What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. A spasm can be painful and can last for a few seconds and potentially recur several times before disappearing. You may feel tension, weakness, or sudden onsetContinue reading “11 Natural Muscle Spasm Relief Strategies”
What is a spasm? A muscle spasm is an involuntary tightening of the muscles – these muscles tighten without your conscious intent. Muscle spasms can cause pain, stiffness tension, cramps, weakness, aches or difficulty with movements. Muscle spasms within the neck (cervical region) can be root cause of your frequent headaches. Spasms can occur asContinue reading “What Does Cervical Spasm Treatment Involve?”
The iliacus muscle is located deep on both sides of the hip and is shaped to fit the exact shape of the hip. Sometimes it is referred to as the Iliopsoas, alongside the psoas muscle of the hip. These two muscles combined are the strongest hip flexors within the body. Its function is to flexContinue reading “Your #1 Guide to Iliacus Muscle Pain”
Permanent muscle spasm A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction within the muscles of your body. This means that your muscles suddenly tighten without your conscious intent. There are two types of muscles spasms: Acute muscle spasms: These spasms occur from overuse, injury, dehydration or lack of proper warm up before exercise. A spasm canContinue reading “5 Tips To Manage Permanent Muscle Spasm Pain”
What is abdominal separation? Abdominal separation or diastasis recti is when your abdominal muscles have been split in the middle. This may cause a bulge within your stomach. The linea alba is the connective tissue that runs vertically through the middle of your belly, and joins your abdominal wall, keeping both bands of muscles together.Continue reading “Your #1 Guide For The Dos and Don’ts Of Abdominal Separation Exercises”
What is a metatarsal? Metatarsals are the bones of the foot. There are 5 metatarsals in each foot and these bones are located between the ankle and toes. What is a metatarsal stress fracture? A metatarsal stress fracture is a very thin crack within one or multiple metatarsal bones. This fracture will develop from anContinue reading “3 Simple Metatarsal Stress Fracture Rehabilitation Exercises”
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare:
-In Australia 2015, back problems were the 2nd leading cause of disease burden.
-In Australia 2017-18, 1 in 6 Australians had back problems.
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Exercising when you have an injury can be hard to get right. Often you may find that your normal gym program is making your pain worse and that you may need to stop training all together to heal. We recommend first speaking to an Exercise Physiologist about your injury and your training goals before givingContinue reading “How to Find the Right Personal Trainer When you Have an Injury”
Exercise is fantastic to physically strengthen your muscles; lose any weight you have gained and raise your energy levels. Mentally, exercise can relieve stress and help prevent postpartum depression. It is understandable as a new mother that you will have limited time to exercise. At any opportunity you get 5 minutes of exercise is better than no exercise! However, as your body has recently undergone major changes, returning to exercise can be difficult, especially as you do not want to injure yourself.
What is Osgood Schlatters Disease? Osgood Schatters Disease is a common cause of knee pain in adolescents. It is caused by inflammation of the patella tendon as it inserts onto the tibial tubercle, which is the boney prominence at the front of your shin bone. Osgood Schlatters Disease occurs during growth spurts, commonly around 13-14Continue reading “#1 Guide to Rehabilitation Exercises for Osgood Schlatters Disease.”