7 09, 2015

Sleep Tips

By |2015-09-07T02:11:28+10:00September 7, 2015|Blog, Towards Wellness|0 Comments

It may be tempting of a morning to spend more time in your warm and cosy bed, however most adults only need 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night, varying according to age and individual need. So work out how much sleep you need, then try to go to [...]

7 09, 2015

Achilles Stretch

By |2015-09-07T02:01:28+10:00September 7, 2015|Blog, Stretch of the Month|0 Comments

Stand arms length away from a wall with feet shoulder width apart and hands resting on the wall. Place one foot about 2 feet in front of the other. Keeping both heels flat on the ground, let both knees bend, you should feel like you are lowering yourself straight down. [...]

7 09, 2015

Tradesmen’s Health

By |2015-09-07T00:52:30+10:00September 7, 2015|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

August was declared “Tradies National Health Month” by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Tradies have among the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and other health and safety risks of any profession. Every day 10 tradies are badly injured at work. That is 3650 tradies a year on workers compensation. Nearly [...]

29 06, 2015

Technology and Children

By |2015-06-29T03:55:54+10:00June 29, 2015|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 use information and communication technologies, including computers. With increased use of electronic screen-based activities correlated with increasing age. As a result of this increased usage, physios are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy computing behaviours. These can include frequent and long durations of [...]

11 05, 2015

Arthritis

By |2015-05-11T02:26:43+10:00May 11, 2015|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Years ago, arthritis was considered an inherent part of the ageing process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down, but not so any more. Recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of [...]

5 02, 2015

Calf Stretch

By |2015-02-05T05:18:34+10:00February 5, 2015|Blog, Stretch of the Month|0 Comments

Start standing on one leg on a stair or curb, with your heel hanging off the back. Gently press your heel toward the ground until you feel a gentle pull along the back of your lower leg. Hold for 30 seconds. Then slowly bend your knee slightly, until you feel [...]

5 02, 2015

Achilles Tendinopathy

By |2015-02-05T04:47:28+10:00February 5, 2015|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Achilles Tendinopathy is an unfortunately common complaint seen in a physiotherapy clinic. Achilles tendon pain is usually due to small tears in the tendon which can develop over time. This may occur due to a single incident of overstretching or straining the tendon, or through general overuse where the tendon [...]

6 11, 2014

Sports Injury Management

By |2014-11-06T08:42:29+10:00November 6, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

You probably already know that a sports injury can not only affect your performance, but also your lifestyle. Sport may result in injuries, many of which can be prevented. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Sunday walker” sports injuries can be a common and frustrating problem. The good [...]

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