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  • Our Three Favourite All-Body Exercises

    It can be difficult to know which exercise is the right exercise for a particular body part, so why not choose exercises that work lots of muscles at once? We’ve chosen three of our favourite all-body exercises and will break them down for you here: Walking and running A classic! An oldie, but a goodie, […]

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  • Cycling Injuries & Physiotherapy

    Cycling injuries are an unfortunate part of most rider’s relationship with the bike. Some people are more prone to injury than others, but most cyclists will find themselves off the bike at some point. Most common issues experienced by cyclists can be treated and avoided. It’s important to remember that your body is one connected […]

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  • How massage effects your mood

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away… We’ve all heard this phrase. Well how good would it be if getting a regular massage was also good for your health? Look no further and read on! We have some insight into how massage can have a positive effect on your mood, and overall well-being. When […]

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  • What pain relief is right for you?

    Pain has been a huge topic for discussion for a long time now. Nearly everyone feels it (I say ‘nearly’ because there is actually a very small minority of people with a special condition that does not allow them to feel pain), and it varies in character and severity depending on what part of the […]

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  • Why is Your Body Like a Chain

    The concept that the human body is like a chain has been around for a long time. The body is a complex network of systems that all work together to allow us to move and do the things we like to do. When referring to movement, most people straight away think of muscles, bones and […]

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  • Physiotherapy and Numbness

    Numbness or lack of sensation is generally caused by pressure on a nerve but there are many other possible reasons for this problem. Once pressure is taken off the nerve, function normally resumes. A more severe case is when nerves are pinched by a bony spur or herniated disc of the spine, which can trigger […]

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  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Dysfunction

    Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint or SIJ (a large joint in your lower back connecting your sacrum to your pelvis) can sometimes cause lower back and/or leg pain. Dysfunction of this joint basically means that it is not operating normally. For decades, the sacroiliac joint was suspected as a common cause of low back and/or […]

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  • Walking makes you happy

    It’s true – exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So, for positive mental health, walking’s an absolute must.

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  • Piriformis (a deep gluteal muscle) Stretch

    Begin in a full push-up position, palms aligned under shoulders. Place left knee on the floor near shoulder with left heel by right hip Lower down to forearms and bring right leg down with the top of the foot on the floor (not shown) Keep chest lifted to the wall in front of you, gazing […]

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  • AFL Injuries and Physiotherapy

    With the AFL finals being played this week, we are likely to see some intense physical clashes as clubs compete for the 2018 Premiership. At this time of year, many of our local competitions are also wrapping up & the footy at these levels is often just as intense. Each year the AFL releases data […]

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