Monthly Archives: January 2014

Stretching tips for runners: Static and dynamic

Static sustained stretches are designed to hold a position for a joint/muscle. Research suggests that holding the position for 30–60 seconds will increase flexibility in the tissue; conversely, done prior to activity, static stretching may actually inhibit the muscle’s ability … Continue reading

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of ligament connecting your heel bone to your toes. It supports the arch of your foot. It can sometimes be strained causing your … Continue reading

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‘Mum Tum’ – what you need to know

Diastasis Recti Abdominis is a midline separation at the linea alba of the recti muscles of the abdominal wall i.e. the ‘six pack’ muscle separates in the middle. A palpable midline gap of more than 2.5 cm or any visible bulging … Continue reading

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Workplace Physio

Physiotherapy in the workplace is now even more cost effective for employers with new tax changes. The government has announced the introduction of a tax relief for health related interventions. This relief will be implemented as a tax exemption for … Continue reading

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