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postural physiotherapy

Prolonged Sitting and why we need Stand-up desks!

Sitting Statistics On average people working in sedentary jobs such as office workers, receptionists and people who drive for a living, spend 6.3 hours or 79% of every workday sitting*. When you add time spent outside of work sitting (driving, eating, watching TV, personal internet use), this is a significant amount of time being sedentary.

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sports physio

Ready to ski? Stay injury free

Winter has well and truly set in and the first of the snow for this season has started to fall. Are you ready to hit the slopes? Skiing and snow boarding are unique forms of exercise that require strength, balance, coordination and control. You may have been keeping fit over summer by swimming or running

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vertigo treatment

Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, commonly known as BPPV or vertigo is dizziness that is usually described as ‘room spinning’ as oppose to lightheaded dizziness. What causes BPPV? The inner ear contains 3 canals that sit at different angles, all filled with fluid. When the head moves, movement of the fluid in the canals tells the

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Physiotherapy yoga

Mindful Breathing

In this day and age, we live exceptionally busy lives and often find ourselves racing the clock and ending up completely exhausted, only to do it all again tomorrow! In March 2015, I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease – a condition in which the thyroid gland works overtime. Due to the nature of the condition

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physio exercises

Sit-ups…..to do or not to do?

I recently had a conversation during a Pilates class with a client who was 36 weeks pregnant at the time.  She was quite upset as a friend of hers had just told her that if she ended up giving birth by Caesarian section then she would never be able to do sit-ups again. According to

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Boosting Immunity

A varied, well-balanced diet, regular exercise, lots of water and good sleep are keys to avoiding illness in the lead in to the long winter ahead. On top of this I also swear by my daily routine of vitamin and supplement intake as an added preventative. Every day I take 4 supplements religiously, vitamin C,

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Why does my jaw hurt?

A common complaint presenting to dentists and physio’s is “why does my jaw hurt?” Commonly patients present with jaw or facial pain or discomfort when opening the mouth wide or chewing on hard or large food, such as apples and nuts. Clicking, popping or grating sounds may also be present when opening or closing the

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