No Motivation? Read this!

So you’re stuck indoors, you have no motivation to continue that home exercise program or your gym closed down and you cant fathom lifting baked bean cans for weights when you’re used to bench pressing 40kg. You gotta keep going somehow, you gotta keep your strength, flexibility and cardio up. But how? When Netflix is…

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Bending Over Backwards!

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Is it safe to bend your back? Is it safe to use your back to lift? Should you keep your back straight and not bend at all? Yes, Yes and No. A lot of the time we get asked, is it safe to bend your back and use it to help your lifting? The answer…

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Do I need a hip replacement?

  In my experience, clients of different ages have fears and concerns about different things, but many times I find that once people reach a certain age, I hear “as long as I don’t need a hip replacement then I’m ok”. Possibly they had a relative who needed a hip replacement, or perhaps they know…

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To breathe or not to breathe…

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STRESSED? So we gave our Over 55s Strength and Conditioning class a quick quiz today. We asked them, “Where are three regions of the body that tend to hold the most stress?”, to which they correctly answered, “Neck, shoulders and jaw”. A very intelligent lady then said, “And they’re all associated with dysfunctional breathing!”. This…

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How to choose your bed

Getting the right bed can be a stressful purchase. Waking at 3am with discomfort after spending sometimes thousands on a bed and mattress can be frustrating and annoying. Check the returns policy when buying a bed, though the hassle of getting it back to the store is not fun. So, how do you make the…

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Vertigo – Can a physiotherapist help?

90% of people who present to a physiotherapist complain of pain as their primary symptom. Not many people think to present to physiotherapy for their dizziness and even then, is physiotherapy warranted for the dizziness they are experiencing? Dizziness accounts for an estimated five percent of primary care clinic visits and can be very difficult…

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I-Phone Neck

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Only in the last few years has “i-phone neck” or “text neck” been considered a diagnosis for neck and spinal pain originating from too much time spent in a prolonged, poor posture, staring into the luminous screen of a smart phone. I would probably say 80% of a typical day involves attending to postural spinal…

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Is it actually shin splints?

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If patients present to a physiotherapy clinic with pain or other unpleasant symptoms anywhere between the knee and the ankle, their self-diagnosis is more often than not, “shin splints”. We have all heard the term but how many of us actually understand what it is or in fact, if it’s what they actually have? This…

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Sit-ups are NOT your core!

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Who wants to put back pain behind them? (Pardon the pun..) Current statistics show that over 80% of you will get some form of lower back pain throughout life. In any given day, I would say over 80% of my caseload comprises lower back pain, plus or minus additional pathologies. These can be acute presentations,…

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The Biomechanics of Runner’s Knee

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A patient came into the clinic the other day with a year’s history of bilateral knee pain from increasing her running training both in distance and frequency. As always, I ask what eases a condition and she replied with – “bum exercises” She proceeded to show me what she did. The patient had been shown…

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