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Sports Injuries

Does the running shoe fit?

Correct running shoes

  Often the running shoe discussion can be quite divisive and there are sure to be many varying opinions for what is “the best” type of shoe. There are 2 distinct types of shoes to consider which each have their own variations.   Conventional Shoes   Minimalistic Shoes   In recent times, there has been…

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The role of cortisone injections for pain relief

cortisone injection

What is cortisone? Cortisone is made up of a corticosteroid drug, which is made to replicate our natural body hormones. In our body, they are involved in our immune response and assist in the regulation of inflammation.  It can be delivered into the blood stream, into the joint or applied over the skin. When is…

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I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery vs non-surgical rehabilitation So, you’ve torn your ACL. Everyone from your mother to your dry cleaner will have an opinion on what to do. Even health professionals such as your doctor, physio or orthopaedic specialist may even have differing opinions on how you should proceed. It can get very confusing to know…

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Should I use ice or my heat packs for pain relief?

Ice or Heat? It’s a commonly asked question we hear every day. The application of either heat or ice can be an extremely simple and effective way of treating pain in a number of different conditions and injuries. Both are easily accessible and cheaply available. The problem is knowing what situations calls for heat, and…

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ARE ORTHOTICS REALLY NECESSARY?

Orthotics

In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…

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