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Getting Old – Is it tough?

Getting Old – Is it tough?

We have all heard it before about how growing old sucks and the body breaks down. If I had a penny for every time someone had told me ‘once you hit 30 you just don’t recover like you used to’ then I suppose I would have a lot of pennies. Well trust me, the pain of age...
Do we swim enough?

Do we swim enough?

With the weather warming up we can all begin to think about dusting off our swimmers and taking a dip in the ocean. One of the best things about summer is being able to get into the ocean. If you don’t swim in the ocean regularly, NOW is the time to make that promise...
Chronic Pain Myths.

Chronic Pain Myths.

5 Chronic Pain Myths Chronic pain, or pain that sticks around for longer than three months, affects one in five Australians. We have all experienced pain. Think of the last time you stubbed your toe, got a paper cut, or burned yourself on the oven. It is certainly not...
Do we move enough?

Do we move enough?

Must we sit? Have you ever considered how much sitting you do on a daily basis? How much of this is optional sitting and how much is non-optional sitting? The idea of optional sitting and non optional sitting first caught my eye in a book I started reading called,...
Recovery – It is part of the program.

Recovery – It is part of the program.

Adequate and appropriate recovery is essential for allowing the body to adapt to training loads, repair its self and prevent injuries. If you are working your body like an athlete, you must also recover like an athlete! Nutrition – Inadequate energy intake will...
It Is All In The Hands.

It Is All In The Hands.

Do we look after our hands enough? Firstly, if we take a look at the wrist, it contains many small bones neatly joined together by ligaments. This area is commonly referred to as the Carpus. The other end of the carpus is where our finger and thumb bones join, our...
Workout Workout Workout

Workout Workout Workout

With 24/7 gyms popping up all over the place, the health department increasing their emphasis on exercise promotion, everyone trying to get their beach bodies set for summer and the warm weather making any kind of exercise that bit more appealing, more and more people...
Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain, what does it mean? Lower back pain is an extremely common problem assessed and treated by physiotherapists on a daily basis. It is estimated that around 80% of the population will experience lower back pain in some form during their life. It is a far...
Golf And Physiotherapy

Golf And Physiotherapy

The Golf Swing The golf swing is a complex series of movements, and many golfers are limited by their physical capabilities to perform these movements, whether it is due to poor coordination of their body segments, lack of adequate flexibility, or lack of appropriate...
How do you sleep? Restful or do you struggle?

How do you sleep? Restful or do you struggle?

Sleep could be influencing your pain and more…. Whatever the reason, ongoing pain, crying babies, iPhone addictions, snoring partners, increasing work demands and constant worries. We have all woken up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’ more sensitive to certain things,...
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