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Now that I’ve got your attention and shown that I’m down with the netball lingo, let’s chat about preventing injuries caused by one of the most high-impact, fast-paced, physics defying sports in the world… Netball!
Do you have knees? Are they bothering you for some unknown reason? Is your hip bone connected to your thigh bone?
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then this is the article for you!
Thirsty? Dehydrated? Well, water you waiting for?
We all know that we need to drink water, especially when it's hot and we're physically active. But how much? When? Do sports drinks count? Click to find out the answers to these questions, and more!
Learn how dry needling works, and how this interesting type of treatment (that admittedly makes some people nervous!) can help you overcome your pain.
Falling head over heels is OK for a lovestruck youth, but isn't such a great thing for the rest of us. Vertigo can be a debilitating condition, but the solution could be one phone call away.
Shin splints is a frustrating condition with a seemingly endless list of contributing factors - but there is hope! Learn how one might develop shin splints, and, more importanly, how to beat it!
Exercise, huh, yeah. What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing!! Actually, well, it's good for quite a bit, as it turns out!!
Neurodynamics are a form of test or treatment for your nerves. Got pins and needles, numbness or nerve pain? Perhaps you need to see your physio!
Fibromyalgia is not just a difficult word to say - it is also a difficult condition to live with. But "difficult" does not mean "impossible"!
Proprioception is one of the most important abilities or functions that our body has, yet is often one of the most ignored when it comes to healthcare. Find out what proprioception is, how it protects your body, and how you can improve it!
Osteoporosis (OP) is a disease which causes our bones to become weak and brittle, exposing them to fractures with only minor bumps or falls. It is generally caused by a mineral deficiency, which occurs because the body loses minerals faster than it can replace them.
Knee pain is extremely common, in both highly active and relatively sedentary populations. It affects all age groups, both men and women, and knee surgeries make up a huge part of public health spending annually. So what is wrong with our knees, and what can we do to avoid knee conditions?
Pilates is a type of exercise based around strengthening the muscles of your tummy, bottom and back, while building on control, body awareness and flexibility. A large body of research shows that Pilates is great for strengthening and general fitness, but is it all it is cracked up to be?
Tennis elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common condition, which can be frustrating and complex, and difficult to understand. This is a simple explanation of tennis elbow and its causes, contributing factors, and treatments.
Foam rollers come in many shapes and sizes; big ones, small ones, some the size of your head!
In this blog post, Daniel talks about why physiotherapists may recommend foam rolling for you, what they are, and what they are used for! Lets get rolling!
Achilles tendon pain is a common condition, and it affects both active and sedentary men and women, of varying age groups.
For my entire life, I have been told to warm up before sport. To stretch. It makes sense, right? We don’t want to participate in sport or physical activity with cold, tight and stiff muscles, so we should lengthen them by stretching them. It sure feels good to have a good stretch, and you definitely feel more limber afterwards, so it must be good for you… right? Hmm, maybe its not so simple.
Have you ever seen those athletes, such as Serena Williams, covered in thin bands of brightly coloured tape? That stuff is called Kinesiology tape, and Daniel, one of our LifeForce physios, is going to tell you what it's all about.