Ask the Physio | Using Ice

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Should you use ice on your injuries?  by Sally Harrison, Perfect Form Physiotherapy Ice has always been the number one go to when we have an acute injury, but is it the best option? We are all familiar with the concept of R.I.C.E. – being Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This is t… Read Article

Ask The Physio … Problem Hips

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Tight at the front of your hips? Do your hips Click or Clunk? Try this 10 minute programme that your hips will love by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physio The dancers hip is subject to even more demand than the average Joe. In normal circumstances, our hips are designed to move us in the sa… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO … Feet First

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Getting the most from your feet … a 10 minute program that your feet will love by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy Your feet are the primary connection with your body to the ground, and therefore, information about your external environment. Even under normal circu… Read Article

Ask the Physio… Spine Flexibility

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Using the foam roller to improve flexibity of the spine by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form PhysiotherapyUse of the foam roller for self treatment is called self myofascial release (SMR).  It is a form of self-massage used to increase flexibility, joint range of motion and decrease un… Read Article

Ask the Physio… Spondylolithesis

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Lower Back Pain and Spondylolisthesisby Sally Harrison form Perfect Form PhysiotherapyAlthough the experience of low back pain can be the result of a multitude of reasons, one possibility is that of a ‘spondy’. This particular presentation is more common in the younger population of… Read Article

Ask the Physio … Hip Flexors

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Stretching those Hip Flexors by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy The hip flexors, as the name suggests, flex or bend the hip (as when lifting the leg off the ground).They also have the ability to pull the pelvis forward and arch the back when standing or sitting. They also ha… Read Article

Ask the Physio … Training Turnout

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Training Turn Out … a brief guide for dancers by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form Physiotherapy Every dancer desires a natural, wide turn-out from the hips. High kicks, strong turn-out, centering and core control – these are just a few of the things that today’s dancer is se… Read Article

Ask the Physio: Functional Training Part 2

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What is functional training & how does it apply to me as a dancer? by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form PhysiotherapyRead PART 1 here Just as an athlete spends a lot of time training for competition, it is equally important that the professional dancer does the same. The training I refe… Read Article

Ask the Physio: Functional Training

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Functional Training  |  Part 1 What is it and how does it apply to me as a dancer? by Sally Harrison from Perfect Form PhysiotherapyJust as an athlete spends a lot of time training for competition, it is equally important that the professional dancer does the same. The training I refer to… Read Article

ASK THE PHYSIO … OVERUSE INJURIES!

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Overuse injuries…..recognition and prevention. If you are taking on full time dance school this year you will probably increase the amount of dancing you are doing every week considerably. Your body may also notice this substantially!!! Our resident expert Physiotherapist –… Read Article

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