Exercise and Pregnancy

Pregnancy exercise

  Exercise is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle and can be particularly beneficial during and after pregnancy. Significant changes in the cardiac, respiratory, hormonal and musculoskeletal systems during pregnancy, mean that many pregnant women can experience shortness of breath, fatigue, lower back pain, pelvic joint change, separation of the abdominal muscles and urinary…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury

acl injury

About the hottest topic when it comes to sports injuries are the dreaded ACL injuries! What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL for short) is a ligament that sits within the knee joint. Ligaments are thick, strong, fibrous structures, designed to prevent excessive movements of the joint, providing overall…

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Plantar Fasciitis Management and Treatment

Plantar fasciitis

Anatomy and Role of the Plantar Fascia The plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous tissue located on the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia attaches to the plantar medial calcaneal tubercle (heel bone) and extends to the base of the toes, where it divides into five smaller bands that attaches to each…

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Pilates the modern exercise approach

Pilates

Who is Joseph Pilates? Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) was a German physical fitness expert and the founder of the Pilates method of exercise. He was born in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and as a child he suffered from asthma, rickets, and rheumatic fever. These health issues led him to develop an interest in fitness and the human body,…

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NDIS Physiotherapy

Disability in Australia Over 4 million Australians live with some type of disability that affects their mobility, mental, or sensory functions. Treatment and support for a disability can be received through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). NDIS Physiotherapy can address a wide range of health conditions and help patients improve their well-being to live…

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Why do we get less flexible as we age?

  Why is it, that as we get older, some things just get harder to do? Why don’t our bodies move as well as they used to? It is a well-established fact that we lose flexibility as we age. It can take us much longer to warm up during an activity, which can reduce our…

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The Difference Between Pilates and Clinical Pilates

Physiotherapist with young patient.

Pilates and Clinical Pilates may sound identical, but they have several key differences in application and practice. Here, we’ll cover what Clinical Pilates is, the benefits of Clinical Pilates, and the difference between regular Pilates and Clinical Pilates so you can decide which type would be most beneficial to you.

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How NDIS Can Cover Your Physiotherapy Visits

Man with disability.

Over 4 million Australians live with some type of disability that affects their mobility, mental, or sensory functions. Treatment and support for a disability can be received through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). NDIS Physio can address a wide range of health conditions and help patients improve their well-being to live a healthier happier…

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New year exercise statistics

Statistics

  When it comes to exercise, a vast majority of people normally set exercise goals towards the end or start of the year. This coincides with a general trend, to exercise more when the weather is warmer. If you can establish a good routine during this period, it can be easier to maintain it during…

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Online Exercise – is it really helpful?

zoom exercise

  Over the past two years COVID-19 has changed the way we are used to operating. We have had to adapt some aspects of our lifestyle to the online world, and exercise is no exception. Online individual and group exercise sessions have boomed during throughout the last 2 years and the signs are that it…

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