The Dangers of Exercising with Poor Technique

Our bodies are resilient, strong and are made to move, but unfortunately our bodies are not invincible.  There is a lot of risk involved if we use our bodies in the wrong way, and the dangers of exercising with...

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Understanding Concussions

A higher emphasis is being placed on concussion injuries, and for good reason. Although the long-term side effects of concussion are yet to be fully understood, traumatic injuries to the brain over short period of time can increase the...

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Hamstring Injuries

As winter sports begin, so does the potential risk of associated injuries. Sports that require sprinting, kicking, acceleration and change of direction have an increased risk of participants developing soft tissue injuries, specifically hamstring injuries. What causes hamstring injuries? Hamstring...

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What to expect after an Ankle Sprain

Anatomy of the Ankle The main movement of the ankle is bending the foot upwards and downwards, and there are a number of small bones in the foot that also allow slight rotation and twisting of the foot. There are...

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Why stretching is important before and after exercise

Injury prevention and post exercise recovery is important for any athlete or individual that enjoys an active lifestyle, but does it matter if we skip our warm-up, or don’t have time for a cool-down with an sufficient stretch at...

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Could you have tennis elbow?

Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a type of tendinitis, a condition characterised by irritation or inflammation of the tendons of the muscles of the forearm. It affects the muscles that attach to the outside of the elbow (the...

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