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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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