disc injuries and sciatica

Disc Injuries and Sciatica

People are often very concerned when they believe that they have disc injuries or have injured another structure in the back, often after being informed by a medical professional. But is this concern warranted? The short answer is most often no. The intervertebral discs are robust structures that sit...

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Brissie To The Bay Ride - Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Brissie To The Bay Ride

Scott Hewett rides with the Alpha Physio sponsored team in the Brissie To The Bay Ride to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). They raised over $23,000 in 2014 and ranked 5th for team fundraising. You can get involved in this event and support a great cause below. Website...

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Core Muscle Strengthening

Core Muscle Strengthening

Many patients ask “what are the core muscles?” or “what exercises are good for core strength?”. Most fitness instructors will talk about the “six pack muscles” (rectus abdominis and obliques) as the core muscles, and show you exercises like crunches, sit ups, and planks as good strengthening exercises. While...

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The Causes And Treatments For Swelling

The Causes & Treatments For Swelling

Unexplained swelling can often be concerning, as it causes pain, heaviness and can limit your function. There are several conditions which can cause this unexplained swelling, and they can be treated very effectively with some specialist physiotherapy services now available at Alpha Physiotherapy. Causes Of Swelling Treatments For Swelling...

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