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Muscle of the Month: May – The Deltoid

The deltoid is a large triangular shaped muscle which lies over the glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint), which gives the shoulder its rounded contour. It consists of three muscle heads, the anterior deltoid, lateral deltoid, and posterior deltoid. All assist with arm elevation during a process called glenohumeral elevation and play a large role in the …

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Excercise Principles & Practice – Hand Eye Foot Coordination

Exercises and sports dedicated to utilising the reflex of hand, eye and foot coordination can develop improved dexterity through fine motor skills and perceptual motor coordination. Biophysical movement incorporating the action and technique of catching, passing, kicking, hitting, and striking concentrate efforts on position, aim and direction which encourage the system to develop a medium …

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May 12th International ME/CFS Awareness Day 2021

International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) helps raise awareness about a few diseases including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), Gulf War syndrome (GWS) and multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). The date was chosen as the official day as it’s the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was believed to have suffered …

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Marquee Health Clinic recognises National Diabetes Awareness Week (13-20 July)

JAMES PHILLIPS- OSTEOPATH An Osteopathic Perspective Diabetes mellitus is a disease or condition diverse in character and content characterised by abnormal glucose homeostasis resulting in elevated blood sugar. It is clearly established that diabetes mellitus is not a single disease but a genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that share glucose intolerance in common. The prevalence …

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Lymphatic Vascular Dynamics and Immunity

  JAMES PHILLIPS – OSTEOPATH LYMPHATIC/VASCULAR DYNAMICS AND IMMUNITY- OSTEOPATHIC PERSPECTIVE The lymphatic system which consists of organs, glands, fluid and tissue constitutes within bone marrow and the gastrointestinal tract, provides the core immunity through the spleen and thymus with fluid metabolism as a result of diffusion at the capillary beds through peripheral watersheds, nodes …

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