How much exercise should I be doing to keep fit and health (not just during COVID-19)?

I write this while we enter the second week of ‘lockdown’ while COVID-19 or Coronavirus is spreading outside. Many people are stuck at home with very little to do, and it’s great to see so many taking on fitness challenges and daily workouts. It doesn’t take much searching to find the daily Joe Wicks PE lesson for the kids, the local pilates teacher doing an online class, or a bootcamp session online. You don’t even have to keep it local – you can access fitness and exercise classes from the comfort of your living room, anywhere in the world! You could just go from one exercise class to another all day, every day, and still not have time to take up the governments allowance of leaving the house once a day for exercise.

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10 Tips to Deal with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis often affects the hips and knees and can be responsible for decreasing peoples activity - at Reflex-18 we are all about keeping people active so read on for our tips.

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It's not all about the scan

An x-ray or scan is just part of the picture, it doesn't necessarily tell you how to get better or what you can and can't do.

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Lateral hip pain

Lateral hip pain is a pain in the butt....... quite literally. The pain of lateral hip pain (also known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome, gluteal tendinopathy or bursitis) is usually located on the outside of the hip over or just behind the bony lump which is called the greater trochanter. This pain can radiate down the outside of the leg but rarely moves below the knee.

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Subacromial Pain - Shoulder Pain

Here is a brief patient information leaflet on subacromial pain. It details the signs and symptoms and a brief explanation of what it is... Although the physios reading this I know will appreciate the complexities of this injury group. There are also some pieces of self-help advice, I hope you find it useful. As always though, this does not replace expert medical assessment and treatment.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Our approach to treatment and why: Exercise, pain relief and shockwave therapy. Plantar fasciitis can be really debilitating but it does get better and you will be running again soon.

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Look mum, I'm blogging! - Meet Josh Congdon

Learn all about the man behind Reflex-18: 'My Name is Josh Congdon and I am a Chartered Physiotherapist. That statement took me 5 years of degree-level study to be able to say, and I am proud to be able to do so.'

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