Sports Injuries

Hitting the slopes this winter? Skiing or snowboarding, are you physically prepared?

What’s your winter sport? Skiing or snowboarding? Are you ready? When it comes to winter, (especially for our physiotherapist from Canada), the first thing that comes to mind is snow and lots of it.  One of the best activities to do at the snow is to slide down the top of the hill with either …

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The importance of training your core

As we hit summer, many of us start increasing our activity levels and start thinking about how we can enjoy the great weather. Something we, as physios, are getting a lot of questions about is how to improve core stability, which is a great place to start if you’re looking to increase your activity levels. …

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Keep your spine feeling fine: Do’s and Don’ts for a healthy spine

You probably don’t pay it much attention, but your spine is the part of your body which holds the show together. Comprising thirty-three individual bones stacked on top of each other, the spine provides the main support for your skeletal system while housing and protecting the vitally important spinal cord. Allowing you to stand and …

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What are Muscle Knots and How Can we Prevent Them?

Muscle knots are areas where tense muscle fibres stick to each other, eventually beginning to tear and form scar tissue. Also known as myofascial trigger points, muscle knots can be either active, where they cause pain without any pressure, or latent, where they only hurt when pressure is applied to them. Muscle knots occur when …

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