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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Introducing Personal Guarantee

Starting from February 2013 we are announcing a new initiative to give you complete peace of mind about your physiotherapy care. We pride ourselves on delivering top-level health service – always focussing on you and working hard to achieve the best result possible for you. What we are offering you is a full refund and…

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Tennis Elbow: What is it? And how to make it go away?

Most people have either heard of tennis elbow or even experienced this debilitating condition themselves. In this article I just wanted to do a quick overview of what this condition actually is, what causes it and what are the best ways to treat it. It is known under different names such as lateral epicondylitis, elbow…

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Physiotherapy during the World Cup

Here at BodyFit Physiotherapy we are passionate about rugby and are always here to help. Alex Blazhevskyiy, our principal physiotherapist has extensive experience of working with rugby teams and rugby players in general helping them recover from their niggles and getting them back on the field safely. He also has special interest in sports physiotherapy.…

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Importance of Exercise and the Role of Physiotherapy in Fall Prevention and Reversing of Frailty in Older Adults

It is well-known that risk of falling is a very serious issue especially among the elderly. As we age our muscle strength and balance have a tendency to gradually deteriorate making falls more likely to occur. To make matters worse bone density or bone strength reduces with increased age meaning that the chances of a…

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Are you wearing the right shoes for your sport?

We are right at the start of another winter sports season and it’s time to think what we can do to prevent those nasty injuries from interrupting your game. One of the easiest ways to minimize the risk of injury is to make sure you have the right footwear for the conditions. It is still…

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