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The Myth of Core Stability We have taken the excerpts below from the Lederman article in 2007. He explains the basic concept of core stability and the problems with it. Both the fitness and Physiotherapy industries adopted these concepts with … Continue reading

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This refers to a tear of all fibres of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It connects the calf muscle to the heel. It is placed under stress with every step … Continue reading

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Whether it’s elite level athletes or recreationalists, compression garments are in style, but is the squeeze on your body worth the squeeze on your wallet? The research says ‘probably yes.’ Graduated compression garments are tighter on the ends farther from … Continue reading

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Ligaments are soft tissue structures that attach bones together, and in so doing support the join or joint between these bones. The term ligament sprain means that the ligament fibres are disrupted and is synonymous with ligament tear. In the … Continue reading

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This is an injury that affects the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) that sits between the ulna and radius in the wrist. Mechanism of Injury? This injury occurs when there is a high compression force placed through the joint. This is … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Cyst is swollen semimembranosus gastrocnemius bursa. Synovial bursae are sacs that generally occur near our joints and sometimes communicate with the joint cavity. They typically sit at sites of anatomical friction and are designed to reduce friction. A … Continue reading

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ITB is an abbreviation for the “iliotibial band” which is a strong, flat tendon-like structure which connects the muscles of the hip to the outside of the lower leg. Friction occurs as the lower part of the ITB rubs over … Continue reading

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An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of neck pain accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles. The main symptom is pain localized to one side of the neck. The pain can be referred to the head or shoulder … Continue reading

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 A SLAP lesion is as a result of an acute trauma due to overload, resulting in a degenerative lesion. The most common mechanism of injury is repetitive overload (e.g. swimmers and throwing sports) or excessive inferior traction (e.g. carrying or … Continue reading

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If you have back Pain, read tour following tips to take care of your back. Your whole body must keep active to stay healthy. It thrives on use. Regular physical activity: Develops your muscles Keeps you supple Gives you stronger … Continue reading

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