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The weight of texting too much

Sore neck? Headaches? Sore upper shoulders? Use your phone, tablet or laptop a lot? You probably have Text or Tech Neck. Here at Sportreat and TotaLife Care we have noticed a rapidly increasing number of people presenting to us with dull neck/shoulder pain and nagging headaches. The common denominator mobile phone use! So we put…

Clinical Pilates vs. Regular Pilates

We’ve noticed over the past couple of years a huge increase in the popularity of Pilates, and we definitely understand what all the hype is about! We often get asked what the difference is between Clinical and regular Pilates is, so we thought we’d break it down for you all in a blog post! Pilates…

Myofascial Cupping is now available at Sportreat & TotaLife Care

What is Myofascial (Muscular irritation/ pain) Cupping? It involves gliding negatively pressurised cups across the body with the assistance of massage cream. Unlike other massage techniques which utilise compression, cupping ‘lifts and separates’ tissue. It aids in increasing nutrient rich blood supply to treated areas, whilst giving a gentle passive stretch to the underlying soft…

Remedial Massage Myths

The sign of a good massage is soreness the next day. Some people will be sore the next day if they’ve been sedentary for a while, or it’s their first massage. Sometimes it can be if the massage therapist works deeply to break up lactic acid or they used trigger point therapy, or if the…

Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment

Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery found improved pain and function scores for patients with knee osteoarthritis at 1-year follow-up when treated with platelet-rich plasma. In the study, 22 patients received a 6-mL injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for early knee osteoarthritis (OA). Fifteen patients were clinically assessed at baseline, 1 month, 2 months, 3…

Recipe No. 2 – Tandoori Chicken

Check out another delicious recipe from Sportreat’s Dietitian, Terreen Stenvers. Tandoori Chicken Serves 4. Ingredients 600 g skinless chicken breast (enough for a dinner + a lunch serve) Tandoori marinade; 3 tablespoons of Tandoori paste 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200g low-fat natural yoghurt 1 tsp minced garlic Method Combine marinade ingredients…

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