Dance Physiotherapy

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In high school I was quite a clumsy teenager. Although I enthusiastically tried many different sports I was never able to find my fit. It was therefore problematic that whilst completing my Duke of Edinburgh’s Award I needed to find some regular…

Why is it so important to exercise as I get older? Part 2

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As we age our body undergoes many changes, but these changes are not always inevitable and some of them are even reversible! Loss of muscle bulk and strength is part of the ageing process. After the age of 30 you start to lose muscle mass at…

Laura talks Triathlons!

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I have been doing triathlons for the past 5 years. Initially I was just ‘having a go’ with a friend, and then I got hooked! A triathlon is comprised of 3 ‘legs’ – a swim, a ride and a run. It is always done in that order, but there…

Attention teenagers of Australia! Talking about the loo shouldn’t be taboo!

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  Despite what many in the public believe, bladder problems and bowel problems – known as incontinence – are not isolated to pregnant women, mothers, or the elderly. In support of this is recent data published by the Continence…

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…

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…