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Should I Use A Foam Roller?

There is a lot of conflicting research as to effectiveness of using foam rollers. Here we will investigate research and give advice on how to best utilise foam rollers.Nowadays, practically every gym floor is covered by different shapes and sizes of foam rollers. T ...

 

Do I need physio after dislocating my shoulder?

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the human body, allowing for a large range of movement.  One of the reasons for this mobility is the anatomy of the shoulder joint – a ball (humeral head) joining with a shallow socket (glenoid).  While this str ...

 

Why Staying Active is Vital for Women in Their 40s

You’re not in your 20s anymore. You’ve had a few kids and after your last pregnancy your body hasn’t been the same.You’re back at work 5 days/week and your weekends are busy running kids around to play dates, sporting events and birthday parties. Y ...

 

Get Fit Over Summer & Measure The Load

Read this before you undertake the “get fit for summer” exercise programme.Sports injuries treatment can be time consuming and painful so let’s talk about how NOT to get injured.Finally, the sun is rising early in the morning, the temperature is warmer and ...

 

Australian Open Fever: Do You Need to See a TENNIS Physio?

Its that time of the year again when all eyes turn to Melbourne Park for the Australian Open. The best tennis athletes in the world come to battle it out for that grand slam title. At the same time many of us pick up a tennis racquet and have a hit, although usually wi ...

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeWhat is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?The carpal tunnel is a space in your wrist where the tendons and nerves to your hand run through. It contains the tendons for the muscles that bend your fingers, and also your median nerve. In carpal tunnel syndro ...

 

Thoracic Pain and Stiffness

What is Thoracic Pain?Your thoracic spine is the region of your spine between your neck (cervical spine) and your lower back (lumbar spine). Your thoracic spine is unique in the fact that your ribs articulate with the vertebrae in the thoracic spine. Whilst this provides s ...

 

Non-Specific Lower Back Pain

What is Non-Specific Lower Back Pain?There are a number of different structures in your back that can cause lower back pain. These can include: • Intervertebral disc (for true disc-related lower back pain, see our article on discogenic lower back pain) • Zygopophyseal ...

 

Sciatica

What is Sciatica?Sciatica is a term used to describe pain, pins and needles and/or numbness in the legs due to irritation of the sciatic nerve in your lower back. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body; it begins in your lower back and runs down your leg and in ...

 

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow I don’t even play golf – can I have golfer’s elbow? What is Golfer’s Elbow?Golfer’s elbow is the common term for ‘medial epicondylalgia,’ which means pain over the area of the medial epicondyle. The medial epicondyle is a bony prominence on t ...

 

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