Norris Health has been established in the North West for nearly 30 years now and is one of the leading physiotherapy practices in the country. In 1984 we were awarded the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) Gold Award for Excellence, and in 1996 we became one of the first practices in the country to gain practice accreditation – the physiotherapy equivalent of the industrial standard BS5750. This set the foundation for our continued growth and now we operate two state-of-the-art clinics, provide onsite therapists to leading Northwest companies, and provide top class treatment to leading sports teams.
Hamstring injuries are common in sport, as are injury recurrence rates. Hamstring injury rehabilitation requires a multifactorial approach involving the lower spine and pelvis, neuromobilisation and hamstring lengthening and strengthening. This article sets out the... Read More
Hamstring injuries are common (may be up to 12% of sports injuries) and so you are likely to see many patients with these injuries. After reading Part 1 of this article you will have refreshed... Read More
Manual therapy (MT) is a commonly used therapeutic technique, which may be applied to both joints and soft tissue. As we saw in the article ‘Clinically Effective Manual Therapy for the Hip’, MT has quantifiable... Read More
Manual therapy (MT) encompasses hands-on techniques for both joints and soft tissues. In this article we will focus on joint procedures and look briefly at how clinical effects may be achieved. Using the hip as... Read More
This article discusses the incidence, presentation, anatomy and biomechanics of patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) before delving deeper into patient examination, the practical application of patellar taping, the use of orthoses and exercise rehabilitation therapy. It... Read More
This article with accompanying videos and a client handout, has been written for practitioners, and discusses the issue of osteoarthritis of the knee, the role of exercise, its relationship with (or not) arthritis and progresses... Read More
This article outlines the latest incidence statistics for chronic plantar heel pain, explains how the structure and function of the plantar fascia is affected by pathology, outlines a detailed differential diagnosis and then delves into... Read More
A two page A4 leaflet that's been written for patients. It gives information on what chronic plantar heel pain feels like, what the therapist can do and what the patient can do. You can purchase... Read More
Dry needling is a technique similar to acupuncture that is used for the treatment of trigger points and muscle pain. This article describes its effects, dangers and technique as well as providing details of how... Read More
Exercise therapy is frequently a keystone to treatment, and one of the original four pillars of the physiotherapy profession outlined in 1922, when the physiotherapy society was first granted a Royal Charter. Much has changed... Read More
Dr Chris Norris PhD, MCSP is a physiotherapist with over 35 years' experience. He has an MSc in Exercise Science and a PhD in Backpain Rehabilitation, together with clinical qualifications in manual therapy, orthopaedic medicine, acupuncture, and medical education.
Chris is the author of 12 books on physiotherapy, exercise, and acupuncture and lectures widely in the UK and abroad. He is a visiting lecturer and external examiner to several universities at postgraduate level. He runs private clinics in Cheshire and Manchester and his postgraduate courses for therapists are on his website.
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