Common Netball Injuries

Common Netball Injuries

For a non-contact sport, Netball can be a very physical game and often results in pain and injuries. The number one body part injured are the ankles with knees coming a close second.

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Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning dizziness, as though the room/environment is spinning in circles around the person. It is a symptom and can be caused by various conditions involving the brain (central) or inner ear (peripheral).

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome During Pregnancy

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a wrist condition which can occur during pregnancy due to the compression of nerves around the wrist. What are signs of CTS? Symptoms usually start gradually, with numbness or tingling in the fingers,...

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Make Working From Home A Blessing, Not A Curse

Make Working From Home A Blessing, Not A Curse

So you are now working from home! For some, this is an exciting prospect, a chance to see their family more and enjoy a more relaxed work environment. For others, however, this prospect can feel quite daunting and be logistically challenging. It’s important to get a comfortable set-up to avoid neck tension, back pain, stiff joints and even knee pain.

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Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower back pain (lumbar pain) may present in a number of ways depending on the underlying cause. Pain may be characterised by a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Pain may be localised in the back or radiate into buttock, groin, legs or feet.

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Have you lost your Swagger?

Have you lost your Swagger?

When we look at how people walk, especially those in pain, often they have lost their “Swagger”. The swagger is a fluid, efficient walking pattern.

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Breathing Patterns

Breathing Patterns

Not many of us think about the way we breathe. It’s an automatic function that is vital for life and affects every system of our body.

If our breathing patterns are abnormal, it can cause pain, poor movement, disrupt sleep, increase anxiety and depression, aggravate gut and intestinal issues.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

Pelvic girdle pain is a group of signs and symptoms of pain in the pelvis and lower back area, this can include pain in the perineum, pubic symphysis and the upper thighs (front or back).

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Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Rib Pain During Pregnancy

Are you pregnant and experiencing pain around your chest, ribcage or maybe with breathing? This pain may be coming from your ribs.

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How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy.
There are usually a combination of factors that cause back pain which could include overuse, poor posture or other stressors. 

Keeping in mind everyone is different, here are our expert tips.

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Toe Walking Explained

Toe Walking Explained

Toe walking is a pattern of walking where a child walks on the balls of their feet or ‘tiptoes’. It is common when children are learning to walk and up until 2-3 years of age. There are a variety of causes, many of which can be treated with physiotherapy.

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Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

The condition where the pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina tighten or contract whenever there is an attempt by something to penetrate the vagina is called Genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD).

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