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The many benefits of Arnica Oil

The many benefits of Arnica Oil  Arnica Oil has become a very popular natural remedy for healing injuries and significantly reducing bruising and swelling.  Derived from the blossoms of a perennial flowering plant, Arnica Montana, the fragrant pale yellow oil is known... read more

6 Self-Massage Tips using Deep Heat

Massage is a great treatment for sore muscles, stiffness, relaxation and stress relief. It improves overall wellbeing by increasing your lymphatic drainage and circulation. It also assists in transporting oxygen to the tissues.  However, we cannot always get to a... read more

Deep Heat Neck and shoulder pain solutions

There are many muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, veins, ligaments and other supporting structures in the neck and shoulders.  Certain medical conditions or injury to the soft tissues can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area.  However everyday tasks such as working... read more

Why cold therapy works for treating injuries

Why do people reach for a bag of frozen peas or an ice pack to treat injuries like sprains or sports injuries? The easy answer is, “Because it works”. Cold therapy, known as cryotherapy, is is a well-established treatment recommended by sports physiotherapists and... read more

How Deep Heat can help prepare your body for exercise

Why do you need to warm up and prepare your body for exercise? The key reason is to prevent injuries. Warming up ensures better coordination and balance, and it loosens the joints so that you have an increased range of motion. It also increases blood flow to the... read more

Injury: Thigh

The most common injuries and causes of pain in the thigh are hamstring strains (back of the thigh) and quadriceps strains (front of the thigh). A thigh strain refers to an injury where the fibers in a quadriceps muscles are overstretched. Once the fibers are... read more

Injury: Calf

A Calf injury or strain is a tear of the muscle fibers of the muscles at the back of the lower leg and can range from mild to very severe. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of sudden pushing off movements, sudden changing of direction or from excessive... read more

Injury: Knee ligament strain

Ligaments are often strained because of exercise and are commonly sports-related injuries. A knee ligament strain happens when one or more ligaments in the knee are suddenly stretched or torn. Ligaments are what hold bones together. Ligaments support the knee and keep... read more

Injury: Groin strain

This is an injury to the muscles of the inner thigh, frequently seen in twisting and turning sports. These muscles not only move the legs together and apart, but also assist with the movement of the hip. These muscles are important for dynamic and direction-changing... read more

Injury: Back injury

A back injury can be caused by a variety of issues. It is important that a professional (physiotherapist or biokineticist) does a full assessment, or get your sports physician to give a diagnosis. In some cases, it may be mechanical; then you need to look at the... read more

Injury: Anterior Cruciate Ligament

You need to understand the basic structure first. The ACL is basically the link between the tibia and the femur. The ligament itself runs diagonally and stops the femur being pushed over the tibia or another kind of rotation. Basically, there’s been a sheering force... read more