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The Importance of Strength Training

On a daily basis we deal with people who have aches and pains or who are injured.  One over-riding component that contributes to a lot of the problems we see is a LACK OF STRENGTH in the individual.  Think about it, if you sit all day at work, your muscles...

Do You Do 150 minutes Of Exercise A Week?

A recent study into physical activity in adults found that 26% of females and 19% of males were ‘physically inactive’. Physical inactivity is described as doing less than 30 minutes of exercise a week and is a contributing risk factor for multiple causes of death,...

What is Hydrotherapy and can it help me?

Hydrotherapy is a series of exercises performed in water often lead by a qualified Physiotherapist, with the aim of providing a therapeutic benefit. How does it work? As hydrotherapy is performed in water, the increased buoyancy and reduced load bearing on the joints...

Muscle ‘knots’ and how to treat them

What are muscle knots? Muscle knots, also known as trigger points, simply describe an area of muscle fibres that have become tight and contracted at rest. In healthy muscle tissue, muscles fibres should contract with activity and relax during a period of rest. When...

Why Back Pain Can Get Worse In The Winter

Winter is now upon us, the evenings are darker and the weather colder. Whilst I love this time of year there is something that can creep up on you unexpectedly – back pain. In fact, this is something that many men and women aged 40+ come to see us with at the clinic....

New year goals – Make them SMART

It’s at this time of year that people have made their new year’s resolutions. Quite often this involves getting fitter, or starting up a new hobby such as running. Most people can relate to going to a gym in January and not being able to move, but come February there...

Making sure you stay fit and healthy over the holidays

It’s approaching that time of year; where most people will overindulge in food and drink, lose their normal routine and motivation to keep active. It’s noticeable in January the sudden increase in people who come to see physiotherapists, either due to a “Christmas...

Throwers Shoulder

I am a big fan of my cricket so I thought that we would talk about a common cricketer’s complaint known as “throwers shoulder”. This is not just limited to cricket though; it can be caused by throwing the ball for the dog, or in other overhead sports such as badminton...

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