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08/APR
2014

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, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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21/MAR
2014

How massage therapy could help you.

Massage therapy could be the first step to get you moving again. From as early as 2700 B.C. massage was used by several ancient cultures to treat injuries and terminal conditions. Massage therapy continues to hold its place as one of the most effective, safe and natural ways to treat mental and physical ailments, such […]

Author -    Date - 21/MAR/14   Category - Blog, Gosforth, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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11/FEB
2014

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, Sports & Exercise

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06/FEB
2014

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, Occupational Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy

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31/OCT
2013

Introducing the newest member of team Connect

We’re very pleased to introduce our new Senior Physiotherapist Vicky Percy who joined Connect last month and who’s already making a good impression with our patients!   Vicky qualified at Nottingham University in 2002 obtaining First Class (Hons) degree in Physiotherapy.  She began her career working as a senior musculoskeletal therapist at Leicester General Hospital […]

Author -    Date - 31/OCT/13   Category - Blog

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17/OCT
2013

Another success story from Connect physiotherapists

Our physiotherapists and sports therapists are dedicated to accurately assessing, diagnosing and treating their patients to get them pain free and back to full fitness as quickly as possible. We are extremely proud when a patient contacts us to thank us for making a difference to their lives and so we’d like to share Andy’s […]

Author -    Date - 17/OCT/13   Category - Blog

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15/OCT
2013

Connect bring Olympic glory to Gateshead

  Our senior physiotherapist, Dave Brown, made dreams come true when he arranged for London 2012 Olympian Martin Stamper to visit his local Taekwondo Tigers club to help them to prepare for their national championships.   Martin achieved 5th Place in last year’s Olympics following his bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships and came […]

Author -    Date - 15/OCT/13   Category - Blog

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04/OCT
2013

A step in the right direction…

Knee pain is extremely common and is generally caused by wear and tear as the knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump. As we age our joints constantly undergo changes where old bone is gradually […]

Author -    Date - 04/OCT/13   Category - Blog

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19/SEP
2013

Another Great North Run, another Great weekend

  We’re very proud to have been part of this year’s Great North Run last weekend as it gave us the opportunity to meet some inspirational runners and share our expertise to help give them that extra boost to achieve their race goals.   On Saturday we were up bright and early at the GNR […]

Author -    Date - 19/SEP/13   Category - Blog

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