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The Rotator Cuff – Shouldering the Burden

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles which surround the shoulder joint and help keep your upper arm (the humerus) firmly attached to the shoulder socket. These muscles are small, but strong and powerful – and incredibly important! The rotator cuff muscles also help with abduction, which is moving the arm away from the …

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Bones – the framework of the body!

Bones – they make up the framework and foundation of our bodies! We know about keeping our organs healthy and our muscles strong, but we often forget about our bones! Most of the time, loss of bone density is silent. It takes an accident, such as a fall or other form of trauma, for an …

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Try this simple test to see if your toe strength could increase your risk of falling

While it is logical to think that your feet have a role in balance, it’s amazing that something as simple as toe strength could reduce your risk of falling significantly. Research indicates that people who are likely to fall have around 20% less toe strength and that for each 1% (of body weight) increase, your risk of …

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