Look over there! Distracting the Brain from Pain...

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A short, sharp, cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy to relieve severe, persistent pain after surgery, suggest doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.   The doctors responsible for this…

Frequently Asked Questions about Hydrotherapy

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What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a form of rehabilitation which is done in the water. It involves gentle exercises performed in a warm pool, as instructed by a physiotherapist.   What conditions can benefit from hydrotherapy? Most…

Tendon Pain...

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Had a niggling pain around the knee or Achilles during the season? Been trying to increase your running distance but pulling up too sore? Now is the best time to get your injuries rehabilitated!   Wherever you find a muscle attaching…

Why is it so important to exercise as I get older?

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As we age the body sadly deteriorates in many areas: our joints get stiffer, our bones weaken, our muscles lose strength, our posture changes, our exercise tolerance reduces and our balance becomes more precarious. The good news is that…
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Bladder Leakage During Sport & Exercise: a major issue impacting women from adolescence to adulthood

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  Did you know the incidence of bladder leakage AKA urinary incontinence in female athletes can be as high as 80%, particularly in sports that involve jumping, running, and frequent changes in body position such as netball, trampolining,…

Putting my finger on your jaw pain...

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  There are many causes of jaw pain and some of them cannot be addressed through myotherapy BUT there is one that Myotherapy treatment can nail really well; painful muscular trigger points. These painful areas of hypertonic muscle…

Food as Medicine! It's a FREE online course!

Combining exercise (such as our many Pilates classes!) with a good diet is essential to being healthy. Being 'healthy' in the modern day can mean so many different things, to so many people. One thing universally agreed on is the food we…

The what, the where, and the why of the Pelvic Floor

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Commentary on the importance of a strong pelvic floor is becoming increasingly more common in the Australian media landscape. Pelvic floor physiotherapists are discussing this vital structure of the human body on breakfast television (see video…

Stretch it out!

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When you see your physiotherapist at Bellbird Sports and Spinal, you will often be given homework. This is to aid in your recovery and help manage your presenting condition. Sometimes your body will need strengthening and other times it…

Oh, it’s just an ankle sprain.... or is it?

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Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries that people experience in their lives. Many believe that ankle sprains are a simple injury that will recover without treatment... Research tells us that up to 40% of people with ankle sprains…