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Achilles Tendinopathy and Achilles Pain

Achilles Tendinopathy and Achilles Pain

At Kendal Physiotherapy we understand the frustration that achilles tendon pain can cause to all patients and particularly to runners. This article will help you understand why you have developed achilles tendon pain and how to make a full recovery .

Achilles tendon pain is not confined to runners and active people. There are a number of medical conditions that can result in achilles tendon pain referred to later in this article.

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How to avoid muscle loss as you get older

How to avoid muscle loss as you get older

We all lose muscle mass as we get older it’s a natural part of the ageing process the medical term for this is Sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is an age-related reduction in muscle mass, usually a loss of between 3-5% in each decade after the age of 30. The scientific...

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Covid-19 secure clinic procedures

Covid-19 secure clinic procedures

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we decided on the 21st of March that it was no longer safe to continue to treat patients face to face and switched all our consultations to online virtual appointments 

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Give Elbow Pain The Elbow!

Give Elbow Pain The Elbow!

Have you DONE something different to usual ie digging/DIY and noticed suddenly your elbow is hurting when you try and do something which involves lifting or gripping, or is it wakening you in the night when you have turned onto that side? 

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Osteoarthritic knee pain and what you can do about it

Osteoarthritic knee pain and what you can do about it

If you have a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis what does this mean and what can you do to manage it and stay active?
Osteoarthritis is the wearing of the cartilage that lines the ends of bones and most commonly affects the hip and knee joints. Osteoarthritis mainly affects people over 50 years of age. The cartilage at the ends of bones helps the smooth action of the joint and provides shock absorbency for the joint.

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Working From Home- Shifting Times

Working From Home- Shifting Times

A substantial proportion of the clients we see ordinarily in clinic already work from home, as we have been seeing changing work practices over the past few years with progressive technology and employer views on flexible working.

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5 things to help you get the most out of your hip replacement

5 things to help you get the most out of your hip replacement

We've seen several patients in clinic recently who were either waiting to have a hip replacement or who have recently had surgery and have come in for rehabilitation post operation. A relative of mine has also recently been told that he needs a hip replacement which...

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What to do after an ankle sprain? Call the P.OL.I.C.E

What to do after an ankle sprain? Call the P.OL.I.C.E

I was starting to get a bit cocky, I’d managed to increase my long run up to 14 miles and everything was feeling ok, my 10k time was improving and I was feeling strong then two weeks out from the Langdale half marathon I managed to twist my ankle whilst out for a run....

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What causes shin splints and tips on how to run pain free

What causes shin splints and tips on how to run pain free

When I started to increase my running in preparation for next years Brathay Windermere marathon (read blog here) I had an old and unwelcome friend return once more, shin splints. Shin splints is a term often overused in connection with any pain in or around the shin...

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Richard’s case of festival shoulder

Richard’s case of festival shoulder

Spending a weekend in a tent, ankle deep in mud, in a field somewhere in North Yorkshire left me with several things. a strong desire to buy a camper-van a debilitating lack of sleep a very sore and painful shoulder Now this could have been brought on by some...

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Lisa’s hurting hamstring

Lisa’s hurting hamstring

Some of you will already know Lisa our practice manager. A few months ago Lisa completed the Keswick to Barrow walk along with Kerry one of our physios. They did amazing raising loads of money for some worthwhile causes as well as being the fastest all female team to...

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Richard’s mid life crisis marathon

Richard’s mid life crisis marathon

It's that time of year again!  My 39th birthday is rapidly approaching and I realised that time is running out (no pun intended) on me achieving my goal of running a marathon before I turn the big four zero. Is it a mid life crisis type of thing? Possibly but it's...

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4 ways to reduce your risk of injury

4 ways to reduce your risk of injury

By Kris Baldock ​It's that time of year again, whether you've started a new year fitness regime or are planning to hit the slopes for that ski holiday, a sudden change in physical activity can lead to injury. A large number of people embark on a new exercise regime,...

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5 easy tips to help reduce your Back Pain

5 easy tips to help reduce your Back Pain

“Is your back pain taking over your life, does it stop you enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle or prevent you from playing with your kids/grandkids? If this sounds like you or a friend or loved one you know you need to keep reading”. ​ ​1.Avoid bedrest, stay in work...

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New satellite clinic at KRUFC mint bridge ground

New satellite clinic at KRUFC mint bridge ground

Kendal Physiotherapy Centre are proud to announce a new partnership with Kendal Rugby Union Football Club (KRUFC). The Hornets are due to move into their brand new state of the art facility at Mint Bridge and we will be opening a satellite clinic at the new ground....

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Strength training for runners

Strength training for runners

Kendal Physiotherapy Centre now has it’s own YouTube channel! Our first offering is a short clip on the benefits of strength training for runners and some examples of exercises and how to progress them.

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What causes running injuries?

What causes running injuries?

Despite what runners read & hear every day, studies have yet to discover what causes most running related injuries (RRIs). Well actually that’s not entirely true the thing that causes most running related injuries is surprise surprise… RUNNING! So now we have got...

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Shoulder injuries in rock climbers

Shoulder injuries in rock climbers

sports injuries Richard Clarke & Lennard Funk Rock climbing has become a professional competitive sport with its own bi-annual international world cup and an estimated 25 million climbers involved in the sport in 140 countries (Danger 2013). The International...

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