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Staying hydrated over summer

[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] 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

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vertigo, dizzy

Vertigo – A Case Study

[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]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

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Good toileting habits – more than just washing your hands!

[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] Going to the toilet. It’s not something we talk about a lot but having good toilet habits can make a big difference with continence and gastrointestinal health. So let’s chat!     Toilet position How you sit on the toilet can affect the position of your bladder and

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Seven ways to avoid the holiday binge this Christmas

[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]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

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Ballet Pre-Pointe Assessments

[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] 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

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Spring into Summer

[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]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

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What is mindfulness?

[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]Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focussing one’s awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s

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Baby Brain – Fact or Fiction?

[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]Is “baby brain” a real thing? I have never been pregnant however many of my pregnant clients often complain that they feel like their memory does not seem as good compared to pre pregnancy and that they sometimes feel a bit “fuzzy” in the brain. I have noticed this

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Cramping – causes and treatment

[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]A cramp is defined as a spontaneous or involuntary electrical activity of a large number of skeletal muscle fibres. This quickly develops into a painful, sustained contraction (muscle spasm), known as a cramp. Cramping can be divided into 2 groups: Nocturnal (night time) cramping Exercise induced cramping   What Causes Exercise-Induced Cramping?

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