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Kinesiology Taping

At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our therapists are trained in using Kinesiology Taping techniques to help enhance recovery!K-tape has been shown to help:- Enhance posture- Improve movement patterns- Increase proprioception- Increase blood flow- Reduce pain- Reduce...

Costochondritis

What is it? Costochondritis; caused by inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and sternum (breastbone). It commonly affects the 4th, 5th and 6th ribs. Cartilage is a connective tissue between joints of the body; it acts as a shock absorber to movement, protecting...

Safe Posture on Lifting

A short but interesting read on the biomechanics of the lumbar spine and the importance of lumbar posture during lifting. “Don’t bend your back whilst lifting”- is this the best advice? Research has shown that lifting items from below knee level with a fully flexed...

Kinesiology Taping – What is it?

Taping is a technique used by therapists to enhance muscle function, posture and movement patterns. Not only does taping provide muscular facilitation and postural enhancement, but it also increases joint proprioception and stability. It has been suggested that...

Muscle ImbalanceYou can see the knock on effects of the body compensating when something as small as a neck muscle is injured. It brings the shoulder, hip, knee and ankle out of alignment. If this is not corrected, secondary issues begin to become a problem. At...