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  • 5 reasons why your shoulder is hurting

    Our shoulders are pretty awesome, but they are indeed a complex little network of muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. And an injury or imbalance can cause anything from a niggle to excruciating pain. Here’s a list of five common shoulder injuries to help you figure out why your shoulder is hurting. Frozen shoulder Do you […]

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  • Tennis Elbow

    What does Tennis Elbow mean? Tennis elbow is a painful condition affecting the outside part of the elbow. This area is called the lateral epicondyle and so the medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is usually caused by overuse of the forearm. The outer elbow tissues become inflamed. This involves wrist […]

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  • Physiotherapy and Gardening Advice

    Spring is a special season for all gardeners.  Weeds are tugged at and cleared, soil is dug and nurtured, seedlings and seeds are planted.  It is so easy for many gardeners to take on too much, resulting in musculoskeletal strains and sprains. Sustaining an injury whilst gardening occurs easily. Physiotherapy is often needed to ease […]

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  • Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Back Pain

    What does pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy mean? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy can arise from the three main joints of the pelvis and the muscles, ligaments and nerves associated with these joints. There are two sacroiliac joints (SIJ) at the back of the pelvis. The SIJ exists between the sacrum and the side […]

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  • Lower Body Warm Up – Air Squats

    Before heading off on a walk, run or other sporting activity, air squats are useful to warm the lower and upper body.  It is also a useful morning stretch exercise that can be done before rushing out the door to work, or even whilst waiting at  the bus stop. 1) Stand comfortably with your arms […]

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  • Brain Training With Neurobics

    What is Neurobics? Neurobics is a new scientific term referring to the selection of tasks that stimulate the brain’s biochemistry. This stimulation has been shown to activate new pathways within and between neural tissue of brain centres. Brain circuits are thereby strengthened or maintained with specific mental exercises that provide mental challenges. Promoting mental agility […]

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  • Core Muscle Activation

    When you’re suffering from lower back pain, developing an awareness of core activation is important. Activating core muscles gently: Begin by lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor Try to relax your low back, keeping it in a neutral position (which means you should feel a slight curve […]

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  • Warm Up Before Exercise!

    Whether you are a novice or an expert in exercising, it is essential to warm up and stretch before you exercise. Warming up is necessary as it helps to prepare your body for exercises by increasing your heart rate and improving blood circulation. It even prepares you mentally for your workout. Stand upright and march in […]

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