Working from Home

 Is working from home being a pain in the neck? We are here to help. In light of the restrictions of COVID-19 many Australians have started working from home. In the clinic, we are seeing a wave of individuals with aches and pains due to working from home. More noticeably neck pain and headaches are […]

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Exercise for Optimal Health

What is exercise? Physical activity and exercise are both terms that are often used interchangeably, but at a closer look have quite different meanings. Physical activity is a broad term used to describe incidental activity that required any bodily movement produced by contracting muscles. Exercise is a type of physical activity requiring planned, structured and […]

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How to exercise for optimal health

The hardest thing currently is the overabundance of misinformation that exists. This is particularly true when it comes to exercise. Every week there is a new fad for the health and fitness industry, and it can be hard to determine what is required to keep fit and healthy. This article will clarify everything.The American College […]

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4 ways to stop “working from home pains”

In light of the restrictions of COVID-19 many Australians have started working from home. In the clinic, we are seeing a wave of individuals with aches and pains due to working from home. Here are 4 ways to prevent pain when working from home. Schedule regular movement. Healthcare has moved away from emphasising a neutral […]

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Osteoarthritis – A Common Chronic Condition but Manageable

Osteoarthritis affects 2.2 million Australians. The condition costs our health system $2.1 billion per year.   People with osteoarthritis are frequently provided misinformation via friends, family, social media and other health professionals. Exposure to misinformation changes the decisions people make in relation to their health care and it is our responsibility as physiotherapists to address […]

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Chilblains

Chilblains are damage to the skin caused by changes in temperatures typically affecting the hands and feet. The small blood vessels that supply the skin dilate and contract in response to changing temperature, fast changes can cause the leaking of fluid and chemicals under the skin causing swelling and injury to the skin. Chilblains are […]

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Clicking and Crepitus

One of the most frequently asked questions I get in the clinic from patients is the concerning sounds like clicking, popping, snapping produced my movement. These noises can be concerning to the patient, therefore, leading to think that movement is aggravating and damaging the affected area. As we age, these types of sensations become more […]

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Pre-Season Training

As that time of year fast approaches where training re-commences for physical winter sports, all those niggling injuries from last season and over indulgence over the holidays can cause problems. A good, solid and progressive pre-season training regime is vital to maximise performance and minimise injuries. Here are three key benefits of completing a structured […]

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3 Reasons Your Child is Intoeing

Intoeing is when the feet turn inwards during gait and is commonly known as being pigeon-toed. This is often seen among children and in most cases will resolve without treatment as the child grows. This is why it’s less commonly seen in adults. Intoeing may initially cause a child to trip but should reduce over […]

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Shin Splints

So many of us try from year to year try to get in shape for the warmer months, but for some of us we go too hard, too fast and this is normally the calling card for shin splints! You’ve probably heard of them but what actually are shin splints? Shin splints is a term […]

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