Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

March 5th, 2019

Concise Guide!

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis in the UK and one of the leading causes of disability. Symptomatic knee OA in people over 60 years affects 10-13% of the population. In one reported year, 25% of people over 55 years may demonstrate persistent episode of…


February 10th, 2019

Hip Pain
In recent years, lateral hip pain has been termed greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), but is often called trochanteric bursitis.

GTPS is relatively common and affects 10-25 % of the general population, between 40-60 years, and there appears to be a higher prevalence of GTPS in women, and in…

Skiers Thumb

January 7th, 2019

The winter season has arrived, when all the skiers start practicing their skiing squat position and snow boarders their 180’s in preparation for fun times on the slopes. A story I often chuckle about occurred 10 years ago when my brother-in-law persuaded me to try snowboarding on the Andorra…


December 10th, 2018

Today, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses FOOSH, which is an acronym for ‘fall onto outstretched hand’. FOOSH is commonly documented in patients’ medical notes at this time of year due to trips and or slips, especially slipping on ice.

Injury can occur when you fall down and try to break…

Tennis Elbow

November 12th, 2018

Neil Liffen, Director of East Coast Physio, discusses a common soft tissue injury to the elbow. It is a misconception that to have tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, you have to play tennis! Tennis elbow is a common musculoskeletal condition and it’s estimated that as many as one…

Wrist Anatomy and Tenosynovitis

October 25th, 2018

This time, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses the wrist anatomy with particular emphasis on the back of the hand and common sites of tenosynovitis.

In completing a BSc Physiotherapy and MSc Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Neil has always been fascinated by the human anatomy and learning…

Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

September 15th, 2018

This month, Neil Liffen, director of East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) discusses plantar fasciitis (PF), which is one of the most common conditions affecting the foot. Plantar fasciitis may be confused with ‘policeman’s heel’ but they are different. Policeman’s heel is called plantar calcaneal bursitis – inflammation of the…

East Coast Physio

August 10th, 2018

East Coast Physio Ltd (ECP) has three clinics in the Suffolk region, located in Ipswich, Felixstowe and Leiston, all based in GP surgeries. All clinics offer specialist physiotherapy for all types of injury. In addition, ECP offers affordable diagnostic ultrasound for examination of soft tissue and joint conditions in…