How fast do you lose muscle when you don’t exercise?

Are you worried about losing all of your gains when you can’t train through injury or you are on holiday or vacation? Just how fast do you lose muscle when you don’t exercise?

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).