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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Physiotherapy treatment terms explained
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During a physiotherapy treatment session, terminology may be used that although best describes the condition or course of action, may sound more like a foreign language. Most physiotherapists will try their best to avoid such terms as they can be confusing, instead providing descriptions that are easier to understand. However sometimes technical terms have their […]

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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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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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Osteoarthritis prevention – taking steps earlier
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Ageing gracefully requires some preparation, so for your general, long term physical health, osteoarthritis prevention is a good focus to have earlier on in life. Just as we plan financially for our retirement, so too should we plan for our health in retirement. Over the last century life expectancy has increased, yet the expected age […]

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