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Working from Home – The Sitting Quandary

NECK PAIN

Does the prospect of sitting in front of a computer for hours on end while confined to your home during lockdown feel like “a pain in the neck”? Are you just spending too much time sitting? Limiting your sitting time is always encouraged and standing desks have proved helpful in that they allow you to…

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Winter Warrior

Winter Warrior

Happy Winter! Now that we are well into the cooler months, exercise and being outdoors 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. We understand that maintaining motivation when exercising individually can be a struggle.…

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Living with Osteoarthritis

Osteo-Arthritis

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition which describes the life related changes we see in the cartilage of our joints which most commonly presents in the hands, knees and hips. In 2015, there were 2.2 million reported Australians (1 in 10) with osteoarthritis and the cost to the healthcare system is $2.1 billion…

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Life after Lockdown

Lilyfield Physio is open and we are here for you. As an essential service, we have remained open throughout the recent lock down. All individual Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology consultations continue as normal, and we are looking forward to seeing you. If you are unable to come to the clinic or would prefer to see…

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“Core stability” The facts

Core Strength

Have you been given “abdominal hollowing” or “bracing” exercises for your lower back pain? Often the blame for lower back pain is “a lack of core stability”, but is this theory now becoming out-dated? Core stability is often referred to as the strength and endurance of your deep abdominal muscles. The two most common muscles…

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Exercise For Mental Health

Exercise for mental health

Exercise for mental health We all know the importance of exercise for keeping us physically healthy, but many of us aren’t aware that it can keep us mentally healthy as well. Research has shown that those who exercise regularly have better mental health, emotional wellbeing, lower rates of mental illness, improved sleep quality and improved…

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Is running bad for my knees?

Running and knees

What about my knees? Adults are recommended that they achieve 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to improve our health and running is a great form of cardiovascular exercise that helps us to achieve this. There is a persistent misconception about running and knee degeneration and the following beliefs tend to be quite common:…

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Exercise for the aging population

Resistance exercise

The Benefits! Exercise is good for all ages and in older adults can improve cardiovascular function, muscle strength and overall functional capacity, which has a role in maintaining independence for as long as possible². A meta analysis by Kelly and Kelly of the efficacy of aerobic exercise found regular exercise reduced the prevalence of hypertension…

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Exercise Physiology – What is it?

Exercise Physiologist

  What is an Exercise Physiologist? An exercise physiologist is a University qualified health professional who specialises in using exercise for therapeutic and medical reasons. They have a wide range of clientele they treat from the elderly to children, everyday people to high level athletes, and people with one or multiple conditions. The role of…

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