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6
Aug

5 reasons why you may have neck pain

1. You sit for long periods of time There is a saying in the health industry that states ‘sitting is the new smoking’. This just about sums up the health issues of living a sedentary lifestyle. Long periods of sitting exposes your shoulder and neck muscles to extra pressure from gravity trying to pull you down. When you are standing,

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27
Jul

Wrist pain? Forearm pain? You may have intersection syndrome

What is intersection syndrome? Intersection syndrome is a painful condition of the forearm and the wrist. It can affect individuals who perform repetitive wrist actions. Hence, some populations are more at risk than others including gardeners, rowers and tennis players. Which part of the forearm is causing my pain? The pain from this condition is usually felt on the top

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27
Jul

Do you have limb swelling? Lymphatic massage can help!

What is lymphatic massage? Lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle form of massage used to relieve painful swelling in your arms and legs. Normally, your lymphatic system collects fluid (lymph) and returns it to your heart. When something disrupts this process, swelling can build in your limbs. This can cause pain, tightness and discomfort. What are the symptoms of lymphatic

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19
Jul

4 Back Pain Myths You Must Know

You have probably heard of phrases such as ‘my disc is out’, ‘i done my back in’ and ‘my back isn’t straight’ but are these phrases true? We think not. Read below to hear more about common back pain myths. 1. “My back is out of alignment” Truth be told your back probably isn’t out of alignment and even if

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30
Jun

3 reasons why you need a golf physiotherapist TPI screening

For those who aren’t aware, the TPI is the world’s leading educational organisation for golf health and fitness. It was founded by Dr Greg Rose and Dave Phillips to set a movement standard for golf. Since the inception in 2003, thousands of touring professionals, amateurs and weekend golfers have been assessed and helped by the TPI. At one time, 26/30

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6
Aug

You Gotta Be Kidney Me!

EXERCISE THERAPY FOR CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition in which individuals have structural renal damage and progressively diminished renal function. Research reveals that more than 1.7 million Australians have kidney disease, however only 10% of these individuals are actually aware they have it, making early intervention extremely difficult. Prevalence increases with specific comorbidities, with 1

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24
Nov

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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29
Sep

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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1
Jul

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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21
Jan

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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