Phase three is often the most rewarding for individuals when rehabbing back from ACL injury. They have done the hard work to lay the strength foundations and now they get to do what they have been dying to do for so long – run!! But that does not mean that the hard work and strengthening is over. Read on to find out more…
Did you know that incontinence is one of the leading reasons for Australian seniors being admitted to residential aged care? But incontinence isn’t just an issue for older women. 1 in 3 women will experience urinary incontinence after childbirth. This week aims to raise awareness of the issue for all women and encourage them to seek assistance.
Physiotherapist Kirsty Tindal explains exactly what hydrotherapy is and how it can be a great option in the management of osteoarthritis. Read on to hear about all the benefits of warm water for your pain rlief and exercise goals!
Stage 2 of ACL rehabilitation is the strength and control phase. This is where the fun really begins. Your knee is no longer sore, swollen and cranky, you’re walking around more normally and feeling a bit more confident with your newly reconstructed knee. Now is the time where we start to load you and restore your strength and control. But how do you know where to start or what to do?
Breathing is one of our most basic and foundational movement patterns. Poor breathing biomechanics can seriously affect our body’s ability to work at its best, and yet, in turn, our lives can also affect our breathing – it’s a complex physiological circle of chicken or egg questions. However, what we do know is that sustained improvements in chief complaints such as pain, poor posture and limited flexibility, which are commonly presenting to the Optimal Health Lab, can easily be made and measured through incorporating optimal breathing patterns. Myotherapy Mike is our breathing guru!
The role of strength training in distance runners is often misunderstood, and often under-utilised. But resistance training can be a very useful adjunct to your normal running training. Read on as physiotherapist Emily takes you through the benefits of adding some resistance work into your programme.
Physiotherapist Darcy takes you through what shoulder bursitis is and explains how your home desk posture could contribute to it. Read about how an OHL Physio can help manage this painful injury today.
You have just received the bad news that you have ruptured your ACL and the decision has been made in conjunction with your orthopaedic specialist that you require surgery. What do you need to do now? Do you sit around and wait for the impending date or are there things that you can do to maximise the effectiveness of the surgery and make your rehabilitation an easier process? Read on to find out…
Facing the prospect of an upcoming knee or hip replacement can be a daunting time. But there are ways to get yourself optimally prepared, to make sure you have the best recovery possible. Read on to hear about prehabilitation for joint replacements from our orthopaedic physiotherapist expert Emily.