42019Apr

How do we test Balance ?

How do we test Balance ? Last week Gaynor one of our Physios from our Falcon practice explained what balance is. So, Now that you know what balance is and why it is important, here are a few exercises you can use to improve your balance. When doing these exercises make sure you are standing…

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42019Apr

What is Balance ?

What is Balance ? Balance is our ability to sustain an upright posture and stable position. There are 2 aspects to balance – static balance (when you are standing still) and dynamic balance (when you are moving around, reaching beyond your feet). Balance is important in all aspects of your life. Having good balance means…

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212019Mar

3 Most Common Questions Regarding Headaches

3 Most Common Questions Regarding Headaches As physios we often see people who are suffering from Headaches. We have noticed that there are 3 common questions that people often ask and I wanted to answer these for you: Are there different types of Headaches? Yes, there are many different types of headaches, but the main…

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82019Mar

Here is what NOT to do when back pain strikes

Here is what NOT to do when back pain strikes I was just reading about types of low back pain, and it got me thinking about some of the advice that people tell us they have received from other therapists or medically trained persons and it drives me crazy. So, I’ve decided to get it…

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82019Mar

What is Sarcopenia ?

What is Sarcopenia ? . Last week I read this article: “Effects of Resistance Training on Functional Strength and Muscle Mass in 70+ year old individuals with Pre-Sarcopenia: A Randomised Controlled Trial” This confirmed what we physios have thought for a while – that older people who train 3x per week at home doing body…

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82019Mar

The Mckenzie Extension

The Mckenzie Extension Acute low back pain is one of the most common things we treat in physiotherapy. Often patients will present with back pain that is very painful, that has come on within the last few days. Often the patient will know what has caused the injury – such as bending awkwardly, lifting a…

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312019Jan

How to Perform a Proper Squat

How to Perform a Proper Squat The squat exercise is a very important exercise and is involved in a lot of rehabilitation programmes for injuries. What you don’t want to be doing is trying to do your rehab but injuring yourself with poor technique. Watch the video for a few important tips to follow to…

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162019Jan

Rotator Cuff Strengthening Exercises

Rotator Cuff Muscles The rotator cuff is a bundle of muscles around the shoulder that provide strength and stability during movement. The muscles arise from the shoulder blade over the back of the shoulder blade and connect to the head of the humerus, the large bone between your shoulder and elbow. Injuries to the rotator…

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132018Dec

How to Lift Items the Correct Way

How to Lift Items the Correct Way Most people have heard that to protect your back while lifting and bending you need to bend your knees. If you have tried this you will have found that taken literally it’s not very practical. Not only is it very hard on your knees especially if you’re doing…

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132018Dec

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause pain, not only directly…

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102018Dec

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain

Common Myths About Lower Back Pain Low back pain is the most commonly treated condition by physiotherapists and if you have been unlucky enough to experience it, you know that severe back pain can really influence your day to day life. Today Ellen is going to talk to you about some common myths with low…

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292018Nov

Chronic Pain – Part 3

Chronic Pain – Part 3 Focus is another strategy that we use as physiotherapists to help you manage your chronic pain. To understand how this helps, you need to understand how the brain changes when you have pain for a long time. So, when you have ongoing pain, you get a sensitisation of the nerve…

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