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When Should You Be Foam Rolling & Stretching?

Foam rolling and stretching are two of the most beneficial ways of improving your flexibility, range of motion, and stiffness. But when is the best time to do them?A recent study conducted a systematic review to evaluate the effects of stretching and foam rolling before and after exercise. Results found that foam rolling and stretching …

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The Benefits Of Stretching & A Guide For All Ages

What are the benefits of stretching?One of the biggest things that stretching helps to improve is your flexibility! Although many people think that flexibility is irrelevant to their lifestyle or age, the improved range of motion in the joints… Enables your muscles to work most effectively Improves your ability to do daily activities Increases your …

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Facing Pain On Your Own?

Are you wondering if your injury will ever get better by itself? We hear this comment in the clinic all the time.Recent research shows that early intervention is vital.Jorven et al, (2000) conducted a study on two groups of people who had sustained a muscle injury recently. One group commenced treatment immediately while the other …

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How does SCENAR therapy work?

At Back to Health Physiotherapy, we commonly use Scenar therapy as part of our treatment. This article might help you understand better how it works and what scenar can help with it.SCENAR stands for Self-Controlled Energo-Neuro Adaptive Regulator.Physiologically our health relies on the continuous exchange of information within the body. Each body system and function …

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Muscle cramps

Are sudden muscle spasms and cramps waking you up from your rest or sleep?

Muscle cramps are sudden and involuntary contractions and can be quite painful and debilitating. There are several causes of muscle cramps, including dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, muscle fatigue, and poor circulation.   How to prevent muscle cramps:– Stay HydratedStay well hydrated and maintain a balanced diet that includes sufficient electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and magnesium.– StretchStretching before …

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Have you ever thought about dry needling to help relieve your pain?

Dry needling is an effective treatment option for patients to help alleviate pain and improve mobility. The technique involves inserting thin acupuncture needles into trigger points in the muscles to release pain and increase movement in the body. We see great results in relieving pain and reducing stiffness and commonly use this technique in our …

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