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Back Pain: Immediate Physio reduces recurrence

Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Many people suffer with low back pain, and most get better. However,…
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Physio just as effective as Surgery for Knee Pain

Physio just as effective as Surgery for Knee Pain A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health…
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Do it yourself Physio!

Some minor aches and pains aren't serious enough for a trip to the doctors. Below are five top tips which will nurse your body back to fitness in no time. But if aches or pains persist, consult medical advice immediately. RACQUET STRETCH After…
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Let's run! How to start a running program

Are you already in the habit of regular exercise? Want to add running to your routine? You’re ready to run if you’ve spent at least two weeks walking or doing some other form of exercise (like using a stationary bike or an elliptical trainer)…
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Back Spasms

The first time I ever suffered a genuine "back spasm" was a day I will never forget. I was in a car park, sitting in the car, and I bent down sideways to pick up my wallet from the floor on the passenger side (trunk in flexion and rotation).…
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Sports Injuries 101: Stay Pain free

Handout on Health: Sports Injuries This publication is for athletes at all ages and levels, for people who exercise, as well as for health care professionals, coaches, and others who want to find out more about sports injuries. This publication…
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Physio for Cycling Injuries

Cycling regularly brings enormous and varied benefits for your health at all ages, whether riding for recreation, as a serious competitor, or racing to win the Tour de France. And physiotherapists can use their knowledge and expertise to provide…
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Exercise boosts Brain Health

People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters -- glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA -- that are responsible…
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Young Athletes: How to prevent injury.

High profile events like the Olympics bring the hope that witnessing and celebrating dedicated athletes at the top of their game, will inspire young people to take up sport and physical activities that help them develop confidence, lead more…
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Revolutionizing Back Pain Treatments

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) Source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141214/Revolutionising-back-pain-treatments-an-interview-with-Dr-Kieran-Oe28099Sullivan.aspx Dr.…