How is your pelvic floor?

About 1 in 3 Australian women experience pelvic floor dysfunction. There are a few common signs that indicate that there could be a pelvic floor problem these include · Urgency to get to the toilet and sometimes leaking on the way · Frequently needing to go to the toilet · Leaking urine with coughing, sneezing, […]

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Exercising hope for cancer patients

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on those with cancer as well as affecting their family and friends. Cancer treatments can have many side effects which are as debilitating as the cancer itself. Some patients may require […]

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7 tips to reduce ‘after dinner’ snacking

Do you snack at night? You’re not alone! Snacking in the evening after dinner seems to be a common phenomenon and can be the downfall of even the healthiest eater. Half the problem is that the snack food consumed isn’t normally carrot and cucumber sticks but rather biscuits, chocolate, ice cream, lollies, crackers, alcohol, soft […]

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6 reasons to see a Dietitian

Have you ever been referred to see a dietitian? You may wonder why see a dietitian and if so, how will this benefit you? Let’s take a look at what a dietitian can provide you. There is so much information out there on what to eat, what not to eat and which diet is the […]

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6 reasons to cook healthy meals at home

In today’s busy world more and more often we are eating out or having ready made meals instead of cooking healthy meals from scratch. While this is ok occasionally, eating out too often can lead to weight gain over time. Additionally eating out all the time or buying pre-made meals is expensive! When eating out, […]

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Severs Disease

Does your child complain of heel pain? Are they withdrawing from activity? Coming into the middle of the sporting season practitioners often see children presenting with “heel pain” and most of the time this heel pain is Sever’s Disease! What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s is a common painful inflammation of the growth plate which the […]

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Tips for buying footwear for exercise

Often we follow word of mouth and the current trends when it comes to footwear, but beyond the looks, do you know exactly what you should be looking for in a running shoe? Do you need a motion control shoe with rearfoot control or perhaps neutral cushioned shoe? To stay healthy, fit, and injury-free, it […]

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Leaking while exercising – Tips for runners who leak

Urinary leakage is common in women who run after having had children.   Whilst it is common it should never be classified as normal. Leaking is a symptom, a sign that your body is not managing to adequately cope with or control the forces that are being imposed on the bladder within the pelvis. This […]

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Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain

Pain in the pelvic region or lower back is common during pregnancy. This pain is related to woman being pregnant and can have a variety of symptoms.   Pain maybe felt at the back of the pelvis near your buttocks or at the front near your pubic bone. It can be sharp and at times […]

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Common Injury – Sprained ankles

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see as physios. With the start of winter approaching, we see netballers, basketballs, soccer players and footballers all coming in with ankle injuries. The uneven grass tracks and fields and agility involved in these sports provide the perfect conditions for a common ankle sprain. The […]

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Onychocryptosis

Onychocryptosis, more commonly known as an ingrown nail, is one of the most common complaints we see as Podiatrists. Signs and symptoms of an ingrown nail include: Pain or tenderness of the affected side Redness Inflammation Causes: Incorrect cutting of nails A good general rule to follow is to cut straight across the top of […]

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Morton’s neuroma

Do you ever feel like you’re walking on a rock in your shoes? Or do you have that constant feeling of your socks being scrunched up when they aren’t? In between the spaces of the metatarsals in the foot, there are a series of nerves that innervate the toes. Each nerve is surrounded by a […]

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Lunula Laser – a revolutionary fungal nail treatment

Stop suffering pain and embarrassment, find out how you can enjoy clear, healthy nails. What is Onychomycosis (nail fungus)? Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the toenails. It is a very common condition and is estimated to infect at least 10% of the worldwide population. You may suffer from onychomycosis if you have one or […]

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6 Tips For Purchasing School Shoes

Children spend around 30 hours a week in their school shoes, or more than 15,000 hours during their school years, so correctly fitted schools shoes are very important. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to problems in adulthood, such as ingrown toenails, corns and bunions, which may even require surgery later in life. Here are some tips […]

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Introduction to shoulder pain

The shoulder is one of the most complex joint in the body. It is made up of the humerous (upper arm bone) fitting into the scapula to make a ball and socket joint. The main dynamic stabiliser of the shoulder joint is the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that […]

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Chemotherapy and Exercise – how does it work?

The benefits of exercise during chemotherapy. For people undergoing treatment for cancer the idea of exercising directly after having chemotherapy is the last thing on your mind. Finding the motivation to exercise whilst battling all of the side effects of the chemotherapy including fatigue is difficult. The latest research has found that exercising directly before […]

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Chronic Ankle Pain – 5 common causes

Ankle pain can be very frustrating for those who experience it. It can be associated with swelling and stiffness and if there is no history of a traumatic injury can often be described as a dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing. If you have chronic ankle pain that isn’t improving and you haven’t had […]

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Three of the most common summer injuries

Summer is almost here! With the warmer weather approaching our motivation and activity levels are peaking, but unfortunately with an increase in activity can come an increase in injury prevalence. Due to the types of sports and activities people tend to participate in over the warmer months, there is a trend in the types of […]

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Ingrown toenails: the do’s and don’ts

What are ingrown toenails (Onychocryptosis)?  When a toenail is ingrown, it is curved and grows into the surrounding skin as the nail grows. Ingrown toenails irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe. If an ingrown nail causes a break in the skin, bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area, which is […]

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3 things you need to know about pain

Working as health care professional, I see people in pain every day. Despite advances in medicine and science, pain levels continue to rise, with 1 in 5 Australians suffering from chronic pain. Poor education about it contributes to ongoing symptoms, so here are 3 things you need to know: Pain, tissue damage and pathology do […]

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