Osteoporosis: Risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment

  At Lilyfield Physio, we see many people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia and are often diagnosed too late, after a fall and subsequent fracture. There is a lot to be aware of when it comes to osteoporosis and we hope to summarise the information to hopefully help everyone be better informed!…

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy

What is Shockwave therapy? Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive therapeutic intervention that utilises high-energy acoustic waves. It is believed to stimulate healing for various musculoskeletal disorders. It has primarily been used in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine but has also found applications in other medical specialties.…

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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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How to Manage Low Back Pain and Sciatica

Back pain

What is low back pain? Low back pain is a common and often disabling condition. Back pain can be chronic or acute in nature depending on the cause and nature of the injury.   Acute back pain can arise from a sudden injury such as an awkward bending or lifting activity which results in muscle…

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Treating Abdominal Muscle Separation (Diastasis Recti)

Pregnancy is the most common cause of diastasis recti.

The abdominal wall plays a crucial role in how your pelvis, spine, and trunk function. If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, had an injury to your core, or underwent abdominal surgery, your abdominal muscle may need some help recovering. Diastasis recti is a common condition that can cause a variety of side effects.

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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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Is Your Brain Helping Your Balance?

man jumping off rocks with proper balance

What is good balance? Having good balance can be simply thought of as the ability to maintain your body’s centre of gravity over your base of support with minimal sway and a sense of ease. What are we training when we do balance exercises? We often work with a series of exercises to help us…

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