Cervicogenic headaches is pain that originates from issues in the neck, generally caused by problems with some part of the neck structure, ie. the muscles or bone structure. This pain is similar in nature to a migraine, but differs in that the source of the pain comes from the neck area. Hence the pain felt…

We as physiotherapists understand neck pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Neck pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Neck pain may be caused by decreased flexibility, neck muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a few). Fortunately…

1: You have poor shoulder flexibility Do you struggle reaching towards your cupboards? Do you have difficulty reaching behind your back? Do you have shoulder symptoms when trying to comb your hair?If you answered yes to any of these questions you may have limited shoulder range of motion (also known as flexibility). Our shoulder joint…

1: You lose “Match Fitness“ So what is match fitness exactly? It essentially means the type of fitness that relates to your chosen sport. For example, a rugby player and a golf player would use very different energy systems. After a season, your body has adapted to the stress you placed upon it throughout the…

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 (1). Most cases of neck pain are non-serious…

Shoulder pain is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal complaint seen in clinical practice, with 70% of patients still experiencing symptoms 6 weeks after their initial presentation, and 50% developing chronic symptoms (Ottenheijm et al 2011). As there are a number of issues that can result in shoulder pain, the symptoms that are experienced can be…

To preface this, the article title is certainly not intended to offend anyone. Rather, to identify a number of factors that may be limiting your distance. We want you to hit it past your mates and shoot lower scores check out the video below where Golf Physiotherapist Billy Troy discusses the “5 common reasons you…

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…

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