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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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5 Exercises For A Limber Lower Back

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Concerned that your back will be tight and sore after a long drive or flight? That’s because sitting for long periods of time increases the pressure through your spine and can cause muscle tightness in your back, bottoms and legs. Your postural muscles also tend to switch off without you knowing and you can find…

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Help your headache at home with these 4 steps

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Get a handle on your headache with these 4 steps! They work best if you do them as soon as you feel your headache starting. Check Your Posture Are you slouching, rounding your shoulders or jutting your chin forwards? Try sitting up nice and straight, rolling your shoulders back and bring your chin to a…

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Do You Have Abdominal Separation?

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The number of women who get abdominal separation after pregnancy is higher than you think! Estimated at 37% of women who have had one pregnancy and 67% of women who have had multiple pregnancies have separation of the main abdominal muscle. What is Abdominal Separation? Abdominal separation, or diastasis recti (the technical term) is where…

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How Can Ultrasound Treatment Help Me?

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Therapeutic ultrasound is a tool used by many physiotherapists in their treatments. The ultrasound waves are created by a vibration of crystals within the head of the ultrasound probe. These continuous waves pass through the skin and create a vibration in the tissues underneath that often can’t be felt by the patient. The vibrations in…

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