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Arthritis and the winter months.

Arthritis and the winter months. Get some tips on how to manage your condition over the cooler months. Sufferers generally complain about hand and wrist pain, neck and knees are the most common. Find out how to keep moving this winter as Sarah Carmichael talks about what you can do to help.   Read more

Arthritis Management

Arthritis Management Arthritis is an umbrella term that encompasses over 100 medical conditions that affect the joints of the human body.  Problems associated with arthritis include pain, decreased movement, inflammation, and damage to the joint surface and surrounding structures such as ligaments and tendons. As a result arthritis can affect basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s.) In fact, the 3.8 million Australians who suffer from arthritis, costs the economy $23.9 billion in lost production and health care. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most ... Read more

Top tips For Healthy Knees

Top Tips to maintain knee health Strength Exercise: Strength training that focuses heavily on building up muscles in the quadriceps and hamstrings can decrease pain and help people better tolerate arthritis and other structural knee problems. Staying active helps control weight and build muscle, both of which can help protect your knees from further damage. Stretching: Stretches that focus on the calf, hamstring and quadriceps muscles take pressure off the knees and kneecaps. A well-conditioned, flexible body is less likely to develop overuse ... Read more

Obesity

Physiotherapy and Obesity On a whole the percentage of Australians suffering from Obesity is rising faster than anywhere else in the world. According to a recent global study published almost a quarter of the country's children and a whopping 63 per cent of the adult population is overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese is not just having its cause and effect at an aesthetic level, it poses numerous physical effects and serious health consequences obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, ... Read more