Hip strength & stability for power & mobility
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Acquiring hip strength and stability is a very specific physical goal. For some the incentive for achieving this goal will be bought on by hip injury or pain. For others it will be to support other physical goals, through engaging power via the largest joints in the body. In some sports the importance hip strength […]

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Improving your tennis game & reducing injury, is one and the same
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As a physiotherapist with a background in coaching tennis, I have developed a particular eye for the way that tennis technique relates to movement development. One thing that any tennis coach will tell you is don’t try to teach a kid a serve until he can throw a ball. You can’t expect to be both […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – arch enemy of running
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Plantar fasciitis may sound like a new gardening fad, rather than the straining of the ‘plantar fascia’, or put in simple terms the band (fascia) of the foot (plantar). Known as ‘joggers heel’ because of the high incidence of this condition in those that run, plantar fasciitis is also the most common cause of arch […]

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Hydration options towards healthier exercise
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Maintaining an optimal level of hydration is essential for any form of exercise, especially since two thirds of the body is made up of water. Regardless of the weather being hot or cold, good hydration habits are essential for health, sustaining performance and the avoidance of injury. Thirst or a dry mouth are the first […]

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Core stability activation & exercises
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Although core stability is often sought for better sports performance its roots lie in lower back rehabilitation. This is due to 60-70% of the stabilising force to your spine being provided by the deep muscles in your back, which form part of the core muscles. The lower back stabilising muscles form a muscular corset which [...]
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Core strength health & stability
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The term ‘core strength’ has become a catch phrase throughout the fitness world and beyond. There seems to be a wide range of information available, yet understanding what ‘the core’ constitutes, what it does and the benefits a healthy core provide, can be confusing. The anatomy of our ‘core’ Otherwise more broadly known as the […]

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