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Workout at Work Day 2014

Tomorrow (6th June) is Workout @ Work Day, an annual event organised by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) to promote a healthier and more active workforce by introducing positive workplace habits, and hopeully reducing incidences of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and the associated ill-health effects that can lead to increased absenteeism and presenteeism at work. You might have seen […]

Author -    Date - 05/JUN/14   Category - Blog, Occupational Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy

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Post marathon recovery

Recovery after a marathon is as you might expect, always dependant upon the individual. This includes the volume of training and conditioning achieved before the race. It also includes how the race went itself; how you managed yourself during the run and afterwards. So for someone who is doing their first ever marathon and hasnt […]

Author -    Date - 12/MAY/14   Category - Blog, Gosforth, Our Clinics, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise, Staff

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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, 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, Physiotherapy, Sports & Exercise

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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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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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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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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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