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Strength training mistakes

Many people join a gym or buy expensive exercise equipment and begin strength training without knowing how to properly lift weights. Remember the cliché: “what you don’t know can hurt you”. The experienced weight lifter may be able to execute movements that may very well be dangerous for a beginner,..

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Exercising through injury, the right way

For an athlete, getting injured is one of the worst things that can happen. Depending on the type of injury you may be out of competition for a long time. Instead of lying on the couch throwing paper balls into a bin, speak to your physiotherapist about other forms of..

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Return to sports after knee replacement

The decision to return to sports after a knee replacement is one that should be made in consultation with your surgeon and physiotherapist. Your overall satisfaction with the outcome of the surgery and your pre-operative condition would have some bearing on whether you are able to return to sports or..

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Scar tissue and muscle adhesions

Scar tissue and muscle adhesions can be a major cause of dysfunction in athletes and people who are very active. Swimming, bowling and computer use are some activities that eventually lead to muscle adhesions as a result of overuse. These muscle adhesions cause pain and stiffness and may also restrict..

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Poor posture problems

One of the major contributors of back, neck pain and general fatigue is poor posture. This throws the spine out of alignment and puts added strain on muscles. Over time this may lead to a change in the anatomical structure of the spine, and affect blood vessels, nerves and other..

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