152019Nov

Senior’s Week

Senior’s Week This week is Senior’s Week in Mandurah, and so to honour all our seniors out there, we are making it the focus of our education topics.  Last week marked the release of Injury Matters – WA Falls Report 2019, a report detailing the falls related events and statistics for WA during the reporting…

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282019Oct

Do You Have Good Bladder Habits?

Do You Have Good Bladder Habits? Did you know that poor bladder habits can lead to poor bladder control and incontinence? Good bladder habits are important and often change over time, so here is how you can maintain bladder control and prevent incontinence. Firstly, you should ensure you are going to the toilet 4-6x/day and…

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232019Oct

What To Do After A Meniscus Tear

What To Do After A Meniscus Tear Oh no, I’ve torn my meniscus – what now? So you’ve torn the meniscus in your knee. Does this mean you’ll need to have arthroscopic surgery to clean out your knee? No, not necessarily. The meniscus in the knee are two C shaped fibrocartilage structures that decrease the…

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162019Oct

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Have you got a banana back? Do you struggle standing without over arching your lower back? It sounds like you have anterior pelvic tilt. Today I’m going to explain to you what an anterior pelvic tilt is, its causes and what you could you to help it. I’ll start off with demonstrating…

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262019Sep

Should you get a scan before you see a Physiotherapist?

Should you get a scan before you see a Physiotherapist? A common question we get asked as Physiotherapists is “should I get a scan?” To answer this question, lets look at the research. Recently a study was conducted on 30 people between the ages of 55 and 75. They were split into three groups, those…

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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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