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3 THINGS TO KNOW IF YOU’VE NEVER STRENGTH TRAINED BEFORE

You might have heard the benefits of strength training for healthy ageing however, if you’ve never been a ‘gym person’ then chances are you have no idea where to start. The gym can definitely be an uncomfortable environment to enter into and can seem pointless especially if you don’t know what you are doing and …

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Hamstring Strain: Current Evidence & Exercises for Best Management- Part 1

We are at the point in the sporting season where we are seeing an increased amount of soft tissue injuries in the clinic. Hamstring strains are a common soft tissue injury that we see in sports like football and soccer. Firstly, a quick orientation to the hamstring; There are three hamstring muscles: the bicepsfemoris, semimembranosus …

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Shin Splints: what causes them and what can I do about it?

 Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), or ‘Shin Splints’, is an overuse or repetitive strain injury of the lower leg. It involves the muscles around the shin: the Tibialis Anterior, Tibialis Posterior, and the Soleus. It is the most common injury seen in runners, and more often affects women over men.   Initially when shin splints start …

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