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Three Common Myths About Back Pain

Posted in NewsPhysiotherapy on Dec 12, 2018.

Three Common Myths About Back Pain Low back pain is one of the most common conditions treated by physiotherapists and if you are unlucky enough to have been a sufferer, you know that severe back pain can take over your life. With improved understanding, health professionals have come to identify some common myths about back pain that are inaccurate, misleading or even counterproductive. Myth #1 – Discs can ‘slip’ out of place Sitting between...

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Four Tips for Avoiding Injuries During Exercise

Posted in NewsPhysiotherapy on Dec 12, 2018.

Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising   Being active is one the most important aspects of a healthy lifestyle and there are many different ways to get your heart rate up. No matter what your choice of activity is, there is always some risk of injury. In this article, we have listed some tips from physiotherapists to help you prevent accidents and injuries. 1. Choose the right footwear The correct footwear can go a long...

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Hamstring Tears and Injuries

Posted in Physiotherapy on Sep 17, 2018.

Hamstring Pulls and Tears What are Hamstrings? The hamstrings are a large group of muscles found at the back of the thigh. The primary role of these muscles is to bend the knee and collectively, these muscles are some of the strongest in the body. Despite their strength, the hamstrings are very prone to injury especially when overworked or undertrained. Hamstring strains and tears are quite common in sports that involving sprinting, jumping and sudden...

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Hip Osteoarthritis

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jun 5, 2018.

Osteoarthritis of the Hip   What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that affects the cartilage of joints. Cartilage is a firm, flexible connective tissue that lines the surface of many joints and provides shock absorption and cushioning for the bony surfaces of those joints as they move.  During the process of OA, cartilage gradually begins to break down and is worn away. This means that the bony surfaces below the...

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