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4 September 2018

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Diabetes and Physical Activity

Diabetes and Physical Activity

by Olivia French
How Exercise Physiology can help manage Type 2 diabetes What is Type 2 diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition, characterised by elevated fasting blood glucose levels due to the body's reduced ability to produce enough, or respond to, the hormone insulin. If left untreated, type 2 diabetes can cause regular hypoglycaemic attacks, potentially leading to nerve damage, blindness and amputation. Type 2 diabetes is treated with oral medication and sometimes insulin i...

13 August 2018

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Are You Feeling Hamstrung?

Are You Feeling Hamstrung?

by Zoltan Marosszeky
                    You don't need to be an elite athlete to sustain a hamstring injury. It's one of the most common injuries in sports like football, soccer and basketball, which require a high level of power, agility and speed.  It's important to know how to best avoid injury as well as how to manage if you do sustain a strain. Put simply, the hamstrings are a muscle group made u...

6 August 2018

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Protect Your Posterior With Sports Physiotherapy

Protect Your Posterior With Sports Physiotherapy

by Zoltan Marosszeky
Did you know that the posterior chain muscles (the lumbar extensors, glutes, hamstrings and calf) could have a huge impact on your sporting performance? Tight hamstrings, recurrent muscle tears and lower back strains can all be signs of muscle imbalance within this group. A physiotherapist will complete an assessment focusing on muscle strength, length, stability and muscle timing patterns to come up with a program specific to you, helping you get back on the field quicker and with...

31 July 2018

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How to Enhance Your Running Performance with Newcastle Sports Physiotherapy

How to Enhance Your Running Performance with Newcastle Sports Physiotherapy

by Zoltan Marosszeky
How's Your Running Form? Running is quite often seen as a good way to get in shape, with little thought given to the proper form or biomechanics involved. Recent studies have shown that as many as 79% of runners will suffer from a running related injury in any year. Therefore all runners should be aware of the ways in which poor form can contribute to these injuries. Further research has shown that real time feedback through audio and visual cues can help a runner to improv...

24 July 2018

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Plantar Fasciitis - Physiotherapy Can Help

Plantar Fasciitis - Physiotherapy Can Help

by Zoltan Marosszeky
Plantar Fasciitis Up to 1 in 10 people will suffer from Plantar Fasciitis (persistent pain along the arch of the foot) in their lifetime. Physiotherapy can benefit people suffering Plantar Fasciitis, though a study of over 800,000 people showed that only 7% of patients were prescribed physiotherapy. Of those treated with Physiotherapy, positive outcomes in recovery time as well as overall cost to the patient was found when physiotherapy included manual therapy and exercise pres...

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