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Many Miles For Paula – We Need Your Help.

Many Miles For Paula - Charity Run & Fundraising Drive Where - University of The Sunshine Coast Athletics Track When - Saturday 27th May 2017 from 7 a.m to 12 p.m Registration from 6.15 a.m What - Charity Fun Run & Community Fundraiser Why - To raise Money for Paula Gowland. How To Donate or Register - https://chuffed.org/project/many-miles-for-paula#/supporters Events on the day Charity Run Sausage Sizzle Face Painting and Jumping Castle for the kids and other activities. About Paula Paula's Story Paula Gowland was inside hanging curtains at the start of June ... Read more

Standing Workstations

May Newsletter Standing Workstations Standing workstations, or variable-height workstations, are desks that adjust to allow the user to stand up or sit down whilst working.  Their use has been gaining momentum of late following studies supporting their benefits as well as some mainstream media coverage.   What does the evidence say? It seems there is evidence that supports a few benefits of using a variable height workstation: Workers who regularly changed between sitting and standing during their day had shorter and fewer breaks, and were more productive than those who ... Read more

What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy? Physiotherapy is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty that remediates impairments and promotes mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, prognosis, and physical intervention (therapy using mechanical force and movements).   Many people do not realise that physiotherapists can improve mobility, function and quality of life in the presence or ABSENCE of disease/ pathology or injury.   Below is a list of objectives we have helped individuals with in the past: Improving overall posture and mobility Preventing work related injury Weight loss Athlete screening to ... Read more

Are you pregnant or have you just given birth?

Many women who are pregnant or have recently welcomed their new addition into the world are unsure about how to return to exercise. A lot of women have been told by friends or doctors that they should do their pelvic floor exercises but are unsure how to do these exercises. The continence foundation of Australia has some great resources, check them out: http://www.continence.org.au/ A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to help you with all your queries and concerns. Physiotherapists have a great understanding ... Read more

Are you a Dancer or Gymnast?

Did you know Pilates began in the 1900’s and was readily adopted by Ballerinas because the original Pilates gym was located in the New York City Ballet studios. The strength patterns of Pilates movements are similar to those required in dancing and gymnastics. Pilates can improve dancer’s and gymnast’s strength, endurance and performance. But better than that, it can also prevent injury!!   Here at Physio Professionals we are able to tailor Pilates programs to dancers or gymnasts. We can help address ... Read more

January Newsletter – Common Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries The majority of running injuries tend to be due to overuse and generally involve the lower limb, so this overview will focus on the most common of these injuries. Running is certainly experiencing another "boom" currently, with the popularity of running increasing again so we might anticipate a relatice increase in related injuries. The most commonly occurring lower limb running injuries are Knee injuries (patella tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ITB-related conditions) Shin injuries (medial/lateral tibial stress syndrome - ie "shin splints") ... Read more

Do you hate your posture?

Pilates can improve ANY posture! Pilates exercises employ a gentle core contraction as the base for all other patterns of movement. Pilates involves finding and maintaining the most optimal posture whilst moving in a way that improves muscle timing, strength and movement sequencing. Over time and practice participants of Pilates begin to move/ sit/ work in ideal postures with optimal muscle recruitment. This can reduce pain and discomfort but also improve general tone and well-being of the entire body Try this simple ... Read more

Benefits of Pilates – Part 3

  8. Promotes Weight Loss and Long, Lean Appearance If you practice Pilates regularly, it will change your body. Known for creating long, strong muscles and a leaner look; Pilates improves muscle tone, balances musculature, supports beautiful posture, and teaches you to move with ease and grace. All of these things will make you look and feel very fit. If you want to lose weight, the formula for weight loss remains the same: Burn more calories than you take in. As a full-body fitness ... Read more

Benefits of Pilates – Part 2

Develops Core Strength The core muscles of the body are the deep muscles of the back, abdomen, and pelvic floor. These are the muscles we rely on to support a strong, supple back, good posture, and efficient movement patterns. When the core is strong, the frame of the body is supported. This means the neck and shoulders can relax, and the rest of the muscles and joints are freed to do their jobs. A nice little side benefit is that the core training ... Read more

Benefits of Pilates – Part 1

Our Team at Physio Professionals is dedicated to promoting a healthy attitude to a healthy lifestyle. We believe that Pilates is a great way for people of all shapes, size, age and levels of fitness to get that kick-start they are waiting for, and shift your health balance in the right direction. The benefits of Clinical Pilates are extensive it is no easy task to single out a list limiting it to only ten spread out over the next few days.   1.Pilates is Whole-Body ... Read more
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