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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Proximal hamstring tendinopathy (PHT) frequently occurs in runners who have increased their training load, particularly when this involves an increase in hill running and undertaking prolonged speed work. What are the symptoms of PHT? Deep pain over the sitting bone in the buttock Occasional referral of pain down the back of the leg Pain is worse in the morning upon waking and improves as the day progresses…

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Recurrent Low back Pain | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Recurrent Low back Pain | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD We’ve all heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking”, a metaphor to highlight the health risks of sitting still for long periods. Although the health risks are not quite the same, sitting for long periods has been highlighted as a risk factor for re-injuring your back. A new ground breaking study, based on the Sydney population investigated how likely you are to get low back…

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Strength Training after a Mastectomy – Workout Fitness Article

It had been about six months since my breast reconstruction surgery and bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. I was at the gym, following an old training program I wrote. Back to training for months, I’d mostly avoided chest training. I glanced down to see which exercise was up next: Push-ups. I felt a little flutter in my stomach and made a spur-of-the-moment decision: I would try push-ups this time instead of skipping them. Since it would suck to lower myself down and choke at the bottom (which…

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