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Consequences of Poor Posture

Do you have poor posture?     There are many factors that can contribute to having poor posture. It is important to have correct posture as the consequences can severely affect your quality of life. These consequences can include; Back and Neck Pain Poor posture can put strain on your neck and back. This can cause discomfort for many desk-workers who tend to hunch over their keyboard Headaches 80% of headaches derive from the neck, and poor posture can be a contributing factor. If you are suffering from headaches, ... Read more

What is a Stress Fracture?

Ever wondered what a stress fracture is? And what are “shin spints”? Or have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a stress fracture and a simple muscle strain/tendinopathy? Read on to learn more….   What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone that develops in response to repetitive stress or strain that exceed the maximum load the bone can withstand. The stress can be impact from weight-bearing (eg. with running) putting load through a bone, ... 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

Want Direct Physio Access? We already have it!!

Want Direct Physio Access? We already have it!!   Australians may not realise it, but we are in the privileged position of having great access to great healthcare. Some might argue with this but when compared to the majority of other countries, Australia’s medical care and our access to it is really quite amazing. Physiotherapists in Australia are known as “first contact practitioners”.   What is a “first-contact practitioner?” you ask. Read on to find out more…..   A “first-contact practitioner” refers to the fact that ... Read more

Keep Your Body Moving This “Movember”

Movember The best way to ensure Physical and mental health is to be active. “Research says that if you have prostate cancer, you can actually extend your life expectancy by up to 60% by exercising. Ways to get moving, little moves can make a big difference when it comes to your body and mind’s health. Get moving one day at a time (one for each day of the week as seen on APA facebook)   Going out for lunch? Cut the lunch short and finish the ... Read more

November Newsletter – Hydrotherapy

This months issue: Hydrotherapy With the benefits of joint stability and range of motion, addressing balance, core, and a light cardiovascular workout, Hydrotherapy is an excellent exercise and highly effective way to stretch and strengthen your body without over straining muscles or stressing your joints. Performed in an indoor heated pool with light equipment, hydrotherapy makes for an excellent rehabilitation pathway. It can also provide an effective fitness regime for the later part of your life. Combining Hydrotherapy and a regular walking program will ... Read more

Quadricep Strengthening Exercises

My Top 2 Quad Strengthening Exercises Quadriceps strengthening is vital to restore normal muscle tone following an injury and assist in supporting the loads transferred through the knee during impact activity. Here are my top 2 quad strengthening exercises. Do ten repetitions of each exercise, on both legs. Static Quad Start on unaffected leg. Pull the toes up towards your shin, push your knee into the bed to tighten the quad muscles. This should cause your heel to slightly lift off the bed. Hold for 7 seconds. ... Read more