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: Wednesday 23 November 2022

Published: Thursday 12 November 2020

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!). Three Nuffield Health physiotherapists, Jodie Breach, Laura Stocks and Sharon Helsby, answer the 5 most common questions about physiotherapy:

Updated: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Published: Wednesday 7 September 2022

Celebrities like Davina McCall and Mariella Frostrup have recently raised the profile of all things ‘menopause’. It’s no longer a word you need to whisper under your breath to your girlfriends. It’s okay to admit you’re ‘going through it.’ It’s even something you can talk to your manager about if you’re having issues at work. Jo Dafforn, Clinical Lead for Pelvic Health Physiotherapy explains the lesser-known pelvic symptoms of menopause and how to ease them.

Updated: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Published: Wednesday 13 October 2021

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: Friday 7 October 2022

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2018

Running is booming, with global studies showing that more people than ever before are running. What is even more fascinating is that female participation rate is growing more than males. Hazel Eatwell, Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, shines the spotlight on the benefits of running to women and what they can do to ensure their pelvic health is not forgotten about during the gruelling training for the 26.2 miles of a marathon.

Updated: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 28 September 2022

Injuring yourself on the mountain can be a scary and frustrating time. Nuffield Health Senior Physiotherapist Andrew Letheren offers some sage advice for what to do if you take a tumble on the slopes.

Updated: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Published: Monday 9 November 2015

Do you shy away from the gym for fear of damaging your joints? You needn’t be worried. Exercise can in fact help to protect your joints, as well as relieve pain.

Updated: Friday 2 September 2022

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2018

Rehab is something we’re all familiar with. Sporting injuries are common and require a programme of physiotherapy and sometimes medical attention to allow you to get back on track. It can be a lengthy and painful process. But a new practice is emerging, which allies itself to the mantra ‘prevention is better than cure’. The process is called ‘Prehab’.

Updated: Friday 2 September 2022

Published: Friday 19 June 2015

From ACL ligament injuries to shin splints, from muscles strains to tendon pain, injuries happen to even the fittest people at times. Dr Davina Deniszczyc, Medical Director at Nuffield Health, shares her top 5 tips for preventing and treating common injuries.

Updated: Friday 2 September 2022

Published: Friday 13 September 2019

Exercise is crucial to building stronger joints, even if you already experience pain. Try these clinically approved exercises for people with joint pain.

Updated: Friday 2 September 2022

Published: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Do you miss being part of a group and having a regular routine? As a member of Nuffield Health’s gym community, you’ll have access to a wide range of connected wellbeing services. These range from exercise classes and swimming lessons, to personal training and physiotherapy.

Updated: Friday 2 September 2022

Published: Monday 25 October 2021

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

A diagnosis of arthritis can be frightening, but it doesn’t mean that life is over. National Physiotherapy Lead, Jodie Breach, explains how exercise and lifestyle change can help you to continue to live an active life.

Updated: Friday 26 August 2022

Published: Monday 8 August 2016

There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, but this article by Jodie Breach, National Lead Physiotherapist, looks at the most common form – osteoarthritis.

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

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

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

Formerly active Pat suffered with persistent leg pain that left her chairbound and very fed up. But once she started physiotherapy at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, not only did she reach her goal of standing up again, she can now even get up and down the stairs thanks to her physiotherapist Trudie.

Updated: Thursday 9 December 2021

Published: Thursday 9 December 2021

Booking your first physiotherapy appointment can be daunting. John Doyle, Physiotherapy Lead at Nuffield Health, explains why physiotherapy has been proven to help people of all ages with the pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of most medical and surgical conditions.

Updated: Friday 28 May 2021

Published: Tuesday 4 June 2019