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: Wednesday 17 November 2021

Published: Wednesday 9 September 2015

If you’re not sleeping enough, the effects could be more significant that bags under your eyes, and there could also be dramatic but hidden effects on how you think and feel. Head of Preventative Medicine, Dr Ben Kelly, explains sleep can be closely linked to your physical and mental health.

Updated: Friday 22 October 2021

Published: Monday 5 June 2017

The effects of the pandemic have been significant, and we’ve seen the impact of long COVID on physical and mental health. GP and Dermatology Lead Dr Unnati Desai explains the symptoms of long COVID, and how you can both self-manage and get rehabilitation for these.

Updated: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Published: Monday 27 September 2021

The health of your mind and body are intrinsically linked, but only 3 in 10 people acknowledge that exercise helps their mental health, according to latest data from our Healthier Nation Index. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how physical activity can help to prevent and manage stress.

Updated: Friday 17 September 2021

Published: Monday 15 April 2019

Pelvic floor muscles play a part in a range of women’s health issues, from urinary continence to sensitivity during sex. Hayley Saunders, Physiotherapist at Nuffield Health, explains why and how to look after your pelvic floor muscles.

Updated: Friday 3 September 2021

Published: Wednesday 11 March 2020

These cognitive behavioural therapy techniques retrain your body and mind to sleep well at night. Brendan Street explains the basic formula.

Updated: Friday 23 July 2021

Published: Wednesday 5 October 2016

The pandemic has disrupted our lives in many ways, but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Gosia Bowling, Prevention Lead of Emotional Wellbeing, explains why we may have experienced a crisis of confidence, and how we can stay resilient as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Published: Wednesday 22 July 2020

Making an effort to relax might sound counterintuitive, but it's vital to your emotional and physical wellbeing. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, suggests a few techniques to help you unwind before you unravel.

Updated: Thursday 22 July 2021

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

You’ve taken control of your health and wellbeing and joined the gym, so why the worry? Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Graham Morland, tackles first-time gym-goer anxieties head on.

Updated: Thursday 29 April 2021

Published: Thursday 11 May 2017

Taking these simple steps to improve your sleeping environment could rid you of restless nights.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Friday 25 November 2016

Psychological research reveals that connecting with others is hugely beneficial to our health. At this time of uncertainty, connecting with others can be reassuring. Being reminded of how we are all affected by COVID-19 can bring some comfort.

Updated: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Published: Monday 20 April 2020

Going alcohol-free doesn't have to mean drinking endless orange juice or water. Mary Cotter's mocktail recipes will help you toast in style.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Published: Monday 9 November 2015

Recent fitness trends have placed a greater focus on resistance training, but that's no reason to ignore the benefits of cardiovascular exercise. Nuffield Health's Head of Fitness, Chris Foster, provides the reasons cardio can improve your health.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Wednesday 16 November 2016

Chronic pain can make you think that life may never be ‘good’ again. But small adjustments can help you cope with it and live positively with long-term pain.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2018

Food is an energy source. Used well, it will maintain a steady energy level throughout the day, used badly and your energy levels will peak and trough, along with your ability to function properly. Our expert tips will help you get the most out of your diet to feel great every day.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 24 May 2016

Roasted chickpeas are a great snack for slow-release energy to help you feel fuller for longer. Nutritional Therapist Mary Cotter dishes out the recipe.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2016

Having a good breakfast is the best start to any day, but it can be difficult to know what foods will give you the lasting energy you need. Our mix and match guide will help you create delicious and healthy breakfasts.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 27 November 2018

Create hundreds of nutritious oat recipes with these tasty topping suggestions from Nutritional Therapist Jessica Andersson.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 8 November 2016

If you're in need of an energy boost that will last, these protein-packed energy balls are just the thing. Nutritional Therapist Mary Cotter provides this simple and delicious recipe.

Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020

Published: Tuesday 29 March 2016