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Low Back Pain: Lumbar Pain

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Low back pain is a common musculoskeletal condition which will affect many individuals at some point in their lives. So, if you suffer from low back pain, you are not alone. Many cases of low back pain are caused by stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. The most common form is…

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Strengthen and Lengthen: Reformer Pilates Explained

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Want to know what all the fuss is about?  Reformer pilates has become a trendy way to exercise and the benefits are endless! What Is Reformer Pilates Reformer pilates is a type of exercise completed on a machine (a reformer) that challenges your entire body. It works through a spring system which alters how hard…

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Post Natal Pilates: Mums & Bubs Pilates Explained

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Have you just had a baby? Well congratulations are in order! Having a baby and becoming a mum is one of life’s greatest achievements. With this new venture ahead, you might be thinking of getting back into exercise and may ask if it is safe to do so. If this is you, then keep reading!…

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Abdominal Separation: Treating Abdominal Separation After Pregnancy

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Diastasis Rectus Abdominis Muscle (DRAM) commonly known as abdominal separation is a separation of the connective tissue (linea alba) between the abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis) through the centre of the abdomen. This is most often seen during and after pregnancy, however it can be present in other populations. Abdominal separation is generally not painful, however…

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Lower Back Pain: Lower Back Pain Explained

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Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most common reasons why people see a doctor or physio. It’s that downright awful feeling that almost everyone will experience at some stage of their life. Whether it is from awkwardly picking up a heavy object, after an intense workout or from standing/sitting for too long. What…

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Exercising In Pregnancy: Recommendations & Precautions

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Congratulations!  You’re pregnant and about to embark on an exciting journey!  You are no doubt wondering, is it safe for me to exercise during my pregnancy?   You may have always exercised and now want to know if it’s okay to continue to do so while you are pregnant…  The answer is yes!  Or, perhaps you…

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Headaches

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There are a number of different types of headaches. Headaches may occur spontaneously or may be associated with activity or exercise.  They may have an acute onset or may be chronic. Some common headache symptoms can include throbbing, pulsing, squeezing, constant, unrelenting, or intermittent pain. The location may be in one part of the face…

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PSP: Pubic Symphysis Pain During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is such an exhilarating time in life, but it doesn’t mean that it is always comfortable and pain free along the way. Sometimes aches and pains start to form, making simple activities so much harder. Below are some tips to help you cope and manage these pains. What Is Pubic Symphysis Pain Pubic Symphysis…

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Posture: What Is Poor Posture And Can it Be Helped

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Good posture is of more importance than many people think; it does not just contribute to aesthetics or convey body language. Many neck, back, shoulder and hip issues can be related to posture, and headache causes often have a postural element to them. (Here are 2 posts we wrote on headaches: 1. 2. ) What…

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Posture: Does Perfect Posture Exist?

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Physio’s have a reputation for helping people correct their posture, some may call us the posture police. This is because posture plays a big role in everyday life and can be a contributing factor towards aches and pains. What Is Posture? Posture is described as the way we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or…

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Headaches: Working From Home

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Getting headaches while working from home? Did you know that physiotherapists can treat them? Headaches are really common in this day and age and it is likely that all of us will experience one at some stage in our life.  As mentioned in one of our other blogs (Headaches) there are many different causes, but…

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Preparing For Labour: A Physiotherapists Perspective

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Labour is daunting for many expectant mothers, and the different pain relief options can be overwhelming. Although we may not be in the room with you, your maternal health physiotherapist can give you some helpful tips and tricks to try during labour. It is important to understand that labour is broken into 3 different phases….

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Balance: Physiotherapy To Improve Balace

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Balance refers to an individual’s ability to maintain a stable and upright position. Balance problems can make it difficult for people to maintain this position when standing, walking, and can affect your ability to function in normal activities of daily living. Women are more likely to develop balance problems than men, although the difference is…

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The Dos & Don’ts of Stretching

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The Dos & Don’ts of Stretching Is stretching important? Is it better to stretch before or after a workout? How long should I hold my stretches for? Stretching Is Important! You may think of stretching as something performed by athletes. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our bodies and stay healthy….

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Pregnancy Pains: Upper Back Pain In Pregnancy

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Many women associate lower back pain with pregnancy. Your tummy grows out in front, which puts pressure on your back, right? Well you may also experience upper or mid back pain when you are pregnant.  Many of the reasons for experiencing any back pain in pregnancy are no cause for concern and can generally be…

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Resistance Bands: Physiotherapy Resistance Band Exercises

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Physiotherapists are trained in the use of exercise therapy to strengthen your muscles and improve your function. Resistance bands and tubes are an important tool of exercise therapy and have been used for around 20 years in physiotherapy rehabilitation and exercise. Resistance bands are easy to use, versatile, effective and most importantly, are good fun!…

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DOMS: Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

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If you have ever had that distinctive muscle pain the day after a particularly hard workout, you may have been experiencing Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is exercise related muscle pain, stiffness and tenderness.  What Is DOMS? DOMS develops following exercise which is excessive or your body is unaccustomed to, i.e….

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Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy: What You Need To Know

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Pregnancy comes with a range of new experiences and sensations as your body goes through changes to make room for your growing little one.  Sometimes these changes can cause discomfort but often this is entirely normal. Round ligament pain is one of the most common causes of discomfort during pregnancy. What Are Round Ligaments? Several…

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Cortisone: How Do I Know If I Need A Cortisone Injection?

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What Is Cortisone Cortisone is the name given to a particular powerful anti-inflammatory medication which is administered via an injection into the painful and inflamed site.  Cortisone is generally administered under ultrasound guidance from a sonographer or radiographer. Using a picture guidance via Diagnostic Ultrasound helps give the best outcome, knowing the injection has gone…

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