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ACL injury symptoms

ACL injury symptoms

So you're wondering about ACL injury symptoms? Here's some common symptoms that you might experience What is an ACL rupture? This means rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This is where one of the main ligaments deep inside your knee is ruptured, or...

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ACL injury – What is it?

ACL injury – What is it?

What is an ACL injury? Todays topic is all about a common injury we see in football and netball players, that can be season-ending, or even career ending. What is an ACL injury? This means rupture of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). This is where one of the main...

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How to treat Plantar Fasciitis at home

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis at home

How to treat Plantar Fasciitis at home PLANTAR FASCIITIS Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the soft tissue lining on the sole of the foot known as the plantar fascia. The tissue extends from the heel bone, through the arch of the foot to reach the toes. Its...

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What is sciatica and how can I treat sciatica?

What is sciatica and how can I treat sciatica?

What is Sciatica, and how can I treat sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe the symptoms of leg pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness. It is often felt in the low back and back of the leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body and originates from...

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How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

How To Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick “New years resolutions are like babies - fun to make, difficult to maintain” -The Irish Times, January 3 2017 After hearing about some ridiculous resolutions from friends and family this new years, I wanted to explain why...

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Why Does My Knee Hurt??

Why Does My Knee Hurt??

Knee pain is a common complaint and can affect anyone, from young growing children, to the elite runner or jumping athelete, or the more sedentary and ageing population. Knee pain may be result of: 1) Acute, traumatic injury, or 2) Long term loading habits, overuse...

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How to get Fit AND Stay Healthy this Summer

How to get Fit AND Stay Healthy this Summer

Tips on how to get fit AND stay fit and healthy this summer With the warmer weather approaching, 2016 new year's resolutions drawing to a close and 2017 fast approaching many of us see this as opportune time or race to finish line to “GET FIT” and “SUMMER READY.” It...

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How to get rid of a headache without medicine

How to get rid of a headache without medicine

If you suffer with headaches, these simple stretches can help take some of the tension and pain away. Make sure you start GENTLY, and hold each stretch for 10 seconds or less. As your symptoms improve, you can gradually increase this to 20 seconds per stretch. Enjoy!...

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The Secret of Life

The Secret of Life

So - What is the Secret of Life?? A recent Swedish study found that exercise was the number one contributor to longevity (Gremeaux 2012). Alas! The secret to life - exercise! Whether you are generally healthy or are managing illness, there are plenty of options for...

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How can I learn to run faster?

How can I learn to run faster?

How can I learn to run faster? Once you can run for 10-15 minutes without stopping, you're ready to start working on your speed. Here's how to do it.... In each week of running, you should have different 'types' of runs such as: Intervals - periods of faster and...

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How do I stretch tight hip flexors?

How do I stretch tight hip flexors?

Click image to view video   View Video HERE   Hi everyone, Sally from Aspire Physiotherapy here. This week I've had a few people asking how to stretch tight hip flexors, so today I'm going to show you some of my favourite hip flexor stretches, to really...

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How does health insurance work for Physio?

How does health insurance work for Physio?

"Private Health insurance" means you pay money to a Private Health Insurance fund on a regular basis, and then they provide 'rebates' on specific services, so you only have to pay part of the total cost of the service. See list below of examples of Private Health...

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Whiplash and Physiotherapy

Whiplash and Physiotherapy

Commonly and unfortunately in the clinic we see a lot of clients presenting with persistent pain especially in the neck and back, or dizziness following a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVAs). Not to be taken lightly, MVAs can have profound impact on your quality of life -...

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Why do I feel stiffer as I get older??

Why do I feel stiffer as I get older??

We often get asked this one in the clinic - why do I feel so much stiffer as I get older?? It's so hard to get out of bed in the morningI just can't do what I used to be able to doEverything aches! And then we hear the sad suggestion: It's because I'm getting old,...

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How to avoid the most common netball injury

How to avoid the most common netball injury

How to avoid the most common netball injury Did you know?? There are 1.2 million netball players around Australia, with the majority aged 16-22 years old.Traditionally ankle injuries have previously been the biggest problem in netball. Recently knee injuries have...

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How to safely get back to running after groin pain

How to safely get back to running after groin pain

How to safely get back to running after groin pain. Groin pain is very common. If ignored or managed incorrectly it can lead to ongoing pain and increased time away from running or sport Groin pain may arise for many reasons and a combination of: Tight or strained...

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Restore Your Core

Restore Your Core

At Aspire Physiotherapy, we often see people develop injuries, as a result of having poor core strength and posture. Everyday in the clinic we educate people on why it's so important to maintain your strength, and teach them how to go about strengthening the key...

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Everything you need to know about tendon pain

Everything you need to know about tendon pain

Tendon pain can affect anyone, from the young, high level athlete to the elderly and can present throughout the body but is commonly found in the Achilles tendon - back of your heelPatella tendon - just below your knee capHamstring - most commonly just below its...

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