Getting One Step Ahead This New Year

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In January, we hear about all the planned fitness resolutions; to take up a new sport, focus on losing weight, getting fit, a healthier diet and these are all fabulous! But, while splashing out on a gym membership or fitness class bookings, can we also recommend that if there is one thing you are going to invest in this year, …

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If The Bra Fits…..Wear It!

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 ……………….If not – go shopping! An astonishing 2/3 of women aren’t properly supported!  A bra not only supports the bust, but a good bra will also support the back and shoulders too.  So, wearing the wrong sized bra can result in musculoskeletal pain over time, along with the undesirable visible profile! Many people choose a bra for aesthetics over performance …

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The Windlass Mechanism & How It’s Linked To The Body’s Biomechanics

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Physiotherapist, Alex Conty, explores the windlass mechanism of the foot and how this can affect the rest of the body. A ‘windlass’ refers to a centuries-old mechanism used for shifting heavy objects.   The windlass apparatus is a lifting or pulling device consisting of a rope or belt winding around a horizontally placed drum that rotates by motor or by …

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Kinesio Tape – What Is It?

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Kinesio tape (K-tape) is the name of the brightly coloured tape you may have seen applied to many a sportsman/woman over the last few years.  In fact, at London 2012 it was novel to see an athlete without it.  But K-tape is not only used within the sporting arena, you may have noticed a friend or colleague exposing a decorative …

Running – What Actually Happens?

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By Physiotherapist, Alex Conty We all know the various benefits of running, it improves cardiovascular function, reduces risk of stroke and heart disease, reduces blood pressure, improves bone density, its good for weight management, and mental alertness.  It also helps to alleviate symptoms of depression, to name only a few! To prevent running injuries and/or simply improve on our running …

Women’s Health Physiotherapy – Can It Help You?

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Women’s Health Issues Pelvic girdle joint pain Core instability Abdominal muscle separation Posture in pregnancy and postnatal rehabilitation and recovery Pelvic floor weakness and trauma Incontinence Pelvic floor muscle pain and tightness Antenatal deconditioning. Gynaecological symptoms and menopause Women’s Health Physiotherapy focuses on conditions related to obstetrics (pregnancy), gynaecology and continence.   It is estimated that as many as 1 in 3 …