If your knee pain is caused by a problem in your back, you need to rehabilitate the "mugger" as well as treat the "victim"
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ISM 3: Driver Theory and Regional Interdependence

This is the third post in my series about Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model (ISM). I’ve previously explained how I discovered Diane and her work, and how it works in line with published literature. This week, it’s time to talk about regional interdependence, which is essentially the theory of...

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Victory's therapists use Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model (ISM) to analyse the underlying cause of your injury
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ISM 1: Introducing Diane Lee’s Integrated Systems Model

Last year, I created a blog series about the Sarah Key Method, in which I talked about the way the Queen’s physiotherapist, Sarah, has developed her own theories about what happens in your spine when you get back pain. I’m the only therapist in central London who is fully...

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An x-ray of a hip
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I tore my hip labrum playing tennis

With tongue in cheek, I firmly believe that, as a physio, I should be exempt from being injured like a normal person. After all, I spend my life fixing other people’s injuries, so surely karma should be on my side - or so my irrational brain tells me. In practice,...

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Helen Murawska learning about Primal Movement Chains at a CPD event
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What are Primal Movement Chains?

Although my MSc was in Sports Rehabilitation Therapy, I have long been interested in movement in general - the way the body ambulates day to day in each person is as fascinating to me as the most technical gymnastics routine. Since finishing my Masters, I have continued to take...

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A therapist demonstrates a glutes exercise on a step in our dedicated gym in our Moorgate physiotherapy clinic
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Lazy Bum Epidemic: Move

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about the phenomenon of gluteal imbalance, which we’ve dubbed the Lazy Bum Epidemic.  In How Skeletal Muscles Work, I wrote about the three different types of skeletal muscle: prime movers, local stabilisers and global stabilisers – how they function when everything’s fine, and...

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Nikki Oxford demonstrates visceral manipulation therapy on a patient at our London clinic
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What is Visceral Manipulation?

Last week, we welcomed new physiotherapist Nikki Oxford to Victory, and talked a little about what she's been doing up to now, and a little about her favourite skills and techniques.  We've received quite a few questions about one of her techniques, Visceral Manipulation - so here's Nikki to...

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Nikki Oxford
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Welcoming Nikki to Victory

This week, we have a special announcement: we have a new consultant physiotherapist at Victory, the lovely Nikki Oxford! So - who is Nikki, and what does she have to offer? Nikki qualified in 1995 and since then has worked virtually everywhere we can think of. She has had experience...

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One of our therapists demonstrates a glute exercise in our physiotherapy clinic in Liverpool Street
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Lazy Bum Epidemic: Stabilise

Over the past few weeks, I've been writing about the phenomenon of gluteal imbalance, which we've dubbed the Lazy Bum Epidemic.  In How Skeletal Muscles Work, I wrote about the three different types of skeletal muscle: prime movers, local stabilisers and global stabilisers - how they function when everything's...

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