Massage for Stress Relief

Stress is universal, and it’s not always bad. Whenever you jump aside to miss getting hit by a ball, feel especially nervous before an important meeting, or hit the brakes in time to avoid an accident, stress is doing its job. However, when there’s never any relief from stress, the sustained fight-or-flight response can cause […]

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Remedial Massage

A lot of people ask; What is remedial massage and how can it help me? Let me tell you a little bit about how it works.With remedial massage, therapists are trained to assess your body, observe over time, and design individual treatment plans for each client. It is more than just a feel-good massage, they […]

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ACL Injuries and Prevention

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL is an important ligament that stabilises the knee. The role of the ACL is to prevent the tibia or shin bone from moving forward relative to the femur/thigh bone and to prevent buckling of the knee. We need our ACLs to control pivoting movements, ruptures occur when too much […]

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition we often hear about from family, friends or co-workers. You commonly hear it feeling like shooting leg pain or a jolt down the leg. It’s normally given quite a serious undertone with a degree of fear attached to it. The question is: what is Sciatica and what can be done about […]

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How Pregnancy Can Affect Your Feet – PART TWO

In last week’s article, I discussed how pregnancy can affect your skin and nails.Today we will look at the biomechanical and musculoskeletal issues which can arise during and after the baby arrives. Ligament Laxity: As hormone levels change, ligament laxity can occur. This means that our ligaments become more mobile to allow changes within joints. […]

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Losing Weight to Minimise Pain

Often the answer to our injuries is to lose weight. This is a common recommendation from doctors, surgeons and specialists but is a hard one to take on board when it is exercise that hurts our joints. The catch to this is that exercise helps to relieve our pain, we just need to understand what […]

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Let’s Talk Football Boots

With pre-season training already in full swing and football teams working hard to prepare for another exciting season, one important question remains… Have you decided what football boots you’ll be wearing to maximise your performance? Not only is it important for your performance, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent football injuries. Common […]

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Reducing Your Risk of Sports Related Injuries

Here are 4 tips to reduce your chances of injury while training or playing a sport this year. 1. Manage the load Load refers to the volume or intensity of the stress that we put on our body. Many sports injuries could be prevented by better controlling the load placed on our body. One of […]

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Tendon troubles?

What is a tendon? A tendon is a band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to the bone. These structures are designed to withstand tensile loads, however, if they are exposed to excessive loading or repetitive training with poor biomechanics, a tendinopathy may develop. What is a tendinopathy? A tendinopathy is a disruption to the normal […]

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