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Published: 07/01/2018

What are muscle strains? Muscles are strained (or torn) when some or all of the muscle fibres fail to cope with the demands placed upon them. Muscle strains are most commonly associated with sporting injuries – typically when either accelerating or decelerating suddenly. Activities that require higher speeds or of a stop-start nature tend to […]

Published: 27/11/2017

With the summer months finally here, naturally there is an increase in the amount of people who head out jogging. We run for various reasons, to improve fitness, to lose weight, or to get into shape before the Christmas holidays come around. Since running is free and easy to do most people jump right in […]

Published: 01/11/2017

An achy or painful shoulder can be one of the most annoying pains you can have as it can affect your everyday activities like driving, sleeping, putting the washing out and cleaning your teeth. One of the most common types of shoulder pain is more commonly known as Shoulder impingement or Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS), […]

Published: 04/10/2017

Have you ever woken up with pain in the neck, difficulties turning your head and stiffness particularly on one side? If you have, you may have had what Physiotherapists refer to as Acute Wry neck pain.   So, what exactly is Wry neck? An acute episode of Wry neck is relatively common as far as […]

Published: 04/09/2017

As we know, exercise is important for good physical and mental health during all stages of life. So why is exercise even more so important for women going through menopause? And what kind of exercise is best? Firstly, lets clarify exactly what menopause is and what it means for women at this time. Menopause refers […]

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Published: 08/08/2017

Almost everyone has heard of a sprained ankle, yet a large proportion may yet know exactly what it is. A sprained ankle refers specifically to the ligaments of the ankle and occurs when uneven ground or other external forces cause our joint to move beyond its normal range. As it is mainly the ligaments job […]

Published: 05/06/2017

Resilience of the Human body Ask any physio and they will tell you that the human body is an incredible thing. Our ability to recover, grow and change is phenomenal when we think about the physical processes our bodies undergo every minute of every day throughout our entire lives. Even at rest without being able […]

Published: 16/05/2017

With the high proportion of adults now working in sedentary office jobs, the incidence of lower back pain (LBP) has grown significantly and statistically speaking, the vast majority of us will at some point suffer from it. Previously, those with back pain would be encouraged to rest which unfortunately often made things worse. By not […]

Published: 30/04/2017

Having endured a relatively sudden change in the seasons over the last few weeks, it’s safe to say that we are in for quite the ‘cold and flu season’. Anyone who has suffered the Flu in previous years can stand testament to the whole-body pains that often accompany the usual sore throat and runny nose. […]

Published: 18/04/2017

Many of us will be aware of the R.I.C.E.R principles for soft tissue recovery after acute injury. Recently this acronym has been rearranged to better reflect the relative importance of each point, giving rise to the new and improved ‘C.R.I.E.R’ acronym. Compression     The use of bandaging (or tubigrip) to compress the injury site is the […]

Published: 27/03/2017

Plantar Fasciitis: One of the more common foot complaints is pain underneath the foot, either in the middle of the arch itself, or where the arch meets the heel bone. In plantar fasciitis, the supportive ligament sheath (known as ‘fascia’) on the underside of the foot becomes overloaded and develops inflammation. This inflammation and irritation […]

Published: 14/03/2017

With winter sports seasons starting in the coming weeks, this blog will discuss a relatively common condition that arises this time of year, Osteitis Pubis (OP). Although it is unlikely that the incidence of OP has risen significantly during this time, the clinical presentation of the condition has. This is most likely due to better understanding of the […]

Published: 27/02/2017

Massage is one of the oldest arts of healing – there are Chinese records dating back 3,000 years documenting its use! Well, just because it has been practiced for 3000 years, is that enough to warrant its clinical use today? Thankfully, research has helped shed some light on the benefits of massage and although some […]

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Published: 13/02/2017

It’s fair to say that at some point, each of us will experience a lower limb muscle cramp of some type. Often affecting the calf muscle or the Hamstrings, the exact cause of nocturnal leg cramps is unknown or ‘idiopathic’. Some possible contributing factors to muscle cramping are believed to include: Nerve excitability due to […]

Published: 31/01/2017

‘Sitting is the new smoking’ – most of us would’ve seen this image circling recently However, what is it about sitting for prolonged periods in sustained postures that increases your chance of developing back or neck pain? Previously the consensus was that back pain – specifically lower back pain – was a product of poor […]

Published: 17/01/2017

Knee pain is one of the most commonly seen conditions in a Physiotherapy Practice and accounts for approximately 25% of consultations. Whilst there are a number of structures around the knee that can be injured in an acute situation (e.g. ligament tear, bone fracture, meniscus tear), the 2 most common causes of chronic knee pain […]

Published: 12/01/2017

Flexed has launched an Online Blog. This blog will include articles and videos of up-to-date evidence-based practices in the Physio and fitness world. Stay tuned for the first post in the coming days.

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