Physiotherapy Tips and Advice

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Xcel Health recognises healthcare needs are complex and require different healthcare services, this is why we have expanded the services we can now offer you. Our experienced team of therapists is confident in helping you get back to being your best. We are passionate about helping others, giving great customer service and providing you with the knowledge and tools needed to make a speedy recovery.

What on earth is Text Neck?

Desiree June 08, 2022

I can hear you asking yourself, what on earth is text neck? Well, if you experience soreness and a nagging pain your neck, then this will be especially interesting for you.

Just take a deep breath…

Vaidehi June 01, 2022

Our lungs and breathing are 2 things that we always take for granted. The lungs just seem to work and we continue breathing without even thinking about it.

A pain in the neck?

Isha May 30, 2022

In the course of my role as a Physiotherapist in the Xcel Health Maidstone and Sittingbourne Clinics, I often get asked about neck pain.

Who wants to talk about feet?

Toby May 30, 2022

From my experience there are only a select few that do. Either they are Podiatrists or foot care professionals and they will talk to you about your feet until they are blue in the face.

Why do I need a strong core?

Anagha May 06, 2022

Have you always been physically active, yet you still get injured every now and then? If yes, you really need to work on your core!

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Vaidehi April 27, 2022

Just over 2 years ago, COVID-19 wasn’t a thing that anybody could even have imagined. Now, we’re all experts in virology.

I’ve got this pain in my knee…

Toby April 26, 2022

‘My knee is hurting. I just woke up one morning and it hurts. What have I done and can you fix it?’

Sports Injuries – they’re such a pain!

Toby March 24, 2022

Spring has arrived, the sun is out and the trees and plants are blossoming. My running shoes are out of their long hibernation and I’m training for a Spring race.

When is a Headache not just a headache?

Toby March 14, 2022

Yes, you read that right. There is more to a headache than it simply being just a headache. In this blog, I’ll talk to you about the different headaches that you can get and explain the differences between them.

How to set up your workstation

Elmer March 11, 2022

So many of us have been working from home in the comfort of our own living rooms, sat on the sofa, at the dinner table or on our beds. But now, we are steadily going back to the workplaces we left in March 2020.

Ankle Injuries : What you should and shouldn’t do.

Elmer Feb 28, 2022

If you hear about an ankle injury, you normally just assume that it is a sporting injury. It must have twisted when running or doing a tackle. That’s a common myth. It really can happen to ANYBODY.

Has working from home left you with a bad back?

Isha Feb 09, 2022

At some time during the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 2 years, almost all office workers have had a stint of working from home (WFH).

Are you worried about overstretching your muscles?

Anagha Feb 03, 2022

Almost every day in the clinic, and on many occasions each day, I get asked the question “How much should I be stretching my muscles?”,.

Conditioning for Running

Isha Feb 03, 2022

The basic conversation between you, the runner and me, the Physiotherapist always starts the same way. You tell me that you are doing everything that you should be doing.

Working From Home

Toby Dec 22, 2021

Before the pandemic of COVID-19 that started in March 2020, home working was becoming more and more popular.

What are Sports Injuries?

Anagha Dec 07, 2021

How many times have you heard this? You don’t need to be a professional sports person to have been told either of these.

How can prehab improve my athletic performance?

Rochelle Nov 24, 2021

Prehabilitation is not a term that many people are familiar with. In fact, it is often confused with rehabilitation which is what helps your recovery from an injury or preconditioning which prepares you for a more specific sport at a higher intensity or at a higher level.

I’ve got a leaky bladder…

Xcel Health Nov 20, 2021

These are words that you will never hear yourself say out loud. In fact, you will probably never hear anybody say them out loud.

What is Acupuncture?

Elmer Nov 12, 2021

Acupuncture is a traditional technique which has been used for the past 3000 years and is originally from China. It has been gaining popularity in the recent past and is one of the fastest growing alternative medicine therapies.

Why you should exercise during the Menopausee

Emma Nov 10, 2021

Everybody will tell you that regular exercise has huge benefits for both your physical and mental health and this is especially true for women going through the Menopause.

It’s all about balance

Dorothee Oct 16, 2021

If you have ever bought a pair of ASICS shoes, you might know that ASICS stands for ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" (a healthy mind in a healthy body, in Latin). I have always loved this saying.

Icing an injury – what do I need to know?

Elmer Oct 08, 2021

An acute injury is a said to be a ‘one off’. It didn’t come on gradually and it just happened in an instant. It could be an ankle sprain during a run, a tackle in a sports match, a stumble whilst out walking or even a slip or fall in the shower.

The role of Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions

Anagha Sep 30, 2021

Neurological Physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy which focuses on the treatment of people with neurological conditions. These affect the function of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Getting into running

Toby Sep 14, 2021

In our blogs, we’re going to talk about different aspects of health and exercise, and how to lead a more active lifestyle. I’m a runner and I wanted to talk about how it all started for me.

Injection Therapy

Xavier July 29, 2021

Injection therapy is something that we have recently started doing in our Sittingbourne clinic to help patients whose joints are inflamed, they have tried all other treatments and none have worked.

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