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Thoracic Mobility

The thoracic spine is comprised of the twelve vertebrae (back bones) of the middle segment of the spine. Thoracic mobility is important for good posture, to prevent back and neck pain, improve shoulder range of motion and to enable overhead lifting and mobility. A stiff thoracic spine that is unable to extend, limits efficient shoulder

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marathon running physiotherapy

It takes a village

Have you ever heard the saying “it takes a village” ? You might have heard someone like Roger Federer imply it, or Lucy Bartholomew hint at it. They are athletes in very solitary sports, but their success depends on an entire ‘village’ of people.  They might be the person in the limelight or the one

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Myositis: an autoimmune condition

Myositis encompasses a group of rare autoimmune conditions. An autoimmune condition is one where our body’s defence system starts to mistakenly attack its own cells. Why this happens is not clearly understood. In Myositis the body’s immune system attacks muscle cells, resulting in inflammation and weakness. Symptoms The symptoms, including which muscles are affected, depends

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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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