Why We LOVE Our Spiky Balls

Don?t you hate it when your practitioner tells you to get the spikey ball out ?OUCH.? Well we LOVE them. The beauty is you can even use them even if you?re not in pain, as they are great in many ways. Benefits Relieves muscle tension Improves flexibility Gets into ?that? knot Can use it almost..

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Are you at risk for Osteoporosis?

On June 3rd, 2015, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH OSTEOPOROSIS? It wasn?t that long ago that age-related bone degeneration and subsequent loss of height, due to osteoporosis was accepted as a normal part of ageing. Elderly folk with stooped backs and brittle bones suffered from falls, which left them incapacitated due to broken bones. This story isn?t only historical..

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Best cheesecake ever!

On May 19th, 2015, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

For those celebrating the festival of Shavout next week, here is a recipe for the best cheesecake ever! Ingredients: 5 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 kg ricotta/low fat Philadelphia cheese 1 small sour cream 4 full tbs cornflour 5 full tbs vanilla pudding Method: Heat oven to 180 and put a small dish with..

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Stay motivated to exercise this winter… some tips from the physiotherapist

Seeing as the cold weather has arrived, it’s tempting to let ourselves go and hibernate on the couch:). Don’t let all your good work go to waste, here are some simple tips to help keep your exercise routines on track over the coming winter months! Join a health club Take the stairs Find an indoor..

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Fishy about Fish Oil?

The increasing awareness around the wide-ranging benefits of fish oil mean chances are either you or someone close to you is taking a fish oil product. Their therapeutic effects are widely accepted by both the lay and medical communities alike and they are readily available to purchase in health food stores, pharmacies and even supermarkets...

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Vitamin D – It?s D-lightful, It?s D-licious, It?s D-lovely

It?s Vitamin D – for Diverse Vitamin D is a vital nutrient required by your body for a wide range of jobs, such as helping to boost your immunity so you are less likely to end up in bed feeling sick; playing a role in mood modulation ? helping you feel good; and supporting your..

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Exercising safely during warm weather

On March 2nd, 2015, posted in: Exercise by 0 Comment

In view of the recent warmer weather, here are some tips to ensure you continue your exercise routines safely and avoid dehydration or heat illness stay hydrated; drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise. take rest breaks, ideally in the shade. avoid exercising during the hottest part of the day. wear light coloured,..

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Ankle Sprains

On February 11th, 2015, posted in: Injuries, Physiotherapy by 0 Comment

A sprained ankle occurs when there is damage and tearing to the soft tissue and ligaments of the ankle. The lateral ligament, which sits on the outside aspect of the ankle and acts to prevent the foot and ankle from turning inward excessively, is the most commonly affected. Ankle sprains can range in severity, from..

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

On February 5th, 2015, posted in: Blog, Physiotherapy by 0 Comment

A frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by inflammation, scarring and tightening of the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, usually resulting in pain and a loss of movement. The exact cause is not known. It can occur after an injury to the shoulder, after a period of immobility, or it can occur spontaneously. Frozen..

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The Top 10 Reasons to Be Drinking More Water

On September 17th, 2014, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

How much water to drink? Opinions vary as to how much we should each drink per day. But a good rule to consider is 2L/day for women and 3L/day for men. Increase this amount if you live in a very hot climate or are exercising hard, are pregnant or nursing. To check if you are..

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