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adolescents, running

Sporting Injuries in Adolescents

Adolescents lead active and energetic lives, often taking part in multiple sporting activities a week. With participation in organised sport at a peak, this has lead to an associated increase in injury.  Commonly, young athletes suffer from two types of injuries: acute traumatic and chronic overuse injuries. Adolescents suffer from similar injuries as adults, however

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cancer, rehabilitation, pilates

Cancer diagnosis – how Physio can help with recovery

Cancer rehabilitation is a relatively new area of Physiotherapy and one that I have been fortunate enough to undergo post-graduate training in. As an increasing number of people are treated for various forms of cancer, the need for Physiotherapy-based rehabilitation has become very apparent.   Who can benefit? The majority of clients (but certainly not

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fascia, muscles

Fascia connects the body

We’ve all heard of muscles, ligaments and tendons. But if you’ve ever been to see a physio or remedial massage therapist you may have heard them talking about fascia. And then thought “what on earth is that”? The next question you may be asking yourself is “so why is it relevant to my injury?”   So,

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sleep, mum, postnatal

Sleep hygiene

Part 2: Optimising sleep + Sleep and pain If the previous sleep information hasn’t put you to sleep yet, let’s really nail it on the head now. A set of strategies to improve you sleep hygiene can make a dramatic difference to your quality of sleep.   “Sleep Hygiene” – Top tips in order to

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sleep, mum, postnatal

Sleep and the consequences of sleep deprivation

Sleep: Part 1 We all know how it feels to get a terrible night’s sleep and the aftermath of how it is to function the following day. It can then potentially impact on how we sleep the following night, for good or for worse. Around 25% of adults report being dissatisfied with their sleep, 10-15%

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On-the-Go Glute Workout!

There’s so many reasons why you may not get to do the exercise you want or need to do for your body. Travel for work, young kids to look after, long work hours, transport difficulties, the list goes on. The following workout is designed for people with busy lives who still need to work on

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Pregnancy Massage

Every woman will experience pregnancy differently, from how you carry your baby (or babies), to the pain or sickness you can  feel. Your body goes through many growing pains and changes during this time.  Unfortunately the reality is that it’s not all “peaches and cream”……but that is where pregnancy massage can help.   REDUCTION OF

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Are group fitness classes dangerous?

Within the past few years we have seen a drastic increase in group fitness classes. Between Les Mills, CrossFit, F45, and Body Fit clearly there’s something to this trend of group classes. With a new trend of course comes critics claiming “F45 causes back injuries” or “CrossFit is bad for your shoulders”.   As a

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Magnesium health benefits

Are you irritable, lethargic or low in mood? Are you suffering from muscle cramps and having trouble getting to sleep? All signs point to a possible magnesium deficiency……   What is Magnesium? Magnesium is an essential mineral for over 300 different chemical reactions in the body. It is essential for energy production (and therefore your

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Benefits of Walking

For many people, running isn’t an option, due to injury, pregnancy or for medical reasons. Walking is a wonderful, easy and free activity that has many health benefits, both physically and mentally.   Benefits of Walking Boosts bone density, which is so important in the prevention of osteoporosis Decreases risk of heart disease, diabetes and

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