A quick anatomy lesson: the rotator cuff

You may have heard of the rotator cuff, particularly in relation to rotator cuff injuries. But aside from having a vague idea, you might not know exactly what the rotator cuff is, how it functions, how it's injured and importantly: how to strengthen it. Firstly, some basics on the shoulder. The shoulder joint is the…

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Actively Ageing Class for the over 60s

Physiotherapist Sarah Schofield explains the importance exercising as we age, and how Actively Ageing classes can help. Actively Ageing is an exercise class offered at Marina Crichton Physiotherapy for those over 60 years of age. The exercises are done using a chair and aim to work on your overall strength and balance. The group attending…

Oooh, my aching back!

Sound familiar? Marina discusses why back pain is so common, the reasons for it, and how physiotherapy can help. Approximately 80% of the population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. For half of those, their pain will be recurring. It’s not surprising that we all know someone (perhaps ourselves) who complains…