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Tendinopathy – correct terms and how to treat them.

Tendons are the tissues that are between the bone and muscle. They are white in colour and their fibrous/elastic composition gives them great strength that allows the transmission of large mechanical forces. The purpose of the tendon, when it is fully functioning is to elicit movement from the contraction of […]


The role of Steroid Injection in treatment

A corticosteroid injection can be performed to reduce pain and can be injected into a joint or soft tissue (i.e bursa, tendon, muscle). They are often used as a treatment modality in a number of different conditions including bursitis, osteoarthritis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. The injection […]


What role do mouth guards and headgear play in concussion prevention?

There have been many studies over the years looking at the effects of protective equipment in sport and the impact on concussion. Particularly in rugby, in the form of mouth guards and headgear.Β  Here we take a look at what is in the research at the moment. HEADGEAR Headgear, usually […]


Home Exercise Circuit – Beginner fitness level

Claire here! You may have seen our Facebook post a few days ago of me doing a press up with a clap that I am rather proud of (click here to see). Feel free to give it a like if you too think it’s cool. > Now, I’ve decided that […]


Hip Health – 3 Part Series

3 Part Series on Hip Positioning, Strengthening and Mobility Part 1: Hip Positioning It’s important we optimise our hip positioning within its socket when in prolonged postures, such as sitting or standing, to maintain our hip health. Non-optimal positions can lead to hip pain and discomfort. Watch our video to […]


Concussion and Whiplash – The Importance of Treating The Neck

A violent shock or heavy blow to the body or head can result in a concussion or whiplash. Both very commonly result in a cervical (neck) injury. Neck injuries can cause inflammation as well as changes to the joints and nerves. Sometimes it can be hard to differentiate a neck […]


Quick Tips for Workstation Setup

Desk Posture and Workstation Ergonomics Here is the list you’ve been looking for. Here are our quick tips that you can check for yourself to ensure your work set-up is body-friendly!   Chair: Knees sitting slightly lower than your hips (raise the seat or put a small cushion under your […]


My 4 favourite exercises.

As physiotherapists, we try to give exercises to patients that are specific for their injury however there are a few exercises that I find myself using with many patients. The first three are what we call more functional based movements and the last one is one that we often forget […]