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Facing Fear

August 23, 2016

Fear is the emotional reaction to perceived danger. To avoid danger we listen to the fear and limit ourselves. Often what we fear is not dangerous at all and if overcome we could achieve so much more. Our patients are often afraid of pain and we ask them to move into it or try an…

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Vestibular Migraines

August 23, 2016

Migraines affect nearly 30 million Americans, especially women, who suffer from them by a three to on ratio, according to the National Headache Foundation. Doctors aren’t sure exactly how many people are affected by vestibular migraines but they know these headaches have a unique twist that run-of-the-mill, throbbing migraines don’t; a component of vertigo. Susan…

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Term 4 Pilates

September 5, 2015

Our current Pilates term is quickly coming to an end, finishing on 20th September. We are now taking bookings for term 4 classes which will commence 6th October. If you are new to our classes we need you to come in first to do 2 Pilates assessments. It is in these assessments that the physiotherapist…

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Weekend warriors – calf tears

March 12, 2015

Are you between 35 and 55? Are you keeping fit and active? You might be a weekend warrior! After a sedentary week at work, it is good to get outside, move the body and get the heart pumping. However, there are risks associated with trying a bit too hard, the most common being calf injuries.…

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Shopping Centre massages

February 25, 2015

In light of a recent article I read, I thought I would take the opportunity to comment briefly on having massage treatment at local shopping centres… I have had a few of my patients come to see me after attending such a place, because unfortunately they were now in more pain than before they went…

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Riders cheat ageing

February 12, 2015

A client of Chris’ sent in this interesting article, which he thought might be of interest (thank you!) If you think that all your bike riding makes you feel years younger, you are right.  A ground-breaking new study into the process of ageing has unexpectedly proved it. King’s College London and the University of Birmingham…

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Pilates Term 1

February 2, 2015

Term 1 Pilates starts back this week. It’s hard to believe that the Christmas break has now been and gone and we are getting back into the swing of things with a new term. We have added one new class for this term at 10.00am on a Saturday morning. Classes are currently pretty booked up,…

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Neurological Physiotherapy

September 1, 2014

From Monday 6th October we have a neurological physiotherapist starting with us. Ro Packer has 25 years’ experience working in neurological and vestibular rehabilitation. She has completed her Masters of Physiotherapy (Research) and has a post graduate diploma in neurology. She can help patients who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries,…

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Kids Sport

August 24, 2014

Most of us grew up without needing physiotherapy. These days it is not uncommon to see children and teenagers present with injuries at physiotherapy. For whatever reason the younger athlete plays sport, it is important to understand there is an upper limit to the number of hours per week a young body can take. Often…

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Weekend Warriors Welcome!

August 14, 2014

After a busy week at work many middle aged people use the weekends to enjoy physical activities. This leads to an improvement in fitness, health and enjoyment of life. This should continue but remember that after age 45 muscle repair is 15-18% slower than a 30 year old. Muscle mass and bone density decreases and…

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