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THE PHYSICS BEHIND INJURIES – LOAD AND CAPACITY

Perhaps the most important thing to realize as the practitioner is that there is always limited ability to help somebody.  The path to recovery from an injury is not entirely in the hands of the therapist, rather, it is a journey that the therapist and client must take together.  The goal is for the two...

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The “WHY” is the golden egg. “WHAT” doesn’t cut it.

ONE of the more common questions I get in my line of work as a physiotherapist is “what is the problem?“.  Of course, this is a very fair question indeed.  You have pain which is creating emotional anguish and physical dysfunction.  You’ve saught help by a professional who knows human anatomy and is an expert...

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Brain maps dictate movement accuracy and control

Why do we need maps ? The body is a complicated structure compromising of countless nerve endings and hundreds of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints.  So how do we organise movement of multiple parts, over and over again, in synchrony, all at once?  When you think about it, even going for a simple stroll is...

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How do you know when to rest an injury?

So do you push through an injury or rest up? One of the questions that I’ve asked myself on behalf of many clients over the 16 years I’ve spent treating injuries.  It seems simple now with experience and intuition and a DEEPER understanding of what it takes for the body to recover.  But how do...

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How is my ear related to my back pain?

Your brain enables balance via sensory information Our brains are wired so that we can maintain an upright vertical position without really giving it too much thought.  From the time we were toddlers learning to stand and walk our brains had worked out what it takes to defy gravity. We take for granted what our brains...

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Plantar Fascitis

What is it? This very common problem is an inflammation or tearing of the plantar fascia where it meets the calcaneum. Represented by heel pain, it is often felt as if it is a stone bruise under the heel. This is a form of enthesopathy (that is pathology where tendon meets bone) Why do people...

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Your attention span

ATTENTION! No, not you…….But the subject itself. How is it applied to sports and individual performance? Anyone interested in either should pay attention to this. What is it? Attention is your ability to attend to inside our outside stimuli. It can be focused or divided Focus is your ability to direct your attention to one...

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Tired eyes when reading

So does anybody get tired when they read ? I know some people who use reading as a tool to sleep ! Although this is a creative way to drift off it doesn’t help when it comes to needing to learn something. I think we all agree that reading is pretty valuable. So your vision...

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Frozen Shoulder

We know very little about the cause of frozen shoulder but some research has revealed that it can be related to a traumatic event, not necessarily to the shoulder in question, but a traumatic event either physical or psychological. The frozen shoulder, also named Adhesive Capsulitis, usually lasts about 9-12 months in total with generally...

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