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…

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…

Unfortunately gyms are shut, pools are closed, and most sports events are cancelled. But you should not let this deter you from exercising. Fortunately you can do something about it. We have created a 2 week exercise program to help you stay active. In the program you have total body exercises which can help you…

We as physiotherapists understand back pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Back pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Pain in the lower back area may be caused by decreased flexibility, muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a…

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…

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…

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