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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Viewing fat from a healthier perspective
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Fat comes in many forms. From what is inside of us, to the fat we eat, it has the conflicting image of both an essential macronutrient, and a hinderance to the body’s health. For the most part though, the latter view has seen fat develop an image problem, and as something to avoid at all […]

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Injury recovery boost through better nutrition
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Managing injury recovery well, can allow us a speedier return to doing what we love most. No-one wishes to be sidelined longer than necessary, and as such that which is seen as most beneficial to recovery is given the highest priority. Therefore the focus is commonly on treatment of an injury and adherence to rehabilitation […]

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Does a physio ever get back pain?
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I was once asked an irregular question. “Does a physio ever get back pain?” The simple answer is “Of course we do”. A similar question could be asked of other health professions. “Do doctors ever get sick? Do dentists ever need fillings?”. To which the same answer would apply. So if all of that professional […]

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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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