Is 10,000 steps the answer to good health?

In a generation where technology is the reason we are sitting more than standing, these same tech companies are selling tools to encourage us to move more. A great marketing team is behind the latest craze in fitness watches and activity trackers with sales increasing 110% over the last 12 months. It’s great to see […]

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4 tips for Type 2 Diabetes

Insulin is a hormone that is released in to the blood stream by the pancreas to collect sugars and take them to the cells for fuel. When we consume certain foods particularly carbohydrates and sugars, they are broken down into glucose and released in to the blood stream – this is referred to as blood […]

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5 exercise tips for falls prevention

One in three people over the age of 65 and one in two people over the age of 80 are at risk of a fall that will lead to a serious injury. For people over the age of 65 you are three times more likely to end in hospital after a fall. Risk factors that […]

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Learning to run

We all want to be able to run faster or further and most people focus on this in their training while ignoring their technique. Few runners ever schedule time to practice and improve their technique. Running is rarely thought of as a learned skill. However, just because you can run, this doesn’t necessarily make your […]

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Return to running post pregnancy

1. Consider what exercise you did before and during pregnancy It will be easier for someone to return to running if they always ran prior to pregnancy and did some running during their pregnancy, compared to someone has never run before. 2. Do your pelvic floor exercises The pelvic floor consists of muscles and ligaments […]

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Reducing your risk of sports related injuries

Here are 4 tips to reduce your chances of injury while training or playing sport this year. Manage the load Load refers to the volume or intensity of the stress that we put on our body. Many sports injuries could be prevented by better controlling the load placed on our body. One of the biggest […]

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Achilles Tendinopathy

For many of us injuries tend to come on after being overworked throughout the Winter Sports season, with our bodies taking the toll for this increased exercise load and both new and niggling injuries coming into play. The next thing you know you are struggling to walk come Monday morning. Often practitioners will have patients […]

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Lets talk bunions

What are Bunions? A common misconception most people have is that a ‘Bunion’ is a growth on the big toe, but in reality a bunion is just one sign of a complex underlying structural deformity that can result in pain. Medically, bunions are known as ‘Hallux Abducto Valgus’, which simply means that the big toe […]

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Post natal recovery

Most people think physiotherapy for their torn hamstring or after orthopaedic surgery not for pregnancy or following childbirth. During the childbearing year a woman’s body undergoes many physical and emotional changes. A pregnant woman’s muscles and joints are stretched and softened creating alignment changes to accommodate the growing baby. There is often weight gain, reduced […]

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Physiotherapy for gyneacological surgery

Many women undertake gynaecological repair surgery such as hysterectomy and pelvic organ prolapse repair. Women are often anxious and fearful of impending surgery. Too many women are unaware of the precise surgical procedure they are embarking on and don’t fully understand how they can maximise their recovery and success of the procedure. Preparing for surgery […]

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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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