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The ins and outs of swelling up

The ins and outs of swelling up

Oedema (otherwise known as swelling) is a build-up of fluids in the body. It tends to affect the legs and ankles, however it can be experienced in many parts of the body. When mild, the swelling will normally reduce by itself. If you experience persistent swelling...
Skiing Injuries: Management And Prevention Of A Ski Injury

Skiing Injuries: Management And Prevention Of A Ski Injury

Ski do’s and ski don’ts   Are you heading to the slopes this year? If you are, make sure you are prepared!   While injuries aren’t as common as you might expect, they tend to occur by either falling down or losing control. In fact, statistics suggest 75% occur this...
Low back pain: The pain predicament

Low back pain: The pain predicament

Low back pain has a dramatic effect on quality of life. It effects up to an astonishing “84% of the population within their lifetime with between 24 and 80% experiencing recurrent pain”. Apparently it is the “leading cause of disability”. It can be caused...
Knee Injury: how to care for your knees

Knee Injury: how to care for your knees

The knee joint is a complex network of ligaments and muscles which support it making it vulnerable to knee injury. The knee is a weight-bearing joint which can be strained by falls, twists and trauma particularly in sport. Tears in the anterior, medial and posterior...