The Physiocare Blog

  1. 5 Key Tips for implementing Shockwave Therapy in your clinic

    Implementing Shockwave Therapy is often the biggest barrier for investing in this modality which has potential to not only achieve faster patient outcomes but also hugely increase your reputation.


    1. Select the correct unit for your clinic and team

    There are many different types of units on the market and selecting the right unit for your clinic and your team is important to ensure this modality can be implemented simply and effectively. If the unit is a pneumatic / ballistic Shockwave device the output will be largely the same. What differentiates different units is their interface and usability. Preset protocols, clinical guidance, size, weight, and even ergonomics of the machine are key

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  2. Cold Compression Therapy - Faster, Better And More Sustained Recovery


    We’ve all experienced injuries at one point or another and they can occur in a multitude of different places: the gym, the track, out on the field and even at home! Cold Compression Therapy is an ideal and innovative way to help you heal faster and more efficiently than some long traditional techniques. The practice is seeing a huge increase in use amongst athletes and sports physicians alike.

    When cold temperatures are combined with either dynamic or static compression - most commonly achieved with “Wraps” such as our Eureka Physiocare Cold Compression Therapy Shoulder Wrap - we witness a reduction in pain and swelling in any type of injury that causes swelling and inflammation. Be that muscle tears, sprains or strains. Correctly restricting the blood flow to the injured area by the right amount narrows the blood vessels and reduces pain without restricting flow too m

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  3. Benefits to Having a Touchless Massage Lotion Dispenser

    A touchless massage lotion dispenser is starting to become more prevalent in clinics who are seeking to ensure optimum level of hygiene for their clinicians and patients. A touchless massage lotion dispenser is a device that dispenses a controlled amount of massage lotion.

    They function to conserve the amount of massage lotion used and stop the spread of infectious diseases, such as Covid-19.

    Benefits of Having a Touchless Massage Lotion Dispenser
    There are several benefits to a touchless massage lotion dispenser, including:

    · They have a modern appearance, so they draw attention, increasing compliance with hygiene practices
    · There is no installation required
    · They’re simple to use, especially for people with issues reaching over countertops to reach the massage lotion

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  4. Let's Improve Your Clinic Hygiene - Naqi

    Since its start in 1986, NAQI® has focused on creating healthy skin , actively merging sports , physical therapy and dermatology in 1 brand. So what makes the difference ? 1. Specialized : NAQI® roots lie in sports medicine & dermatology offering a unique blend of products not only for professionals but also regular sportsmen. This results in a variety of functionally different massage lotions. The aim to provide the right massage lotion for each treatment and therapist...
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  5. UK ‘Super-Deduction’ Tax Relief is a Welcome Boost to Physiotherapy Clinics

    The UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his budget on 3rd March where he announced his new ‘super-deduction’ capital allowances break.

    A huge incentive to invest
    A major part of this is the new ‘super-deduction’ capital allowances break. Applying to capital expenditure incurred between 1st April 2021 and up to and including 31st March 2023, eligible businesses can claim 130% capital allowances for the first year on qualifying capital equipment purchases. Or, in the Government’s own words, ‘for every pound a company invests, their taxes are cut by up to 25p’.

    What’s covered?
    The super-deduction applies to capital equipment purchases, but for the purpose of claiming capital allowances, most tangible equipment assets within a business do fall within the plant and machinery category. Perhaps the most clear-

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  6. How foot orthotics can support the work of a physiotherapist.

    Foot orthotic therapy is an extremely useful and conservative approach to treatment of lower limb biomechanical dysfunction. Foot orthotics help to regain “neutral position” and restore balance.

    In the past foot, orthoses were believed to correct mechanical abnormalities such as “over-pronated foot” but now they are giving therapeutic benefits by achieving internal kinetic changes. It also helps to reduce pain and improve function; these are advised in those patients who respond positively to the anti-pronation technique. Recent research has shown the comparison of wearing foot orthosis vs physiotherapy treatment exercises alone the results were significant, and function of the foot was restored. Unilateral plantar fasciopathy was recovered in 12 weeks.

    In most cases, your body needs two to four weeks to become accustomed to any type of orthotics. That means you should plan to wear

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  7. Physiotherapy Trigger Point Release Techniques

    Physiotherapy Trigger Point Release Techniques & Exercises for Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

    Whether you call them trigger points (TrPs) or simply sore spots in the soft tissue, localised areas of myofascial tissue which feel stiff or painful to touch and may provoke a pattern of referred pain are an extremely common clinical finding, particularly around the neck and shoulder.

    This is because myofascial trigger points may be formed in many different ways. For example, if your patient has sustained a direct or indirect muscular injury, suffers from a peripheral joint or spinal pathology, carries out repetitive movements on a daily basis, isn’t sleeping well, has undergone a surgical procedure, has recently increased or changed their training load, feels emotionally stressed, has muscle spasm or sits for prolonged periods (I could go on but it’s basically eve

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  8. Broaden Your Exercise Options with Fortress Foam Rollers

    Why Foam Rollers are a Powerful Recovery Aid in Physiotherapy Work

    1. Increased Blood Flow

    Foam rolling exercises not only stretch and loosen muscles, but they flush out old blood and toxins by encourageing fresh bloodand nutrients (like oxygen and glycogen) to tired muscles.  Greater blood flow aids quicker healing and recovery times.


    2. Improved movements

    Muscles that are properly hydrated and loose create less friction during workout, which decreasesthe chance of injury.  Foam rolling before a workout as part of a dynamic warm-up is especially effective for myofascial release.


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  9. Running your clinic like a business

    Running your clinic like a business

    Wondering how to increase revenue and profitability in your clinic?  Check out the tips below:

    1. Have your pricing structure clearly visible and accessible for patients so they can decide on their own what they want to go for
    2. Offer package prices early on.  One-off payments are easier than getting the customer to pay at the end of every session
    3. Communicate your USP (unique service proposition) clearly to your customer, describing how you are different and stand out from others
    4. Keep your patients connected with your services to reduce cancelled appointments.
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  10. Starting your own physiotherapy practice

    6 steps to a complete business plan

    Starting your own practice as a physiotherapist: it is quite a jump. Suddenly you are an

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