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Common Sports Related Injuries

World Cup Year – Common sports related injuries Here at PhysioCare, we see a diverse amount of pathologies and conditions, with it being a World Cup year around the corner let’s discuss the most common injuries that can occur while playing sports, we often see here in our clinics. Sports injuries can often be as …

Why Do My Joints Click…?

Why do my joints click? Commonly within PhysioCare, patients present with lots of concern and worry with regards to clicking and grating of joints within their body. A patient’s belief system can often lead to altered behavior which has a negative impact upon their quality of life and daily function and ultimately the condition of …

RESISTANCE TRAINING

RESISTANCE TRAINING.   Resistance training, also known as strength training or weight training has numerous benefits including increases in strength, muscle mass, and bone density. It will not only make you strong, but can also help with managing your weight, gain body confidence, improve your quality of life and can actually slow down or even …

Benefits of a Personal Trainer

Benefits of a Personal  Trainer. Faster and better results When coming from a sedentary lifestyle, it’s a big change to exercising on a regular basis. Most people find it hard in the beginning but having a personal trainer to guide you through your fitness routine, will help make sure you are spending time on the …

Diastasis Recti ( Abdominal Separation )

  Diastasis Recti ( Abdominal Separation ) What is a Diastasis Recti? A diastasis recti is where the linea alba widens more than the average anywhere along its length. Ultrasound studies have examined the average distance at three standard points along the linea alba – at the bottom of the sternum, 3cm above the umbilicus (bellybutton) …

How are your New Years Resolution’s going………

How are your New Years Resolution’s going…. As we’re coming into March, now is a good time to reflect and see how our New Year’s Resolutions are going. Are you still exercising? Are you still eating healthy? Are you adhering to what you decided to change. Or have you slowly but surely slipped back to …

Running: Its all in the hips….

Running: its all in the hips …. When going for a run, whether it’s a casual jog or a 10km race, you should always consider the following two thoughts; efficiency and injury prevention. For most novice runners, the knees and feet get most of the attention and more often than not, the hips are forgotten. …

Why does my back hurt when I get out of the car?

Why does my back hurt when I get out of the car? Ever got out of the car after a long journey and felt stiff and sore, particularly in your lower back? Well you’re not alone, this is a major contributor and source of a lot of people’s back pain. For a large portion of …

The Benefits of Post Natal Pilates

The Benefits of Post Natal Pilates. Here at PhysioCare we provide one-on-one or small group post natal Pilates classes led by a Chartered Physiotherapist. What are the benefits of post natal Pilates?   During and after pregnancy, the core and pelvic floor muscles become stretched and weakened. It is important to gently build these back …

Osteoporosis Class – Why Balance Exercises?

Osteoporosis Class – Why Balance Exercises? As mentioned in previous blog posts (link to mine and Cal’s blogs), Osteoporosis is a disease which affects the density of bones. One of the major implications this has, is that it increases a person’s risk of sustaining a fracture, particularly after a fall or traumatic injury.As a result …