses

Today we are launching a campaign to keep people moving and save employers money. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are costing UK businesses £7.4 billion [i] a year through absenteeism and an estimated £15 billion [ii] a year in presenteeism – people at work, but working less productively due to a MSD.  An estimated 11.6 million [iii] working days a year […]

Author -    Date - 06/FEB/14   Category - Blog, News, Occupational Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy

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Showcasing Connect Physiotherapy services at Gosforth

  As part of our series of blogs showcasing the specialist physiotherapy services and expert staff at each of our clinics we’d now like to shine a light on Connect Gosforth, our very first private clinic.      Connect Gosforth is located just off Gosforth high street, right next to Trinity church and directly opposite Sainsbury’s. There […]

Author -    Date - 20/NOV/13   Category - Blog, News, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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Keeping Fit and Healthy at Work

With Workout At Work day just under a week away we’ve asked our expert physiotherapists to give us some more of their top tips on how to make small changes to your daily routine to help improve your fitness and help prevent injury. We also wanted to remind you to get your entries in for […]

Author -    Date - 06/JUN/13   Category - Blog, News

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Pilot study improves patient care with reduced costs to NHS

Patients with muscular and joint pain have seen care improve and waiting times cut as part of a pilot saving the NHS tens of thousands of pounds. Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) worked with Connect Physical Health and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to improve care for patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Improvements […]

Author -    Date - 02/MAY/13   Category - Blog, News

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Thrice a Champion, always a Champion – Durham University Rugby team win at Twickenham

We had total confidence in them all but we were still relieved to hear the final whistle go on Sunday (although it was drowned out by the chorus of celebration echoing around Twickenham from the Durham supporters!). The Durham University team travelled down to RFU Twickenham on Saturday for their 3rd consecutive final in the […]

Author -    Date - 28/MAR/13   Category - Blog, News

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