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DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is a medical condition that is characterised by the stiffness, tenderness and pain in muscles several hours after performing a strenuous physical activity. When muscles are stressed, small microscopic tears occur in the ligaments, coupled with the stiffness and inflammation that accompany these tears, causing the pain and fatigue. The…

Neck Pain in Office Workers – 5 Simple Fixes

Neck Pain in Office Workers – 5 Simple Fixes

It’s no surprise that chronic neck pain is highly prevalent in office workers. What you may not know is how simply you can reduce the stress and strain on your neck. Here are 5 simple fixes for neck pain that you must implement now if you haven’t already! They are equally effective for sitting and…

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

If you’re in pain, anti-inflammatory tablets may be beneficial, however rising concerns over side effects are causing people to consider anti-inflammatory gels and creams as an alternative. Are they actually effective and if so, which one is best? This blog follows on from last week’s article comparing heat packs vs deep heat creams. Anti-inflammatory Options…

Deep Heat vs Heat Packs for Pain Relief – The Truth!

Deep Heat vs Heat Packs for Pain Relief – The Truth!

Have you ever wondered how deep heat works? Whether deep heat or heat packs are the best option? This is the blog for you. You may also be interested in our blog titled Ice or Heat for Pain and Injuries. It is well known that heat can enhance healing, provide a feeling of well-being and relieve…

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Growing Pains and Children’s Sports Injuries

Winter sports are resuming and this means increased running loads for many children and adolescents. We are seeing many kids present to the clinic with overuse injuries of the lower limb – often categorized as growing pains. So what should you do when your child starts complaining of knee pain, heel pain, hip pain? Should…

Ankle Sprains Physiotherapy

Ankle Sprains Physiotherapy

The sprained ankle is the most common type of athletic injury with research suggesting that ankle sprains account for 15-30% of all sports injuries, it is also the most frequently re-injured. Ankle sprains can also occur during every day activities. Do you want relief from ankle pain? Perhaps you want to return to sport as quickly as possibly?…

Headaches – Self Treatment and Physio

Headaches – Self Treatment and Physio

Did you know that up to 18% of the population have a headache at any one time? There are up to 100 varieties of headaches, all causing different types of pain in different areas of your head. Some common headaches include: Migraines without Aura – Migraines are thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance…

Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursitis Explained in Under 300 Words

Bursa = A thin fluid filled cushion found between two structures such as bone and tendon to reduce friction. Itis = Inflammation There are more than 150 bursae (pleural for bursa) in the human body and yes they are normal… In fact they are essential. Rub your hands back and forth with some force and…

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Dry Needling and Acupuncture Q and A

Interest in dry needling and acupuncture continues to soar. Let’s answer the most commonly asked questions our physiotherapists are asked about dry needling and acupuncture. For more comprehensive information, read our page on Dry Needling and our blog titled ‘Dry Needling – In Simple Terms.’ What is the difference between acupuncture and dry needling? Acupuncture…

5 Tips to Manage Low Back Pain

5 Tips to Manage Low Back Pain

It can be confronting to be struck with a sudden onset of acute low back pain. The disabling pain and immobility often generates catasrophising thoughts about permanent damage and the requirement of surgery. Fear not, low back pain is extremely common, affecting up to 85% of people at some stage in their life. The good…

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