Post Partum wrist pain- what can be done?

18/11/2019

As moms we all know how demanding caring for a baby can be. What can often complicate the situation is the development of various aches and pains that can arise postpartum as a result of caring for your baby. One of these problems is the development of wrist and/or thumb pain which is medically termed: De Quervains Tenosynovitis What causes…

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How lack of sleep affects pain and recovery (and what to do about it)

06/11/2019

Sleep is a basic human need and is critical to survival. It represents an essential period of recovery and has an important role in the proper functioning of most, if not all, body systems. Sleep is important for immune function, tissue healing, pain modulation, cardiovascular health, cognitive function, learning and memory. Without adequate sleep, people can experience increased pain perception,…

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Shoulder pain during crossfit and what to do about it…..

16/10/2019

As a Sports Physiotherapist (and Crossfit enthusiast), I take notice when people in my Box complain of pain. The shoulder seem to be the most common area of complaint amongst my peers, and according to this article the shoulder is indeed the most common area of injury in Crossfit.   Why the Shoulder? The prevalence of shoulder injuries during Crossfit…

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Cadence (step rate) and why it is important in runners

03/05/2017

  Cadence (otherwise known as step rate) is a topic which is relatively well known in the running community. Majority of this knowledge centers around the notion that 180 steps per minute is what a runner should be aiming for. Why this particular number? The 180 myth was perpetrated by a famous running coach Jack Daniels who observed many Elite…

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Why having an MRI for back pain can be a BAD idea (and what to do instead)

26/04/2017

Having pain can be frightening, but there is something specifically about having BACK pain which really makes people anxious. This is probably due to the fact that people with back pain are often told that ” their spine is crumbling” or their disc has “slipped out of place” or their spine is ” out of alignment” (none of which can…

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5 myths that do NOT prevent running injury

08/02/2017

The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in running enthusiast. Coupled with this there has been a substantial increase in running injuries. Running injury prevention is therefore a very hot topic at the moment and of course everyone has an opinion. While its important to know what really can help prevent injury, its equally important to recognize what…

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