Category Archives : Health Tips

De Quervain’s Tendonitis

De Quervain’s Tendonitis is an overuse injury like many other tendon injuries. Continuous gripping, pinching, squeezing or wringing motions can lead to this condition. Pain in the thumb and lateral wrist, over the radius, especially during use, is common with this injury. This syndrome is more common in women than in men. Physiotherapy Treatment for […]

Wrist Pain & Injuries

Wrist Pain & Injuries – Physio Clinic Newsletter The wrist & hand form a precision instrument allowing performance of highly skilled tasks with great power or pinpoint accuracy. Injury to the hand or wrist can deprive us from achieving the most simple of tasks. Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully […]

Back at Work

Back at work? It’s easy to get lost in our workdays. Meetings, deadlines, and a full inbox can really take a toll on our mental health. It’s important to remind yourself to breathe and practice a simple breathing exercise of 5 second inhales and 8 second exhales. Practice this for just five minutes a day […]

Pilates Classes

Clinical Pilates group training will commence Tues 10th Jan @ 1.00pm. Sessions run for 60min, run by physiotherapist Joshua Hayter. Every Tues & Thurs @ 1.00pm Classes will by added according to demand. Claimable through health funds. Numbers limited to 4 per group Suits all ages, needs and conditions. Please enquire soon as there is […]

Your Pillows and a Good Night’s Sleep

The most common cause of neck pain (and disturbed nights), is “prolonged abnormal posture during sleep.” A soft filled pillow that quickly loses its shape fails to offer the level of support required to relax the head’s support system of neck muscles and ligaments. Instead, these structures are left unsupported and cause neck strain. Maintaining […]

Your Physiotherapist’s Advice for a Healthy Diet

Your dietary intake and eating habits have the most influential means of determining how you feel and perform on a daily basis. By following some basic dietary principles, not only can you feel and function better, but you can also significantly increase your ability to fight and resist disease. Are You Ready for Another Type […]

Protect Your Spine from Incorrect Lifting

When you lift, your spine is put under stress. Twisting or jerking while lifting and carrying can injure the small joints of the spine. The discs which separate the vertebrae (spinal bones) and the ligaments which hold the vertebrae together are also at risk. The discs are composed of a jelly-like core, surrounded by a […]

Good Practices for Workstation and Home Ergonomics

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment, can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help minimise such injuries. Some important points to note are the following: Sit in […]

Breastfeeding and Physiotherapy

The breast is made of a network of ducts, fatty and glandular tissue containing small ducts and alveoli. The milk is produced within the alveoli. Recent research has shown the ducts to be quite close to the surface, about 2mm in diameter and easily compressed (Ramsay, et al, 2005). Milk is produced by the glandular […]

Medication ‘Only’ Doesn’t Solve Headache

Headache is one of the most common illnesses in Australia, with around 15 per cent of taking painkillers for a headache at any given time. Because headaches are so common, most people think they are a normal part of life. However, a persistent headache is a sign that something is wrong. The continual use of […]