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Read the latest articles and information from the team at Aspire Physiotherapy.

Carpal Tunnel – How can Physio help?

Carpal Tunnel – How can Physio help?

My wrist, arm or hand hurts - Why?? Carpal Tunnel - How can Physio help? Do you have pain in your wrist, arm or hand? With some numbness and tingling? Did it come on gradually with no obvious cause? Wrist, arm or hand pain with numbness or tingling can be due to...

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Thumb pain from work

Thumb pain from work

Thumb pain from work - Why?? Do you have thumb pain during or after work? This is a very common complaint we see in the clinic. So why does it happen? Thumb pain that develops gradually is often a condition called De Quervains tenosynovitis. It can be a very painful...

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Thumb pain during or after pregnancy

Thumb pain during or after pregnancy

Thumb pain during or after pregnancy - Why?? Do you have thumb pain during or after pregnancy? This is a very common complaint we see in the clinic. So why does it happen? Thumb pain during or after pregnancy is often a condition called De Quervains tenosynovitis. It...

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Elbow and wrist pain – How Physio Treatment helps

Elbow and wrist pain – How Physio Treatment helps

Elbow and wrist pain - How Physio Treatment helps Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) & Extensor Tenosynovitis of the Wrist Lateral Epicondylitis and extensor tenosynovitis are common overuse forearm and wrist injuries. They can affect anyone, although they tend...

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3 tips to avoid neck pain at work

3 tips to avoid neck pain at work

3 tips to avoid neck pain at work      Do you get up at the end of the day and feel like your neck and shoulders are stiff and tight?     You might get headaches after a long day...   Maybe your neck was sore before your day even started......

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Physio for Plantar Fasciitis

Physio for Plantar Fasciitis

What is 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 function is...

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Strength For Runners No Equipment Needed

Strength For Runners No Equipment Needed

Strength for Runners No equipment needed You love to run! You love being outdoors, but someone told you that you should do some strength training...         But you don't like going to the gym. So how can you get stronger??     Here's...

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Do I need a cortisone injection?

Do I need a cortisone injection?

Do I need a cortisone injection?  Have you got a current pain or injury? Have you been seeing your Physio, but not making progress as fast as you want? Maybe a friend has mentioned that a cortisone injection helped their own injury.     Let's go through all...

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How to treat a tight calf after running!

How to treat a tight calf after running!

How to treat a tight calf after running   You're working hard to get fit, but every time you try and exercise or run, your calves get crazy tight!        I've seen a lot of this in the clinic recently, so here's my top 5 steps to dealing with tight...

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Physio Treatment for Headache

Physio Treatment for Headache

You've got headaches, and you want to feel better, but you don't want to take medication. What headache treatment is available?      You've come to the right place!   Here's some physio exercises for headaches, that can help you feel better without...

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What to do about foot pain after running

What to do about foot pain after running

Foot pain Glenelg Why do I have foot pain after running?   There can be a wide range of reasons why you get foot pain during or after running. For this reason, it's always a good idea to get a proper assessment done by your physio. One of the most common reasons...

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ACL injury symptoms

ACL injury symptoms

So you're wondering about ACL injury symptoms? Have you just hurt your knee playing sport?   Here's some common ACL injury symptoms that you might experience, but first let's understand what is an ACL injury?   What is an ACL rupture?     This...

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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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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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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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