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Sports Injury Prevention By Laura Graham PT

Sports Injury Prevention & Risk Mitigation By Laura Graham, Physiotherapist While all sports naturally carry a level of risk for injury, whether the sport is golf, pickle-ball or rugby, it does not mean that sports should be avoided, in…
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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain   Rotator Cuff Injury The Rotator Cuff is a vital grouping of four muscles around the shoulder that not only help to move the shoulder individually but act in unison to stabilise it during other movements. Rotator Cuff…
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Tendonitis

Tendon Troubles   What are tendons?   Tendons are tough, sinewy structures that attach muscles to bones in the body. Unlike a ligament, which attaches bones to other bones in the body, tendons attach bones to muscles. The body…
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Exercise more for 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…
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Runner's Knee: We can help!

At first it was just a niggle in your knee when you climbed stairs or were squatting. Then the pain and stiffness became more than a niggle and you began to feel it when walking, sitting and resting. You may be hearing popping or cracking sounds…
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Shoulder Pain for Freestyle Swimmers. Yikes

  Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly -- swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times -- which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 percent of…
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Research showing value of adding complimentary exercise for chronic pain

Data from a review of U.S.-based clinical trials published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggest that some of the most popular complementary health approaches -- such as yoga, tai chi, and acupuncture -- appear to be effective tools for helping…
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Knee pain? Research says strengthen the hips!

Hip strengthening exercises performed by female runners not only significantly reduced patellofemoral pain -- a common knee pain experienced by runners -- but they also improved the runners' gaits, according to Indiana University motion analysis…
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Foot and Back Pain: Is there a connection?

Lower back pain is a complaint that most people will experience to some degree during their lives. Sitting, standing and running posture in combination with muscular imbalances and weakness in the lumbo-pelvic or “core” region have long…
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Olympics: What is cupping?

Why do some of the world’s top athletes look as though they’ve been on the receiving end of a brutal paintball firing squad? US swimmer Michael Phelps’s skin is strewn with livid polka dots, and his compatriot, the gymnast Alex Naddour…