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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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Muscle soreness after exercise – DOMS

We all know that feeling of achy, sore and stiff muscles after a workout. This is called “Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness” (DOMS). DOMS is very common and typically occurs if you have started a new exercise regimen. Increasing your exercise intensity, duration or your resistance weights can also lead to DOMS. What happens to the

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Staying hydrated over summer

Importance of Hydration As the weather starts to heat up and the temperature is consistently warmer, it’s a good time to remember the importance of adequate hydration. Hydration is essential to our body’s overall health, with approximately 60% of our bodies make up being water. Water is vital for survival, it helps to regulate the

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vertigo, dizzy

Vertigo – A Case Study

BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is a condition that causes a sudden onset of vertigo when the head is moved into certain positions. Vertigo is felt as dizziness and is often combined with nausea. BPPV is caused by a dislodging of tiny crystals within the inner ear. The inner ear contains three semicircular canals which

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Seven ways to avoid the holiday binge this Christmas

So you’ve gotten through the chilly winter months, and you’ve started peeling off the layers. You may have put on a few warming kilos, or maybe you haven’t. But now you’re about to go into a season of Christmas lunches, Christmas dinners, Christmas drinks and Christmas work functions. And don’t forget Christmas sales. This whole

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Ballet Pre-Pointe Assessments

Has your dance teacher told you to see a physiotherapist before you start pointe training? Are you unsure of your readiness to commence dancing en pointe?   Pre-pointe assessments are designed to assess the risk of injury to a dancer. They can help determine how ready you are to commence pointe work to ensure the

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Running Physiotherapy

Spring into Summer

Summer is just around the corner! At this time of year people start feeling the pressure to get into shape after a long winter. The warmer weather is a great motivation to get ourselves back out, about and moving and for this reason, injuries are also common at this time of year. Whether you’re ramping

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