Celebrating the Women’s Health Fair

On Sunday 8th March (International Women’s Day), Severn Physiotherapy and Portishead Parent were delighted to present the Portishead Women’s Health Fair. On the day we had a great range of stalls, talks and workshops giving great information on women’s health and wellbeing. We are so grateful to everyone who took the time to support the […]

Five Ways to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Keeping your joints healthy as you get older has lots of benefits, including better mobility and less chance of joint pain. Although most people experience some “wear and tear” on their joints, there are plenty of things you can do to protect your joints. Stick to a healthy weight Carrying extra weight will put additional […]

How to Keep Your Muscles Healthy as You Age

It may surprise you to know that after the age of 30 you lost 1% of your muscle mass each year. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to reduce the impact this has on your life. Having a healthy lifestyle from the start will help, but it’s never too late to do […]

Falls Prevention Exercises

As we get older, our chance of falling increases. It is one of the most common causes for older people to visit A & E and can have a huge impact on someone’s quality of life. If you have fallen, or your worried about the risk of falling, you can speak to your GP or […]

Chair Based Exercises

Research shows us that exercise is important as we get older. It has so many benefits including– Keeping your heart and lungs healthy– Reducing pain– Improving your mobility– Reducing your risk of falls and balance problems– Improving your mood However many people become less active as they get older. Many of our clients tell us […]

Exercise for People with Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s Disease affects around 1 in 500 people in the UK. It is commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 60 but can affect people of any age. There is increasing research highlighting the importance of Physiotherapy and exercise for people with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s UK advise that exercise can be as important as medication […]

Exercising with a Long-Term Condition…Part 1

We know that keeping active has so many benefits, including protecting your heart and lungs, reducing pain and improving your mental health. However, if you haven’t exercised for a while, starting to get active again can be intimidating, especially if you have a long term health condition. The good news is that everyone can become […]

How to Help Someone Who Falls

We see many patients whose main concern is falling. They have often have several falls in the past. Their friends and family often ask us what they can do to help. Here are a few of our top tips… Make sure the home is set up safely It may sound obvious but many falls happen […]

Ways to Get Active in Later Life

Research tells us there are lots of benefits to being active as we get older. From benefits to your heart, reducing your risk of falling and improving your mental health, we know that the positive effects of exercise are far reaching. Below we’ve given some examples of how to keep active no matter what you’re […]

How a Physiotherapist Assesses Balance Problems

Being unsteady on your feet or falling is a common problem as you get older. Research tells us that a third of over 65 year olds fall once a year, increasing to 50% of people aged over 80. Fortunately Physiotherapy can help!  A specialist Physiotherapist can take a detailed history from you and do a […]