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Muscle mass and bone density during menopause

What is menopause? Menopause is the end of the female menstural period, diagnosed 12 months from one’s last. It is associated with many natural changes. In the lead up to menopause, women go through the peri- menopause phase which includes a period of hot flushes, vaginal and sexual changes, altered mood, sleep and a change

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Make sleep your strength

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or preventing an injury, adequate sleep is just as important as your rehabilitation exercises and maintenance strategies. Sounds relatively simple, right? Science says otherwise!! Sleep Cycle – The Basics One sleep cycle is broken up into two phases; Non-REM (three sub-stages N1, N2, N3) and REM. Each cycle takes

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The overactive pelvic floor

It is very common for women to have an overactive pelvic floor but what does this actually mean? Imagine if you held your fist clenched indefinitely. Consider how sore your palm, finger, thumb and wrist muscles would feel. This analogy explains what happens with your pelvic floor muscles if you are not giving them time

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Hand exercises for Myositis

May is Myositis awareness month! Hand exercises are an important part of a strength program for Myositis. Myositis is a rare autoimmune condition that has a variety of forms. It is generally characterised by weakness and fatigue of the muscles. Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) is a type of Myositis that affects the muscles of the

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Activewear review

Activewear or athleisure wear has taken the world by storm. In 2020, the size of the global sportswear market amounted to approximately 353.5 billion U.S dollars. No longer are our only options  a pair of black cotton leggings. Instead, there’s an array of brightly coloured, innovatively designed styles of activewear from thousands of brands. I

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Balance

What is balance? Balance is the body’s ability to maintain its centre of mass over it’s base of support. It is the ability to keep your body upright over your feet without swaying. Some of the main sensory pathways that contribute to maintaining balance include: The vestibular system Vision Proprioception The vestibular system: The vestibular

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Cervicogenic Headache: A pain in the neck!

What are they? A Cervico-genic headache (CGH) is a headache that literally comes from your neck! Neck joints can cause neck headache or pain if they are either too stiff or too loose. They can also cause pain if unsupported by weak muscles or are in an abnormal joint position. (eg. locked facet joint or

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The MRI experience

One of our clients shares her firsthand experience of going through a MRI scan. If you’ve just been referred by your doctor or medical specialist for your first MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), what would you like to know? Of course, there’s plenty of information online about MRIs… what they’re for, what they do, how they work.

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Different types of vertigo

Vertigo in a patient can present due to a number of different causes. The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain. These areas process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also result

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Older person’s health

Keeping our older people safe and well: With an ageing populating, it is now more important than ever to look after the health of the older people in our community. According to Sherrington et al, At least one-third of people aged 65 years and over fall once or more annually. The flow-on effects from a

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