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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…
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Easy tips to prevent Sports Injury

Tips for Preventing Sports Injury Whether you’ve never had a sports injury and you’re trying to keep it that way or you’ve had an injury and don’t want another, the following tips can help. •Avoid bending knees past 90 degrees when…
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Neck and Back Pain (Herniated disk)

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually…
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Sports Therapy 101: Muscle Injury

Anyone working in sporting environments would be very familiar with acute muscle injuries. So how prevalent are they? It’s been reported that a male elite-level soccer team with a squad of 25 players can expect about 15 muscle injuries each…
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Early Physio for Back Pain results in lower costs and less recurrence

A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced…
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Enjoy Golf: Prevent injury and play better

Golf requires much more athletic ability than many imagine Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have…
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Chronic Back Pain: Why me?

Chronic back pain Pain can be unbearable at times.  Pain, as you know, can affect you both physically, mentally, as well as emotionally due to its debilitating and degenerative effects. There are, unfortunately, many different causes that may…
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Problems caused by Bad Posture

Here are some common posture mistakes most people make. Learn how to fix some of these postures so they don’t cause chronic pain. 1. Pelvis Forward Also known as lordosis, people who stand this way may be doing so in an attempt to relieve…

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…