October 8, 2019

Have you experienced pain that lasts a very long time and never seems to get better despite taking medication for it? Maybe your pain has even worsened over time and you’ve had to increase your dosage?

Current research on the effects of prolonged exposure to medication...

September 25, 2019

The idea of starting exercise can often be overwhelming. You might find yourself questioning where on earth you start, what you need to do, and how can you possibly fit this into your already busy lifestyle? We have a few top tips for helping you get the ball rolling a...

September 19, 2019

Education is power, so let’s bust a few myths about back pain and how you should be managing it!

BED REST: “I need to rest to let my back heal.”

MYTH! Not moving your spine is possibly one of the worst things you could do. Our spines are designed to move, so when we have...

September 3, 2019

Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the biggest reasons for people to visit their Doctor or Physio, especially as we age. Many people become quite fearful of back pain and rush to their Doctors asking to have scans done to see what’s going on in there. However, studies sho...

August 29, 2019

Research shows that exercise has amazing psychological benefits which help to maintain and enhance good mental health. Regular exercise can alleviate stress, reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and help with recovery from mental health issues.

Feel-Good Hormones


July 18, 2019

Muscle strain injuries can be graded into four categories based on the extent of damage to the muscle fibers. According to research by Mueller-Wohlfahrt H-W, et al. Br J Sports Med (2013), the four categories are as follows:

Type 1 and Type 2 muscle injuries are “Functi...

September 17, 2018

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) of the knee is located within the joint capsule, originating from the femur (thigh bone) and attaching onto the tibia (shin bone). Functionally it is one of the most important structures within the knee joint as it is crucial for pr...

June 12, 2018

The term ‘calf muscle’ is collective for a group of three muscles in the lower leg – Gastrocnemius, Soleus and Plantaris – all of which share a joint Achilles tendon that inserts onto the heel bone (calcaneus). Calf muscle strains are usually the result of a sudden acc...

November 30, 2017

Load is possibly the hottest, most researched topic in sports at present. So, what is load?

Load is the work, exercise (load you put your body through) in training and /or competing in your chosen sport. Load is protective of injury and increases your risk of injury. Co...

July 11, 2017

Hamstring Strains are one of the most common sports injuries.

The hamstring muscles are found at the back of your thigh. The hamstrings are composed of three main muscles; the biceps femoris muscle, the semimembranosus muscle and the semitendinosus muscle. The biceps fe...

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