Practitioner: Miriam

Improving your balance skills at any age

Balance training involves doing exercises that strengthen the muscles that help keep you upright, including your legs and core. These kinds of exercises can improve stability and help prevent falls. Balance exercises should be completed at least 3 times a week and is good exercise for people of any age and fitness level. Regular balance …

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Everything you need to know about Sciatica

Sciatica is common and affects between 10-40% of the UK population. Recovery times vary widely depending on symptom severity, duration and required interventions such as gentle exercises, medication, pain relief, surgery etc. Sciatica is pain arising from compression of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back, through the buttock region, and …

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Summer after Lockdown – how you can use it to recover from chronic pain

With so many of us working and operating from home over the past year, you would think that chronic pain would subside – but many people will have continued to experience pain and looking to recover as they’re allowed to go out again. Here, Miriam Daurat, Chartered Physiotherapist at Our Health Hub, discusses summer after …

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Top tips to avoid aggravating an old sports injury

The phrase “aggravating an old injury”  is commonly heard but is not entirely accurate. Depending on the injury, its severity and the journey to recovery, there are several factors that influence how our bodies respond to future injury. Instead of “aggravating an old injury”, it would be more accurate to say that a poorly managed …

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5 top tips for exercising safely with a chronic health condition

Miriam Daurat, Chartered Physiotherapist and Pain Management Specialist with Our Health Hub says ‘Chronic health conditions’ cover an incredibly broad range of health issues. These range from persistent pain from varying causes, autoimmune issues like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis, breathing difficulties from conditions like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and many other conditions. …

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