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Pelvic floor problem

PELVIC FLOOR PROBLEM

Pelvic Floor – out of sight but not out of mind. Although the pelvic floor is hidden from view, your pelvic floor muscles can be consciously controlled and trained, much like your arm, leg or abdominal muscles. Bladder leakage, no matter how light, is not normal and most cases can be cured or better managed.…
Neck Pain

NECK PAIN AND MODERN LIFE

  It’s a Pain in the Neck! 30% of us will experience at least one episode of neck pain every year and it is the fourth leading cause of disability.  Facts and figures aside, it can have a profound impact on daily life, affecting our mood, cause headaches and disturbing our sleep. How Physiotherapy Can…
Exercise-is-medicine

EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

Exercise is Medicine Now that we are well into the cooler months, exercise and being outdoors often drops off for many people. However, it is important to continue moderate-intensity exercise during the winter months to manage your health and fitness and boost your immune system. An ‘Exercise is Medicine’ approach will help you manage conditions…
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Osteoarthritis in Knee

KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS THE FACTS

What is Knee Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that typically affects knees, hips or hands and 1 in 10 Australians suffer with it. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding Osteoarthritis, from its cause, how to prevent it and what treatments work. People with Osteoarthritis are often given poor and incorrect information from family,…
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Osteoporosis bone

OSTEOPOROSIS

How do lifestyle factors affect your bone strength? There are certain unavoidable factors such as such as age, gender and genetics that can increase your susceptibility of developing osteoporosis and addressing lifestyle factors can help to negate this. Lifestyle factors that increase risk Why exercise to strengthen your bones? It has been widely accepted by…
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Golf Injuries

Golf Injuries

Golf is a really popular competitive and casual sport. There is a wide range of both health and social benefits to be gained from participating in golf. However, injuries do happen and it is really important to try and avoid these injuries whether they be acute or from overuse Common golfing injuries Low back pain…
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Shockwave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shock wave therapy is an evidenced-based treatment modality, that has been shown to assist tissue regeneration and repair, as well as providing pain relief in chronic conditions. The device delivers acoustic shock waves that penetrate the skin helping the patient by depleting the amount of pain mediators emanating from nerve endings. The shockwaves travel through…
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Shoulder Pain

SHOULDER PAIN

A SIMPLE UNCOMPLICATED APPROACH for a COMMON PROBLEM – Shoulder Pain The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body allowing you to move your arm freely in many different directions: Raise your arms over your head Scratch your back Put your wallet in your back pocket Throw a ball But, unfortunately, this mobility…
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Heel Pain

HEEL PAIN – PLANTAR FASCIITIS

The heel pain which just HURTS and stops us having fun. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. It is estimated that this problem is involved in approximately 11-15% of all foot complaints requiring medical attention and it is a very common condition we…
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What is HiiT

What is HIIT?

High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a type of training modality used in exercise to get maximum bang for your buck. HIIT is a type of workout using short bursts of exercise that get the heart rate elevated, followed by a short rest period, and then repeated multiple times to match the fitness level of…
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Back Pain

BACK PAIN – What do we know?

A group of 30 international authors recently published a Back Pain Series in the Lancet journal. It covers the most recent research into back pain in terms of effective and ineffective interventions and treatment and how we understand pain. Below is an overview of the current recommendations for low back pain, based on the most…
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Running

RUNNING – WHO’D HAVE THOUGHT!?

Yes, running is proven to benefit fitness, strength, bone density etc, but did you know it is one of the best exercises for: tightening your lower CORE REDUCING joint pain (neck, back, hip, knees) improving brain function (increasing cerebral blood flow) It’s Easier Than You Think For a lot of people, the idea of going for a run is intimidating or downright…
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Common Soccer Injuries

COMMON SOCCER INJURIES

Soccer Injuries – How Often & Why? Most soccer injuries affect the lower extremities and current research shows that most soccer injuries are caused by direct trauma, such as a collision with an opponent or landing awkwardly from a jump. Approximately one quarter to one third of all soccer injuries are due to indirect trauma…
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How much exercise do you need

HOW MUCH EXERCISE SHOULD YOU BE DOING?

Physical Activity can be defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that require energy expenditure. The definition of Exercise differs slightly from Physical activity as exercise is an activity that is carried out for a specific purpose and is generally planned. Some of the benefits of increased activity can be: Prevent unhealthy weight gain…
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Hip Pain

HIP PAIN – ARE YOUR HIPS HUNGRY?

Walking, climbing stairs, running, jumping or squatting; your hips are doing most of the work. At least they would like to be. The hip joint is a big and very mobile joint and is hungry to play a dominant role in weight-bearing activities. This calls for strong muscle activity especially from the powerful Gluteal Muscles…
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