232019May

Post Operation Pain

Post Operation Pain Not taking pain meds post-surgery so unable to exercise Something that often concerns me as a physiotherapist is when people come in for treatment after an operation in a lot of pain because they’re not taking their medication properly. Nobody likes taking a lot of pills especially strong painkillers. People worry about…

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132019May

Short Performance Physical Battery Test

Short Performance Physical Battery Test Here’s our last functional test to try – Short Performance Physical Battery. This forms part of our testing we use for sarcopenia (muscle weakness and muscle wasting). It’s a great test covering balance and function, and in the clinic, we often combine this with muscle strength tests to give us…

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132019May

Have you ever wondered how long you might live⁉️

Have you ever wondered how long you might live⁉️ Have you ever wondered how long you might live⁉️ A Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo designed a test which was validated and published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology called the sit-down-stand-up test. This test predicts your longevity, or more accurately your chance of dying…

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172019Apr

People Should Not Put Up With Pain!

People Should Not Put Up With Pain! A common thing that physiotherapists hear is ‘I was hoping it would get better on its own’. It is one of the frustrating things that physiotherapists deal with as ‘putting up’ with pain has negative effects on the body and the recovery process. Very often we see people…

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42019Apr

How do we test Balance ?

How do we test Balance ? Last week Gaynor one of our Physios from our Falcon practice explained what balance is. So, Now that you know what balance is and why it is important, here are a few exercises you can use to improve your balance. When doing these exercises make sure you are standing…

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42019Apr

What is Balance ?

What is Balance ? Balance is our ability to sustain an upright posture and stable position. There are 2 aspects to balance – static balance (when you are standing still) and dynamic balance (when you are moving around, reaching beyond your feet). Balance is important in all aspects of your life. Having good balance means…

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212019Mar

3 Most Common Questions Regarding Headaches

3 Most Common Questions Regarding Headaches As physios we often see people who are suffering from Headaches. We have noticed that there are 3 common questions that people often ask and I wanted to answer these for you: Are there different types of Headaches? Yes, there are many different types of headaches, but the main…

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82019Mar

Here is what NOT to do when back pain strikes

Here is what NOT to do when back pain strikes I was just reading about types of low back pain, and it got me thinking about some of the advice that people tell us they have received from other therapists or medically trained persons and it drives me crazy. So, I’ve decided to get it…

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82019Mar

What is Sarcopenia ?

What is Sarcopenia ? . Last week I read this article: “Effects of Resistance Training on Functional Strength and Muscle Mass in 70+ year old individuals with Pre-Sarcopenia: A Randomised Controlled Trial” This confirmed what we physios have thought for a while – that older people who train 3x per week at home doing body…

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82019Mar

The Mckenzie Extension

The Mckenzie Extension Acute low back pain is one of the most common things we treat in physiotherapy. Often patients will present with back pain that is very painful, that has come on within the last few days. Often the patient will know what has caused the injury – such as bending awkwardly, lifting a…

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