Safety Net: How Your Physiotherapist Can Help Treat 3 Common Netball Injuries

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Few team sports are as fast-paced, exhilirating and physically demanding as netball, and with all the sudden sprints, high jumps and rapid changes in direction involved in the average game, it’s no wonder that avid netball players can fall victim to a wide variety of injuries. Treating these injuries properly as and when they occur is vital to both your long-term health and your ability to get back on the court as soon as possible.…

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What you need to know about carotid artery disease

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While most people have heard of strokes, many don’t know the importance of your carotid artery in causing a stroke.  It’s important for everyone to understand the signs of carotid artery disease and how to reduce the risk of it leading to a stroke. What are your carotid arteries? Your carotid arteries are blood vessels in your neck that carry blood up to your brain and face.  Your common carotid arteries enter your neck on both the left and right side before splitting into an internal and external carotid.…

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First trimester prenatal screening

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Thanks to recent developments, obstetricians are able to offer several options to expectant parents wanting to get information about their baby’s health as early as the first trimester.  These screening tests can tell the likelihood of a baby having certain genetic conditions such as Down Syndrome or whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Your obstetrician will discuss the risks and benefits of these tests in your unique situation, but it’s a good idea to have some understanding of what the options are.…

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