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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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  • Glute Stretch for Golfers

    Position your feet shoulder width apart With your arms extended and in front of you, lower your body by bending at the knees and raise back up Repeat this 10 times For a more advanced stretch stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your golf club at an arm’s length in front of you […]

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  • Golf and Physiotherapy

    For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up to 80kms/hr while turning, twisting and pulling can be extremely traumatic to the entire torso let alone just the lower back. The golf swing isn’t the only aspect of […]

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  • Cat Cow Stretch for Low Back Pain

    Start on all fours with the spine and neck in a neutral position. The back should be flat like a tabletop. Eyes should look straight down to the ground. Inhale, drop the belly down and slowly lift the neck and head up. This is the cow half of the pose—picture a cow’s swayed back with […]

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  • Technology and Children

    Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, tablets & smart phones. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. Because of this increased usage especially with hand-held devices, Physiotherapists are treating more young patients suffering from unhealthy screen behavio...

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  • Air Squats to Warm up the Lower Body

    Stand with your legs shoulder-width apart and arms at your side Slowly lower your glutes (buttocks) toward the ground as you lift your arms in front of you to shoulder level – aim to keep your knees in line with your feet As you squat, keep a neutral spine and lift your chest – it may help to […]

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