Before getting too far into the article, I would like to debunk some myths first. Unfortunately there are a lot of untrustworthy health professionals that create fear in their clients to generate revenue for themselves. Professionals will often dramatise the way a client’s spine looks, feels or functions to get them into a state of…

1 . Create a sustainable routine A year isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon so you need to prepare yourself for one. Routines have shown to be very useful to enhance performance by creating structure. Routines take away a lot day to day stress by having a clear and defined plan. For example, most elite…

1. Don’t overdo social sports We probably all know someone that came off second best during backyard cricket or park soccer once upon a time. It is important to know your limits. If you haven’t bowled a cricket ball since the last festive period, it’s fair to say you aren’t Brett Lee. Make sure to…

1. Early Extension Extension is the arching movement of the back and this can be a dangerous position when it’s performed in the wrong part of the golf swing. Early extension involves your body getting closer to the ball prior to impact and decreases the amount of space your body has to move within. When…

1: Increase your Exercise Intensity So you may be doing some exercise at home to prepare for your sports season but how intense is it? Are you adding sprints, jumps and changes of directions that your sport requires? You have a great opportunity before the season starts to really increase your exercise capacity so that…

Sciatica is a term that is used frequently when people are experiencing back pain and leg pain. So what exactly is Sciatica?  It is when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated around the mid buttock region. This can happen due to many reasons such as:  Excessive sitting Getting into awkward positions with the lower body…

As working from home has become the norm, we need to be aware of the changes that this can cause to our bodies. Whilst at work, many of us do incidental exercise, walking to the kitchen, bathroom, meetings or going out for lunch with colleagues, however, at home all of these trips are short and…

Are you a runner, or planning on taking it up during lockdown? Kiara, one of our experienced physiotherapists has written a free exercise program to assist you with preventing running injuries and improving your performance.  The program is written through Physitrack which is a world leading piece of exercise software which has been proven to increase exercise adherence….

1. You have increased your load too quickly Activity load has one of the highest correlations to achilles and plantarfascia inflammation. People that run casually are more likely to get achilles pain than those who don’t run and marathon runners are more likely to experience symptoms than casual runners. Why is this?Well when you are…

Sport isn’t the only way to get a lot of the injuries we see here at the clinics. Women, due to their anatomy and structure, are more prone to certain injuries and conditions. These can range from hip injuries to upper back issues. We have put together a 2 week program that can work on…

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