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Exercising in lockdown? Don’t get injured.

I want to start exercising, can a physio help me with this? By Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapist Bronte Marquardt   So you’ve decided you want to start exercising? Maybe you’ve decided to start running, or  going to the gym regularly, or joining a friend at their favourite exercise class, or doing daily home workouts? Whatever it…

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Neck Pain: Acute Wry Neck

****** PHYSIO FUN FACT #3 ****** Neck Pain: Acute Wry Neck By Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapist Michelle Lowry   There are many structures in and around the neck which, in certain situations, can contribute to neck pain and/or headaches.  One common presentation of neck discomfort, is called Acute Wry Neck pain.   What is an Acute…

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Foot Pain: Plantar Fasciopathy

****** PHYSIO FUN FACT #2 ****** Foot Pain: Plantar Fasciopathy By Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapist Michelle Lowry   There are many structures in and around the foot which, in certain situations, can contribute to foot discomfort.  One common presentation of foot discomfort, is called Plantar Fasciopathy (formally Plantar Fasciitis).   What is the Plantar Fascia? It…

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CRACKING KNEES? PAINFUL KNEE CAPS?

****** PHYSIO FUN FACT #1 ****** Do your knees crack? Are your knee caps painful? Do you have trouble squatting? Running? Jumping? You may have Patella-Femoral Joint Pain.   Knee Pain: Patello-Femoral Joint (PFJ) By Chelsea Longbeach Physiotherapist Michelle Lowry   There are many structures in and around the knee which, in certain situations, can…

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MUSCLE CRAMPS AFFECTING YOUR EXERCISE?

MUSCLE CRAMPS AFFECTING YOUR EXERCISE?   Almost everyone has experienced some form of cramp at one time or another. A cramp can affect you during exercise or even when you are resting at home. Whenever they occur, cramps are no fun for anyone. A muscle cramp is an uncontrollable and painful spasm of the muscle…

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BEWARE – SCAPHOID FRACTURES!!!

  Case Study – Declan McNamara Last November I fell on my wrist playing indoor soccer. I felt a sudden sharp pain over my snuff box. Later that day I went to the Emergency and it was suspected that I had fractured my scaphoid. I received an x-ray and was placed in a cast. The…

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FOAM ROLLING EXPLAINED!

WHY FOAM ROLL?   The simplest answer to why should you foam roll is because it’s EASY! Foam rolling is the easiest way to perform deep tissue massage. It is COST-EFFECTIVE, Foam rolling allows you to massage your muscles without needing to spend money on seeing a massage therapist. It is TIME-EFFECTIVE, Foam rolling is…

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