Fascia and it’s Treatment

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by Megan Stradling (Sports Massage Therapist) When most people think of the mechanics of their body’s movement, they think joints, muscles and ligaments (all that talk of sprains, strains and tears), but another soft tissue is ever present and essential to our body’s structure…….fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue. It connects us with a continuous matrix covering and enveloping everything …

Captain America or Gru – which one are you?

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We know and I’m sure you know, that sitting hunched over a desk all day is not ideal posture. It has been suggested by many researchers that this posture is actually killing us slowly….responsible for problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, circulatory problems to name a few (click here for the ‘Health Hazards of Sitting’).  As musculoskeletal specialists, worried …

STRAIGHTEN UP AND MOVE

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The 16th of October marks world spine day, where people from all around the world raise awareness of spinal disorders. This year sees a “straighten up and move” campaign aiming to get people moving and improve their posture to help prevent certain spinal issues and manage others. Research has shown that inactivity and poor posture play an important role in …

ITB Friction syndrome (aka. Runner’s Knee)

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By Physiotherapist, Katharina Schaps One of the most common injuries we see in the active patient is ITB friction syndrome (ITBFS). Although it is more commonly seen in Runner’s, ITBFS can appear with any type of sport involving repetitive bending of the knee such as hopping, stair climbing or hill walking. How do I know it’s ITBFS? The pain you …

50% Off First Appointment At The Clinic

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In support of BackCare Awareness Week and World Spine Day 2016, we are offering 50% off your first appointment at the clinic throughout October 2016. Offer applies to Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy – our back care specialists. The theme of BackCare Awareness Week is Carers.  To read more about the awareness week click here, or to hear from our counsellor …

Staying Flexible – The Key To A Healthy Body

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We often talk about staying flexible, moving around, not sitting for long periods of time – and rightly so. As we know being stationary (especially sitting), usually with poor posture (slumping, crossing legs, favouring one leg while standing etc) puts extra pressure through our joints and makes our network of soft tissues work harder to support us – often ending …

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 …