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Ascenti Team
21 Jan

Protecting yourself from minor injuries

Slips, trips and falls are a fact of life, but there are things that we can all do to prevent mishaps that may lead to injury.
Nick Worth
14 Jan

Back pain: Symptoms, causes & treatment

Back pain can affect different people in different ways. Here Nick Worth, our National Lead Clinician, talks us through the common symptoms, causes and treatment.
Ascenti Team
7 Jan

Reducing the impact of persistent pain

Persistent pain is complicated and is not easily ‘fixed’. However, there are steps you can take to manage your pain and reduce the impact that it has on your life.
Ascenti Team
7 Jan

10 ways to manage pain

Feeling frustrated by pain? Following these steps can help you to manage pain and move forward with your life.
Ascenti Team
7 Jan

Using ice and heat at home

Discover how to use ice and heat effectively to treat pain or injury at home.
Ascenti Team
22 Nov

Sleep well – feel good 

Sleep is essential if you are recovering from an injury or looking to improve your physical wellbeing generally. Read our six tips for a restorative night's sleep.
Ascenti Team
6 Nov

Stress less and recover faster 

Your mental health can have a big impact on your physical health and vice versa. Take our stress test and discover 10 tips to help you stress less.
Ascenti Team
29 Oct

Returning to exercise following injury 

Injuries can be frustrating, especially when they interrupt your ability to regularly play sport or workout. Before trying to jump back to your normal levels of exercise, here is some guidance to help you safely and effectively return to exercise.
Ascenti Team
17 Sep

How to treat a soft-tissue injury, sprain or strain 

Sprains, strains and other soft-tissue injuries can be painful, frustrating and sometimes hard to shake off. Find out the best way to effectively treat your injury here.
Ascenti Team
24 Aug

Five steps for managing a painful or injured joint

You use most of the joints in your body every single day, so when they become acutely painful it can be a real problem that impacts on your day to day life.
Ascenti Team
2 Mar

Fuel your body with a balanced diet

Eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight will help you to feel your best. It is especially important if you are recovering from an injury, are training hard or if you are managing a long-term condition or complaint.
Ascenti Team
26 Feb

Anterior knee pain

Pain at the front of the knee is a common problem experienced by around 25% of the population at some point in life. Clinicians and physiotherapists call this anterior knee pain, or patellofemoral pain.
Ascenti Team
26 Feb

Achilles tendon pain

The achilles tendon is the large band of tissue at the back of your ankle and heel. Achilles tendonitis or tendinopathy is when this tendon becomes inflamed, causing pain and discomfort.
Ascenti Team
31 Jan

Neck pain

Neck pain and stiffness is a common complaint and can occur for a variety of different reasons. It can feel painful and uncomfortable because there are so many different muscles, ligaments, joints and nerve ends within your neck.
Ascenti Team
31 Jan

Osteoarthritis of the knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a long-term condition causing the cartilage in the knee to gradually wear away. This is a normal part of the ageing process known as degeneration.
Ascenti Team
31 Jan

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain and stiffness can occur for many different reasons, but it is usually a result of the muscles surrounding the shoulder becoming irritated and inflamed. Symptoms may be related to posture, or there could be an underlying condition, such as shoulder impingement or frozen shoulder.
Ascenti Team
31 Jan

Lower back pain

Pain in the lower back (lumbar spine) can be triggered by many different factors. It’s the most common reason people seek physiotherapy and can be painful and frustrating.