Myotherapy

March 2016 Myotherapy Myotherapist assess and physically treat myofascial pain, injury and dysfunction affecting movement and mobility. Myotherapy is applied in the preventative, corrective and rehabilitative phases of therapy to restore and maintain the normal integrity of the soft tissue structure (muscle, tendons, ligaments and fascia) of the human body. Pain or symptoms caused by muscle (myo) or fascia is described as myofascial. Myofascial pain is usually not specific and is often described by the patient as a, deep ache,...

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Spring Back Into Gardening

March 2016 Spring Back into Gardening Spring is a great time of the year lending itself to longer days, warmer weather and a rampaging garden growth. After our winter hibernation, we undertake our gardening chores and adopt all those lovely positions and postures that we try and refrain from to avoid the infamous lower back condition. Bending and twisting to prune and pick out weeds followed by digging and shoveling all place undue stress on the lower lumbar spine and...

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Sport Massage

November 2016 Sport Massage The athlete has to sustain rigorous use of their muscles with a tremendous amount of force being placed on their joints and body during their desired sporting activity. Our muscles are a bunch of contractile units overlapping to produce the force we need to operate our limbs and perform activities of daily living. With repetitive use, our muscles build up lactic acid and other waste products that can lead to pain and reduced ability to perform...

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Sport Physiotherapy

November 2016 Sport Physiotherapy There are many aspects of physiotherapy with Sports Physiotherapy being one of the most popular. As the name suggests, this is physiotherapy pertaining to sports. It is a specific skill of the physiotherapist, as it encompasses all the mechanical injuries that occur during our busy lives of sport.     The most common sporting injuries involve the following areas: The shoulder joint is such a mobile joint that sacrifices its stability for mobility. As a result,...

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