202019Aug

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ? 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…

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82019Aug

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…

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312019Jul

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy Cupping therapy is a massage technique that originates way back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern Cultures. In fact, one of the first medical textbooks dated 1550BC called Ebers Papyrus describes Cupping in detail. Modern-day cupping involves placing a number of glass suction cups on your back and using a small suction…

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262019Jul

Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow Rehab

Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow Rehab Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylagia) is a condition where the tendons from your forearm muscles that attach to the outside of your elbow become inflamed and painful. It is commonly associated with overuse, and not necessarily just from tennis, but any repetitive actions at the wrist, including…

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192019Jul

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio Can Help

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio can Help Prolapse is one of the biggest secrets in women’s health. Did you know that 50% of women who have had children are affected by prolapse, so there are literally millions of women who suffer this condition in silence!  A prolapse is where either the bladder,…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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42019Jul

How to: Stretch Quadratus Lumborum

How to: Stretch Quadratus Lumborum Is your tight Quadratus Lumborum (QL) causing you problems? This muscle sits in your lower back, attached from your 12th rib, the L1-L5 transverse processes of the vertebrae and the iliac crest. When the QL on one side of your back contracts it causes a side flexion of your spine…

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272019Jun

Exercising With Knee Osteoarthritis

Exercising With Knee Osteoarthritis Many people with knee osteoarthritis decrease or stop exercising at the level suggested by the World Health Organisation (150 minute per week of moderate-vigorous exercise) due to fear of making their arthritis worse. However, a recent medical research trial studied 1978 knees with OA or at a high risk of OA…

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192019Jun

Deep Neck Flexor Exercises

Deep Neck Flexor Exercises Evidence has shown that individuals with neck disorders (including headaches) often have impaired strength and control through their deep cervical flexor muscles. These are the muscles that help you maintain neck stability and good posture. In simple terms, they are responsible for keeping your head in line with your body! If…

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132019Jun

Groin Pain – The 5 Second Squeeze Test

Groin Pain – The 5 Second Squeeze Test Groin pain or injuries can be really limiting in sports and is quite commonly seen in footballers. It can come about from a strain or tear to the adductor muscle group, which runs on the inside of the thigh. There is a simple test called the 5…

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62019Jun

What is Osteoporosis ?

What is Osteoporosis ? Osteoporosis occurs when the balance between bone building and bone breaking down chemicals in the body becomes upset. As people get older the body gets better at breaking down bones than making them. In women especially after they hit menopause, the lack of oestrogen in their body causes them to break…

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