Kerensa McKie Ltd

Todmorden based therapist, short and long term musculoskeletal conditions, gait analysis, sport injuries, post surgical recovery. Specialist in shoulders.

I qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from the University of Liverpool in 2003 after a career teaching outdoor pursuits. I am a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and am Health and Care Professions Council registered. After graduating, I worked in the NHS as a physiotherapist. I later specialised in musculoskeletal therapies, developing an interest in upper limb dysfunctions and

Operating as usual

[04/01/21]   Numero 2!

05/01/2021 24/11/2020

Knee Bracing to help maintain activity levels, strength and function | PhysiosOnline
Here is an interesting article that can help you with the question: "Should I use a brace?"

@PhysiosOnline UK Guest blogpost by Clare Pettigrew As physios we all know that exercise is universally recommended for everyone with knee OA. But in our rush to avoid what can be seen as “passive” interventions, we often overlook bracing as a useful tool in our kit when considering how to keep our patients with ...


Physio & Therapies

Good to know.

Lynne and Kerensa are working with this group of Physios with various specialisms including MSK, Neuro, Paediatrics, Cancer care and Sports, helping people all over the UK by video consultation
If you know someone who needs advice in an specialist area we don't cover why not look up a specialist from our network for help? 11/11/2020

This month's campaign explores the topic of posture and how it can affect your health and wellbeing

Some great resources here. We've produced a set of 20 leaflets helping you with various aspects of posture and health, you can download them at this link

[06/15/20]   And we are off.. Back to being able to treat from today.

We are doing a free 5 min phone call to ascertain if you can be treated remotely or if you cannot we can arrange a clinic appointment.
every care is being taken to keep you and us safe during these appointments and we are going above and beyond the guidelines laid down by our professional bodies.

Give the clinic a ring and we we get back to you asap to arrange help for all your issues.

01706 819464

[05/05/20]   Cannot wait for the world to get back to sanity...hope you are all well out there in isolation world.

[03/17/20]   So as the poo has hit the fan we are planning for your health, if the clinic in Tod gets shut down, Currently we are open and taking extreme precautions with cleaning and changing covers for every client, hand washing and sanitising the living daily lights out of everything so can we ask you all to wash your hands on arrival and then before you leave.

If you find you have developed symptom of fever, dry cough etc then even if you are sat in the car outside about to come in give us a call on your phones and cancel, I am waiving late cancelation fees for this outbreak so don't be worried to call last min.

We are setting up Phone consultations and hoping to get skype appointments running asap. That way we can assess your aches and pains and teach you some exercises and self management ideas to help you.

Watch this space for Pilates skype classes to keep you fit while you stare at your four walls.



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Listen to Kerensa McKie talk about the myth surrounding a 'slipped disc'.
Any questions please call 01706 819 464 12/09/2018

Pilates, MacMillan and a Channel swim!

Have a look at our newsletter? For any further information give us a call on 01706 819464 We have lots going on at Physio & Therapies this month.  - Pilates makes a come back after a summer  break. Listen to Kerensa talk about what Pilates is in the video below. - Our MacMillan coffee gathering is on for 20th September 11-4pm in our office which will include free 10 minute taster ses...


Happy Valley Pride

Celebrating LGBT+ life in Hebden Bridge & surrounding areas, with an annual, eclectic, alternative & inclusive week-long festival for everyone.




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This might be good for all hip suffers out there

Interesting programme about Hip Impingement here!


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3 million people in the UK suffer with osteoporosis and an estimated 300,000 fragility fractures occur each year in the UK. 19/12/2017

5 Stretches That Every Dressage Rider Should Do - 5 Stretches That Every Dressage Rider Should Do

[06/23/17]   Great week. Junior client with extreme knee pains returned one week after initial assesment with NO KNEE PAIN! Love helping the clients, months of pain corrected with identifing the cause and sorting it. Second client with chronic disability from post op complications; after 6 weeks, walked in without his walking stick also less extreme pain episodes. Big smiley face week. Two people out of many living in pain that can be improved with the right approach.

[04/06/17]   It is world Get Actve week...go gently if you are usually a couch potato but if you do over do things physiotherapy is there to help....

[01/29/17]   Had a great weekend doing some team physio work on the tiny island of Alderney. Sarah is on track for her round Britain row this spring raising money for Oceans project, a charity that aids children who would not normally get an education due to disability, cast or gender. Met some lovely local people and gave treatment and advice to two who haven't had access to anyone who can help them so far. Stayed at the air bnb at The Explorers house at fraggle rock. Lovely location, ten mins stroll from town and the airport.

[01/11/17]   5 weeks post op and knee is beginning to feel like it belongs to me again, still need to build up my quads and hamstring muscles more as looking a bit skinny in that department, more improtantly feeling a bit weak doing so movements, otherwise geanerally things are as i would expect to see if i was coming through my clinic door asking a physio.

[12/19/16]   So it is finally 3 weeks post op so the TED stockings can come off. Oh joy they are hot un restricted knee movement but did stop alot of swelling and decreased the risk of DVT post op. Onward with exercise, stairs getting easier, ups ok down still depends on the depth of riser ! Managed an hr walking on the flat the last 3 days.

