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  • Glute Strength for Hip Health

    It seems the “booty” is getting a bit of a revival recently in health and fitness media, with the squat regaining much of its popularity, and rightly so. It’s a fantastic exercise that meshes strength, coordination and stability in almost every region of the body. Butt (pun intended) the squat doesn’t take into account locomotion, […]

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  • Stretch of the Month – Chin Nod

    The Chin Nod Stretch Lie down with a soft pillow under your neck, and with your knees bent up. Gently and slowly nod your head forward as if to say ‘yes’. Feel the muscles at the front of your neck. Stop the nodding action just before you feel the front muscles hardening. Hold the nod […]

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  • Add Spinach to Your Diet

    Aside from being rich in vitamin C, which is the number one vitamin that boosts immune function, spinach is also packed with antioxidants and beta carotene that are significant in the infection-fighting capabilities of our immune system. You may add spinach to your smoothie ingredients or just lightly cook it when use in other dishes […]

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  • Osteopathic treatment for hip pain

    Hip pain and stiffness are common… in the elderly… in runners and sporting types… in pregnant women… you get the drift, it’s common and we see a lot of it! But not all hip pain is the same and it shouldn’t all be treated the same way. In fact there are many different manual therapy […]

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  • What’s wrong with my hip?

    This is typically the first question people ask when they come in with pain or injury, “what’s wrong with my…” but the better question to ask is probably, is there something wrong with my hip? You see, not all pain means tissue damage or disease and in fact the majority of injuries are minor but […]

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  • Functional exercises for low back pain

    Low back problems usually occur for more than one reason. Sometimes low back problems are caused by issues with the hips or legs, sometimes they are caused by issues in the upper back and shoulders. In fact, I would be so bold to say it is unlikely that your low back problem is not at […]

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  • Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of head and neck injuries resulting from an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the neck and other spinal areas. However, sometimes they may result in no injury or pain at […]

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  • Towards Wellness – Laughter

    Laughter is indeed the best medicine It can relieve stress, boost your immune function, ease pain, burn calories, and improve your mood. To bring more laughter in your life, indulge in funny activities such as watching funny movies, being with funny people, and spend time with kids!

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  • Core Strength

    There are many myths and misconceptions about core stability and strength that have become popular in the fitness and rehabilitation industries in recent years. Everywhere you look, someone is imploring you to ‘train your core’. Osteopaths are seeing an increasing number of people who have fallen victim to an often misguided approach to exercise. Back, […]

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