Strains vs. Sprains

Strains vs. Sprains

Strains and sprains are words that are used almost interchangeably when describing injuries, however, they each have quite distinct meanings. The most straightforward explanation is that a “strain” refers to a tear in a muscle or tendon, while a “sprain” refers to a...

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Proprioception and Balance

Proprioception and Balance

If you've ever started a new hobby and noticed your balance isn’t quite up to scratch, it can be quite a disturbing discovery. Balance is an important part of many activities and if your balance is not being challenged regularly, it's easy for it deteriorate without...

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The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle...

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AC Joint Sprains(Separated shoulder)

AC Joint Sprains(Separated shoulder)

WHAT IS IT? The AC (acromio-clavicular) joint is a thick fibrous joint that connects the top of the shoulder blade to the outer end of the collarbone. The joint is required to be strong and supportive and is the primary way in which weight-bearing forces are...

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Your Body After A Chest Infection

Your Body After A Chest Infection

A chest infection can leave you feeling terrible, and it's not always just your chest and throat that are affected. There are many secondary symptoms that come with persistent coughs and sneezes, here are a few that your physiotherapist can help with.   PELVIC...

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Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis

What is Osteitis Pubis? Osteitis Pubis is a medical term used to describe sports-related groin pain. Osteitis means ‘bone inflammation’, while pubis refers to the specific bone that is affected: the pubic bone. Osteitis pubis is usually an overuse injury that can...

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SLAP Tears –  Labral Tears of the Shoulder

SLAP Tears – Labral Tears of the Shoulder

The shoulder joint is surrounded by a ring of flexible connective tissue, known as a labrum. This labrum increases the stability of the shoulder while allowing the joint to stay flexible. The biceps muscle has an attachment directly into the labrum and this is often a...

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Surprising Reasons To See Your Physio

Surprising Reasons To See Your Physio

A visit to the physio is often at the front of your mind when you tear a muscle or wake up with a stiff neck, however, there are many other conditions that you might be surprised to hear physiotherapists can help with. Here are a few that you may not be aware of....

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Focus On Hamstring Tears

Focus On Hamstring Tears

What are they? The hamstrings are a large group of muscles, located at the back of the thigh. Their job is to bend the knee, move the hip backwards and stabilise the leg. The muscles can be injured at any point but are most vulnerable where the tendon and muscle...

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Making The Most of Your Physio Treatment

Making The Most of Your Physio Treatment

Seeing a physiotherapist is an important investment in healing and recovery from injury. Here are a few tips to help get the best outcomes from your treatment time.   Know what your goals are and ask questions. If you are clear on what you hope to achieve through...

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