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Surgical innovation for ACL Knee Injury

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical…
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Shoulder Pain? Physiotherapy far MORE effective than Shockwave Therapy

Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and…
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Massage Therapy Reduces Muscle Inflammation

Researchers at McMaster University have discovered a brief 10-minute massage helps reduce inflammation in muscle. As a non-drug therapy, massage holds the potential to help not just bone-weary athletes but those with inflammation-related chronic…
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Dark Chocolate boosts sports performance! Sweet

Dark chocolate has already been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health -- and now a study undertaken at London's Kingston University has found the tasty treat could help give sports enthusiasts an extra edge in their fitness…
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Longer rest, more muscle!

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth. The findings, published in Experimental Physiology, go against the conventional belief that favours…
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Don't be hamstrung...Prevent injury with this Hamstring exercise

Hamstring injuries are the most common noncontact injury in elite sport. Despite increased research efforts, these injury rates continue to rise. Recent evidence has shown that short muscle fiber lengths can increase the risk of hamstring injury…
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Calcific tendonitis: why is it soooo painful.

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal…
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IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/ Dry Needling

IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry needling Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide…
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Jogging increases life expectancy

Jogging may be best in small quantities, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers looked at 5,048 healthy participants in the Copenhagen City Heart Study and questioned them about…
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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…