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cancer, rehabilitation, pilates

Cancer diagnosis – how Physio can help with recovery

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] 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?

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fascia, muscles

Fascia connects the body

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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sleep, mum, postnatal

Sleep hygiene

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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”

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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!

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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pregnancy

Pregnancy Massage

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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Are group fitness classes dangerous?

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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magnesium

Magnesium health benefits

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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Benefits of Walking

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] 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

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rehabilitation post-surgery

Muscle soreness after exercise – DOMS

[vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]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

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