Occupational Health Highlights: May 2017

Here are some of the highlights from the world of occupational health that we’ve come across in the last month. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news, follow us on Twitter and like our page on Facebook. Tips from Singapore on improving occupational health programmes Human Resources Online ran an interview with…

Lower Back Pain – Physio Tips

What is lower back pain? Lower back pain affects almost everybody at some point in their lives and can be incredibly uncomfortable. However, the vast majority of back pain gets better and does not require any invasive treatment. Sometimes there’s a clear cause for the problem, but sometimes it comes out of the blue. Muscles, nerves…

Tennis elbow: 3 top tips

Tennis elbow is a problem that many of us will experience at one point or another – although funnily enough, tennis itself is rarely the cause. According to the British Medical Journal it’s most common in those aged between 40-50, but you can find it in a variety of populations. What does cause tennis elbow? Tennis elbow…

Pain – Five Surprising Facts

Pain – just reading??the word probably evoked a response in you! We can all recall a time that we have had it,??and generally speaking, it is not a nice experience. Although most episodes resolve,??we??estimate that 28,000,000 adults across the globe have chronic pain. It??is a fascinatingly complex subject which the medical world, including physiotherapy, is…

What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy? As this is the first post on the new Optimum Physiotherapy blog, I thought it might be a good idea to look at what our profession actually is. Many patients are referred to see a physiotherapist by their doctor or an insurance company and don't know what to expect. From a quick...