Shoulder arthritis… Shoulder replacement… Can that happen?

Shoulder arthritis… Shoulder replacement… Can that happen?

September 17, 2020

Physiotherapist Darcy takes you through the definition of shoulder arthritis, how it occurs, as well as the interventions that can be performed to improve function and pain in an arthritic shoulder joint.

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What is a Scaphoid fracture? And what do I need to do if one occurs?

What is a Scaphoid fracture? And what do I need to do if one occurs?

September 17, 2020

Scaphoid fractures are a common bone break that occurs in the wrist. Physio Darcy takes you through some basic knowledge on scaphoid fractures and discusses how to best identify them if, or when, they do occur.

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My shoulder popped out…. What should I do? Shoulder dislocations in sport – What do I do? Do I need surgery, or is physio the answer?

My shoulder popped out…. What should I do? Shoulder dislocations in sport – What do I do? Do I need surgery, or is physio the answer?

September 17, 2020

Physiotherapist Darcy takes you through the management of shoulder dislocations, a summary of the recovery and what your options are if a dislocation or subluxation does occur.

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Fast facts about Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Fast facts about Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

August 18, 2020

Pelvic organ Prolapse or ‘POP’ can be scary words to hear from your obs/gynae, GP or Women’s and  Pelvic Health Physio. Many women have never heard of it and/or they never thought it would happen to them. So, as the saying goes, knowledge is power and knowledge is something I can easily share with you. Get reading to de-mystify POP, and what CAN you do about it?

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Desk-set Legends

Desk-set Legends

July 29, 2020

Setting up a practical, yet ergonomically optimal, desk set up and/or work space needs to be number priority for office workers right now. This quick and easy task could save you developing pain later!

 

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Lets finally run, jump, skip and hop post ACL Reco, AKA the fun stage of rehab!

Lets finally run, jump, skip and hop post ACL Reco, AKA the fun stage of rehab!

July 22, 2020

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…

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What is Urinary Incontinence? World Continence Week: 15-22 June 2020

What is Urinary Incontinence? World Continence Week: 15-22 June 2020

June 19, 2020

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.

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Osteoarthritis bothering you? Have you considered the wins of water physio?

Osteoarthritis bothering you? Have you considered the wins of water physio?

June 05, 2020

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!

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More than just ‘leg day’: learn more about the science behind achieving strength and control after your ACL Reco

More than just ‘leg day’: learn more about the science behind achieving strength and control after your ACL Reco

June 05, 2020

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?

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What I tennis elbow?.... what is Golfers elbow? Wait… but what is the difference?

What I tennis elbow?.... what is Golfers elbow? Wait… but what is the difference?

June 05, 2020

Physiotherapist Darcy takes you through what tennis and golfers elbow are what the difference between the two is and how to best treat these painful injuries.

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Just breathe – its more powerful than you think for pain relief!

Just breathe – its more powerful than you think for pain relief!

May 05, 2020

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!

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The importance of resistance and strength training for distance runners: To lift or not to lift?

The importance of resistance and strength training for distance runners: To lift or not to lift?

May 05, 2020

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.

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