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What Are Those Purple Spots?

What Are Those Purple Spots?

As Michael Phelps powered the U.S. men’s 4×100 relay to gold at the Olympics, many noticed the big, purple spots dotting his right shoulder and back. The spots were bruises created by a centuries-old traditional Chinese Therapy called Cupping, and it’s all the rage among elite athletes. So what is it? In Cupping, a TherapistContinue Reading »

Sleep Education

Sleep Education

Although it may seem that spending one third of our life in a state of unconsciousness is a waste of time, the fact remains that sleep is an essential aspect of human functioning. A lack of quality sleep leaves one unable to cope with physical, mental and emotional stress. This is why one of theContinue Reading »

What is Lower Crossed Syndrome?

What is Lower Crossed Syndrome?

What is Lower Crossed Syndrome? Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS), also called Pelvic Crossed Syndrome or Hyperlordosis, is a postural dysfunction that results in an increased arch in your low back. This increased arch is caused by a specific pattern of muscles being overly tight, as well as other muscles that are overly weak. When theContinue Reading »

Low Back Pain With Sciatica -The New ‘S” Word

Low Back Pain With Sciatica -The New ‘S” Word

Pain is one of the most debilitating factors in our health. It can be the obstacle that prevents us from moving forward in our goals and stops us from enjoying life’s pleasures when it appears. One of the conditions that affects all ages, all genders and most occupations is “Sciatica”. This is a word thatContinue Reading »

Relaxation Massage: More Than Just a Massage

Relaxation Massage: More Than Just a Massage

If you’ve had a Massage before, you probably already know that “Massage” is a loaded word: it doesn’t just mean muscle stimulation or that you have a midday relaxation session, but packs a full wallop in benefiting not only your physical health; but your mental and physiological well being. At Nose Creek Physiotherapy we knowContinue Reading »

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