The Truth About Your Office Lower Back Pain and 3 Easy Ways to Put an End to It

Many office workers are plagued by lower back pain. It is so common that it’s hard to find a person who can honestly say that they never experienced back pain in their life.   However only few realise how debilitating back pain can get if ignored. Lower back pain left untreated can often snowball into…

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Discover the Amazing Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is as old as civilization. Its health benefits have been known since the ancient times. From stress relief to stronger bones and weight loss, yoga has beneficial effects on your mind and body. When practiced regularly, it improves sleep, keeps your brain sharp, and eases pain. Centuries ago, people believed that yoga is the…

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Interview With An Expert: “Common Mistakes People Make While Exercising That Result In Injuries”

  Before I wrote this article, I asked myself what the most common way I see my patients hurt themselves was. I also asked whether there was a way I could help to prevent these injuries from happening in the first place. Exercise-related injuries make up a huge proportion of the injuries we see at…

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How to Recover From a Pulled Hamstring

Pulled Hamstring or Hamstring strains are extremely common among athletes and to a lesser extent among gym goers. This type of injury affects the tendons or large muscles at the back of your thigh, causing pain, swelling, muscle spasms, and bruising. It usually occurs in runners, football players, soccer players, and skaters. Recovery time depends…

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6 Reasons Why You Get Headaches & How Get Rid Of Headaches

Headaches are a common experience that affect many people, both young and old. There are different types of headaches, but the most common ones include tension type headaches, migraines, and neck headaches. Many of you often wonder how to get rid of headaches effectively. In this article I will reveal some must-know secrets about headaches.…

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Meniscus Tear – What Are Your Options?

What To Do About Your Meniscal Tear Most meniscal tear injuries are treated with a course of physiotherapy. However individual treatment plans will be based on the severity and type of tear, as well as your life circumstances and specific needs. In some cases when the tear is severe or when the injury failed to respond…

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Achilles Tendinitis Treatment: What Are Your Options?

Achilles tendinopathy (formerly known as “Achilles tendinitis”) refers to an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon, a strong band of connective tissue that connects your calf to the back of your heel bone. There is degeneration or wearing out of the tendon fibres. The degeneration often involves disorientation and thinning of the normally strong tendon…

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How Proprioception Training Could Help Put An End To Your Weak Ankle

Have you ever encountered a sprained ankle? If you are an active person who enjoys playing sport, he chances are you have at least once. How did it feel afterwards? Did you feel as if you lost trust in your leg? Did it sometimes feel as if it was about to give way under your…

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4 Essential Tips To Avoid Shoulder Injuries In The Gym

Shoulder pain is very common. Your risk of this type of injury is higher if you regularly perform intense weight-training activities (e.g. bench-press or shoulder-press) and you use poor technique. NOTE: you don’t have to completely stop these exercises. Strength-training is extremely important for your health and fitness. However, certain positions and exercises can exacerbate…

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Is Ice Still the Treatment of Choice for Acute Injuries? BodyFit Physiotherapy Howick reveals their opinion

At BodyFit Physiotherapy in Howick, I get approached with this question on a regular basis, and the answer has always been “Yes”. Ice therapy has long been an essential part of the well-known RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) post-injury treatment regimen. However, I have recently decided to relook into medical evidence behind it, and what…

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