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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Top five ways to relieve your tension headache without using pain killers

1. Maintain proper posture! Maintaining a slouched posture for prolonged periods of time will cause certain neck muscles to become overworked and others to weaken. The overworked muscles can cause neck pain, tension, and headaches. If left not treated, it can lead to chronic neck pain and headaches   2. Take frequent short breaks while […]

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Patellofemoral Knee Pain

A very common condition seen by Physiotherapists is that of patellofemoral knee pain, which is pain located at the front and inner side of the knee, or under and around the kneecap. 2.5 million runners are diagnosed with patellofemoral pain every year, and 74% of these will decrease their activity level over the next five […]

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Top five ways to prevent Osteoporosis

Perform weight bearing exercise Weight bearing exercise such as aerobics, walking, jogging are shown to help prevent bone loss Consume calcium-rich foods Milk, Cheese, Yogurt Kale Broccoli Take calcium supplements Your doctor may recommend calcium supplements Extra calcium support may be needed if you are post menopausal or going through menopause Take vitamin D supplements […]

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What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used for centuries by the Chinese to treat disease and injury.  It works by inserting fine needles into specific mapped out points in the body.  Traditional Acupuncturists inserted needles into a specific area of the body to restore the balance of energy.  They believe that injury is a result of an imbalance […]

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Tips for a Moving Experience in the Garden

Using the right moves can go a long way to enabling you to plant and rake without the ache. Positioning your body correctly reduces the strain on muscles and joints. So use these tips to enjoy the gardening season from beginning to end. • Alternate your tasks. Switch between heavy chores such as digging and lighter, less physically demanding […]

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Pregnancy and Physiotherapy

It is well known that various changes occur to the body during Pregnancy. This may cause one to suffer from low back, leg or foot pain. Others suffer from swelling, sciatica or carpel tunnel syndrome. For many years, our clients have depended on us to assist them during all stages of their pregnancy. If you or someone you […]

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