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10 Apr PHYSIO FRIDAY – BPPV: The what and why

- What is BPPV? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterised by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo (dizziness) when your head is moved around. Common triggers of your vertigo or dizziness include rolling over in bed, getting out of bed, and lifting your...

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06 Apr MASSAGE MONDAY – Cupping explained

Cupping therapy is often referred to as "fire cupping" because (as most cupping pictures will illustrate), the Chinese Medicine Practitioner needs a flame to complete the procedure. The Practitioner lights a cotton ball on a hemostat on fire, quickly inserts the flame into the glass...

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20 Mar PHYSIO FRIDAY – Swimmers and shoulders

The STATS! (USA current stats from elite programs) 82% of elite male swimmers report shoulder pain Competitive swimmers:10K-20K yds/day Average of 8-12 strokes per 25yds Over 1 million shoulder rotations per week Lifetime injury incidence of 47-73% Large moment arm to reach and pull through the...

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