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  • The Importance of a Warm Up and Cool Down When Exercising

    The Importance of a Warm Up and Cool Down When Exercising

    Apr 03. 2019 — No comment

    Whether you have just decided to incorporate an exercise regimen in your life for the first time, or are returning having been out of practice for some time, understanding the importance of a proper warm up and cool down…

  • Age-Related Loss of Muscle Mass: Everything You Need to Know

    Age-Related Loss of Muscle Mass: Everything You Need to Know

    Mar 20. 2019 — No comment

    Age-related muscle loss, also known as Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle that occurs naturally as we age. It can be considered for muscle what osteoporosis is for bone, and can begin for some as early as in their …

  • How Physio Can Help Constipation

    How Physio Can Help Constipation

    Mar 06. 2019 — No comment

    What is Constipation? Constipation is a very common condition that affects people of all ages, from children right through to elderly people, however older people are five times more likely to suffer from it. In additio…

  • Pain in Coccyx Post Childbirth

    Pain in Coccyx Post Childbirth

    Feb 20. 2019 — No comment

    The coccyx, also known as the tailbone, is a small triangular bone structure, comprising of three to five small bones, called coccygeal vertebral bones. It is located at the base of your spinal column, and can cause pain…

  • What is Biceps Tendinitis?

    What is Biceps Tendinitis?

    Feb 06. 2019 — No comment

    The bicep tendon connects the biceps muscle to bones in the shoulder and the elbow. Biceps tendinitis is inflammation of the upper biceps tendon. The inflammation occurs around the long head of the biceps tendon, where t…

  • Facet Joint Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

    Facet Joint Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

    Jan 23. 2019 — No comment

    Facet joints are synovial joints that are located between the vertebrae of your spine. Each vertebra has 2 pairs of facet joints, one pair that connects to the vertebra above, and one pair that connect to the vertebra be…

  • A Beginners Guide to Exercise

    A Beginners Guide to Exercise

    Jan 09. 2019 — No comment

    As the New Year is underway, so too are everyone’s resolutions for 2019, and I’m sure for many of you that includes aiming to be more active and live a healthier lifestyle. If you’ve made the first step and committed…

  • Starting the New Year Right

    Starting the New Year Right

    Dec 27. 2018 — No comment

    Typically December is a month for reflection on the year past and creating ideas or resolutions for the coming 12 months. Lifestyle changes such as improving physical fitness, is one of the most common New Year’s resol…

  • Heel Spur: Everything You Need to Know

    Heel Spur: Everything You Need to Know

    Dec 19. 2018 — No comment

    A heel spur is a bony-like growth located under the heel bone that is caused by a build-up of calcium deposits. A heel spur generally forms under the heel bone itself but can spread along to the arch of the foot. What C…

  • Common Ski Injuries & How to Avoid Them

    Common Ski Injuries & How to Avoid Them

    Dec 12. 2018 — No comment

    As the winter months truly set in, it also means the beginning of skiing and snowboarding seasons for winter sports lovers. Whether you are a fully-fledged winter sports fanatic or it’s your first time on a snow holida…

  • What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

    What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

    Dec 05. 2018 — No comment

    Restless Leg Syndrome is a sensory disorder that is characterised by unpleasant sensations in the legs, combined with a compelling urge to move the legs to ease the discomfort. Symptoms include tingling, itchiness, cramp…

  • Physiotherapy Following Prostatectomy

    Physiotherapy Following Prostatectomy

    Nov 28. 2018 — No comment

    As it is November, the month of Movember, what better time to talk about men’s health. The Movember Foundation aim to help stop men dying too young and are addressing the biggest health issues faced by men. They addres…

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