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Running Injuries – February Newsletter

With the rise of active aware individuals in the community, community walking and running groups are slowly growing and are the most popular activities in 2018. So how can we support the 2019 new years resolution and growing park run movement in avoiding and recovering from injuries while living healthier lives? The causes of running or walking injuries: 1. Overload Everyone starts off somewhere from having limited capacity. Whether this is no walking, slow runs or only doing 10km a week. What tends to occur especially around the ... Read more

When should you change your running shoes?

Changing your running shoes. Today our Physiotherapist David interviews David Chick from Allez Sport Mooloolaba about when to buy a new pair of shoes. The correct shoe fit is important, because if you get it wrong it has very expensive consequences. A lot of patients we see are in the wrong shoes or in shoes that have been used for too long. These mistakes result in increased forces through the ankle, knee, hip and lower back. This results in stressed muscles and bones, restricting you in ... Read more

3 Tips for to improve your Squat technique

3 Tips for to improve your Squat technique.   Sarah Carmichael demonstrates 3 techniques to improve your squat technique. The squat is a great overall strength exercise that many people struggle to perform pain free. Find out how you can easily improve your technique and enjoy the benefit of this great overall strength exercise.   Book Your Appointment Here. Read more

Top 5 Soccer Injuries

Top Five Football (Soccer) Injuries Football players are predisposed to injury due to the fast-paced nature of the sport and the technical aspects of the game including tackling, dribbling and physical contact between players. The good news – with preventative measures and a guided rehabilitation plan from a Physiotherapist, players can ensure they spend more time on the field than sitting on the sideline injured. Hamstring Strain The hamstrings are made up of three muscles of the posterior thigh. During training or game ... Read more

Five reasons to try Pilates for Lower Back Pain

What is Pilates? Many people have heard of Pilates however don’t have any idea what it involves – aside from thinking it similar to yoga. Pilates is a form of exercise where low impact movements are used to develop the strength, control and flexibility of your joints and muscles. It places an emphasis on core strength and moving with mindfulness to perform all movements. At Physio Professionals, all exercises are tailored to meet individual goals with consideration of your hobbies and any ... Read more

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
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