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Equipment and Consumable Products used in Rehabilitation

As part of ongoing rehabilitation or exercise treatment you may want to purchase equipment or consumable products recommended by your physiotherapist. We provide the below links to help you choose the right items. You do not have to use the specific items or brands suggested, but these items have been recommended by us, and used successfully by our patients, in the past.

Hot & Cold Treatments

Microwaveable Wheat Pack – Long

For hot or cold usage. Ideal for neck and shoulder pain.

Microwaveable Wheat Pack – Large

For hot or cold usage. Ideal for lower back pain.

Reusable Hot & Cold Gel Packs

3 per pack

Ice-it-Away Ice Massage Ball

Refillable ice massage ball & bag

Refillable Ice bag with Velcro attachment strap
Disposable Instant cold packs
Game-Ready Rental link

http://gameready.co.uk/Rental.html

Electronic Equipment

TENS Machine
TENS Pads
Pulse Oximeter
Electronic Forehead Thermometer
Blood pressure meter

Tape Wraps and Bandages

Coban wrap 7.5cm width

Coban wrap 5cm width

Coban Wrap 2.5cm

Mueller Under-wrap

Leukotape P Combi Pack

Sports Tape (K-tape)

Pre-tape Skin Adhesive Spray – Mueller

Orthotics, Braces and Supports

Canterbury Base Layers and Compression wear

Men : https://www.canterbury.com/baselayer-compression-c8

Women : https://www.canterbury.com/baselayer-compression-c110

Junior : https://www.canterbury.com/baselayer-compression-c35

A60 Aircast – Black

A60 Aircast – White

Soft Ankle support – Black

Vasyli Orthotics

Blue – Full Length

Blue – 3/4 Length

Heel pads (pair)

Knee braces

Ankle supports and Ankle boot

Crutches

Paediatric crutches

Exercise Equipment

Theraband

Balance or wobble board

Bosu

Stationary bikes

Slant board

Weights

Ankle weights

Swiss balls

Pulleys

Opening Hours :

We are back to normal hours again!

Our opening hours are 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

We still offer virtual consultations for patients that are isolating or have to isolate after returning from holiday.

We are following Public Health England guidance to ensure the safety of our patients and staff is upheld. Please wear a mask when visiting our clinic.

To book an appointment for Physiotherapy or a Diagnostic Ultrasound please contact us on 07736731022 or admin@meyerphysio.com

We are open again!

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We are happy to announce that the clinic has re-opened on 8/6/2020!
Hours : 2pm to 5pm Monday to Friday.

We are still continuing with remote online consultations but have started to see patients face-to-face, if required. We follow a screening process prior to attending appointment. We will also request all patients to provide written informed consent.

We are taking guidance from the PHE and CSP to ensure a safe environment is maintained for patients and staff maintained during consultations.

Please contact us on 07736731022 for further details.
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A Cross-Sectional Study Comparing Overhead Activities of Senior Tennis Players With and Without Shoulder Pain

Suegnet Meyer, MSc BPHYST MCSP  

MSc Sports Physiotherapy Dissertation

University of Bath, 2018

Abstract

Study Design

Cross-sectional design

Background

Repetitive overhead activity during tennis is a causative factor of shoulder pain. Age and playing years will influence shoulder movement and possibly result in shoulder injuries for throwers and hitting athletes. Literature assessing the shoulder movements of senior overhead athletes with shoulder pain exist, but correlation with serve kinematics is lacking.

Tennis player with motion sensors attached
Tennis player with motion sensors attached
Objectives

This study compares the effect of shoulder overhead activities on senior tennis player – with and without shoulder pain. The differences between movement patterns by means of inertial measurement and shoulder clinical assessments were assessed and correlated with the effect of age and playing history.

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Case Study: Diagnostic Ultrasound of Achilles Tendinopathy – how does Diagnostic Ultrasound fit into physiotherapy practise?

Author: Suegnet Meyer, MSc, BPHYST, PGCert MSK US (cand).

© 2020 Suegnet Meyer. All rights reserved.

Slide 1: Non-insertional or Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy: Does Diagnostic Ultrasound fit into Physiotherapy Practise?

This presentation was constructed as part of completing a postgraduate qualification in Musculoskeletal Sonography at Brunel University, 2020. This case has been anonymised and patient consent obtained.

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Covid Update – 23/3/2020

Coronavirus

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak and the UK Government guidance we are now closing the clinic for all face-to-face consultations and urge all our patients to stay at home and apply social distancing to support the NHS to #flattenthecurve and avoid spreading the Covid-19 virus.

Remember to continue exercising and to pay attention to your mental heath during the lockdown period.

The clinic now offers online Telehealth appointments for patients that require injury assessment or to continue with treatment via video conferencing facilities on Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp. Please contact us on 07736731022 or admin@meyerphysio.com if you would like to discuss treatment.

As part of our online Telehealth virtual service, we provide customised exercise programme, with linked photos, videos and linked advice, as required, that will be sent to the patient when the virtual treatment is completed.

The clinic will contact all our current patients as soon as we re-open again.

Study Participants Wanted: Are you a Tennis Player?

Motion Capture of Tennis Player
Motion Capture of Tennis Player

We are seeking tennis players to be participants in a scientific study focussing on  shoulder injuries. 

We are conducting a local research project in the Bath and Weybridge/West Byfleet-areas in conjunction with the University of Bath Sport and Exercise Department during June-August 2017. The tests will take place at local indoor tennis clubs in Weybridge area and in the Bath area.
The duration of the testing is approximately 2hrs.

This study has now been completed.  The second part of the study will take place in due course and all applicants will be invited to participate via email.

All results of each individual participant will be sent via email after completion of the study. 

We would like to thank all study participants and their coaches for such an overwhelming response and interest in this study! It is much appreciated and will benefit many sports groups and individuals in future.

For any enquiries please contact us on enquiries@meyerphysio.com

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Functional Movement Screening – Is it a valid injury predictor in Sport?

By Suegnet Meyer

Functional movement screening (FMS) is a tool that consist of 7 tests. It is widely used by trainers, coaches and therapists to predict if an athlete is at risk of injury. Many have raised their scepticism regarding the true value of using these tests as injury predictor.

In a recent systematic review (Moran et al., 2017), documented that FMS composite scores prediction and injuries that occurred, did not correlate. ‘Moderate’ evidence exist  ‘against’ using FMS in football injury prediction. Limited and conflicting evidence exists in basketball, running, police and firefighters. Various cases were assessed and ‘strong’ evidence was found that a high FMS composite scores, predicting a high injury risk, only resulted in a small amount of injuries sustained in military personnel. Although FMS has good to excellent inter- and intra-reliability, it is advised not to base injury prediction on FMS, as it is inaccurate.

Reference:

Moran, R., Schneiders, R.W., Mason, J., Sullivan, S.J., (2017). Do Functional Movement Screen (FMS) composite scores predict subsequent injury? A systematic review with meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096938