With elevated stress & anxiety around what we’re seeing/hearing in the media, and the sudden shift to working from home, often in less than optimum, or just different, desk set-ups to accommodate the restrictions, musculoskeletal aches and pains are more prevalent. When these feelings arise, it is not unusual for us to seek massage as a form of relief, but with many regular massage businesses shut it can be hard to know what your options are. Read more
Lower back pain affects approx 80% of Australian adults at some stage in their lives. Our physio, Claudia walks us through how to take care of our backs and how prevention really is the best cure! Read more
Most of us spend a long time in the car and it is important to look after our body posture when driving.
Our posture tends to get worse on longer trips and this can affect health and safety. For the full-timers, if you have a 30-minute commute to work Monday to Friday, that’s five hours sitting in the car every week! Read more
Experiencing aches and pains after sitting at the computer for hours on end?
You are not alone! Most of us get pulled into the trap of letting our emails and reports build up, resulting in countless hours in front of a computer, but how many of you experience aches and pains whilst you sit there? Read more
Doctors seem to be a common first port of call when a person injures themselves or requires management of pain. However, physiotherapists are first contact practitioners for musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) pain and injuries.
So, to answer the question – either is acceptable. For those of us who have been to a doctor and seen a physiotherapist for a musculoskeletal injury – often the experience can be quite different. The following will help answer some common questions… Read more
It has become the ‘norm’ in our modern world to have a busy schedule and a never ending to-do list! When we try to squeeze in too much, too often, our health can easily be overlooked. It is no surprise that lifestyle has a big influence on back pain!
The prevalence of injuries caused by overuse, rushing and repetitive movements has started to increase… Making time to look after your back doesn’t need to be another task, it can be used as a break or pause moment in our busy schedules… Read more
Did you know that the latest research reveals that a physiotherapist is the best person to see FIRST for advice and treatment.
You may not need an x-ray or medication to begin with and you do not need to wait for your GP to refer you.
A physiotherapist is a health professional trained in assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of movement disorders and health conditions, including osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy helps reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life and the great news is that science strongly supports this. Read more