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Managing Pain via Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is practised by professionally trained physiotherapists who are skilled and educated specifically in proper care and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy involves treatment that focuses on prevention of injuries or disabilities, it helps to relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and movement. How is physiotherapy used to treat pain? Physiotherapists take a holistic approach, looking at theRead More…

What is a Trigger Point?

An important aspect of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is addressing all possible contributing factors, including the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, reduced coordination of movement, poor posture and the effect of trigger points. Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. UnderstandingRead More…

Family Fitness Exercises

As a parent, it is important for you to encourage your children to be physically active. A child should try to do at least 40–60 minutes of exercise each day. To achieve this goal, plan some family togetherness time. Here are some easy ways to reach that goal together. Walk the dog. Treat your dogRead More…

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People, who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. It’s important for you to try to keep your spineRead More…

Tips for Christmas Holiday Driving

Christmas holidays traditionally see families travelling up or down our beautiful country to spend this special time with relatives. To help you get there pain free, your Physiotherapist offers the following hints: Have niggling back and neck pain checked out before you leave. Long drives will always highlight any spinal problem. Safe, hands on treatmentRead More…

What is Massage?

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more massage can: Alleviate pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defence system. Help athletesRead More…

Reducing the Effects of Arthritis

As the specific causes of the different types of arthritis remains unclear, it is difficult to say what may assist in the prevention of the development of arthritis. However, listed below are a few steps which may be beneficial in reducing the effects of arthritis. Maintain appropriate weight. Excess bodyweight increases the stress on joints, especiallyRead More…

How to Beat Acute Back Pain

At the first sign of back pain, there are a few simple things you can do to provide short term relief and give your back the best chance of healing quickly. Stay active: It may be tempting to stay in bed, it is important to keep moving as much as you comfortably can. By doing this, youRead More…

Winter Sports

Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period. Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous sports are more comfortably played in winter. Did you know that thereRead More…

Core Stability

The phrase “core stability” is one that gets thrown around a lot by trainers, athletes, therapists and doctors.  The average person probably knows that they need good core stability, but may not exactly understand why. We have all been told we need it and that it will prevent us from hurting our backs, pelvises andRead More…

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