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What is Dry Needling?

What is dry needling?

What is Dry Needling ? Dry Needling involves the application of acupuncture needles into tight painful myofascial areas known as ‘Trigger Points’ to elicit a healing response in these tissues. Dry Needling is different to traditional acupuncture as it is not necessarily aimed at specific acupuncture points, […]

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Christmas Wishes to all of our MGS Patients

Christmas Wishes from MGS Physiotherapy

Christmas Wishes to all of our MGS Patients We wish to thank you all for your wonderful support throughout 2012. MGS Physiotherapy remains open over the Christmas and New Year break. We will follow our usual opening hours of Monday to Friday  7am to 7pm and Saturdays […]

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Why do I get sore behind my kneecap?

Kneecap - leg pain

Why do I get sore behind my kneecap?   When exposed to sudden forces or twisting movements, the knee can sustain damage to ligaments or cartilage. However a common “injury” or pain which develops gradually is Patello-Femoral pain or pain behind the kneecap. Also known as Chondro-Malacia […]

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Why Physios love Mondays via Body and Soul

Why Physios love Mondays via Body and Soul Matt Geister of MGS Physiotherapy was recently quoted in a great article by Beverley Hadgraft of Body and Soul titled ‘Why Physios love Mondays‘. Extracts of the article are below – please click here to view the full article.   […]

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Acromion or AC Joint injury – to operate or not?

Shoulder AC joint injury

Acromion or AC Joint injury – to operate or not? On the outer top  of the shoulder the collar bone is held down by several strong ligaments to a bone called the Acromion. This small yet important joint is known as the AC joint. The AC joint […]

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Ankle rehabilitation – to tape or not to tape when returning to play?

ankle injuries

Ankle rehabilitation – to tape or not to tape when returning to play? Taping and bracing of ankle injuries are both excellent ways to return to sport and decrease the likelihood of re-injury. Personal preference plays a large role in choosing one or the other. Cost is […]

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Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, or Aquatic Physiotherapy, refers to a specific form of physiotherapy treatment in a heated pool supervised by an experienced physiotherapist.  The warmth and buoyancy of the water can help to reduce muscle spasm, increase circulation and reduce pain.  It is particularly beneficial for those people who […]

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So what is “core” exactly?

core stability test

So what is “core” exactly? What is core stability? This word ‘core’ gets thrown around very easily these days.  Depending on who you are engaged with such as your Personal Trainer, a Yoga or Pilates instructor or a Physiotherapist, you may get a very different answer to […]

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Ergonomics – what’s it all about?

Ergonomics – what’s it all about? Ergonomics is the scientific discipline of designing work systems and environments around the complexities of human form and function. It embraces an understanding of biomechanics, anthropometrics (body form variability) and psychology. If a work system is not specifically designed to suit […]

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Is stretching a useful part of sports performance and training?

Is Stretching a Useful Part of Sports Performance and Training? Recently there have been studies which have shown that prolonged static stretching, as a warm up, can reduce performance speed and power, and may not reduce the risk of injury. These studies measured 100m sprinters and found […]

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