22 Jan 2015

What’s The Difference Between A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor And An Osteopath?

As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]

9 Jan 2015

Exercise During Pregnancy

Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]

29 Jul 2011

Is Pain Relief Medication Good or Bad For You?

July 24-30 was National Pain Week, so rather than suffering through it, we thought we would discuss an aspect of pain that is prevalent in our day-to-day life: pain-relieving medications. Pain is a primary reason for a lot, if not most, visits to Physiotherapists.  Patients often ask about pain relief medication.  Is it just going […]

10 Jun 2011

The Health Risk of Heels

Surprisingly, I don’t often get asked by my female patients about the effect that wearing high heels can have on your feet and lower legs. Perhaps this is because it is common knowledge that high heels are not what a physio would recommend, nor are they comfortable to wear, so they must be bad, right? […]

9 Jun 2011

Sprain versus Strain

Is your injury a sprain or a strain? A sprain is an injury to a ligament, the tough, fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. When you sprain a ligament, the tissue fibers are torn or stretched.

9 Jun 2011

Arthritis Answers

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. It is a major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia with 3.85 million Australians affected. Arthritis can vary considerably from mild ‘wear and tear’ in the joints which may present as occasional stiffness, to severe degeneration and pain […]

2 Jun 2011

The Evidence Behind The Practice

Why is my Physio treating my neck pain with mobilisations? Why isn’t my Physio using ultrasound for my back pain?

2 Jun 2011

Lift it Ladies!

Most women have heard of the pelvic floor and been told to do their daily ‘exercises, but the importance of the pelvic floor muscles is often overlooked until people experience problems after giving birth or later in life. Below is a brief introduction to the pelvic floor so, whether you have problems or not, you […]

26 May 2011

What type of exercise should I be doing?

A lot of patients ask me what type of exercise they should be doing to keep fit and healthy. Is swimming better than running? Should I be going to the gym? Will Pilates really benefit me?

26 May 2011

Jumping into Plyometrics

What are plyometric exercises? Plyometric exercises are often used at the end stage of your rehabilitation to prepare you for your final return to sport. These exercises combine strength and speed to provide the ‘explosiveness’ required for many sporting activities, for example to increase the power of a soccer kick or the force of a […]