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What is Whiplash? How do I recover?

What is Whiplash? When involved in a car accident, whether if you see it coming or not, there will be forces involved that will make your body move suddenly in a specific way due to the sudden acceleration caused by the force applied by the other vehicle against your or even by the different ways your vehicle can be spinning. Not to mention if you’re a motorcyclist. We should also consider the fact that the head is the heaviest part...

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Shock Wave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

I can’t improve my plantar fasciitis! Plantar fasciitis can sometimes be a very stubborn condition. First of all, we need to understand that, as per the last article, tendons change and adapt in reaction to load. However, in part due to their poor blood supply, these changes take longer to occur when compared to a muscle. This means that most of the times the condition is not that stubborn, but it is us who aren’t patient enough to take the...

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Ouch! What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Overview Our feet are mechanical masterpieces and have certain features that allow them (and us) to perform in different environments, situations and tasks. They have the ability of flexing, moulding to the shape of the ground where we stand, walk, run, jump and, at the same time, they are resilient to resist to the impact generated from landing, sometimes over and over again as we run. What is Plantar Fasciitis? In order to perform in these situations of landing, jumping,...

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Exercise is the best thing for you and your Arthritis symptoms – 3 exercises to improve your function levels

Overview As discussed in the last article, the pictures and ideas we have about Arthritis (and any other conditions) will determine our behaviour towards it as well as the pain we get from it. There are studies 1,2, that show that physical loading of the knee actually reduces the inflammatory response in the cartilage, which would be responsible for pain in the joint surroundings. So physical activity, as long as in an adequate level and modality, actually decreases pain in...

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I can’t exercise because I have knee/hip/back arthritis! Let’s re-think and re-phrase Osteoarthritis!

Introduction As we all know, OsteoArthritis (or simply Arthritis) is one of the most disabling conditions around the globe1. It mostly affects joints such as knees, hips and lower back, leading to a decrease in physical activity levels, most of the times down to uncertainty on whether exercising is good, or if it will make things worse instead. Re-Phrase And Re-Visualise

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