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Strength Training With Knee Osteoarthritis

A question I get asked all the time is What do I do if exercise or strength training is painful? Let’s explore it together. I’ll show you why strength training/exercise might be painful and what you can do about this.   I’ll start with a diagram of the knee. The left side of the knee is […]

5 Reasons To See A Physio For Shoulder Pain

Experiencing shoulder pain can significantly impact your daily life and overall well-being. Seeking the expertise of a physiotherapist for shoulder pain can offer numerous benefits. Here are five compelling reasons to consult a physiotherapist for shoulder pain:   Accurate Diagnosis:   Physiotherapists are trained to assess and diagnose musculoskeletal conditions, including shoulder pain. They can […]

Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue

Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue   The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterised by debilitating fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical or psychological condition. Symptoms include headache, sore throat, mild fever, myalgia and sleep disturbance. ‘Fatigue’ is defined medically […]

The Importance of Physiotherapy with Low Back Pain

The Importance of Physiotherapy with Low Back Pain It is understood that 70% of Australians will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The origin of the back pain is often unknown with 85% of cases diagnosed as non-specific low back pain, mostly because the aetiology of back pain is complex. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What is TOS? Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between the clavicle and the first rib (thoracic outlet) become compressed. This can cause pain in the shoulders and neck, and numbness in the fingers. Symptoms Symptoms vary depending on which nerve is […]

Stress Incontinence

1 in 3 Woman who have ever had a child have incontinence Women with stress incontinence – that is, women who wet themselves when they cough, sneeze or are active – will find pelvic floor muscle training can help in getting over this problem. For pregnant women, pelvic floor muscle training will help the body […]

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement is one of the most common conditions of the shoulder. It is a process by which poor posture or repetitive overload causes pinching or ‘impingement’ of structures between the two bones which make up the shoulder complex. It is often the supraspinatus tendon +/- the subacromial bursa that become impinged between […]