Many of us have heard of, or had, physiotherapy, but not many of us know what it actually is, what it does, or how many different types there are (spoiler: a lot!). This World Physio Day, three Nuffield Health physiotherapists, Jodie Breach, Laura Stocks and Sharon Helsby, answer the 5 most common questions about physiotherapy:

Updated: Wednesday 7 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2022

Regional Lead Physiotherapist, Joanne Fidock, recommends a series of morning stretches to relieve back pain and keep it at bay.

Updated: Friday 26 August 2022

Published: Wednesday 9 October 2019

Simon Cabot, Nuffield Health physiotherapist provides some tips for keeping your back healthy when you're on the go.

Updated: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Published: Friday 19 June 2015

Back pain will affect a third of us this year. Nuffield Health Physiotherapy Lead, John Taylor, busts four popular myths about cause and treatment.

Updated: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Published: Friday 26 May 2017

Back issues are extremely common. Research reveals that 4 in 5 adults (that’s 80%) experience the discomfort and distress of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Inactivity can make the muscles tighten up and the joints become stiff, so rest isn't always the best option. That’s why exercise is commonly advised as one of the best ways to help prevent and manage most back pain.

Updated: Monday 22 August 2022

Published: Thursday 12 November 2020

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affected over half a million workers in 2017. Arm yourself with the best knowledge to tackle them if you're affected.

Updated: Monday 22 August 2022

Published: Wednesday 10 October 2018

MRI scans are among the safest medical procedures available yet some patients dread the experience. Here's our top tips for how to stay calm and get your scan.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Friday 15 January 2016

Physiotherapy isn’t a treatment reserved for elite athletes, or even for those recovering from an injury. In fact it can be used to improve your health in many surprising ways. Here are five signs that you may need physiotherapy.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2015

High-tech machines like MRI and CT scanners are sometimes intimidating but diagnostic imaging can be an essential step to good health. Adele Trueman, Lead Radiographer at Nuffield Health Manchester Diagnostic Suite, takes a closer look.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Friday 15 January 2016

Large and heavy breasts can be a big problem for some women. Here are six signs you should do something about them.

Updated: Wednesday 3 February 2021

Published: Monday 12 December 2016

Worried about radiation in medical scans? You should see how much astronauts put up with! This animation shows just how little radiation is needed to help experts diagnose and treat medical conditions.

Updated: Thursday 10 September 2020

Published: Friday 16 September 2016

Many of us can spend 40 hours or more every week working at a computer, whether at the office or at home. The long term effects of sitting for so long can be detrimental to your posture (and your health in general).

Updated: Tuesday 14 April 2020

Published: Monday 18 May 2015

The back is one of the most commonly injured body parts so protecting it is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Using your own bodyweight, this workout will mobilise your upper back, shoulders and abdomen.

Updated: Monday 30 March 2020

Published: Monday 6 June 2016

For two decades, Wendy's life was dominated by pain that left her immobile and painkillers that wiped her out. Intimidated by gyms, but desperate for a solution, she has transitioned from pain to personal training and has never looked back.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Published: Monday 26 June 2017

Our natural response to musculoskeletal pain is to do as little as possible. But what if that pain is persistent? Regional Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Adam Bellis, explains how exercise can help manage pain and get you on the path to recovery.

Updated: Friday 3 January 2020

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

Pilates has become a major wellbeing trend in recent years, but its benefits aren’t just for fitness buffs. Here’s how Clinical Pilates can work for those living with injury and a range of health conditions.

Updated: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Published: Monday 17 October 2016

MRI scanners look deep inside your body to produce detailed images. This simple animation explains the physics behind this medical marvel.

Updated: Thursday 26 April 2018

Published: Monday 7 November 2016

Sitting at a desk all day leads to pain and a reduction in fitness. Use this workout from Wellbeing Advisor Lesley Phillips to boost circulation, correct imbalances and strengthen muscles weakened by hours of desk working.

Updated: Thursday 8 February 2018

Published: Thursday 1 December 2016