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Cervicogenic Headaches: Best Physiotherapy Treatment

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There are a number of causes of headaches.  Some common types of headaches include migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches and neck-related headaches (cervicogenic headaches). In this post, we will talk about cervicogenic neck headaches and how to treat them What Are Cervicogenic Headaches? Cervicogenic headaches are chronic headaches that originate from the neck and are…

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Running Post-Pregnancy: Returning To Running After Pregnancy

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Welcome to the wonderful (but challenging!) world of motherhood.  Your body has been through a lot throughout your pregnancy, whether you experienced morning (or all day) sickness, back pain, pubic pain, fatigue, nausea or reflux … .  Now that baby has FINALLY arrived and things are starting to settle (a little!), you might be starting…

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Ankle Sprains: 3 Phases For Recovery

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We’ve probably all rolled our ankle at one time or other, though perhaps not seriously. What Is A Sprained Ankle? Ankle sprains are common injuries and can happen simply by ‘twisting’ or ‘rolling’ your ankle when stepping on an uneven surface. They commonly occur in sport with running on uneven ground, sudden changes of direction,…

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Dry Needling: How Does Dry Needling Work

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What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is the application of a fine calibre needle through the skin and into the underlying fascia, muscle tissue and myofascial trigger points.  The needles are single-use only, meaning they are sterile and are discarded immediately after use. What is a myofascial trigger point? In simple terms, myofascial trigger points…

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Pialtes: The 6 Principles Of Pilates Explained

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What exactly is Pilates?   And what are the 6 key Pilates principles that make it tick? Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, who as a child, had illnesses that left him quite frail. He tried to overcome the effects of his sicknesses, by researching different exercise methods. While he was researching, he became fond…

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Tennis Elbow: Treatment For Tennis Elbow

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Getting to Grips with Tennis Elbow What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or as it is known in medical terms, lateral epicondylagia, causes pain on the outer elbow due to tiny injuries to tendons and muscles around the elbow. What causes Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow occurs when the muscles on the top of the forearm…

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Bursitis: Treatment For Bursitis

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You have been having pain for a little while now and have been to the doctor to be diagnosed with bursitis. But what actually is bursitis? What can cause it? And most importantly, you are wondering what can I do to fix it?! We are so glad you asked! What is bursitis? Bursitis, is essentially…

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Running When Pregnant: What You Need To Know

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Growing a tiny human inside your tummy, every expectant mum wants to protect their little bundle of joy in every way possible.But there can be so many questions…. Are you are unsure if exercise like running when pregnant is safe? Have been told many conflicting things from friends, colleagues and maybe even your Obstetrician? Have…

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Physiotherapy In Pregnancy: Is Physiotherapy Safe During Early Pregnancy?

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Physiotherapy is perfectly safe during early pregnancy and can be an effective way of keeping your pregnancy related aches and pains to a minimum. It can also help to improve your mobility, making for a much smoother pregnancy and labour. However, it is important to tell your Physiotherapist that you are pregnant as your treatment…

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Tendinitis v Tendinosis v Tendon Rupture

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What is “Tendonitis”? Tendinitis literally means ‘inflammation of a tendon’. It is usually an acute injury that happens when the tendon is overloaded, which in turn causes pain and swelling from small tears in the injured tendon. A tendinitis can take anywhere between 4-8 weeks to heal if it’s managed well with physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories and…

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What is Pilates – Part I

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So what’s all this talk about Pilates? Who is Pilates? And why did he always wear white jocks? So, this is Joseph Pilates. You will struggle to find a picture of him wearing anything else but his white jocks, sometimes black jocks, and occasionally he threw on a T-shirt. No one knows why he didn’t…

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Pilates – Part II – what are the benefits?

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A little bit more about Pilates Told you he always wore white jocks… In such a busy world, we often do things mindlessly – not in Pilates! Pilates requires concentration and focus. One must be present during Pilates as the exercises are performed in precise range of movements, with a particular breathing pattern and rhythm….

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3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Back Pain

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We all know how exhausting low back pain can be, so I thought it might be helpful if I shared with you my top 3 steps to help improve your back pain. FYI -They’re super easy but the secret is, they only work if you actually do them 🙂 (the first one’s my favorite) Heat…

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Is Arthritis Inevitable with Aging?

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A lot of patients ask me, is arthritis inevitable with aging? Absolutely not! I personally think that we need a mindset shift in our community from the “oh we’re just getting older and the aches and pains just come along with that” too a more proactive approach. What we need to do is make sure…

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Do you suffer with Plantar Fasciitis?

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Plantar fasciitis refers to pain on the inside of the arch of the foot and heel. How do I know if I have Plantar Fasciitis? The symptoms of plantar fasciitis is generally a sharp pain under the heel of your foot, usually very painful when you take your first step in the morning. The pain…

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