Meg's Medical Advice

Important Considerations for Hiring A Sports Physiotherapist

20 December 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you or someone close to you is involved in competitive sports, you need to hire a sports physiotherapist. A physiotherapist gives massages to players, advice on stretching and warm-up exercises as well as provides first aid. He or she can also check the healing progress of old injuries. Having a good physiotherapist will enhance the performance of a player. The care of a physiotherapist can help prevent little problems from worsening. Read More …

Using Osteopathy to Heal Herniated Spinal Discs

12 November 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

The spinal discs are in place to absorb any shock which might come from falls, twists and any sudden movements of the spine. The discs are held in place by vertebrae above and below them. They are also sealed into place by ligaments running on both sides of the spine. However, sometimes, excess pressure on the spine can lead to the soft center of the disc getting out of alignment, which is known as disc herniation. Read More …

What to Do If Back Pain Has You Sidelined

24 September 2019
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Famed novelist Leo Tolstoy said that the human body is a 'machine for living', but you may have taken his advice too literally last week, as you certainly appear to have overdone it. You're suffering from some excruciating lower back pain, which is the body's way of telling you that you have overstepped the mark. What have you done wrong and what could you change in the future, but more importantly, how can you fix this? Read More …

What Are the Benefits of Physiotherapy ?

7 August 2019
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People will see a physiotherapist, or physio, for a number of different reasons, normally related to some type of accident or illness that has happened, either at home or in the workplace.  What Does a Physio Do? A physio will see someone for a number of different reasons and will start off with a physiothaerapy consultation, similar to that of a GP or dentist. These can include treatment following an injury, often sports or exercise-related. Read More …

Why Do You Need to Fast Before an Abdominal Ultrasound?

28 February 2019
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog

If you're booked in for an abdominal ultrasound, then you'll be given a set of instructions telling you how to prepare for the procedure. These instructions will tell you if you need to fast before the procedure and how long you should fast for. Why do you need to fast before you have your ultrasound? Can you eat or drink anything at all during this period? Fasting Makes Abdominal Ultrasounds More Effective Read More …