Physio, also known as physiotherapy, is the science of preventing, treating and managing disease or injury through the use of physical means as opposed to drugs and surgery. The main aim of the therapy is to relieve pain and restore mobility. The application of physiotherapy to manage illness dates back to 460 BC, when physicians at the time advocated for the use of manual therapy, hydrotherapy and massage to treat disease.
Skin cancer has a good rate of successful treatment if it's caught early, so it's important to be alert to suspicious symptoms. If you carry out regular checks of your skin—or have a professional take a look for you—you're likely to be aware of any warning signs.
When you hear advice on checking your skin for signs of cancer, a lot of the focus is on moles, whether it's looking for new ones or noticing any that have changed somehow.
Taking part in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training camp is a tough and arduous experience, one which is designed to improve your competence but can easily result in injury. Martial art injuries are not uncommon, often due to overly aggressive sparing or a lack of warming up. Fortunately, most camps will have an on-site physiotherapy clinic with a qualified physiotherapist to assist with prevention and recovery. To help you to prolong your training and minimise the risk of having to visit the physio, this guide will provide practical advise to assist with warming up and cooling down.
While spring is the time of year many people suffer severe allergy symptoms, autumn is not much fun either. The constant wind which accompanies autumn storms means there are plenty of allergen spores currently moving through the air. The mobile allergens mean yet another season of sinus congestion, watery eyes and sneezing. As someone newly diagnosed as suffering from seasonal allergies, you already know that medication plays a part in reducing the impact of the allergens.
Undergoing in vitro fertilisation is a process that comprises numerous steps, with an essential one being the transfer of your viable embryo into the uterus. During this step, your gynaecologist is tasked with meticulously placing the embryo into the uterine cavity for implantation. The procedure is extremely delicate and requires precision skills to ensure that there is a minimal risk of damage to the embryo itself as well as to the tissue surrounding it.