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Supraspinatus has a short level arm and biomechanically its force presses the humeral head against the glenoid cavity improving stability and integrity The rotator cuff muscles act together to centre the humeral head reducing superior humeral head migration which can contribute to subacromial bursitits ...

A women’s menstrual cycle can have a huge effect on her metabolic state and exercise results. Here are the need to knows when considering your exercise program: There are four stages of the menstrual cycle; 1: Maturation 2: Follicular 3: Ovulation 4: Luteal   The follicular phase: ‘Low’ hormone phase Lower body temperature...

Endometriosis affects approximately 1 in 10 Australian women of reproductive age. Endometriosis is a gynecological condition where endometrial-like tissue grows outside the uterine cavity, usually around the pelvis. The human body can’t remove this tissue growth, so with every menstrual cycle, scar tissue forms through associated...

Consult with your physiotherapist to ensure you are targeting key areas and muscles Warm up before stretching to achieve best outcome Always apply correct technique by maintaining postural control and moving in deliberate planes of movement Sustain the stretch for 20 seconds and then...

Whiplash is a relatively common injury that is often ignored or mistreated due to lack of understanding of the condition. Whiplash is usually the result of a rear impact while in a stationary position. Early range of motion and exercises lead to a more rapid...

The pelvic floor muscles (PFM) are a group of muscles which sit at the base of the pelvis. These muscles have a role in: Supporting the abdominal and pelvic organs, Control of the bladder and bowel functions, Control and support of the lumbo-pelvic region in association...

Research conducted in 1987 by Dr Gordon Waddell in one of the most prestigious journals of spinal research, Spine, suggested there is little doubt that rest, and in particular prolonged bed rest is harmful in the treatment of low back pain. In contrast there is no...

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