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Case study: Shoulder muscle found to be primary contributor to headaches

17 Jul 2019  

Mrs D is a 38 year old researcher who presented recently with a long history of headaches and migraines. She had suffered some trauma to her head and neck region when she was 15 years old, and she had traced the start of her problems to after this event. Mrs D suffered with 2 migraines a month generally, but lately she had been experiencing headaches on a daily basis around thi ..

Headache: Why Look beyond the Neck?

12 Jul 2019  

Headaches can be a real pain in the neck, that is literally, they can also be associated with neck pain. There are several different types of headaches with different causes, and it is well accepted in clinical settings as well as in research findings that the neck can either cause or contribute to the pain of headache. But if structures like tight muscles and stiff joints in the nec ..

Foam Roller for Core Strength!

29 Jan 2019  

Yes - We have just told you how awesome the foam roller is for soothing achey muscles and improving muscle functions but here's where you get a little extra bang for your buck! The foam roller is also a fabulous addition to your core workouts! Using the foam roller during core strengthening exercises provides support to the spine and feedback on postural alignment. Even better the fo ..

Foam rolling for upper limb mobility and to relieve muscle tension

25 Jan 2019  

Foam rolling has gained popularity as a way of reducing muscle tension, regaining flexibility and even developing strength of the core muscle groups. It can be used as a warm up sequence and to activate muscles before a work out or training session, or as a post training recovery strategy and to cool down. It can also be used to mobilise stiff areas of the spine, reduce muscle  ..

Foam rolling to gain lower limb flexibility and relieve muscle tension

14 Jan 2019  

Foam rolling has gained popularity as a way of reducing muscle tension, regaining flexibility and even developing strength of the core muscle groups. It can be used as a warm up sequence and to activate muscles before a work out or training session, or as a post training recovery strategy and to cool down. It can also be used to mobilise stiff areas of the spine, reduce mus ..

Peeing when you exercise is not OK!

12 Nov 2018  

"Pelvic Floor...that thing women do post pregnancy to avoid peeing their pants.." After completing my undergraduate degree in exercise science my knowledge of the pelvic floor was just that. It wasn't until entering the world of Clinical Pilates that I began to understand fully the power of the pelvic floor. Looking back now, I laugh at how poor my understanding was to the point that I was be ..

The connection between posture and pain

24 Oct 2018  

Have you ever experienced neck or shoulder pain from sitting in the same position for a period of time? In our experience, most people who present with pain or injury have postural imbalances that contribute significantly to their problem. Improving posture, strength and mobility can help you move more freely with less pain and stiffness. What we find  ..

What's a tune up and why would I want one?

30 Aug 2018  

Most people who service their cars regularly do this without much thought... it is just something that needs to be done to keep their vehicle running well and prevent breakdowns. It gives us some piece of mind... I know I feel much better after I've had my car serviced, because it's been thoroughly checked over, and I know the chance of something weird happening in the  ..

Breathing well...The Nose Knows!

09 Aug 2018  

Breathing is something we all do automatically without much thought. The breath is a very powerful thing, and using your breath correctly can have a great impact on your overall health, well-being and performance. Just pause and take a breath. What was it like? In through your nose or mouth, relaxed or tense, from the diaphragm or chest? Our mouths are designed for eating a ..

Subscapularis- The hidden source of pain

05 Jul 2018  

“I’d like to look/assess/treat your Subscapularis muscle…” For the newer clients this statement is closely followed by blank facial expressions. For the current clients this statement is closely followed by a groan or cheeky eye roll. ‘Unknown’ and forgotten even amongst health practitioners (trust me I know!!). The subscapularis is a large triangul ..

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