Welcome to the #ManageyourHealth page where we will post various titbits on how to take action and manage your own body and health.

These are not Journal Articles but simply little online leaflets, pictures and pieces of advice that we refer our patients to that deepen awareness around the body and health.

Remember, come and speak to a professional and always seek professional advice rather than self-treating.

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Women’s Month – Pelvic Floor

August is Women’s Month, and we have chosen to focus on the importance of pelvic floor control. You may ask, what is the pelvic floor? The Pelvic Floor is a group of muscles that lie in the pelvis, forming the base of the abdomen.  They are shaped like a  “hammock” supporting the bladder and the urethra. Hence, contraction of these [...]

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Proprioception and Balance – the Key to Stability

Ankle sprains are a common injury – and while it may not be difficult to avoid missing a step or tripping over a curb, lack of proprioception (sense of joint position) or poor balance may be to blame, rather than lack of endurance or weakness in the lower limb. Proprioceptive training is used to rehabilitate injury, but it can also [...]

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are common injuries in many sports, including running, hockey,rugby and dancing. The Hamstring is not just one band of muscle, but comprises three bands that allow you to bend the leg at the knee. During exercise one of these muscles may overstretch or start to tear - this usually happens during exercise that involves a lot of running, [...]

Rotator Cuff Syndrome

What is Rotator Cuff Syndrome? Let’s understand the anatomy: the muscles, the bones, and the subacromial bursa (lubricating sack). The Shoulder is a relatively unstable ball and socket joint controlled by the Rotator Cuff muscles:  subscapularis, supraspinatus, infraspinatus and teres minor are the small rotator cuff muscles that control and stabilize shoulder movement on the shoulder blade (scapula). These muscles hold your arm onto your [...]

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