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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

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

Gluteal Weakness

Gluteal Weakness Weakness of the gluteals (buttock muscles) can contribute to back pain or lower leg pain. This is due to abnormal forces loading the spine and lower leg due to imbalances.     Here are 2 great strengthening exercises to improve gluteal stability: Bridging – hold for 5-10 seconds and repeat 10 times.   Clam Shells – 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each leg Lie on side with knees bent, feet together. Ensure shoulders, hips and feet are in a straight line. Lift top knee upward, keeping feet ... 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

Hydrotherapy Exercise Class

What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a specific physiotherapist led treatment and exercise class in a heated pool. The heat encouraged stiff joints and tight muscles to relax while the buoyancy of the water takes the load off your joints, therefore allowing you to exercise without pain. The class includes upper and lower body strengthening, cardiovascular exercise, and balance training. There are generally no more than 10 people per class. This ensures the physiotherapist can focus on the needs of each individual. How do I book into ... Read more
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