Does a physio ever get back pain?
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I was once asked an irregular question. “Does a physio ever get back pain?” The simple answer is “Of course we do”. A similar question could be asked of other health professions. “Do doctors ever get sick? Do dentists ever need fillings?”. To which the same answer would apply. So if all of that professional […]

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Swimmer’s shoulder & keeping strokes injury free
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With ninety percent of the driving forces coming from the upper body, it is little surprise that swimmer’s shoulder is a common condition in swimming. The shoulder is a complex joint, and as swimming placed it under load, an appreciation of its function and limitations can help keep the body injury free. This is especially […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – arch enemy of running
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Plantar fasciitis may sound like a new gardening fad, rather than the straining of the ‘plantar fascia’, or put in simple terms the band (fascia) of the foot (plantar). Known as ‘joggers heel’ because of the high incidence of this condition in those that run, plantar fasciitis is also the most common cause of arch […]

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Physiotherapy treatment terms explained
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During a physiotherapy treatment session, terminology may be used that although best describes the condition or course of action, may sound more like a foreign language. Most physiotherapists will try their best to avoid such terms as they can be confusing, instead providing descriptions that are easier to understand. However sometimes technical terms have their […]

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Hydration options towards healthier exercise
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Maintaining an optimal level of hydration is essential for any form of exercise, especially since two thirds of the body is made up of water. Regardless of the weather being hot or cold, good hydration habits are essential for health, sustaining performance and the avoidance of injury. Thirst or a dry mouth are the first […]

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Boosting kids physical activity scores
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The results of last years physical activity report card for children and young people, scored of D-for Australia, which incidentally was the global average. Initiated by The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance, this report card’s aim is to increase physical activity in children and youth globally. In a country with such easy access to the […]

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