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Your guide to a healthy heart

We all know how important it is to look after our heart. If you want to live a long and active life, you need to be kind to it every day. But how kind are you to yours? Statistics suggest that many of us need to be doing a whole lot more, as cardiovascular diseases...

Foam rolling: Pros and cons

Foam rolling: Pros and cons New foam roller and wondering where to start? Have a read of this, and you’ll feel more informed. And if you still aren’t convinced or have more questions, feel free to ask us next time you are in the clinic and we will discuss it with you...

Diabetes – Type 1 vs Type 2

The 14th November 2020 marks the 29th World Diabetes Day. Since its conception in 1991, World Diabetes Day has been the principal worldwide campaign that raises awareness of the disease diabetes mellitus (DM). This year’s theme focuses on ‘The nurse and diabetes’, and...

Injury blog: Meniscus tears

Studies from the US report approximately 61 in every 100,000 people experience a knee meniscus injury every year. You are more susceptible to injuring a meniscus in your knee if you participate in sports such as football (all forms), basketball, netball, skiing,...

How to Make the Most of an Outdoor Gym

While some mainstream gyms have now opened, you may feel more comfortable working out al-fresco. Fortunately enough, getting your sweat on outside could be as easy as using an outdoor gym. If you’re unsure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve enlisted...

Hip flexor injury: contusion vs strain

This month we are drawing focus on injuries that affect our hip flexor muscles. Injury to the hip flexor muscles can lead to pain felt in the front of the thigh region, as well as the hip and groin. Hip flexor injuries are common in sports, including football (all...

The twists and turns of torticollis (wry neck)

What is Torticollis? Torticollis is a painful neck condition where one of the strong muscles on the side of the neck shortens, causing the head to twist and tilt out of its normal position. The muscle we are referring to is the ‘Sternocleidomastoid’, or SCM for short....

Foods for muscle recovery

Do you workout a lot and are looking to maximise the effects of your exercise regime by eating the best food afterwards? If you look this up online, you’ll be hit with a million and one pages to read through, with many of them saying different things. It’s a bit of a...

How to improve your running pace for beginners

It’s no secret that lockdown has inspired many to lace up running shoes for the first time - or for many, the first time in a while. But how can you improve on this new hobby you’ve started? If you’re new to running, and you’ve been building up the miles gradually,...

COVID mental health check-in

With the coronavirus outbreak still affecting millions around the world, we thought it would be a good time to check-in and see how you are all going. The news is pretty grim at the moment and you may be finding yourself asking the question, “When will there be any...