Wendy A Carswell and Associates
Registered Healthcare Professionals

Chartered Physiotherapists, Registered Osteopaths, Registered Chiropodists & Podiatrists,
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Power Plate and Therapeutic Pilates
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning

01943 850723
26 Westgate, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AS

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Physio Logic Otley shared Mick Hughes: Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist's post. ...

Strengthening vs Stretching: Was really interesting seeing people's responses, discussions and questions raised from last night's post regarding stretching in endurance runners. For those interested, here's my 2 cents worth regarding stretching.. Stretching is nice, and by all means stretch as much and as often as you like (except static stretching before your event), but if its the only thing you do to prepare for your sport or event, then you're not going to improve your performance or decrease your injury risk. Strengthening however, if it was the only thing you did to prepare for your sport or event, has been shown to improve performance measures such as speed, agility, jump height and running economy and has been shown to significantly reduce injury risk compared to stretching (69% risk reduction vs 4%; Lauersen et al, 2014). Take home message: By all means static stretch to recover (or foam roller, spikey ball etc etc), and throw in dynamic stretches into your warm up (that also includes strengthening, agility, plyometrics and balance drills), but dont waste your time stretching 45mins 2x per week (if that's all you have time for) when you could be getting better bang for buck strength training in those 2x 45min sessions. Link: bjsm.bmj.com/content/48/11/871.long

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‘Care should be taken with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) usage after an ankle sprain. They may be used to reduce pain and swelling, but usage is not without complications and NSAIDs may suppress the natural healing process’ Study: Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: update of an evidence-based clinical guideline - March 2018 Article ref: bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/07/bjsports-2017-098106 Image ref: lifeinthefastlane.com/bone-and-joint-bamboozler-008/

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We’re so pleased to be nominated for the Best Service Sector in the Otley Business Awards 2018! 😃😃😃 Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us 🙏🙏 #OBA18 #Otley Otley Chamber of Trade Stray FM ...

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Modifying the hip ABduction angle during Bridging exercise can facilitate Glute-Max activity. Conclusion: 'Bridging with 30° hip abduction can be recommended as an effective method to selectively facilitate Glute Max muscle activity, minimize compensatory Erector Spinae muscle activity, and decrease the anterior pelvic tilt angle.' NB: Attempting to TEST glute max strength in 'isolation' can be done in prone + hip abduction 30' + knee bent to 90' + resistance behind distal thigh. For a new evidence based ExPx series keep your 👀 on Physio Networks instagram :-) Article credit: The Gait Guys Article ref: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26778602 Image ref: www.burnthefatinnercircle.com/members/Bodyweight-glute-bridge.cfm

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Physio Logic welcomes ProPodiatry to Otley Podiatry & Chiropody Clinic

12th March 2018 Posted in news

Physio Logic is really excited to announce that ProPodiatry will now be providing the podiatry and chiropody service from the practice. Jo Mugan brings over 20 years experience of working as a podiatrist within the NHS and private sector having previously worked as the Lead Paediatric Podiatrist for Leeds North West PCT and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust providing support for Podiatrists across North Yorkshire.

For the last 18 years Jo has specialised in the field of Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Podiatry and for the last 12 years has further specialised in the assessment and treatment of children (Podopaediatrics) whilst continuing to treat adult patients.


Jo continues to be one of a small number of highly specialised podiatrists in the UK experienced in the treatment of orthopaedic, developmental and inflammatory conditions specific to children.

Having spoken at many society branch meetings and also represented her employers at national conferences on the subject of podopaediatrics; she remains committed to her ongoing professional development, providing evidence based treatments where possible and getting the best result for her patients regardless of their age or mobility because comfortable feet really do matter.


ProPodiatry provides bespoke Podiatry treatments for the whole family ranging from the removal of a painful corn/callus, the assessment of a child with an unusual walking pattern to the athlete suffering with recurring foot/lower limb pain during activity. The feet have a large influence on the rest of the body as they are the foundation on which we stand and walk. Many musculoskeletal aches and pains therefore can be caused or made worse by feet that aren’t functioning correctly. Podiatry intervention depends on numerous factors i.e. the developmental stage of the foot, activity level, footwear etc. Successful Podiatry treatments may include, advice and reassurance, callus reduction, footwear advice/modification, exercise programmes, taping, mobilisation/manipulation, functional/accommodative foot orthoses (insoles) and silicone splinting. ProPodiatry aims to reduce or resolve symptoms whenever possible, reduce the risk of future injury/deformity and promote mobility in all ages.


To book Podiatry and Chiropody appointments with Jo please ring the Physio Logic reception on 01943 850723. Further information can also be found at at www.propodiatry.net




Nomination for Best Service Sector Otley Business Awards 2018

12th March 2018 Posted in news

We’re so pleased to be nominated for the Best Service Sector in the Otley Business Awards 2018! 😃😃😃 Thanks so much to everyone who voted for us 🙏🙏 #OBA18 #Otley Otley Chamber of Trade Stray FM

How Exercise Can Benefit your Brain

8th May 2017 Posted in news

How Exercise Can Benefit Your Brain #MoveMore

Posted by British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) on Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tour De Yorkshire

29th April 2017 Posted in news

Congratulations Lizzie Deignan! Lovely to see you win in Harrogate!



Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning Service launched at Physio Logic Ltd

17th March 2017 Posted in news

Physio Logic are really excited to announce that Northern Medical Ultrasound Ltd will now be providing a private diagnostic Ultrasound scanning service from the practice.


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Plantar Fasciitis Animation

8th September 2016 Posted in news

Posted by Dr. Bone on Monday, 24 April 2017

Lumbar Spine Anatomy Video

8th August 2016 Posted in news

Lumbar Spine Anatomy video:

3D Medical Animation – L5/S1 paracentral disc herniation with compression of nerve root

8th July 2016 Posted in news

Green Tea compound and Rheumatoid Arthritis

8th June 2016 Posted in news

Interesting article on a compound in green tea showing promise for treating rheumatoid arthritis:


Serrates Anterior Exercise for Winged Scapula

8th May 2016 Posted in news

Excellent Serratus Anterior exercise for winged scapula:


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