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Foam Rolling to Prevent Injury

  Foam rolling or self myofascial release is a useful tool to self manage any tight muscle pre or post running/walking or even as a maintenance session on your rest day/day off. Self myofascial release is a fancy term for self massage to release muscle tightness or...

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Free Postural Assessments for World Physio Day

Hope you all had a good summer. We are raring to go! We would like to let you know about some new services within the clinic. PILATES Our new Pilates timetable is now live and we are taking bookings for September/October courses. New courses start the week of 7th...

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How tying laces can leave you in pain

Do you suffer from foot pain? There are many causes of foot pain -  but a simple thing you can do for yourself is to check how you lace your shoe. Believe it or not  - how you lace your shoes can the be the root of some foot pain.  Below are some simple adjustments...

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Is chronic health holding you back from exercising?

Would you like to get back to exercise? But chronic health or illness is holding you back? Our pilates classes grew out of a need to give our patients a safe form of exercise that would adhere to physiotherapy principles, give clients a great work out, teach exercises...

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Why I love short spine

One of my all time favourite exercises on the reformer is the short spine. Not because I’m good at it (I’m not!) but because of the amazing stretch it gives my low back and hamstrings. It’s hard but afterward I feel ‘unwound’. I am a physiotherapists and this is such...

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How to Prevent Injury

Warm up: the benefits Raises the heart rate so body is prepared for physical exertion Speeds up nerve impulses so that reflexes are enhanced Reduces muscle tension Sends oxygenated blood to the muscle groups Reduces the risk of injury, particularly to connective...

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How to Recover Faster through Ice Baths

Taking an after exercise plunge in an ice water bath (a tub of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius ice water) is a common practice among many elite athletes as a way to recover faster, and reduce muscle pain and soreness after intense training sessions or competitions. From...

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How to Treat Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

ITB Syndrome is due to inflammation of the iliotibial band, a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the leg. The iliotibial band begins at the hip and extends to the outer side of the shin bone (tibia) just below the knee joint. The band functions...

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