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Pilates has received mixed reviews over many years depending on where you read about it.
The piriformis muscle is a deep gluteal muscle of the buttock region, and is narrow and pear shaped. The sciatic nerve can pass above, below or through this muscle.
The Plantar Fascia is a thick broad band of connective tissue on the bottom of your foot attaching from your heel to the base of your toes that helps to maintain the arch of your foot.
A new baby in the family is a time of great change, especially if it is your first. It is a steep learning curve for most, as families adapt to the new addition; sleep is interrupted, there are nappies to be changed, extra washing to be done, all whilst getting to know your little bundle.
Pregnancy is a time of great change within a woman's body, and can lead to many feelings of uncertainty, particularly as the baby grows and changes in the woman's body become more apparent.
Quadriceps Contusions also called "Corks", or "Corked Thighs" are one of the most common injuries in Sport.
A Rectus Abdominis Diastasis is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the centre of the trunk. During pregnancy, as the baby grows, the abdomen expands and the muscles are stretched.
A Rectus Abdominis Diastasis is a separation of the rectus abdominis muscles, which run vertically down the centre of the trunk.
The hamstring muscles are a group of three muscles which together make up the muscles at the back of the thigh. Injury to the hamstring muscles are common among athletes participating in sports involving sprinting and jumping.
What is it?This is the joint between the sacrum and the two hip bones. When this joint is put under excessive stress it can become inflamed and of the ligaments and muscles surrounding this structure can also become painful.
In adolescents bones are still maturing, including the vertebrae of the spine. Scheuermann’s disease refers to an abnormality in the growth of the vertebrae, where the front of the vertebrae does not grow as quickly as the back leading to wedging of the vertebrae. This usually occurs in the thoracic spine (the upper back) and may have varying degrees of severity.
In adolescents bones are still maturing, including the vertebrae of the spine. Scheuermann’s disease refers to an abnormality in the growth of the vertebrae, where the front of the vertebrae does not grow as quickly as the back leading to wedging of the vertebrae.
“Sciatica” has quickly become a broad term that people use to describe any pain at the back of the thigh and is commonly overused. Even though pain at the back of thigh can be due to the Sciatic nerve, the reality is that pain in this area is often due to a number of other causes such as pain directly from your back, muscle strain of the glutes or hamstrings and even trigger points or muscle tension.
During activity it is important to make sure you not only have a good shoe, but you have the right shoe for your feet.
“Shin Splints” is a widely used term to describe a number of different conditions that cause pain in the lower leg region.
The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint. It is formed from a ball on the top of your arm bone (humerus) and a shallow socket which is part of your shoulder blade (Scapula). Above the ball and socket joint, is a ligament which is attached to a bony prominence (Acromion) on your shoulder blade.
What is it? Shoulder pain can present as discomfort experienced in the joint itself, into the top of the arm or down to the elbow
Pain at the attachment of the patellar tendon to the patella can often be due to the condition known as Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease. This condition is most often noticed during a growth spurt early in the second decade of life.