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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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Knee Bracing helps with Osteoarthritis Pain

Wearing a knee brace has been shown to "significantly improve the pain and symptoms" of a type of osteoarthritis affecting the kneecap, according to a new study. Arthritis Research UK-funded researchers at The University of Manchester claim…
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Understanding why we get Back Pain

Figures suggest that around 80% of people experience back pain at some time in their lives. Back and neck pain can be very debilitating so how a physiotherapist manages back pain treatment is essential to secure a positive result. Back pain…
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Back Pain : Prevent it with good lifting technique

If there is one thing worth mastering to avoid injury it is the art of lifting. Setting yourself up correctly before attempting to lift something will keep you injury free. To achieve this it is best to practice the movements as an exercise…
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IMS/ dry needling: Frequently asked questions

Dry needling involves the application of very fine sterilised acupuncture needles into muscle and surrounding tissues to assist in the release of myofascial trigger points, reduce tightness and spasm, improve muscle function and relieve pain.…
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Knee Pain, Physio as effective as Surgery

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear (damage to the rubbery discs that cushion the knee joint), finds a study in The BMJ this week. The researchers suggest…

Foot Orthotic benefits

The impact of custom semirigid foot orthotics on pain and disability for individuals with plantar fasciitis. Source: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2002 Apr;32(4):149-57. Division of Physical Therapy, Program in Human Movement Science, University…

Foot Orthotics

When standing and walking, we are subjected to forces that produce stress and strain throughout our bodies. When a foot imbalance is present there can be abnormal forces on the feet, knees, hips, back and/or neck that lead to pain and poor function.…