Disability is not a barrier

Disability is not a barrier Exercise Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Clinical Manifestations Cerbral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood worldwide. It is characterized as damage to the developing brain, which affects movement and posture. Approximately 1 in 700 Australian babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is classified by motor type and affected areas. Each

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Pacing with Chronic Fatigue

Pacing with Chronic Fatigue Exercise Therapy for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Clinical Manifestations Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a complex chronic disease involing multiple bodily systems: signs and symptoms are found in the central and autonomic nervous systems, the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system and the immune system.  0.2 to 0.7% of the Australian population is diagnosed

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The “Cure” for Diabetes

The “Cure” for Diabetes Exercise Therapy for Type II Diabetes Clinical Manifestation Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterised by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action or both. In this newsletter we will specifically be discussing Type II diabetes mellitus.  Approximately 1.7million Australians have diabetes of which Type II makes up

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What is dry needling?

What is dry needling and what is it good for? Dry Needling is a skilled intervention performed by a Physiotherapist or Myotherapist that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin, as used in the practice of acupuncture, but it does not have the purpose of altering the flow of energy (“chi”) along traditional Chinese meridians for the treatment of

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The best bang for your back – Exercise therapy for lower back pain

  Exercise for back pain? Being someone who has had an acute back injury in the past, I know firsthand that lower back pain can be debilitating. Often the last thing you would want to contemplate is exercising, however under the guidance of physiotherapists and exercise physiologists this can be the best and most effective long-term treatment option. Exercise treatment

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