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  • Incontinence After Childbirth

    10th January 2018
    Incontinence After Childbirth

    Incontinence after childbirth is more common than you think but it not something you usually talk about unless the problem is really severe. Leaking when you laugh, sneeze, cough or jump is not normal and the problem should always be addressed to prevent worsening later on in life. Incontinence [...]

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    Understanding and applying pilates in clinical practice

    Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, hence the name. Pilates is a body conditioning routine that may help build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms and back. One of the distinguishing features of Pilates is [...]

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    Pilates for children - get  up and go!

    “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In order to achieve happiness, it is imperative to gain mastery of your body. If at the age of 30 you are stiff and out of shape, you are old.If at 60 you are supple and strong then you are young.” Joseph Pilates The prevalence of childhood [...]

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    Pain in the shins

    28th April 2015
    Pain in the shins

    With the run-up to the marathon, it is always common to encounter athletes complaining of pain in the shins. This condition is generally referred to as shin splints, a most frustrating pain after all the hard training done to get fit for this annual event. The following will look into the most [...]

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    My heel hurts when I get up

    16th March 2015
    My heel hurts when I get up

    Does your heel hurt when you get up first thing in the morning?  This description is the classic presentation of a condition referred to as plantar fascitis an inflammatory reaction in the sole of the foot where the plantar ligament attaches to the heel.  This condition tends to occur in middle [...]

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    By Laura Schembri Pilates is the only exercise technique that works you from the inside out. This is the method that develops the powerhouse of your core muscles. These wrap around your centre like an internal corset, supporting your spine and facilitating control during daily activities, such as [...]

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    Facial Paralysis

    14th March 2015

    Bell’s Palsy is a type of facial paralysis which causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Very often it gives rise to a great deal of concern to patients affected with it. Reassurance, advice and support help individuals who are afflicted by this condition. [...]

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    The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    12th March 2015
    The Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    If you frequently wake up at night with a tingling or numbing sensation in your hand or if you have a constant heaviness and discomfort in your hands while working at your desk it is most likely you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS as it is very often referred to. CTS is a painful[...]

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    Understanding neck pain

    12th March 2015

    The musculoskeletal component of the neck consists of the cervical spine, muscles, ligaments and discs. The cervical spine, comprising seven cervical vertebrae situated below the skull together with the muscles attached to it, enable one to perform complex neck movements required for normal daily [...]

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    Core stability and back pain

    Over the past 10 years, there has been a significant increase in awareness of the importance of core stability in dealing with back pain. While core stability is an important concept in the rehabilitation of back pain, correct core training at the right level needs to be emphasised. The word core [...]

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