As gyms begin to reopen and many teams are preparing for the resumption of the 2020 Winter Sports Season it is important that we prepare our bodies to reduce injury risks associated with the long lay off. Gradually restart exercise to prevent injuriesPeople should look to reduce weights by 30 per cent then increase slowly…

Active Lifestyle Physiotherapy would like to wish all our wonderful Mums a very Happy Mother’s Day. 2020 has been a difficult year World Wide and to give back to our community all Mums who visits us between the 11th and the 15th of May 2020 for a Private Physiotherapy Session will receive 50% OFF standard…

You may not be aware, but ankle injuries account for 22% of all sports injuries presenting to emergency departments, and are one of the most common lower limb sporting injuries. Injuries can occur through damage to bone, ligaments or tendons in the ankle. Whilst there is an increased risk of injury during sporting activities, ankle…

1. Stand up frequently This comes as no surprise. A good amount of evidence states that sitting for prolonged periods can increase tension in your neck, upper back and lower back. Limit your sitting to thirty minutes by setting an alarm. It’s helpful to go for a short walk, do five squats or have a…

Hip pain is a very common issue that affects people of all ages, with varying causes. Depending on the cause, pain can be felt around the hip joints, thigh, groin or buttocks. There are a number of issues and conditions that can result in hip pain, but some of the more common causes include arthritis,…

Knee osteoarthritis is among the leading causes of disability among older people worldwide [1]. The condition is characterised by progressively worsening knee joint stiffness and pain, which may or may not correlate with increased signs of joint degeneration on imaging. There is an ongoing shift from invasive medical treatments for knee osteoarthritis and towards conservative…

Neck pain is a common condition that can cause substantial pain and suffering. Neck pain is the 4th leading cause of disability worldwide, behind conditions such as low back pain and mental health disorders. On any given day, approximately one in 20 people will experience neck pain. In recent years there has been an increase…

Your Shoulder blades play a crucial role in the movement of your shoulder. If the muscles that support the shoulder blades are too weak or too tight, then normal movement of the shoulder joint cannot occur and over time, this leads to shoulder pain. The muscles that stabilise the shoulder blades onto the rib cage…

What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor is a complex layer of muscle; fascia and fibrous tissue that helps support the pelvic organs. Does birth weaken the pelvic floor? Yes. Giving birth can weaken or damage the pelvic floor. Skeletal muscle is supposed to rupture when it reaches approximately 150% of its normal length….

Why does pregnancy cause back pain? During pregnancy there are 3 main changes that can lead to pain in the back and SIJ –          Changes in weight distribution and Posture. During pregnancy your body’s centre of gravity shifts forward in relation to the spine. This puts extra pressure on the joints of both the lumbar…

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