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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a treatment technique which most commonly involves inserting a fine needle into a trigger point in the muscle. A trigger point is a taut band of muscle which is sensitive, often referred to as a knot.   Is it the same as Acupuncture? Although it uses the same medium

Do you have Pelvic Pain?

The team at Village Physiotherapy and Rehab have just spent the last 2 weeks revising, learning and perfecting our assessment and management of hip and pelvic pain and conditions. A common misconception is that the joints in your pelvis do not move. Well we’re here to tell you that they do. Yes, they only move

What is Concussion?

Is a person only concussed if they get knocked out during a game of football? Is it when someone has hit their head and tells you they are seeing stars? What happens if a player does get a concussion? Are they allowed to return to the field of play? The term concussion is used to

Tight hips?

Do you look over at the person next to you in yoga in astonishment??? Do you cringe every time you have to get up/down off the floor??? Well this one is for you! Why do our hips get so tight?? Poor posture. Standing in a lazy floppy position, hanging off your hips… Prolonged sitting usually

Trigger Points

Have you ever heard the term trigger point thrown around and not fully understood what your Physio is talking about? Do you get “knots” in your muscles? An active trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot in a skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive nodule in a taut band (Simons, Travell and

Sleep for health and healing

Have you ever noticed how terrible you may feel when you have not had enough sleep? Did you notice less focus, poor judgement, difficulty controlling your emotions? Dont worry we have all been there. Getting enough sleep is crucial for bodily function and healing. Neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay reports it “is the foundation on which