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Over the years our Newcastle physiotherapists have had their fair share of questions from both clients and the public alike. From the ‘am I to old?’

right through to the ‘won’t it hurt me more?’ there have been a number of misconceptions thanks to the misinformation on the internet.

But behind every myth there is a fact lurking in the shadows and in our latest blog post we’re bringing you a selection of little known Physiotherapy facts; so little known, you might even think they are myths!

  1. Physiotherapy Can Treat Vertigo

Classified as a sensation of whirling and a loss of balance usually associated with great heights, many people suffer his phenomenon with their feet firmly on the ground. In these people, the condition is usually caused by an infection of the vestibular system which is responsible for balance. However, using physiotherapy can reduce the symptoms by reconditioning the body parts responsible for balance. By utilising exercise that improve balance when walking, head and eye movements to counteract dizziness, many sufferers report improvement after just one session!

  1. Physiotherapy Can Improve Mental Wellbeing

Not just designed to improve flexibility, range of motion and overall strength, our treatments also carry huge benefits for mental health. With a variety of massages on offer at our Newcastle Physiotherapist centre, it’s possible to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to drastically reduce symptoms of stress and high blood pressure, resulting in the release of feel good endorphins.

  1. Physiotherapy Is Helping Tackle Obesity

As the leading cause of premature death worldwide, obesity is a wide-spread epidemic. Although many assume that governments and doctors are the only professions that can change this, physiotherapists also have a valuable role to play. This is because obesity leads to restricted movements and ultimately discourages an individual from engaging in physical activity. Using a medley of treatments such as biomechanics, rehabilitation exercises and nutritional advice, physiotherapists can help people overcome their barriers and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Here at Gosforth Physio & Wellness we can treat a wide range of ailments and tailor unique programmes to suit the individual. To book an assessment or discuss your requirements call us on 0191 284 9111 or visit our website.

Kevin Kennedy

Director / Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Kevin is an Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapist, Acupuncturist and Pilates instructor with a special interest in neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunctions and pain.

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