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What is Sciatica?

What is Sciatica? Causes, symptoms, and treatment of sciaticaRunning from the lower back down to the end of each leg is a sciatic nerve. When a herniated bone or disc in the spine pushes or irritates the sciatic nerve, there is a pain that occurs along one or both legs from the lower back. This pain […]

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hip flexor stretches

The Best Hip Flexor Stretches

The Best Hip Flexor StretchesThe hip flexors are a group of muscles that are located at the top of the thigh and attach into numerous sites within the pelvis and lower spine.  The main role of this muscle group is hip flexion (funnily enough) which is raising the knee up and towards the abdominals. These […]

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core workout

Core Workout

5 Advanced Core Exercises You Can Do at Home When we hear core exercises we tend to think of sit ups and planks (or at least I do anyway) & while they **may have their place in a program there are so many more interesting and effective exercises we can do to work our core.   The 5 […]

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stretches for lower back pain

4 Stretches For Lower Back Pain

4 Stretches For Lower Back Pain ReliefStretching for lower back pain relief can be much more complex than simply bending over and flexing the lower spine.  In fact, a lot of the time that can only make the issue worse!In video above I show you 4 of my favourite stretches for lower back pain relief that […]

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lower back pain causes

Lower Back Pain Causes

Lower Back Pain CausesIt is estimated that a massive 80% of people will experience some form of lower back pain in their lifetime. That is a huge number, especially since the majority of lower back pain causes are so preventable and easily fixable. In the video above I touch on:Physiology of the lower backCommon causes of lower […]

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