Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

  A paper recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1, shows that a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity (HIIPA) or regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing, is likely to produce health benefits,…

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Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Exercise of the Month – Hand Exercises

Hand exercises may help to reduce stiffness, improve muscle strength and joint range of motion in people who have arthritis. There is no one-size-fits-all hand prescription for people with arthritis, but an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or rheumatologist can help design…

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Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

There is an increasing amount of research into the important role gut microbiomes play in our overall health. These studies have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, autoimmune diseases, mood and mental health among many other health…

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Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Symptoms such as stiffness, swelling and pain may be typical for inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis among others. But many people often have trouble with their memory & concentrating, thinking clearly and just…

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Tips for the Holiday Season

Tips for the Holiday Season

The festive season can be a busy time of shopping, cooking, cleaning and gathering with family and friends. With a chronic condition, however, it can also be a difficult time managing your energy levels, eating (and drinking!), organising travel and…

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