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Understanding Hamstring Tears

Let’s get clued up on hamstring strains; why you may have one, what you can do to help and how to prevent a future injury. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles; the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. You can feel these muscles if you place your hands on your sitting bones where the muscles originate and slide your hands down the back of your legs. The main action of these muscles is to bend your knee, take your leg out behind you and to assist rotation of your knee, especially when performing accelerating and decelerating actions.

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A focus on… Gluteal Tendinopathy

When tendons are repeatedly placed under more tension than they can deal with, they can have a failed healing response. This can cause changes to the structure of the tendon and is known as a tendinopathy. When this occurs in the tendons of the gluteal muscles it is referred to as gluteal tendinopathy.

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Physio tips

Understanding Hamstring Tears

Let’s get clued up on hamstring strains; why you may have one, what you can do to help and how to prevent a future injury. The hamstrings are a group of three muscles; the biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. You can feel these muscles if you place your hands on your sitting bones where the muscles originate and slide your hands down the back of your legs. The main action of these muscles is to bend your knee, take your leg out behind you and to assist rotation of your knee, especially when performing accelerating and decelerating actions.

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News from In-Line Physio

Introducing Nicki Broadfoot

Nicki qualified as a physiotherapist in 1999 and has over 18 years’ experience as a Physiotherapist in the UK, New Zealand and Australia within both the public and private sector.

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Recipes

Cranberry & Mixed Seed Slice

A delicious and guilt-free Slice!    Ingredients ¼ cup honey ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup almond meal ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp almond butter ½ cup dried cranberries ¾ cup shelled pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp poppy seeds Method Preheat oven to 150°c, line a baking tray with... read more

Chickpea, Chorizo and Tomato salad

A healthy, delicious and unusual salad for lunch or dinner!   Ingredients 2 cups mixed leaf lettuce 400g chickpeas 12 cherry tomatoes 500g sliced chorizo 2 tsp olive oil 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Method Sauté tomatoes in a frying pan on medium heat with a teaspoon... read more

Easy Tomato and Bacon Quiche

An easy winter night dish!   Ingredients 3/4 cup plain flour 50g butter, melted 2 cups milk 1 onion, sliced 1⁄2 cup cheese, grated 6 bacon strips, sliced and lightly pan fried 2 tomatoes, sliced 2 sheets of puff pastry Method Preheat oven to 180d c. Grease a... read more

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

A delicious twist on a classic for those cool winter nights!   Ingredients 4 tsp raw cocoa powder 3 tsp honey 2 peppermint tea bags 2 cups milk or substitute (soy/almond milk) Sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon Optional: Marshmallows  Method Slowly heat milk over... read more

Mushroom and Walnut Burgers

A delicious vegan alternative for dinner or lunch! Ingredients 500g mushrooms, chopped 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 150g cooked chickpeas 40g walnuts, crushed in food processor 25g basil leaves, chopped. 1 heaped teaspoon ground flaxseed 1/2 teaspoon sea... read more

Blue Cheese and Caramelised Onion Pizza

I think YUM is the only thing that can be said here… Ingredients 2 flatbread or pizza bread 2 tbsp blue cheese or blue cheese dip 1 cup rocket 1 green pear, sliced 30gm parmesan cheese, sliced 3 onions 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp brown sugar 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar... read more

Smashed Avocado, Feta and Rocket Bagel

A delicious and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch! Ingredients 1 whole avocado 1 bagel 100g feta cheese 1 cup washed rocket lettuce 1 half lemon 1 tbsp olive oil   Method Cut the bagel in two slices and place under grill on medium until crispy. Remove avocado flesh... read more

Grilled Polenta with Rocket and Feta

A delicious and easy lunch, snack or dinner!  Ingredients 2 cups instant polenta             5 cups water 100g parmesan cheese                     200g crumbled feta cheese 2 cups of rocket lettuce                       6 vine ripened tomatoes 3 Tbsp Olive oil. ... read more

Homespun Caesar Salad

A delicious spin on a classic summer salad! Ingredients Base Caesar Salad 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp anchovy paste 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 cup good quality mayonnaise ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese Pinch salt and... read more

Brain teasers

Brain teasers (February 2017)

If someone steals $100 from your till, then uses that money to purchase a $70 product in your store, for which you give them $30 change.
How much have they stolen from you?

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