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Wear and Repair!

Posted by Kevin Coneely on

Repetitive strain and overuse injuries like Plantar fasciitis and carpal tunnel syndrome are very common and can cause significant disability. Many of us may suffer such an injury and the reason for its onset may seem as simple as repetitive typing on a computer keyboard. Unfortunately, many of us may be prone to such injuries due to our genetic makeup and due to the type of lifestyle we lead.  This understanding can be very important in treating this type of injury because although pain and discomfort can be debilitating, for most of us our wrist, hip, shoulder or lower back...

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Fact or Fiction when it comes to lower back pain?

Posted by Kevin Coneely on

Many of us at some point will experience lower back pain. The statistics are quite sobering with 80% of people suffering a bout of back pain at some point in their lives. This indicates that back pain is actually very common and normal. What is not normal however is being unable to recover from your back pain. Acute back pain is mostly the result of strains and sprains and as a result the prognosis is very encouraging with many people recovering fully within the first three months. Why a small majority of back pain sufferers fail to recover within this...

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Fact or Fiction when it comes to lower back pain?

Posted by Kevin Coneely on

 80% of people experience back pain at some point in their lives indicating back pain is very common and normal. What is not normal however is being unable to recover from back pain. Acute back pain is mostly results from strains and sprains and as a result prognosis is very encouraging with many people recovering fully within the first three months. Why a small majority of back pain sufferers fail to recover within this period is more complex and is currently one of the most researched topics in science. New evidence is constantly being uncovered so it is important to...

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What exactly is physiotherapy?

Posted by Kevin Coneely on

Getting to grips with pain and when the body lets us down is sometimes no easy task. Seeking advice from trusted friends and family is usually our first port of call and if this fails we seek more professional advice from our GP or other Health professionals. Physiotherapy is one of those health professionals that people can turn to. Dividing the term “physiotherapy” into its two components  we get, “physio” or “physical” and “therapy” or “treatment”. In essence physical treatment. Physiotherapy therefore can generally be seen as the physical side of medicine. That is the application of physical modalities (treatments)...

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Benefits of exercise for arthritis

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