182019Sep

How does massage help?

How does massage help? Massage therapy works a number of ways to decrease pain. Firstly, by activating the pain-gating system1. Nerves are like a one-way street, they can only pass one message at a time. This means that during a massage, the large nerve fibres in the skin are activated, switching off the transmission of…

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122019Sep

Discs don’t slip… Ever.

Discs don’t slip… Ever. I’m sure you have heard the term slipped disc before. You may have even been told before that you have “slipped a disc in your spine”. This sentence can create a lot of worry and fear, and it leads us to a perception that discs are fragile structures, easy to slip…

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282019Aug

Busting Back Pain Myths. Read Here

Busting Back Pain Myths. Read Here Listen up – I’m going to bust those back pain myths. 1 in 6 Australians reports low back pain in their lifetimes, and it is one of the leading costs of healthcare, as reported by Medicare. Over recent years our medical knowledge of the pain mechanisms of back pain…

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202019Aug

Ankle Sprain Strengthening Exercises

Ankle Sprain Strengthening Exercises Ankle sprains can vary in severity from strains, to tears in the ligaments. Regardless of the extent of the injury, some rehabilitation exercises will help to regain any strength loss and aid the return to sport process. The level of difficulty with the exercises will depend on your stage in the…

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202019Aug

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ? Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot ) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause…

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82019Aug

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot ) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause pain, not only…

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312019Jul

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy Cupping therapy is a massage technique that originates way back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern Cultures. In fact, one of the first medical textbooks dated 1550BC called Ebers Papyrus describes Cupping in detail. Modern-day cupping involves placing a number of glass suction cups on your back and using a small suction…

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262019Jul

Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow Rehab

Tennis Elbow & Golfers Elbow Rehab Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylagia) is a condition where the tendons from your forearm muscles that attach to the outside of your elbow become inflamed and painful. It is commonly associated with overuse, and not necessarily just from tennis, but any repetitive actions at the wrist, including…

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192019Jul

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio Can Help

Signs and Symptoms of Prolapse and How Physio can Help Prolapse is one of the biggest secrets in women’s health. Did you know that 50% of women who have had children are affected by prolapse, so there are literally millions of women who suffer this condition in silence!  A prolapse is where either the bladder,…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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112019Jul

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury

Training Load, Progression and Running Injury A recent study, (Damsted et al, 2018) examining the role of training load and progression in running-related injuries found that while most running injuries are related to tissue overload, the evidence supporting effective load-management was not running-specific. That is, the main 2 changes in training that increased the risk…

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