Have you ever heard the saying, one size fits all. This is definitely not the case when it comes to braces. There are many types of braces for different body areas such as the ankle, elbow, knee or even for the same body part. Read more
Alistair graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2003. He has had extensive experience working in the area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy in Adelaide for well over 15 years.
Hydrotherapy is an effective way of using warm water to assist in rehabilitation of acute and chronic injuries.
What makes hydrotherapy so effective is it uses water’s properties to create a fun, interactive environment which can help relieve pain and improve your range of motion. Hydrotherapy can also help increase your strength by pushing against the resistance of the water, allow you to perform exercises that you normally couldn’t on land due to your now buoyant nature and keep your muscles warm and relaxed. Read more
No doubt you have heard the whispers about Private health companies changing their cover so that Pilates will not be accessible with private health insurance. Here at The Physio Clinic we have used this information and other evidence based knowledge to arrange better and more comprehensive exercise classes for you.
This does not mean we are boycotting Pilates but incorporating Pilates exercises into a personalized gym program made for your body and any injuries which accompany it. Physio exercise classes (PEC) can be useful for any age, young or old and for any condition from plantarfascitis, tension headaches, low back pain or exercise after pregnancy. Read more
While gyms have closed and have been this way for a number of weeks now, many of us have taken to the streets! ….to run or walk in order to maintain fitness or just as an excuse to leave the house while working from home or self isolating. Read more
Your big decision had been made! You had your plan and date set for your joint replacement surgery, and then along came COVID 19, with self -isolation restrictions and of course restrictions on elective surgery! Read more
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
There are too many outdated concepts and beliefs about the management and treatment of ankle sprains.
Outcomes-based research has challenged previous management of ankle sprains resulting in an updated approach. Here are the top 3 misconceptions followed by the updated facts! Read more
The three major moments of running are:
- Flight (float)
Clients who have decided to proceed with a joint replacement quite often ask us, ‘Is there anything I can do before surgery to help with recovery?’
It is recommended to start a physio program at least six weeks prior to surgery (pending approval from your surgeon). Read more