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…

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…

You sit in the one spot too long There is a popular catch phrase in the physiotherapy community and it states that ‘sitting is the new smoking’. So this may be a little harsh comparing the two but there is a lot of research linking lower activity levels to a number of chronic health conditions…

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…

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 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…

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