Pelvic Girdle Pain

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  According to the 2018 syllabus for ‘The Pregnant Pelvis’ (presented by the APA) 20-25% of pregnant women and 7% of postpartum women suffer from pelvic girdle pain.   Some signs that may indicate you suffer from Low Back-Pelvic…

Pilates…Sink your Teeth into it.

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When looking for love, what single guy or gal doesn’t do a little window dressing to make themselves more attractive to potential love interests?  A recent study into the workings of online dating confirm that using the word ‘Pilates’…

James’ 20th Anniversary at Bellbird Sports & Spinal!

Happy 20 Year Anniversary at Bellbird Sports & Spinal James McGregor!   James started working at the clinic last century when it was called Bellbird Physiotherapy, oh how the times have changed. In 1998 the clinic was considered…

Standing up to work-place aches and pains

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Do you come away from work complaining of a sore neck or back?   Have you noticed that your posture deteriorates when you’ve been sitting for a long time?   The majority of people with a desk-based job spend way too long sitting,…

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 to a…

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 we…
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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…