Even though children are often very active, especially in comparison to adults, it’s still just as important for them to get exercise as their growth is detrimental while at a young age. If they begin to partake in regular exercise as a young child, they will be more likely to grow up fit and in good health. Core strengthening is just one of the many things that should be focused on, and is one of the most important. Good core strength will promote proper posture, will lessen back pain in their later years, and will provide additional stability for any sports they’re thinking of participating in. With the over demanding entertainment industry, kids are getting less exercise than ever before. Video games and movies are bountiful and many kids prefer to sit around most of the day watching movies and playing games. This is very unhealthy for a child’s development.…

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Many people think that physiotherapy is only about helping people deal with aches and pains, or speeding up their recovery following knee surgery. But physiotherapy can actually benefit those who suffer from a range of ailments, and those who are recovering from conditions that go beyond joint pain. In fact, physiotherapy has been shown to greatly assist the recovery for cardiac surgery patients. Undergoing cardiac surgery can leave a patient restricted in their movement, and even fearful of physical activity.…

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A major cause of back problems may be hidden inside your day job. Today, with more and more occupations involving employees sitting at desks for a full work day, there is an increased risk of back pain caused by the long-term sitting sessions hunched over our work computers. Many factors relating to desk jobs have direct impacts upon our back health. These include the height of your chair; your posture in your chair; the position of your computer screen, keyboard,…

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It’s one of the lesser-known physiotherapy techniques, but one that can be effective. Shockwave therapy (also called radial shockwave therapy) is a technique that uses high-energy sound waves – and not electrical shocks – to help assist the healing process after an injury. Shockwave therapy is used for musculoskeletal injuries, mainly those areas where connective tissues come into contact with bone. Examples of common injuries treated by shockwave therapy treatment include tennis/golf elbow, rotator cuff tendonitis/calcification, stress fractures, trochanteric bursitis…

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Women know that their high heels can leave their feet feeling uncomfortable, but this is seen as a small price to pay to pull off the sleek and stylish look of a nice pair of pumps. However, science shows that high heels cause more than just minor discomfort – they can also cause long-term problems for your feet. The list of potential problems here includes ingrown toenails, nerve damage, bunions, and even serious damage to the tendons in your leg.…

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