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Look mum, I’m blogging! – Meet Josh Congdon

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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Plantar Fasciitis

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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Subacromial Pain – Shoulder Pain

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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Lateral hip pain

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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It’s not all about the scan

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. Last week I posted a chart on our Facebook page that took 2 studies looking at scan findings and their correlation to pain. I highlighted...

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10 Tips to Deal with Osteoarthritis

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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How Much Exercise Should I Be Doing? (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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Shin splints – stopping you in your tracks

Shin splints – stopping you in your tracks

Shin splints is a term used commonly for pain in the shin. It’s as simple as that. There are of course many different causes of shin pain though, the most common of which is termed ‘medial tibial stress syndrome’ (MTSS).
MTSS is an irritation in the periosteum (the lining of the bone) and has been suggested to be very similar to the reaction in the build up to a stress fracture. The diagnosis however, does not include that of stress fracture, but is considered a bony stress reaction. It can also encompass tendinopathy of the adjoining tendons or a dysfunction of the tibialis posterior, tibialis anterior or soleus muscles.

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What is physiotherapy at Reflex-18?

What is physiotherapy at Reflex-18?

You have probably heard that physiotherapists give exercises, massage, click you, stick needles in you, stick bright tape on you, lecture you about your weight, and use all sorts of weird and wonderful machines with flashing lights, loud noises and variable amounts of pain!

Well physiotherapists may do all of these things.

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Range Of Specialists

Our team specialise in the prevention, pain relief and management of injuries caused by participating in sports and exercise. Working with all ages & all levels of ability we work closely with you to get you back doing what you love.

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Years Of Experience

Our team has many years’ experience working with people from all walks of life, from elite athletes to those recovering from surgery. We combine our knowledge and expertise together to help people feel their best.

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State Of The Art

We embrace new technology and concepts to provide a range of treatments, including; Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Plan, Gait analysis, Sports Massage, Manipulation, Taping, Hyaluronic Acid Injections, Acupuncture & Shockwave.

Testimonials

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  • 5 star review  Best physiotherapist I’ve seen. Over the years I’ve seen a few physio’s and I can say that the physio I saw here knew what they were on about and gave me the help I needed in the space of about 3 weeks to a month of treatment for my injury! Would definitely recommend to anyone like myself who is very much into there exercise and does a competitive sport!

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  • 5 star review  I had a great experience using Reflex-18! The physiotherapist, Alice, was just so lovely, kind, compassionate and really took her time to assess me holistically and gave me some really good exercises to go away and do and was just a star! Thank you Alice! I would highly recommend!

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  • 5 star review  I was recommended to see Alice by a friend and although I've only had one session, I am more confident in myself that with her help I can recover after a serious injury. Its going to take time but I know I'm in the right place! Mick Harty

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  • 5 star review  I developed a severe back problem over Christmas to a point where I couldn’t walk unaided. Thinking it was going to be a long recovery ahead I have been amazed by the work Josh does - he has fantastic knowledge and I felt I could fully trust him - 4 appointments in and I feel far better than I thought I would. Fantastic physio!

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  • 5 star review  Really pleased with the treatment received from Josh at Reflex-18 for a frozen shoulder, culminating to a long kayak trip today. At one point, pre treatment, I did wonder if that would be possible again as I couldn’t even put a coat on without assistance. And importantly, I felt COVID-19 safe throughout, witnessing thorough cleaning pre and post appointments. Many thanks Josh. 👍🏼

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  • 5 star review  Reflex18 was recommended to me when I had issues with my ankle for many seasons, I couldn’t have asked for more Josh’s recommendations and knowledge meant that after 3/4 sessions my ankle felt completely different and was able to play pain free for the first time in a couple of years, highly recommended 👍🏼

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  • 5 star review  Josh has been great on helping me recover from more than one injury very quickly and efficiently. I didn't know a great deal about injury prevention or recovery but Josh has been really informative and helped me massively in understanding what I can do to prevent injury in the future. Highly recommend!

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  • 5 star review  Friendly and professional service. Recommend using them

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  • 5 star review  I had to take my daughter to see Josh recently as she was experiencing knee pain whilst running. The treatment, advice and care she received were first class and have helped her recovery to running fitness. I would not hesitate to recommend Josh to anyone who needs help in terms of injury or just good advice.

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  • 5 star review  Josh was simply amazing. I visited Reflex-18 after my 4th knee surgery and had completed the physio that the hospital had prescribed which was fine for walking but not getting back to sport. Josh started by just taking an interest in the activities that I wanted to get back too and understanding the movement that was necessary. We took everything back to basics and started again by just learning to squat and making sure that my bodyweight was evenly distributed and we saw very early in it wasn’t. The exercises I was given to rectify this were easy to do at home but didn’t feel like ‘boring’ rehab exercises which you soon give up on. 6 months after seeing Josh I am back to full mobility and I am probably moving better than I ever have and more importantly pain free! Can’t thank Josh and Reflex-18 enough as never in my wildest dreams did I expect to where I am again let alone less than 6 months or so after seeing him.

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