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How do you sleep? Restful or do you struggle?

How do you sleep? Restful or do you struggle?

Sleep could be influencing your pain and more…. Whatever the reason, ongoing pain, crying babies, iPhone addictions, snoring partners, increasing work demands and constant worries. We have all woken up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’ more sensitive to certain things,...
Back Pain?

Back Pain?

Every year one in three of us will get some form of back pain with most back pain affecting the lower back. In the majority of cases you will be able to manage this yourself with over-the-counter painkillers, by keeping mobile and exercising the affected area. It can...
Foam Rolling – Help?

Foam Rolling – Help?

If you use the right technique, a foam roller can act like a really good, free masseuse. It not only prepares your body for the stresses of a workout, but it also relieves aches and prevents them from coming back, he says. That’s right: a free massage that stops...
How to avoid running injuries.

How to avoid running injuries.

There are many thoughts about why we get injuries. How come it is always those who exercise regularly? The fitter you are, it appears that you’ll eventually end up in the physio chair or the surgeon’s table. One thought process is the relationship to exercise...
Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?

Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?

In many aspects of life where we need to use our brain power, we also tend to sit down: at school, at work, sitting exams or concentrating on a crossword. In a new paper, we explore how prolonged sitting may affect the brain’s fuel supply and have a negative impact on...
Meniscus Tears

Meniscus Tears

Unfortunately, we have seen quite a few knee injuries involving the meniscus at the clinic lately. Here is a little more information about the meniscus and how it is injured. The knees take a lot of impact when doing medium- or high-impact activities such as running,...
MIND YOUR POSTURE AT WORK

MIND YOUR POSTURE AT WORK

Many desk-based jobs involve significant amounts of time spent sitting.  Many injuries will be provoked by prolonged activities such as sitting, long periods of typing/mousing or repetitive neck movements.  For this reason, it is important that our desk space is set...
Massage, Massage, Massage…

Massage, Massage, Massage…

Remedial Massage is more than just rubbing muscles. Remedial Massage is an assessment of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and the connective tissues within the body which aims to help manage rehabilitation, pain and injury. It attempts to iron out tension, discomfort...
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