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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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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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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Pregnancy & prenatal physiotherapy care
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As a pregnancy progresses it is obvious that the body has to adapt, so as to accommodate a baby’s development within the womb. These changes bring with them challenges, but with careful planning it is possible to continue a physically active lifestyle through to full term. Just like any changes in life, adapting to them […]

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Osteoporosis & Exercise for Healthier Bones
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As the night sky holds a reminder for healthy bones, perhaps we should consider a constellation of stars named ‘Osteoporosis’. There hardly seems a connection though to the strong imagery conjured by the likes of Taurus, Scorpio and Aries, as ‘Osteoporosis’ translates from its Greek origin as “porous bones”. Instead we find the connection via […]

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Here’s to an injury free snow season
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Preparation for skiing or snowboarding preferably needs to begin a couple of months beforehand by improving cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength, stability and flexibility.

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