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Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy involves an irritation of a nerve root in the neck, via either compression or inflammation in the region. This can cause signs and symptoms including: Unilateral (one side) neck pain with sharp/burning pain radiating down the arm Numbness or pins and needles in the neck, shoulder and/or arm Symptoms are aggravated with particular […]

Working From Home

As the world around us continues to change with COVID cases growing, it’s a common occurrence for majority of people to revert to working from home. Whilst there are many pros and cons to working from home, the sudden and for some constant transition from office to home can cause a range of issues.  On […]

Body stressing awareness program: a new way of addressing an old problem

By Dave Rossiter Employers and workplace industries have been tackling manual handling and ergonomic assessments over many years to improve their workplaces and reduce work related incidents and injuries.   In many cases, workplaces obtain information from physiotherapists and occupational therapists on how their workers are best suited to undertake their work.  This information can be very useful, […]

Focus on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a small space base of the hand. This tunnel is covered by a thick ligament and creates a small tunnel where various nerves, arteries and tendons pass through from the forearm into the hand. If anything causes this space to be reduced, these structures can become […]

Running shoes and heel-toe offset

There may not be a perfect running shoe, however, there are certain design characteristics that can help determine whether a shoe is more suitable for a runner. On top of that, how comfortable shoe is can be quite subjective and yet it is one of the more important aspects to consider with shoe selection. After […]

DRAM in Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period

DRAM, or Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle, is a common phenomenon that occurs during pregnancy. As a pregnancy progresses, the mother’s abdominal skin, organs, muscle, and soft tissues have to stretch to accommodate the growing uterus and baby within it. Most prominently, the rectus abdominus muscle, or the ‘6-pack’ muscle starts to separate along […]

Adductor Tendinopathy

What is adductor tendinopathy? Adductor tendinopathy is a condition affecting the adductor tendon which typically follows a pattern of pain and stiffness in the groin and inner thigh. The adductor muscles are a group of five muscles located on the inside of the thigh that act to move the hip inwards or control hip movements […]

What is plyometric exercise?

Plyometric exercise involves 3 phases and essentially involves rapid storage and release of energy via a rapid stretch & shortening of the muscle and tendon. Eccentric phase – rapid stretch of the muscle and tendon, where the muscles act to ‘stiffen’ the lengthening tendon and store energy. Amortization phase – transition phase where the tendon […]

Tips for beating the excuses to exercise this winter!

As the days get shorter and temperatures continue to drop it can be easy to give in to the cold and lose exercise habits that were gained over the warmer months. It can be tough to get up early and find the motivation to venture outside when it’s cold and dark.  Although its challenging we […]

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