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Our Pointless Physio

It’s Friday, so time for something a bit more light-hearted! If you watch the popular BBC1 quiz show Pointless, then you may have caught one of Connect’s fantastic Extended Scope Physiotherapists Paul Allan flying the flag for the industry earlier this month, as he appeared on the show on the 4th and 5th of February. […]

Author -    Date - 27/FEB/15   Category - Blog, Staff

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More recognition of our award-winning MSK physiotherapy services

Our recent win in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) awards has brought us a little bit of fame! Vanessa Haycock, who was the leader of the team that was recognised with the award at the ceremony in November, has been featured in Frontline magazine, the fortnightly magazine for members of the CSP.   It […]

Author -    Date - 20/FEB/15   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy, Primary Care & NHS, Sports & Exercise

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Happy Christmas!

It’s been an exciting year here at Connect, and with time nearly running out, we would just like to wish all of our customers across the country a very happy Christmas! 2015 is shaping up to be another fantastic year, and we look forward to helping even more of you to keep moving. Season’s Greetings […]

Author -    Date - 24/DEC/14   Category - Blog, Physiotherapy

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Watch our webinar on ‘Understanding musculoskeletal disorders and the cost to your business’

On 1st October, our Occupational Physiotherapy Manager for the North West, Jon Dance, hosted a webinar on the topic of ‘Understanding musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the cost to your business’. The feedback from the session attendees was excellent, so we’ve decided to make the webinar available online to download. It’s around 25 minutes long and […]

Author -    Date - 01/OCT/14   Category - Blog, Occupational Physiotherapy

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How can your business reduce MSD presenteeism in the work place?

Last week we produced a blog explaining all about MSD presenteeism; what it is and how it affects businesses. Well here’s part two – what can businesses do to try and reduce MSD presenteeism in the workplace? The foundation for tackling MSD presenteeism is in creating the right culture. If businesses work to firstly understand […]

Author -    Date - 24/SEP/14   Category - Blog, Occupational Physiotherapy, Occupational Physiotherapy News, Physiotherapy

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What is presenteeism and how does it affect businesses?

The good news is that businesses across the UK are getting better at managing sickness absence. The Office for National Statistics figures show that the average number of sick days fell from 5.6 days in 2007 to 4.4 in 2014.This is great news, as we all know that when people are off work it hits […]

Author -    Date - 17/SEP/14   Category - Blog

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Grey Myths vs Silver Truths

You may have noticed the term ‘ageing workforce’ becoming more common recently, but can you separate the myths from the truths in the reporting? There is a lot of negative press surrounding the increase in the average age of the workforce, but this ignores the many positive benefits that an older workforce can bring. We’ve made […]

Author -    Date - 03/SEP/14   Category - Blog

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Connect Physiotherapy FC 0-2 XMP Services

Connect Physiotherapy FC entered the knock-out phase of the Newcastle University Business League with the daunting prospect of playing XMP Services.  In previous seasons XMP have proved too good for Connect Physiotherapy, getting the better of them on a number of occasions in previous seasons.  However there was a different attitude amongst the squad this […]

Author -    Date - 28/AUG/14   Category - Blog, Connect FC

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Stress injuries

With the high demand and pressure put on them to succeed, athletes push themselves to their limits in terms of both training and competition. Inevitably, with this comes the risk of overuse injuries, and that is what English heptathlete Katarina Johnson Thompson has recently experienced. She was forced to pull out of both the Glasgow […]

Author -    Date - 19/AUG/14   Category - Blog, Durham, Gateshead, Gosforth, Our Clinics, Physiotherapy

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