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Misconceptions of Chronic Low Back Pain?

Moving will make my back pain worse? Often some movements can be uncomfortable when you have back pain, it is well established that returning to movement and work as soon as you are able, is better for recovery and preventing recurrence than bed rest. People fear bending and twisting, but it is essential to keep…

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The role of cortisone injections for pain relief

cortisone injection

What is cortisone? Cortisone is made up of a corticosteroid drug, which is made to replicate our natural body hormones. In our body, they are involved in our immune response and assist in the regulation of inflammation.  It can be delivered into the blood stream, into the joint or applied over the skin. When is…

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Stop…and take a deep breath.

How to breath

  “We are connected to our phones… but not to our own bodies”. Our fast-paced lives mean we rarely stop and live ‘in the moment’. We’ve lost our innate ability to breathe our own gentle breath and connect with our mind and body. Our lack of proper breathing significantly erodes our health and wellbeing, often leaving…

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Should you be concerned about your scan results?

Scan Results! Does this sound familiar…you’ve had a pretty bad back pain for some time, so you have been sent for an X-ray or MRI. The results show that you have: A disc bulge A disc protrusion Disc degeneration Spondylolisthesis Joint degeneration Any or all of these can sound quite threatening when coming from your…

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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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ARE ORTHOTICS REALLY NECESSARY?

Orthotics

In the past! For many years, some medical professionals have told patients their problem is caused by their foot striking the ground incorrectly. To overcome their problem and become pain free, they have been prescribed custom orthotic insoles for their shoes, often at high cost to the client. Evidence! However, there seems to be a…

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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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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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You were made to move…. and we can help!

Read the latest evidence from the World Confederation of Physical Therapy Congress 2017, currently underway in Cape Town. “Physical therapists have a vital role to play in giving patients the ability, knowledge and self-confidence to self-manage chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Their contribution could be increasingly important as musculoskeletal disorders rise in prevalence, a focused symposium heard.”…

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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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