Why your ankle sprain still isn’t better  

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Why your ankle sprain still isn’t better  

Ankle sprains are common

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see hobble through our door – they account for up to 25% of all sporting injuries. 

Lateral ankle sprains are the most common, which involves a roll onto the outside of the foot. This causes stretching or tearing of the ligaments on the outside of the ankle… click above to read more ☝☝☝

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How To Fit Pointe Shoes: Why Some Just Won't Work

How To Fit Pointe Shoes: Why Some Just Won't Work

Having your pointe shoes fitted professionally can help prevent some of the nasty effects of pointe such as blisters, toenail issues, bunions, and even stress fractures. 

There are many different brands and styles of pointe shoe. Some dance schools have a preferred brand, so it’s good to check with your teacher before your fitting. Each foot is a different shape and size, which will determine which style to wear.  Click read more for more info…


Am I Ready For Pointe Shoes?

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Am I Ready For Pointe Shoes?

“Am I ready for pointe shoes?”

Is a question I have been asked many times, by young dancers with stars in their eyes.

Being fitted for your first pair of pointe shoes is a long-awaited step for many dancers, and is a moment I have not forgotten!  ….click read more to continue


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So You’ve Been Diagnosed With a Rotator Cuff Tear…. Now what?

So You’ve Been Diagnosed With a Rotator Cuff Tear…. Now what?

Rotator cuff issues can cause pain at the front or back of shoulder, down the arm, or even up into your neck. You may also experience loss of movement of the shoulder and/or weakness in your arm.

Rotator cuff tears are common. They affect 20-22% of the population, and… (click VIEW POST ↑↑ to continue reading)

Achilles: Rest is NOT best!

Achilles: Rest is NOT best!

Most commonly pain in the Achilles region comes about after it experiences activity that is out of the ordinary. Depending on your activity level this could range from running for the bus, walking on the beach or running 20 minutes when you only usually run 10. Click the pic to learn more

Gardening for a happy back: insider secrets for the garden

Gardening for a happy back: insider secrets for the garden

You may be wondering how to prevent back problems springing up while gardening?

We know it can be hard to stop gardening when there is so much to do!

The Weekend Warrior is too often a scene that plays out in my waiting room each week.

HOT OR COLD?

HOT OR COLD?

Confused as to whether or not ice or heat is right for your injury? Be confused no more! Let us fill you in on everything you need to know! 

Have you found yourself in this scenario before …

The myth of the straight back

The myth of the straight back

Are you sitting TOO straight?

How many times have you been told ‘sit up straight!’? I can guarantee it is a lot more than you have been told to slump! However, the current back pain

Muscle strains; to stretch or not to stretch?

Muscle strains; to stretch or not to stretch?

Short answer is both! It’s all about timing, in the early stages it is advisable to avoid stretching as this will strain the injured fibres further, preventing the reparation process and thereby