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Risk factors for calf muscle strains and how to prevent them

Calf muscle strains are a very common sporting injury – particularly during activities that involve high speed or high volumes of running, acceleration and deceleration. Calf strains are especially troublesome…

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Adolescents with strong quadriceps are more likely to have knee osteoarthritis by middle age

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of musculoskeletal pain worldwide and is currently an irreversible process. Because of this, identifying risk factors that lead to osteorarthritis may help…

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Do high heels really cause back pain?

Wearers of high heeled shoes often complain of low back pain, foot pain and leg pain. The reason for foot and leg pain is fairly obvious – the added pressure on the…

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Does Pilates improve pain and function for chronic low back pain sufferers?

Non-specific low back pain affects most people at some time through their life and is one of the most common conditions we treat in the clinic each day. Pilates has become…

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Are MRI scans for low back pain a waste of time?

MRI scans are considered the gold standard in diagnostic imaging for musculoskeletal conditions with clinicians making many important treatment decisions based on their findings. With this in mind, how much trust…

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Chronic Pain: it’s all in your head

The cost of chronic pain is greater than that of diabetes and cancer combined, and because there is no way to objectively ‘measure’ pain, it has been a misunderstood area of…

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