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Wash hands – save lives!

Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water.  Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. How do germs get onto our hands in the first place? Faeces (poo) from people and animals…

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Sore throats beware!!

When you have a sore throat, the burning uncomfortable feeling it causes can make it hard to drink and eat.  Whilst many of us go straight for the over counter remedies or worse bother the G.P. for antibiotics – which by the way, G.P’s are told not to prescribe for things like sore throats, why…

5 Fitness Myths!!

5 Fitness Myths!!

Unfortunately the fitness world is full of different types of information and a lot of it is incorrect.  A lot of this incorrect information can lead to disappointment, can hold you back at they gym or may even lead to injury! Below are 5 fitness myths you may have heard and the actual fact behind…

New Year

New Year, New You!!

Don’t let your New Year Resolutions lead to injury!  For a lot of us, our New Year resolutions list tends to include getting fit and losing weight, but don’t overdo is as this can lead to over exercising and ultimately injury! The New Year, it really does feel like we get to re-set the clock…

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

6 ways to keep your spine healthy!

We are all very busy with day to day life, we just don’t have time to deal with back pain!  Here are some simple tips to help keep your spine as healthy as possible! 1.   Wear the correct shoes! Your shoes need to support your spine – so whether you are walking for exercise or…

Heel Pain - Kick it out!

Heel Pain – Kick it out!

Sharp pain near your heel or along the arch of your foot when you walk, particularly when you first get out of bed in the morning, could mean you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis. The pain can get worse in your heel and foot if you stand or sit for extended periods of time…

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Lifting – a pain in the back?

Did you know that approximately 80% of people will experience pain in their backs at some point in their lives.  One sure way way to end up with an aching back is lifting something the wrong way.  Do you know how to lift a heavy package that arrives at your door or how to lift…

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Turmeric – Is it really the spice of life?

Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and a medicinal herb.  It is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. Recently, science has started to back up what people living in India have known for a very long time – turmeric really does contain compounds with medicinal properties…

spinal pain

Spinal pain in children – spot the signs!

Spinal pain is a well known source of discomfort in adults, but more frequently children and adolescents are being diagnosed with the same problem. It is no longer generally associated with middle-age or later, in fact between 14% and 24% of children and adolescents complain of spinal pain.  Common reasons for this include:- Increasing weight…

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Take a swing at Forearm Pain

It’s summertime again and when the sun shines and the great outdoors beckons, we restart our favourite sports.  As a result of this, we see an increase in forearm repetitive strain injuries due to overuse. Two of the most popular injuries that occur involve forearm pain they are golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.  Incredibly even…