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I’ve torn my ACL! Do I need surgery?

ACL reconstruction surgery vs non-surgical rehabilitation So, you’ve torn your ACL. Everyone from your mother to your dry cleaner will have an opinion on what to do. Even health professionals such as your doctor, physio or orthopaedic specialist may even have differing opinions on how you should proceed. It can get very confusing to know…

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SPINE AND PELVIS OUT OF ALIGNMENT!

Apparently your back is “out”! Should you be concerned? Most people who have seen a medical professional for back or neck pain, have probably been told at some point they are out of alignment and this needs to be corrected by treatments including manipulation, orthotics and other forms of manual therapy. This will often give…

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Should I use ice or my heat packs for pain relief?

Ice or Heat? It’s a commonly asked question we hear every day. The application of either heat or ice can be an extremely simple and effective way of treating pain in a number of different conditions and injuries. Both are easily accessible and cheaply available. The problem is knowing what situations calls for heat, and…

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8 reasons why you should Strength Train

Strength training

There’s more to strength training than meets the eye……. Most people have heard of strength or resistance training and know that it is good for them. We are often told to do resistance training as it helps increase muscular strength, but why is that a good thing? Listed below are benefits of strength training, some…

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The role of Foam Rolling!

How can Foam Rolling help your knee pain? Foam rolling has become very fashionable in the fitness and sporting arenas in recent times, however there is still considerable debate to its’ effectiveness and when it should be used, especially in relation to Runners Knee or Anterior Knee Pain. Runners Knee or anterior knee pain are…

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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.…

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NECK PAIN AND MODERN LIFE

Neck Pain

  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…

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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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RUNNING INJURIES

Running Injuries

What causes running injuries? The biggest cause of running injuries is a sudden increase of running mileage in preparation for a race or personal goal. This significantly increases injury risk due to an increase in running volume (how much), intensity (how hard) and frequency (how often). Changes are often made too fast for the body…

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KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS THE FACTS

Osteoarthritis in Knee

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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