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Running Post-Pregnancy: Returning To Running After Pregnancy

Welcome to the wonderful (but challenging!) world of motherhood.  Your body has been through a lot throughout your pregnancy, whether you experienced morning (or all day) sickness, back pain, pubic pain, fatigue, nausea or reflux … .  Now that baby has FINALLY arrived...

Ankle Sprains: 3 Phases For Recovery

We’ve probably all rolled our ankle at one time or other, though perhaps not seriously.   What Is An Sprained Ankle? Ankle sprains are common injuries and can happen simply by ‘twisting’ or ‘rolling’ your ankle when stepping on an uneven surface. They commonly...

Exercising In Pregnancy: Recommendations & Precautions

Congratulations! You’re pregnant and about to embark on an exciting yet daunting journey! Here, we'll discuss is it safe for to exercise during my pregnancy?  You may have always exercised and want to know if its okay to continue to do so while you are pregnant, the...

Dry Needling: How Does Dry Needling Work

Dry needling is the application of a fine calibre needle through the skin and into the underlying fascia, muscle tissue and myofascial trigger points.  The needles are single-use only, meaning they are sterile and are discarded immediately after use. What is a...

Pialtes: The 6 Principles Of Pilates Explained

The 6 Principles Of Pilates Explained What exactly is Pilates? And what are the 6 key Pilates principles that make it tick? Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, who as a child, had illnesses that left him quite frail. He tried to overcome the effects of his...

Tennis Elbow: Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Getting to Grips with Tennis Elbow What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or as it is known in medical terms, lateral epicondylagia, causes pain on the outer elbow due to tiny injuries to tendons and muscles around the elbow.   What causes Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow...

Hip Pain In Pregnancy: Causes & Treatment

Surely there isn’t another area of pain during pregnancy?Yep, sorry there sometimes can be! Your hips can be another area (along with your lower back) that can cause you grief throughout your pregnancy.Some women experience symptoms early on, while others may...

Foam Rolling: 8 Of Our Best Foam Rolling Exercises

Do you get tight in your legs or back? Have you been told to use the foam roller but not sure HOW or WHAT to do? Foam rolling before or after a workout can be a great way to reduce muscle soreness, help prevent injury and increase mobility. Here are 8 of our BEST foam...

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

You may have heard of plantar fasciitis – whether it be that you have it, had it before or someone you know has it. In recent times due to changes in the literature and scientific advances, plantar fasciitis has been renamed to a broader term called ‘Plantar Heel...

Bursitis: Treatment For Bursitis

You have been having pain for a little while now and have been to the doctor to be diagnosed with bursitis. But what actually is bursitis? What can cause it? And most importantly, you are wondering what can I do to fix it?! We are so glad you asked! What is bursitis?...

Sleeping When Pregnant: Tricks To Sleep Comfortably During Pregnancy

You find out that you are expecting a baby, and then start looking up things like; ‘what can or can’t I do now that I am pregnant?’ One thing that catches your eye is advice telling you that you should not be sleeping on your back when pregnant. In this blog, we are...

Running When Pregnant: What You Need To Know

Growing a tiny human inside your tummy, every expectant mum wants to protect their little bundle of joy in every way possible.But there can be so many questions.... Are you are unsure if exercise like running when pregnant is safe? Have been told many conflicting...

Abdominal Separation: Treating Abdominal Separation After Pregnancy

It is completely normal and essential that your rectus abdominus (your 6-pack muscle) separates during pregnancy to allow for your growing baby. This is known as abdominal separation or Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM). In this post we'll look at...

Pain During Pregnancy: How Physio Can Help During Pregnancy

Yay! You are pregnant! And along with this comes appointments; GP, Obstetrician, Midwife, scans, blood tests… Now your back starts hurting and your thinking, great another appointment, this time with the physio. But can they help? Of course, we can! During pregnancy,...

Ice vs Heat: When To Use Ice Or Heat

Ice or Heat? Not sure if you should use ice or heat for your injury? You're not alone. There is so much confusion around when to use ice and when to use heat. This is a very common question we are asked in our clinic. Both ice and heat are wonderful to aid healing...

Tendinitis v Tendinosis v Tendon Rupture

What is "Tendonitis"? Tendinitis literally means ‘inflammation of a tendon’. It is usually an acute injury that happens when the tendon is overloaded, which in turn causes pain and swelling from small tears in the injured tendon. A tendinitis can take anywhere between...

The 5 Minute Workout

Exercise can at times take too long, be too hard, or impossible to squeeze in to a day that is already busy. But... it is important that we exercise most days, even if that means a quick 5minute session. Just setting aside 5 minutes a day could speed up your...

4 Exercises to Get You Footy Fit and Prevent Injury This Season

There are a number of very simple exercises that can assist with preventing footballers from becoming injured in season, and most also serve a purpose in improving the physical conditioning of a player, and attributes important to gameplay at a higher standard. Below...

Hydrotherapy: Exercising in Water

Now that it’s summer time, we’re all hitting the beaches and the swimming pools in an attempt to cool off. But, not only is water cooling and refreshing, it can also be a great tool in helping with stiffness and pain! Swimming or pool therapy is low-impact, which...

Technology – a pain in the neck!

Technology - a pain in the neck! In the past, workers typically complained of low back pain related to physical lifting. With new restrictions to how much weight a worker can lift, and the advances in technology to help reduce load, it seemed reasonable for employers...

What is Pilates – Part I

What is Pilates - Part I So what’s all this talk about Pilates? Who is Pilates? And why did he always wear white jocks? So, this is Joseph Pilates. You will struggle to find a picture of him wearing anything else but his white jocks, sometimes black jocks, and...

Pilates – Part II – what are the benefits?

Pilates - Part II - what are the benefits? A little bit more about Pilates Told you he always wore white jocks… In such a busy world, we often do things mindlessly – not in Pilates! Pilates requires concentration and focus. One must be present during Pilates as the...

10 Reasons to Keep Good Posture

10 Reasons to Keep Good Posture Did you know.... … that poor posture is a contributing factor of many conditions?! Headaches, neck pain, back pain, rounded shoulders, spinal dysfunction, potbelly, joint degeneration, and the list goes on. Check out 10 reasons why you...

The Dos & Don’ts of Stretching

The Dos & Don'ts of Stretching Everyone knows that stretching helps to increase flexibility, but – did you know that stretching reduces wear and tear on joints, reducing joint pain? We all know we should stretch for what ever reason it may be, so here are some Do’s...

3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Back Pain

3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Back Pain We all know how exhausting low back pain can be, so I thought it might be helpful if I shared with you my top 3 steps to help improve your back pain. FYI -They’re super easy but the secret is, they only work if you actually do...

Is Arthritis Inevitable with Aging?

Is Arthritis Inevitable with Aging? A lot of patients ask me, is arthritis inevitable with aging? Absolutely not! I personally think that we need a mindset shift in our community from the “oh we’re just getting older and the aches and pains just come along with that”...

Going on a Long Flight?

Going on a long flight?   We all know that feeling of peeling yourself from your plane seat after a 14hour flight with ankles the size of an elephant’s, wondering if your legs still work and a back that is possibly stiffer than a metal rod. You know that it’s...