The importance of the Rotator Cuff in shoulder stability

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Have you often heard trainers in the gym saying you need to strengthen your rotator cuff and actually ever wondered what is our rotator cuff and why is it so important ? The shoulder joint (the Glenohumeral joint) is a ball and socket design which allows for significant movement in all directions. However, despite this […]

The Postpartum Road to Recovery

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Physical activity has many wonderful health benefits for mums. However, it is fundamental that return to exercise postpartum is specific, guided and gradual. During pregnancy, your centre of gravity changes and shifts weight forward. This alters your posture and changes the biomechanics of your pelvis and back. Furthermore, changes in hormones during pregnancy alter lumbopelvic […]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Hands up whose trying to get fit right now ?!? We often throw ourselves into exercise without preparing our bodies and slowly building up. This often makes you more susceptible to developing injuries especially when our deeper stabilising muscles haven’t been switched on in a long time. One injury that people are particularly susceptible to […]

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines ?!

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Headaches are literally a pain in the neck ! There are several types of headaches people experience and many different triggers. Cervicogenic headaches are a type of headache referred from either bony structures or soft tissue of the neck. It is thought this referral pattern is caused by nerve structures that supply the head, neck […]

What Are Shin Splints

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Have you ever been exercising and noticed pain along the front of your lower leg? Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome or “shin splints” describes pain felt along the shinbone and is a common presentation that runners, dancers or people doing other high impact activity e.g. basketball can suffer. This pain is caused by inflammatory process around […]