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Athletes Without Pain – Why See A Physio?

It’s often thought that in order to see a physio you need to be injured or in pain. You may think that now or have thought that in the past, but here’s a myth buster for you – it’s not true. Physiotherapists are now increasingly used by sports teams to help improve the performance of […]

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What is the Rotator Cuff & How Can Massage Help? 

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and their tendons – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. They attach to the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (bone of the upper arm).  The shoulder joint is made up of a ball (humerus) and socket.  The rotator cuff stabilises the shoulder joint by holding the […]

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Low Back Pain and Rowing 

Low back pain is a common problem in rowing, and it can be easily improved with the right management.  What is the cause?  Low back pain in rowing is caused by overload to the structures in the back, it is most commonly from an increase in training load or intensity, which is very common after the school moratorium. The repetitive stress from […]

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What is a Dietitian and How Can They Help Me?

Generally speaking, a Dietitian is considered an “expert” in human nutrition and understands the relationship between nutrients and their interaction with the human body. Dietitians are fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals with the ability to; assess, diagnose and treat any nutritional problem or deficit based on symptoms. The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is […]

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Exercise For All Seasons

Have you ever considered why exercise is easier in certain times of the year? Or how our exercise habits vary across the seasons? Today’s blog will explore our motivation to exercise and identifying barriers that may be affecting our exercise regime.   Cooler Months  What things do you associate with winter; hot chocolates, curled up by […]

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Acute Wry Neck

Have you ever had a stiff and painful neck that seems to be stuck in one position? This typically happens all of a sudden or upon waking in the morning, and is known as Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis. Acute wry neck is associated with pain and stiffness. It is often accompanied by spasm of […]

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Common Aches & Pains During Pregnancy

There are a few injuries or pains common during pregnancy. Knowing that what you are experiencing is normal is often enough piece of mind. However when the pain is affecting your day-to-day life or work, that’s when seeing a physiotherapist can help. During pregnancy your body goes through many changes. One of these is increased […]

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There Are No Shortcuts

What’s it going to be? The blue pill or red pill? If only it were that simple. These days society is always looking for a simple ‘fix’ to their problem, but often there are no shortcuts. When it comes to pain and injury, it’s no different. In the majority of cases, people attend our clinic […]

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Measuring Progress in Rehabilitation & Pain Management – SMART Goals

Injuries and chronic pain can interfere with movement, general tasks, social activities, sleep, sports, hobbies and mood. Therefore an important part of rehabilitation is to reduce the impact an injury or pain has on daily functioning. Whilst most injuries heal well, they generally need time to do so. Other conditions may be permanent or have limited […]

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Strength Training for Runners: A Practical Guide

The benefits and importance of regular strength training for runners is widely reported in academic literature. No doubt you will have seen social media posts encouraging runners to get strong. However, how a runner should introduce strength work into their training program is not always clear. In this article we look at some practical ways […]

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