The Physio Blog

The Physio Blog

Top five exercises for looking after your back

Top five exercises for looking after your back. An article by Francine St George, extracted from news.com.au   ABOUT 80 per cent of Australians will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their lives. In my physiotherapy … read more

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Teenage Posture

21 September 2016 Teenage Posture Growth spurts, screen time, slouching…. good posture is particularly challenging in the teenage years.   Did you know? One the last bones to finish growing is the collarbone? A slumped or slouched posture affects the shape … read more

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Headaches from running

Headaches from running   I recently treated a client with headaches that only came on when running. By working on her neck posture together with specific breathing cues, she is now able to run without triggering neck pain or headaches! … read more

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How to Prepare for a 50km Trek

How to Prepare for a 50km Trek   You’ve signed up for your first big trek, or perhaps you’re attempting round two. Either way, you’re in the perfect place. Our Physiotherapists, Clare and Alla, completed a fundraising walk for the Fred Hollows … read more

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Pelvic Health Problems? There’s an app for that!

PPFC supporting ‘World Continence Week 2016’ June 20-26       Technology and smartphones are pretty incredible! How did we live without them?!   We have apps for pretty much everything. Need to find a good restaurant near-by? Want a … read more

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How often do you stop and stretch?

How often do you stop and stretch?   The human body was made to move! We are definitely not meant to sit still for hours at a time. However, we are all guilty of sitting at screens for far too … read more

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Francine St George on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife

Francine St George on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife Physiotherapy has come a long way in the last 20 years, and its getting better all the time.   What are some of the advances we’ve made in treating sore necks and backs … read more

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Running – Calf Exercises

Prepare to Run with these Calf Exercises   Calf tears are arguably the most common running injury. We sit all day, or walk in heels, and the calf muscles get tight. The extra load on the calf in running can … read more

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Injury-free Skiing – Exercises

How to Improve your Performance and Have an Injury-free Ski!   It took just one hailstorm in Sydney to get me itching to ski this season. Most of us ski just a few times each year, and don’t get ourselves … read more

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Why does my neck STILL hurt??

Why does my neck STILL hurt?? Neck pain can persist for many reasons, but one of the most common is that the relationship between your eye and neck muscles has changed. Do you feel like your head is crooked when … read more

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Why do I keep rolling my ankle?

Ankle sprains: Why do I keep rolling my ankle? Exercises to stop it happening! There are position receptors, “proprioceptors” located in your joints, ligaments and tendons. They sense where your body is positioned in space, sending this info to your … read more

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Challenge your balance!

Core stability exercises: poor balance is often an indicator of poor core stability Your posture muscles are meant to kick in to keep you upright when your balance is challenged. They are the ones that you can feel switch on … read more

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Francine St George on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife

Francine St George on Tony Delroy’s Nightlife

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Does incontinence go away by itself?

‘One in Three Women who ever had a baby wet themselves’ Don’t become the ‘One’ in three – This International Women’s Day – Do something about strengthening your pelvic floor!     Why can having a baby make you wet yourself? … read more

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Acute Sports Injury Management

Acute Sports Injury Management The right treatment from the onset of an acute injury may help decrease the healing time by days or even weeks, so start treating your injuries the right way and help yourself to get better faster. Try to start during … read more

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Is your Smartphone giving you the Hump?

Is your Smartphone giving you the Hump?   This is the first in a series of short articles on my ongoing obsession- the cause and treatment of neck pain.   Dowager’s Hump is the term commonly used for a bump … read more

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Understanding Persistent Pain & What You Can Do To Recover

Understanding Persistent Pain & What You Can Do To Recover!   The first thing to understand about persistent pain is that the amount of pain you experience does not necessarily relate to tissue damage. There are people who have severe … read more

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Upper Body Nerves & Posture

Needing some fun exercises to ease unwanted neck and shoulder aches and pains? by Francine St George, 28/11/13 Our body does not like being in a sedentary postion for hours on end! Postural muscles fatigue and muscles that should be used … read more

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Gluteals & Piriformis Stretch

Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain by Penny Elliott, Physiotherapist   If you have back pain that is not in the middle of the lower back but is slightly to one side, it may be a problem with the sacroiliac joint (SIJ). The usual reason … read more

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Back Pain and the Pelvic Floor

Back Pain & the Pelvic Floor by Clare Dingle, Physiotherapist – Women’s Health   Almost 50 percent of people who have back pain have weak pelvic floor muscles.  The Pelvic Floor is a deep, internal sling of muscles running between … read more

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Nerve Release

Nerve Mobility (and why it’s so important!)   Your nervous system goes from the top of your head right down to your finger tips and toes. The nervous system allows us to feel both pain and sensation (sensory nerve) and … read more

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Hamstring Stretches

Are you cheating with your hamstring stretches? Alex Sherborne, