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March 30, 2017

What is the iliotibial band?

The iliotibial band (ITB) is a structure that runs along the lateral thigh, from the iliac crest to the lateral condyle of the tibia. It's functions are to assist in stabilising the lateral knee, and through the muscles th...

March 21, 2017

In 2013 (quite a while ago so I would imagine these figures have gone up) it was found that 31 million days of work were lost due to back, neck or other muscle complaints. In fact musculoskeletal complaints accounted for the most number of prolonged...

March 15, 2017

You’re probably dehydrated.

It’s true, the majority of people don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. How much do you think you need to drink in one day? 1 litre? 2? 3? The recommended amount is 2 litres, but I’d suggest drinking slightly more than...

March 7, 2017

I'm going to start by stating that this is in no way a recommendation to any one reading this blog to try. Please don't do this unless advised by your healthcare professional. 

To start with, I'll give you a little bit of a background to how I was int...

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