9 10, 2014

Prehabilitation

By |2014-10-09T03:01:42+10:00October 9, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Most people have heard of Rehabilitation, the undertaking of treatment and exercise regime following an injury. Some studies are now showing the effectiveness of undertaking Physiotherapy treatment and an exercise program designed to help reduce symptoms and strengthen a particular body area BEFORE undergoing surgery to repair the injury. This is called Prehabilitation. Injuries [...]

3 07, 2014

Winter Sports Injuries

By |2014-07-03T05:22:59+10:00July 3, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Australia is a sports-loving nation, as both participants and spectators.  Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, participation in outdoor exercise and sports can occur all year round.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 60% of Australians participate in sports and exercise programs. The Medibank Private [...]

30 04, 2014

Acute Lower Back Pain

By |2014-04-30T23:42:17+10:00April 30, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

The lumbar spine is the bottom section of the spine and consists of five vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are structures called discs which act as shock absorbers. There are countless muscles acting on the lumbar spine and a number of strong ligaments which provide the spine with stability. Many of [...]

7 04, 2014

Children’s Sports & Physiotherapy

By |2014-04-07T22:49:45+10:00April 7, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Did you know that almost 40% of all children and teenager/adolescent injuries are sports-related? Injuries in the young athlete are often trivialised. They are usually asked or encouraged to “toughen up and play through the pain.” This approach is not in the young athlete’s best interest for the following reasons: It often [...]

6 03, 2014

Arthritis

By |2014-03-06T06:46:06+10:00March 6, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Physiotherapy treatment has a large part to play in the overall management of arthritis. The physiotherapist, as a member of your management team, is trained to understand and treat the physical aspects of the human body. Physiotherapy for people with arthritis is aimed at: Reduction of pain and swelling Promote range of [...]

20 02, 2014

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

By |2014-02-20T01:01:25+10:00February 20, 2014|Blog, Health Tips|0 Comments

Iliotibial band syndrome is a condition that commonly presents in runners and typically causes pain at the outer aspect of the knee where the iliotibial band (ITB) crosses the knee joint. A thorough subjective and objective examination from a physiotherapist is usually sufficient to diagnose Iliotibial band syndrome. Investigations such [...]

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