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January 28, 2020
Falling Temperatures And Physiotherapy Injury Prevention

  Physiotherapy tips. People have long believed that there is a link between the weather and our well-being. These days, the prevailing theories as to why so many people seem to get sick in the winter months are that the cold weather makes our immune systems less effective and that people tend to spend more […]

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January 17, 2020
Tip for hiking

In 1981 Dr. Neureuther proved that “ski poles” reduced the pressure or strain on the opposite leg by about 20%. A 1999 study in the Journal of Sports Medicine showed trekking poles can reduce the compressive force on your knees by up to 25%. Now, before you go out and buy a hiking stick, consider […]

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January 10, 2020
6 tips to beat the January blues

The start of a New Year often comes with a host of resolutions like giving up chocolate, exercising more or learning a new language, but once the festivities are over it can be difficult to get motivated. ​ Here are our top tips on how to beat those dreaded January blues: ​ Exercise regularly ​ […]

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January 6, 2020
8 Tips to Avoid Injuries While Exercising

Every person that exercises fears getting that dreaded injury. Every beginner that is new to exercise has an overriding fear of getting an injury when they finally have the motivation to start a new adventure in exercise. As a Physiotherapist we see allot of gym related injuries in January. Here are 8 top tips to […]

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December 17, 2019
6 Reasons to book a massage while on Christmas Holidays

1: It counteracts all that sitting you do “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Sandra McGovern, Chartered physiotherapist and massage therapist. “More often than not stress tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.” But desk workers beware. More advanced forms of postural stress show up as pain or weakness in […]

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December 4, 2019
Don't get injured Christmas shopping this year

It’s December and shopping season.  The holiday shopping season begins in earnest with its stress, pressure and even increased risk of injury, according to expert Sandra McGovern a senior physiotherapist from Relief Chartered Physiotherapy. "During the holiday season, we see a significant rise in patients who are experiencing back, shoulder, and neck pain. "Many have […]

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November 18, 2019
Great stretch for lower back pain

Position yourself on both hands and knees, with the hands beneath the shoulders and knees about hip width apart. Tighten your abdominal muscles and arch the back towards the ceiling as much as you can and hold for 5 seconds (cat). From that position, slowly relax and let your stomach fall towards the floor, bringing […]

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November 1, 2019
TLC For Tendons: Dealing With Lower Limb Tendon Pain

Tendon pain usually presents as being a bit stiff and sore initially (particularly after a period of sitting/sleeping), goes away after a bit of activity but after a while starts getting painful with each step and can hang around for 24-48 hours afterwards. You'll find tendons anywhere a bone attaches to a muscle. So, you've […]

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October 25, 2019
ULTRASOUND THERAPY AS A TREATMENT FOR MASTITIS

It is well-known that breastfeeding has health benefits for both mother and child. However, many women experience breast pain caused by breastfeeding that can cause them to give up the practice. There are various causes for this pain. It is important to identify them to provide optimal treatment and allow them to continue breastfeeding. The […]

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October 21, 2019
Don't Get into Deep Water with Swimming Injuries

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in the world. We swim in the sea, pools, lakes, streams, rivers and even ponds. And given 70% of the Earth's surface is water, we're not short of opportunities. And while swimming is considered a ‘low-impact' sport due to the fact that the water supports a large […]

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