Category: Exercise

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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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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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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Where’s Your Head At? The Importance of Exercise for Good Mental Health

We all know exercise is important for our physical health. But did you know it is also beneficial for our mental health as well? In conjunction with Movember (an initiative for male health including mental health and suicide prevention) it’s a timely reminder that the evidence supports movement and exercise for improving mental health. And […]

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The Importance of Recovery Following Exercise and Competition

You may have seen athletes at international athletic events, or even at a community level, undertake different methods to help their body recover for the next round of competition. This could include what they eat/drink, what they do to cool down and even what they wear post the event. You may be wondering what it’s […]

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What is Lymphoedema & How A Lymphoedema Physiotherapist Can Help

Fluid from the body’s tissues drains into the lymphatic vessels, which are close to the blood vessels. This fluid is called lymph. Lymphatic vessels carry the lymph fluid to lymph nodes where substances that could be harmful, such as bacteria, are filtered out and destroyed. This process helps to protect the body against infection. The […]

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How Physiotherapy Can Help If You Have Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the smooth control of muscle movement. It can lead to difficulties in initiating, controlling and coordinating movement.  There are both physical and non-physical symptoms. Physiotherapy plays an essential role alongside the wider health care team to maintain function and quality of life for people living with […]

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Looking After Your Shoulder In The Gym

Shoulder strength is often neglected and not always adequately restored after an injury. Consequently, shoulder injuries commonly recur. In fact, 40-50% of people with an episode of shoulder pain will report a recurrence within 12 months. Why? The main reason is that we just aren’t strong enough. So when we are strengthening, how can we […]

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