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Christopher Pettit

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Skiing or Running Tailored Classes at Broadgate

by Christopher Pettit

As a Sport, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist I can devise running and/or ski fit training programs tailored to your needs, these are now available at Broadgate Spine and Joint Clinic. These can be worked out as a single one off session including analysis and a plan, or if you want regular more structured sessions 1:1 or Read More

Whether you are a professional sportsman or an amateur who enjoys a Saturday-afternoon kick about, an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury used to often spell the end of your sports participation. However, as long as there are no degenerative changes in the knee or associated damage to the collateral ligaments, your condition could be managed Read More

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Rehabilitation of ACL Injuries

by Christopher Pettit

Advancements in surgery and rehabilitation mean that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and ruptures no longer mean the end of active sports participation. If there is no associated damage to the collateral ligaments, meniscus or degenerative changes within the knee, it may even be possible to manage the condition conservatively. This will be managed on Read More

Many people suffer from neck pain and it has a tendency to affect office workers, who spend many hours a day at a desk. In fact, research shows that it is the most common musculoskeletal complaint for people who work in an office. Research has also found that sufferers of neck pain are more likely Read More

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

The Research on Neck Pain and Exercise

by Christopher Pettit

Neck pain is the most prevalent musculoskeletal complaint in office workers (Blangsted et al, 2008), and research shows that people with neck pain are more likely to experience other musculoskeletal pain in association with neck pain (Hagen et al, 2006; Juul-Kristensen et al, 2006) likely due to increased pain sensitivity  (Arendt-Nielsen and Graven-Nielsen, 2008). A Read More

Sitting at a desk all day can lead to neck trouble and a back pain, but you can help to prevent problems occurring by doing these stretches at your desk. Release Tight Muscles Begin by opening your chest and shoulders to awaken muscles that have become tight whilst hunched over your desk.  Do not attempt Read More

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Desk Stretches That Can Prevent Neck and Back Trouble

by Christopher Pettit

Performing these desk stretches can help to minimize the neck pain and back pain caused by office work. Stretch 1 Open up your chest and shoulders, awakening the muscles that are become tight whilst you are sitting hunched forwards at your desk. Simply open out and reach back as far as you can. How to: Read More

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Neck Pain and Rehabilitation

by Christopher Pettit

The neck encompasses many tissues all of which are neatly held in place by dynamic (muscles and tendons) and passive stabilisers (ligaments and bone).  It is subject to the curvature of the spine below and the position of the head above.

Christopher Pettit - Physiotherapist

Neck Pain Treatment and Rehabilitation

by Christopher Pettit

The neck is a very complex part of the body and many people can experience varying degrees of pain in the area. It encompasses a large number of tissues, which are neatly held in place by dynamic and passive stabilisers. The dynamic stabilisers are more commonly known as muscles and tendons and you will know Read More

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