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What is Spondylolisthesis?

What is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is where one of the vertebrae slips forwards, this causes instability in the spine and can cause pain.

It most commonly occurs in the lower back but can also happen in the mid to upper back and the neck.

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Does bending your back cause back pain?

Does bending your back cause back pain?

We have all been told “don’t bend your back like that”, “sit up straight” or “keep your back straight when you lift”?But is this true? Should we be afraid to bend over? Will our spines all break if we don’t keep them straight or is it just part of normal life?

Here’s what we teach to our back pain patients every day at Move Freely and why we are doing it differently from most Physiotherapy clinics.

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Move Freely’s Top 5 Hip Mobility Exercises

Move Freely’s Top 5 Hip Mobility Exercises

At move freely we see a lot of people with lower back pain, knee pain, and hip and groin pain that can be caused by poor hip mobility. If this is something you are struggling with, keep reading!

Sports and athletic performance can also be improved by maximizing your hip mobility. Squats, deadlifts, Olympic weight lifting, running and jumping will all get better if you can improve your hip mobility.

Here are our top 5 hip mobility drills:

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5 Mistakes People Make when they have neck pain

5 Mistakes People Make when they have neck pain

At Move Freely we have been helping people with neck pain for years.

We are experts at finding the true cause of your neck pain and giving you an easy step by step plan to fix the issue once and for all. No quick fixes that don’t last.

After over 15 years of helping people with neck pain, we still see the same mistakes time and time again.

Here is the list of the most common mistakes below and what YOU can do about it!

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COVID-19: What You Need to Know

With all that’s going on right now with coronavirus, I thought I’d focus this week’s newsletter to help spread reliable sources of information.

We all need to be learning as much as we can about the coronavirus and COVID-19.

I’m really surprised at all the different opinions out there, it’s really confusing to know who to trust. You can flip around the channels on TV until you hear the opinion you want to hear, and social media is definitely not helping.

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What is a Herniated Disc?

What is a Herniated Disc?

What is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is when The Anulus Fibrosis (outer rim)  is torn, ruptured or damaged and the Nucleus pulposus (inner gel-like sack) can come through the ruptured park of the Anulus.

Many people suffer from herniated discs, It is helpful to have an understanding of the anatomy and why a herniated disc is painful.

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The advantages of psychology

The advantages of psychology

he advantages of psychology As an ex-elite athlete in synchronized skating I’ve loved watching the 2018 Olympics. However, it’s been a slightly bitter sweet experience as synchronized skating was not accepted into these Olympics due to ‘accommodation issues.’ Nonetheless I’ve loved hearing the British athletes describe how important psychology is in their sports. In British sports things are clearly done the right way and the athletes work continuously with a sports psychologist who follows them from competition to competition, to ensure the best performances.

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10 Facts You Need to Know About Concussion

10 Facts You Need to Know About Concussion

Concussions occur in all sports with the highest incidence rate in American football, hockey, rugby, soccer, and basketball. In addition to concussions caused by a single severe impact, multiple minor impacts may also cause brain injury.

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