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15/MAR
2013

Connect does Comic relief 2013!

  Today all the staff at Connect HQ have come to work in their pyjamas and onesies to help raise vital funds for Comic Relief. Comic relief transforms the lives of children and young people across the UK and Africa by providing vital funds to support local and community based projects. This Red Nose day […]

Author -    Date - 15/MAR/13   Category - Blog, News

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08/MAR
2013

A Great Day out at the North East Wheelchair Tennis Tournament…

This time last week we were catching up on the final scores from the LTA International Wheelchair tennis tournament at the Puma centre Sunderland. During the afternoon we met some fantastic individuals and watched some great tennis. We saw, first-hand, paralympians Jordanne Whiley and Jamie Burdekin competing to win their second NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour […]

Author -    Date - 08/MAR/13   Category - Blog, News

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28/JAN
2013

Shoulder Pain? Our Physios tell us about a common condition called Frozen Shoulder

Do you experience pain and stiffness in one or both of your shoulders? You may be suffering from a common condition called ‘Frozen Shoulder’ which is also referred to as Adhesive Capsulitis. The symptoms of frozen shoulder include reduced shoulder joint movement which leads to problems with activities such as; Putting your coat on and […]

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

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23/JAN
2013

Gateshead Thunder tell us the benefits of prehab programs from Connect

At the start of the 2012 season the physio, strength and conditioning team at Gateshead Thunder began a process of pre-season screening and on-going prehab exercises with an aim to reduce and ulitmately avoid player injuries. The result was an unexpected 30% decrease in the injury rate from stains and sprains over the 2012 season, […]

Author -    Date - 23/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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19/JAN
2013

Snowed in? Read our snow shoveling tips to avoid back injury

One of the more common causes of back injuries during this cold weather is snow removal. Using the wrong body mechanics when shoveling snow can put undue stress on your lower back and lead to a painful muscle strain, or possibly more serious back injuries, such as a herniated disc or disc degeneration. Read our […]

Author -    Date - 19/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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17/JAN
2013

Hear what our patients have to say about Connect….

I met Phil Smith in December 2011 when he led an excellent Tri Northumberland Functional Fitness session. Phil took an immediate interest in why in 2004 an orthopaedic surgeon had advised me to stop running due the condition of my left knee. Whenever I competed in a triathlon I frustratingly had to dropping out after […]

Author -    Date - 17/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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14/JAN
2013

10 ways Andy Murray can fight to win his second grand slam title the AUS Open

After an amazing 2012 winning the US Open and getting a silver medal at the London Olympics, Andy Murray is bound to have needed some time to recharge over the last couple of months. But with the 2013 Australian Open starting today, he needs to have ramped up the physiotherapy and training sessions in preparation […]

Author -    Date - 14/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News, Our Clinics

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12/JAN
2013

Introducing our Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant: Dr Graeme Wilkes

We are pleased to announce that Dr Graeme Wilkes, Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine has joined our private clinic team at Ivy Road, Gosforth. Dr Wilkes has worked in musculoskeletal medicine in the North-East for 17 years, developing a reputation for high quality care to elite athletes in sport and the public through community […]

Author -    Date - 12/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News, Our Clinics

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10/JAN
2013

Work Place Assessments- Are you staying healthy at work?

When was the last time you took a close look at your workspace? Take a moment to really think about it – how does your environment affect your health? Your desk and workspace might look quite unassuming but if it is not set up correctly there are hidden hazards that can cause repetitive strain injuries […]

Author -    Date - 10/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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06/JAN
2013

A Healthy New Year: Physiotherapists Top Tips For Choosing The Correct Kit

Choosing the correct clothing, and especially footwear, for the type of exercise you will be taking part in are vitally important for both comfort and avoiding injury. If you plan to participate in running or walking; then a good pair of trainers that are suitable for your particular foot mechanics is important. Most running shops […]

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

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