Breathing Techniques – For Long-Haul COVID-19 and Secondary Infection
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Breathing Techniques – For Long-Haul COVID-19 and Secondary Infection

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With the 3rd wave of COVID-19’s surging many of us will unfortunately have had COVID and are perhaps still feeling short of breath or have developed a secondary lung infection which produces increased phlegm in your lungs. This can lead to more shortness of breath and prolonged infection.  Today we'll highlight three techniques that help to alleviate the symptoms. Physiotherapists can teach you all of these techniques, we recommend that you…

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Can you trust your X-Rays? – A Physio’s Perspective
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Can you trust your X-Rays? – A Physio’s Perspective

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Many people are loyal to the technology and/or evidence that an XRay scan may present, but can we trust them? Often they are presented by a trustworthy doctor in a lab coat, but what is a physiotherapist perspective on how to read them? It is likely that your doctor will request you get an XRay or when treating you for spinal or peripheral joint injury. The results of these reports…

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The Benefits of Standing At Your Desk.

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We all know sitting too much can be really bad for your health. Studies have found that people who sit for long periods have an increased risk of getting all kinds of nasty conditions that will ultimately shorten life expectancies, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even dementia. A combination of these symptoms is often referred to as ‘sitting disease’. Part-reason for this is that sitting all…

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Perfect Your Work Station Setup.

We’ve seen a big increase in patients with injuries and pain from sitting incorrectly, in the wrong chair or at a poor home work station set up; so we’ve decided to do something about it! We've been trying out some ergonomically designed desks and chairs designed and made by Ergotherapy. They offer a great range of office furniture to fit anybody’s body-type and needs. A lot of us have been working from home…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Vs. Pain Referral From The Neck

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Numbness, pain, and tingling in the hands and wrists are common symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and/or from nerve impingement in the neck. However, there are ways to tell each condition apart, as well as differing treatments. Patients in our practice seem to be presenting more and more with symptoms related to both these conditions, so here is some insight. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome, also known as median…

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Static Stretching Is NOT A Warm Up

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Before we begin, it’s worth mentioning the importance of a warm-up, not only will it prevent the chance of injury but it can increase performance, endurance, and comfort dramatically. There are two types of warm-ups Static and Active; Static warm-ups involve raising the core body and muscle temperature by some external means. Active warm-ups, on the other hand, warm the muscles and core temperature by performing small exercise activities, today…

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Myths that Scare Patients

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A physiotherapist is a valuable member of the healthcare team. There are many misconceptions and myths about physiotherapy. In this month's mailer we aim to break down some of the misconceptions and misunderstandings about physiotherapy, by identifying and explaining some of the popular myths and facts. Myth 1: Physiotherapy is only for muscle problems. Fact: Physiotherapy is a diverse health care practice that helps prevent injury and pain, and promotes mobility,…

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Le Tour In September + 5 Stretches EVERY Cyclist Should Be Doing!

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Spring has sprung! And you know what that means in 2020, don’t you?  Everything is still strange, confusing and out of place, case in point; the Tour de France is happening now instead of it’s usual July spot in the calendar.  This is the first time in it’s 117 year history that is has been postponed, while it has had 10 years off (1915-1919 and 1940-1946) for the two World…

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