Football and COVID-19

Football and COVID-19 What happens to football players when training stops? Early Break Just a few months ago, there was a buzz in the air, the long-anticipated start of the season was here. Players had spent the better part of the last 3 months training through the pre-season preparing their bodies for the season ahead. But with the outbreak of

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Small Group Training with a Physiotherapist

What is Small Group Training? It is an exercise class which is run by a Physiotherapist with a maximum of 4 clients participating in the class. Each client is set up with their own individualised program which has been designed by their Physiotherapist. A variety of equipment is used to help you with your body awareness, encouraging correct muscle activation,

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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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How to recognize Scoliosis in Children

What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. It can affect both children and adults. In children it can be a more serious condition because it can rapidly progress as the child grows. The effects of scoliosis may include poor posture, shoulder humping, muscle weakness and pain. The signs of scoliosis are not always obvious, however

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Osteoporosis, The “SILENT” Disease – Pilates as Management

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease which causes the bone to decrease in density, which over time results in the bone becoming brittle. Osteoporosis develops when bones decrease in minerals (such as calcium) faster than the body can replace them. Over 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis. People affected by this disease are at a higher risk

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Fight for Life – Exercise therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

Clinical Manifestations Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is the second highest neurodegenerative condition by prevalence and the most common major movement disorder, affecting over 80,000 people in Australia. Prevalence increases three-fold after the age of 65, and with Australia’s aging population there has been a significant increase in total economic cost and burden of disease.   The cardinal signs of PD include

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Benefits of Pilates during Pregnancy – guided by Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists

What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise based on movement principles including whole-body movement, breathing, concentration, centering, precision, and rhythm. Pilates is a mindful approach to exercise, stimulating awareness of body structure, muscle recruitment, and body alignment during movement. Joseph Pilates, the founder, claimed that this set of corrective exercises promoted voluntary control over the body and effective

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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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ACL Ruptures – Do all patients ‘K-need’ surgery?

  ACL rehabilitation strategies   Is ACL Reconstruction Necessary? At 2 and 5 year follow-up that there was no difference in patient reported knee outcomes, objective performance measures or return to sport rates, between patients treated with reconstruction or those treated with rehabilitation alone. There is low quality evidence of increased radiological knee damage in the reconstructed knee which may

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Integrated Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology – Forging resilient patients at Forge

  How is Exercise Physiology different to Physiotherapy?  Working at Forge where we offer both services, this is one of the questions I get asked most, by both patients and physicians. What’s The difference? In truth, there are probably more similarities than differences. Both Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are university qualified allied health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of human anatomy

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