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19/JAN
2013

Snowed in? Read our snow shoveling tips to avoid back injury

One of the more common causes of back injuries during this cold weather is snow removal. Using the wrong body mechanics when shoveling snow can put undue stress on your lower back and lead to a painful muscle strain, or possibly more serious back injuries, such as a herniated disc or disc degeneration. Read our […]

Author -    Date - 19/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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17/JAN
2013

Hear what our patients have to say about Connect….

I met Phil Smith in December 2011 when he led an excellent Tri Northumberland Functional Fitness session. Phil took an immediate interest in why in 2004 an orthopaedic surgeon had advised me to stop running due the condition of my left knee. Whenever I competed in a triathlon I frustratingly had to dropping out after […]

Author -    Date - 17/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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14/JAN
2013

10 ways Andy Murray can fight to win his second grand slam title the AUS Open

After an amazing 2012 winning the US Open and getting a silver medal at the London Olympics, Andy Murray is bound to have needed some time to recharge over the last couple of months. But with the 2013 Australian Open starting today, he needs to have ramped up the physiotherapy and training sessions in preparation […]

Author -    Date - 14/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News, Our Clinics

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12/JAN
2013

Introducing our Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant: Dr Graeme Wilkes

We are pleased to announce that Dr Graeme Wilkes, Consultant in Sports & Exercise Medicine has joined our private clinic team at Ivy Road, Gosforth. Dr Wilkes has worked in musculoskeletal medicine in the North-East for 17 years, developing a reputation for high quality care to elite athletes in sport and the public through community […]

Author -    Date - 12/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News, Our Clinics

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10/JAN
2013

Work Place Assessments- Are you staying healthy at work?

When was the last time you took a close look at your workspace? Take a moment to really think about it – how does your environment affect your health? Your desk and workspace might look quite unassuming but if it is not set up correctly there are hidden hazards that can cause repetitive strain injuries […]

Author -    Date - 10/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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06/JAN
2013

A Healthy New Year: Physiotherapists Top Tips For Choosing The Correct Kit

Choosing the correct clothing, and especially footwear, for the type of exercise you will be taking part in are vitally important for both comfort and avoiding injury. If you plan to participate in running or walking; then a good pair of trainers that are suitable for your particular foot mechanics is important. Most running shops […]

Author -    Date - 06/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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05/JAN
2013

A Healthy New Year: Physiotherapists Top Tips For Maintaining Motivation

Keeping motivation high is important in ensuring you maintain your new healthy lifestyle. The following are some top tips to maintain motivation. Set realistic, achievable short term goals. For example; a goal weight loss or length of run you can achieve. These can then be re-evaluated every week, or few weeks and progressed accordingly. Try […]

Author -    Date - 05/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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04/JAN
2013

A Healthy New Year: Physiotherapists Top Tips for Healthy Eating

Changing your eating habits is no easy task, but it can be done sensibly and gradually The key is not to restrict yourself from eating everything you enjoy, everything is OK in moderation. Try and incorporate at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables into your daily diet. An easy way to do this is […]

Author -    Date - 04/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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02/JAN
2013

A Healthy New Year: Physiotherapists Top Tips for Starting Out

Is your new years’ resolution to hit the gym and begin the year with a new healthier you? Here are few tips to help you get on your way, whilst avoiding injury and maintaining motivation. Starting out: Avoid doing too much too soon; it is tempting to want to lose all the weight very quickly, […]

Author -    Date - 02/JAN/13   Category - Blog, News

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31/DEC
2012

Looking back through 2012 with Connect

2012 will forever be remembered as a golden year for Great Britain. Our athletes dominated the sporting world, with Andy Murray winning his first grand slam, Bradley Wiggins taking the Tour de France title, Europe beating the US in the Ryder Cup, and not to mention the Olympic and Paralympic games where the UK dominated […]

Author -    Date - 31/DEC/12   Category - Blog, News

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