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Stretching is sometimes perceived to be only necessary for athletes but in fact, us physiotherapists recommend some form of stretching daily for everyone to maintain one’s mobility and independence. Without stretching the obvious happens; the muscles become tight and s...

“Sit up straight!” or “Don’t slouch!” are expressions that resonate with most of us from our childhood; where we were constantly nagged by our family members. In hindsight- I certainly wish I’d paid more attention to my mother’s wise words as it would have saved me a l...

Amy, our Head of Physiotherapy is an expert on Enritsch.com. Read her last blog about the pelvic floor here

Most of us have felt the “knots” or tight spots; or asked a friend or loved one to get stuck into that muscle in the hope that it will release some tension or pain.

But what are these “knots” and why does a deep massage or lots of pressing help alleviate the tension or...

“My hamstrings are tight” or “I can’t sit cross legged as my hips are tight” are two statements we often hear in our clinic. Many people are aware of limitations in their flexibility. Mobility classes and yoga are becoming more and more popular in the sporting populati...

The cause of back pain is the determining factor of the treatment for said pain but there are a few elements which we at Perfect Balance look at in every patient who attends our clinic with back pain. We always look at alignment, posture and core stability in standing/...

I am often asked what it feels like to contract the pelvic floor, which can feel different for everyone. Elevation is key! You can picture it like an elevator moving up, or a tent being pulled up from the apex. However, a common misconception is breath holding and an a...

When the pelvic floor functions normally it supports the pelvic organs, keeps us continent, and allows us to participate in the exercises we love doing. The pelvic floor is part of the global support system for the lower body and is interconnected with the larger muscl...

Myth No 1: "Complete rest is the best treatment”

The old treatment system of bed-rest for low back pain has been utterly rejected in recent years in favor of the “motion is lotion” belief which is that returning to gentle exercise and movement as soon as possible is a b...

Our dietitian is an expert on Enritsch.com. Read her last blog here about managing hunger here! 

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