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Kinesiology Tape - What is it and why do we use it?

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

Kinesiology Tape – What is it? And why use it? Kinesiology tape or “K Tape” is a type of supportive taping which has become increasingly popular in its use over the last 10 years, following its increasing use in Olympic athletes. This tape has been adapted over the years to provide a quick drying cotton material that has a longer ...

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Our Pilates Principles

Author: Exercise Physiologist / A&I Physiotherapy

Relaxation The pilates studio is a place to leave the stress of the day behind. We often see you come in with stiff shoulders and a bent forward posture so relaxation from stress is the first step. Our warm up is where we begin this process. In pilates we encourage you to learn to become aware of your body and listen to it. Through this awarene...

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Knee Pain? Could be Plica Syndrome

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

What is a Plica? A plica is commonly found on the anteromedial aspect of the knee, it is a fold of synovial membrane/ tissue. Plicae are only present in about 50% of the population and are thought to be the fragments of embryonic connective tissue that never fully resorb during your foetal development. We may potentially have four plicae, but in mo...

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A picture...not always worth a thousand words

With advancing health technologies and an improved ability to image structures within the body with X-Rays, ultrasounds and MRI machines we can now get very clear pictures of things that in the past, we couldn’t see. Does this however, improve the management of certain injuries? The answer is not a certain one. Yes, the improved ability of sc...

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Get back into the swing of things!

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

Surprising to most people, research has shown that there actually is not a close connection between the condition of your spine as seen on an Xray and whether or not you experience pain!  It is only natural to assume that you have severely injured your back when you experience any sort of pain in the region.  However, a majority of people...

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Addressing the body as a whole

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

Upon discussion with colleagues, it is apparent that all of us get asked by patients on a weekly basis questions such as “If my knee is the problem, why are you working on my hip?”, or “My hip is sore, why are you working on my lower back?”. I do acknowledge that questions such as these are all certainly very valid and fair ...

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Muscle Contusions

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for muscle contusions (corked muscle) A muscle contusion (corky) is usually the result of a direct impact to the muscle from an object, or by contact with a person. The direct impact causes local accumulation of blood known as a haematoma. The most common place for a contusion is the thigh. Contusions can range from minor b...

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Is running bad for your knees?

Author: Physiotherapist / A & I Physiotherapy

Is running bad for your knees? It is a common excuse to get out of an exercise program that involves running; that it is “bad for your knees” or “it will cause me to get arthritis earlier”. But is running truly bad for your knees and does it really bring on the signs and symptoms of arthritis at a faster rate? Given the cur...

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Side lying exercises

Author: Exercise Physiologist / A & I Physiotherapy

Why we do those pesky side lying exercises We all know that famous burning sensation felt in the glutes when performing side-lying exercises during Pilates classes…..but why do we do them? What is the importance of these exercises; besides getting a burning sensation? Your glutes include three main muscles:  gluteus maximus, medius and...

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Ice or Heat? Which one to use

Author: Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

As a physiotherapist one the most common questions I get asked is ‘when should ice be used instead of heat, and vise versa?’ There is so much confusion about this issue, so let’s break it down simply.   How is ice treatment beneficial? Ice treatment for injuries helps to reduce blood flow to the affected region. This is bene...

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Sugar does not make you fat!

Author: Physiotherapist / Dietitian / A&I Physiotherapy

Over recent years, it has become increasingly common for self proclaimed nutrition “experts” to try and blame an excess intake of sugars or carbohydrates for the rising prevalence of overweight and obesity. In some cases, this is arguably an intentional ploy in order to try and sell something and make a profit, or alternatively, it&rsqu...

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Shoulder Rehabilitation

Author: Senior Physiotherapist / A&I Physiotherapy

Shoulder rehabilitation can best be understood and implemented as the practical application of biomechanical and muscle activation strategies to assist the repaired anatomical structures to allow the most complete return to normal function. The shoulder joint has the most range of motion out of all the joints in the human body and therefor requires...

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