Bones and joints
From the tip of your toes to the top of your head, we offer a range of bone and joint information and services to guide you through recovery and support you to live the life you love.
If you are struggling with joint pain, swimming is a great form of exercise that has low impact on these pain points. Knee replacements and hip replacements can return freedom and movement lost through degradation of your joints. A good physiotherapy program is essential after these operations to help restore mobility quickly and comfortably.
As a professional footballer Tony spent 15 years running around on the field during an illustrious career in the first division. When he retired from football in 1979 he took on an equally active role as head of sports and recreation at the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) where he spearheaded the introduction of blind football in the UK.
In the 35 years since, he has been championing the sport and has taken two teams to the Paralympics as Head Coach.
So when Tony became incapacitated with pain in his hips and knees, his treasured career and lifestyle were under grave threat.
Is a bad hip stopping you from doing everyday things? Mr Wilhelm Wagner, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, reveals the signs you might need a new one.
Hips and knees are designed to last a lifetime, but injury, accidents and osteoarthritis can leave your joints worn out and very painful. Our experts in orthopaedics, nutrition and exercise share their tips for looking after your joints.
With record numbers of us working from home, postural issues and back pain are becoming more and more common. A lack of awareness of what good posture looks like and working long hours with inadequate equipment has led to many of us prioritising short-term relief over our long-term health.
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.