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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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Hand Therapy at PMPP

What is Hand Therapy? Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb. It involves evaluation and testing to assess the injured limb, from which a specific treatment program can be designed. Hand Therapists have specialised skills in the following areas: Custom-splinting. Scar and wound management. Exercise prescription. Manual therapy. Hand Therapists are qualified Physiotherapists

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Returning to Exercise Post Covid

With the new Omicron Covid-19 variant having arrived on our doorstep, many of you (and us) have now contracted the virus. Not the start to 2022 that we had been hoping for! With rising case numbers epidemiologists are predicting 60% of the population will have had Covid in the next few weeks. So we thought

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Are your New Year’s resolutions achievable?

Is your diet doing what it’s supposed to? It’s easy to get swept up into the aspirational health marketing thrown at us every New Year. The advertisements telling us “to take this simple step…”, “ follow this diet…”, “do this workout regime…”, to be the best you you can be! And the resounding implication is

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