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Posture? What is it? And What is the Fuss?

Posture? What is it? And What is the Fuss?

Posture is something we always hear about and how essential it is for good health. We are familiar and are able to distinguish between poor postures when we see it. Poor posture does not happen overnight nor are we born with poor posture it is formed as a result of...

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PRICE Needs Updating, Should We Call The POLICE?

PRICE Needs Updating, Should We Call The POLICE?

The acronym PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) has been at the corner stone of acute soft tissue damage (ligaments; muscles and tendons). This form of management has served us well over the years. By implementing this vast array of treatment...

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Arthritis Don’t Take It Lying Down

Arthritis Don’t Take It Lying Down

Arthritis has always been considered to be part of the aging process, along with indicating to the patient that he cannot be as active as he/she would want to be. This however has changed. As new research and science has found ways to slow this degenerative disease...

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News: Today’s Fashion, Tomorrows Pain

News: Today’s Fashion, Tomorrows Pain

Appearing your best might not always be the best thing for you. Today's society is all about extreme fashion along with being style conscious. Unfortunately, clothing designers and stylists aim to be visually appealing but they are not always practical or even...

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CostaSpine Demonstrates ITB Stretch

CostaSpine Demonstrates ITB Stretch

Another very important stretch demonstrated by our Massage Therapist, David. This stretch is aimed at loosing that very important lateral band of your leg (ITB; TFL and the vastus lateralis). Give it a try and remember to hold each stretch for 15 seconds and ensure...

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CostaSpine Demonstrates Pectoral Stretch

CostaSpine Demonstrates Pectoral Stretch

Here is David demonstrating the pectoral stretch using the door frame. Incredibly effective stretch to again assist the posture and reduce the effect of rounded shoulders. Make sure when your elbows are against the door frame, ear must be in line with shoulders and...

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CostaSpine Demonstrates Piriformis Stretch

CostaSpine Demonstrates Piriformis Stretch

Here is David performing the 'figure 4' stretch to isolate the piriformis muscle. To enhance this stretch use a table and put your leg on table and lean over the leg, applying the same principle. If when you lie down and notice the one foot is slightly externally...

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CostaSpine Demonstrates Rhomboid Stretch

CostaSpine Demonstrates Rhomboid Stretch

Thinking about all our patients who have recently started activating their core and implementing the correct posture techniques and are bound to be a b bit stiff, we have a couple of appropriate stretches for you. This stretch is imperative to release muscle tension...

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CostaSpine Demonstrates A Glute Stretch

CostaSpine Demonstrates A Glute Stretch

David is demonstrating a glute stretch. The gluteus muscles are considered one of the strongest muscles in the human body. The glutes consist of three muscles (Gluteus maximus; Gluteus medius and the Gluteus minimus). These muscles are responsible for a wide array of...

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