1608, 2020

Everyday activities that can cause back pain and how to manage it

August 16th, 2020|Symptoms|

A body is complex and compound with many moving parts. These parts or segments do not move individually. It all moves together as a unit. Before listing activities that cause pain and discomfort, we as professionals in movement would like to recommend that you consider the following: Biomechanics of the Spine The spine is a

1608, 2020

Benefits of Heat Therapy

August 16th, 2020|Symptoms|

Heat is reassuring, and reassurance is analgesic A human being’s comfort zone is a warm place. Therefore, irrespective of almost any kind of pain you may have, to reduce pain, we need to reduce the credible evidence of danger and increase credible evidence of safety. We can hypothesise that the human brain can interpret a

2907, 2020

Is stretching that important?

July 29th, 2020|Symptoms|

Is stretching that important? Every animal knows to stretch when waking up in the morning. Animals know, and with their built-in discipline, they reinforce the importance of their mobility and the ability to move with ease. Watch a cat, watch a dog, even look at birds as they wake up and start the day. Humans

308, 2018

The many benefits of Arnica Oil

August 3rd, 2018|Symptoms|

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 to offer soothing pain relief after sprains, fractures and operations. It is with this is mind that Deep Heat, leaders

1806, 2018

6 Self-Massage Tips using Deep Heat

June 18th, 2018|Symptoms|

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 massage therapist. So why not try self-massage with a touch of Deep Heat to treat tense

1205, 2018

Deep Heat Neck and shoulder pain solutions

May 12th, 2018|Symptoms|

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 long hours behind a desk, driving long distances or carrying small children or

2004, 2018

Why cold therapy works for treating injuries

April 20th, 2018|Symptoms|

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 health professionals. It works by decreasing blood flow to the site

1503, 2018

How Deep Heat can help prepare your body for exercise

March 15th, 2018|Symptoms|

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 muscles, gradually increasing your heart rate, circulation

1902, 2018

Thigh Injury

February 19th, 2018|Symptoms|

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 overstretched to a certain point, muscle tears occur. Recommended rehab

1201, 2018

Calf Injury

January 12th, 2018|Symptoms|

A Calf injury or strain is a tear of the muscle fibres 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 over-stretching of the calf muscles during

2212, 2017

Knee Ligament Strain Injury

December 22nd, 2017|Symptoms|

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 the joint and bones in the correct position. They help you walk, twist

1911, 2017

Groin strain Injury

November 19th, 2017|Symptoms|

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 sports like soccer or rugby. When a muscle is stretched

2210, 2017

Back Injury

October 22nd, 2017|Symptoms|

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 glutes (buttocks muscles) and the pelvis (hip bone