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Monthly Archives: August 2012

‘Slipped Discs’ (or Disc Herniations)

While you may have heard people say they have a ‘slipped disc’ in their low back, our discs do not actually slip out of place.  Usually what has occurred is a disc herniation.  A healthy disc in our back is made up of an outer ring of strong ligaments, with a spongy centre called the […]

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Your Body after Pregnancy

While you may be focused initially on losing the baby weight you gained during your pregnancy, once you’ve given birth it is important to know that since your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles have been stretched and possibly damaged you will need to do specific exercises to restore these muscles to their normal function.  This […]

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Core Stability

When people talk about ‘core’ strength, they often understand it to mean simply their abdominal muscles. What is often misunderstood is that our true core is a group of muscles that function as a team to provide stability to our whole body. When contracted together, these muscles form a stable base on which to move […]

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Physiotherapy for Pain Relief

Clients seek Physiotherapy care for a number of reasons.  The most common reason is for pain relief.   Physiotherapy is the treatment of preference for many who suffer from pain whether in the back or neck, or joint pain such as hips, knees, ankles, wrists, elbows or shoulders.  Some have sustained a work or motor vehicle […]

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