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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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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV?

In a previous blog found here I outlined how improving neck function and pain with Physiotherapy can help dizziness or vertigo. The body also has other organs and systems that contribute to the information the brain receives about your balance. One of these resides in the inner ear. When this apparatus is not working as well […]

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If You Get Back Pain After Gardening, Are You Doing Something Wrong?

Many of us see the warmer weather as a chance to get on top of our gardens that can get away on us during the colder months of the year. However, spending a few hours gardening can often result in back pain either later that day or during the next. This can happen whether you […]

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To Scan or Not to Scan? That is the Question.

Should I get a scan? This is a common question we hear at Physiotas.  And it’s a question that doesn’t always have a simple answer.  To understand why clinicians would or wouldn’t recommend getting scans/investigations/imaging, we need to look a bit deeper at the research and information available. Firstly, what is medical imaging? Medical imaging […]

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