[12/13/16]   Day 8 post op and am able to go up stairs normally, all be it my leg muscles are knackered three quarters of the way up, down is still a work in progress. Test drove the car this morning round the quiet dead end roads where I live. So far so good, managed too longish, slow walks with the dogs as well today. Was back at work yesterday doing shorter clinic and am doing the same most of this week. Over all everything seems to be going well. Rehab wise upping exercises, started on some proprioceptive exercise standing on wobble cushions. Dropped the cushion onto the floor and before I could jump on two dogs beat me to it. The boys use them for their agility training so know they get treats for standind on them, I had to shove them off to do mine! Down side is I don't get treats...

[12/09/16]   Bored, bored, bored, day 4 post op and read two books, watched some training videos, twiddled thumbs, thrown ball for baby dog for a bit. First time out yesterday to hold the pilates group. As they all know the exercises just had to stand or sit at the front and tell them which exercises to do. Thanks to Penny for giving me a lift in. Managing walking (using that term lightly) round house without sticks but outsde needed crutches to make it. Getting good extention and bend of the knee. The bend is limited by a bit of swelling and the sticky dressings pulling on the skin. Will try and replace them today and plonk new ones on with my knee bent so it doesn't feel like the skin on my knee is being peeled off when trying to do my exercise. Oh well better go and get the frozen peas out again...

[12/07/16]   oh forgot to say being good and doing exercises and slapping the ice packs on regularly

[12/07/16]   Hooray, finally time to take the big bandage off my leg...Had an itch in the back of my knee for hours...argh to scratch it was great. bandage was getting a bit uncomfortable as it slide down making a big 'sock' mark on my calf. The up side is the bandage does reduce swelling. The actual dressings are a bit bloody but all dry. give them a couple of days and then they will either come off or I will change them with the ones supplied. Much more comfy now. still not great to walk but can manage a couple of steps, well hobbling steps really but the one crutch is helping more normal gait. pain only on walking so not altogther too bad over all. Mind you fairly bored reading, playing with odds and ends on the computer wanting to get on with stuff that will have to wait till the knee has healed. many thanks to my friend Rachel Walker for looking after the boys and walking them for me.

[12/06/16]   Walking..well just with the aid of my friend's granddad's walking stick. Going to grab some crutches later so i can get mobile. Just re the op notes feel qualified to go ouch...having send that only had morphine by IV in theartre then one dose of codine at about 6pm. Only ibuprofen and paracetomol last night and just on ibuprofen this morning....need brave girl lolly

[12/05/16]   Well lovely staff at BMI the Alexandra Hospital today from the porters, catering staff physios and all the various incarnation of ward and theartre staff. Ended up going for thGA as would have been 5hrs before got my legs back with the spinal. Having said that the GA was well done don't even remember getting sleepy and then woke up very gently in recovery. Lovely shade of green anti dvt stocking and the usual big bandage. Must admit can't actually walk so going to borrow some crutches tomorrow from Physio and Therapies ltd. Oh well bed time.

[12/05/16]   Excellent course to refresh my acupuncture skills yesterday. Thanks to Chris Norris at Norris associates for the course.

[12/05/16]   So just twiddling thumbs waiting to drive over to the hospital for admission, typically the knee has been fairly good all week. Walked the dogs this morning and yes it definitely needs an op...ouch...feels strange not being at work on a Monday.

[12/03/16]   So made it through the traffic, yesterday in time to get to my "pre assessment" for monday's op. Fairly painless although my blood pressure was a bit high after the traffic round the M60...very nice nurses who weighted, measure, check bp and ECG'd me. Lots of clear info, well done BMI The Alexandra hosp. Just the op itself now. Hopefully will be having an epidural so i can sit and watch...


Oceans Project

Great weekend, Ocean project CEO Sarah Weldon visited the UK from her home in Alderney CI, Great to catch up on how things are progressing towards the planned row round the UK next year for
Really pleased to be working with her to make sure she is as fit and able to complete this charity event.

Oceans Project is a UK registered charity, providing free, online, environmental and STEM education to young people aged 5-25 worldwide.

[11/29/16]   Counting down the days until my right knee undergoes a partial meniscetomy and chondroplasty on the 5th Dec. So far we I have had one trip to see the consultant [in rush hour traffic :( ], one trip for MRI. This involves laying still for about 15 mins per knee (I had both mine done) It is a bit like being put inside a metal bin while someone beats on the sides...yep it is really noisy, thankfully as it was my knees my head end was outside the metal tube that sits at the centre of the scanner. Friday sees me off back to the hospital for the pre-op checks on my health to make sure i am fit to have the op, these checks can take up to 2hrs so Iget the feeling thats my afternoon taken care of! any way i will post what that experience was like after friday. #physiofix #arthoscopy #kneesurgery


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Stroke has a new indicator! They say if you forward this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life. Will you send this along? Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue:

During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ...she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 PM Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.



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