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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 […]

Is Poor Posture is contributing to your Muscle & Joint problems.

Why Poor Posture is contributing to most of your Muscle & Joint problems.   There are numerous factors which can impact a person’s posture. The outcome of poor posture is the same regardless of what causes it, and is now becoming so common that most people have some first hand knowledge of the consequences of […]

Spinal Stenosis and Physiotherapy Treatment

What is Spinal Stenosis? The term “stenosis” refers to narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord travels. This usually occurs gradually over a long period of time, as the intervertebral discs and the facet joints become degenerative, with associated bony spurs (“osteophytes”) intruding into the spinal canal. The facet joints can also […]

Pilates Kawana

Pilates Kawana Schedule 2016 Times Instructor Monday 9.30 – 10.15 am 5.00 – 5.45 pm Tuesday   10.30 – 11.15 am Wednesday   10.00 – 10.45 am 5.00 – 5.45 pm Thursday 9.00 – 9.45 am Friday      

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rebecca Horrocks Physiotherapist Joins Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana

Rebecca Horrocks has joined Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana and is available for appointments at both clinics. Graduating from the University of Queensland in 2010 with Honors, Rebecca has forged a career in private practice since graduating. Rebecca is passionate about physiotherapy as a profession and enjoys treating patients of all walks and taking them through a […]

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 […]