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Equipment Matters

Whatever the activity, using well-fitting and appropriate equipment can prevent both accidents and overuse injuries. This applies to day-to-day life as well as sports. Any relevant protective and safety gear should also, always be used. Anything from Steel toe cap boots to Cycling helmets, Rubber gloves to Tennis shoes. All specialised equipment has a purpose. […]

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First Aid

In my profession it is important that I take regular training courses in First Aid. This will ensure that I am prepared to help my clients in the event of an emergency. We all hope that I will never need to use this training. How many of you are also aware of the simple, lifesaving

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The Gluteal Muscles

The three Gluteal muscles are located in the buttock region. They are: Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus. As its’ name suggests, the Maximus is the largest and creates the rounded mass of the buttocks. Its’ fibers run diagonally starting from the base of the spine/top edge of pelvis and ending at the thigh

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Got a Stitch?

A stitch is a pain in the abdomen (usually on the side) that’s brought on by exercise. It is medically known as Exercise-related Transient Abdominal Pain (ETAP) and the effects can range from sharp, stabbing pain to mild cramping, aching or pulling. At some point in their lives, most athletes will suffer from this debilitating,

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The Rotator Cuff

The Rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that act to stabilize the shoulder joint. They all originate from various points on the Scapula (Shoulder blade) and attach onto the head of the Humerus (Upper arm bone). Although the shoulder has a wide range of movements, it is a relatively unstable

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The Hamstrings

The Hamstrings are a group of three muscles located at the back of the thigh. They are: Biceps Femoris,Semitendinosus andSemimembranosus All three Hamstring muscle originate at the Ischial Tuberosity (Sit bone) of the pelvis and wrap around from the back of the knee to attach onto the Tibia and Fibula bones of the lower leg.These

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