Tips for a Healthy Spine

back-pain

Approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People, who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those who do not. It’s important for you to try to keep your spine… Continue reading

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome, or ITBS, is one of the most common causes of pain that is felt on the outside of the knee. It is most common in runners, hikers and cyclists, but any athlete who plays sports that require repeated knee flexion can find themselves dealing with IT Band pain. The Iliotibial Band is… Continue reading

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Green Smoothies – delicious, easy and nutritious!

It can be hard to get enough veggies and fruit into our diets, especially when we’re busy and when our kids may not want to eat quite what we would like them to! But without those fruits and especially those green veggies that we are missing, our bodies don’t work as well. We can get… Continue reading

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Trigger Point Therapy

An important aspect of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is addressing all possible contributing factors, including the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, reduced coordination of movement, poor posture and the effect of trigger points. Most muscular aches and pains are caused or affected by untreated “trigger points,” localized tender spots in muscles. Understanding… Continue reading

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What to Do Before You Cut Out Wheat

By Miranda Bone These days, going wheat or gluten free is almost fashionable. However, if you have noticed symptoms after eating a big bowl of pasta or a fluffy white pizza base, don’t rush to avoid wheat just yet. Many Melbourne cafes offer gluten free cakes and friands, and some restaurants have gluten-free pizza bases… Continue reading

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Exercise

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What is exercise and what does it mean? Exercise is anything that gets you moving and active. It includes formal exercise such as a gym class, lifting weights or going for a jog. Exercise also occurs in everyday activities (known as incidental exercise) such as vacuuming, taking the stairs instead of the lift and walking… Continue reading

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Physiotherapy and pain management

Physiotherapy is practised by professionally trained physiotherapists who are skilled and educated specifically in proper care and rehabilitation. Physiotherapy involves treatment that focuses on prevention of injuries or disabilities, it helps to relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and movement. How is physiotherapy used to treat pain? Physiotherapists take a holistic approach, looking at the… Continue reading

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Sciatica

Sciatica

Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve – a very large nerve that originates from the lower lumbar spine and travels through the buttock into the leg as far as the back of the knee and to the foot. Sciatica is characterized by pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs. Commonly pain and… Continue reading

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Keep Kids Exercising

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Exercise may reduce the chances of obesity, which is becoming more common in children. It may also reduce the risk of diabetes, a disease that can be associated with a lack of exercise and poor eating habits. Exercise also helps children build social skills and provides them with a general sense of well-being. Sports participation… Continue reading

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Posture

Posture

The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and mechanical efficiency. Physios often see cases where postural faults initiate a chain of events that results in incapacitating pain, time off work and costly medical… Continue reading

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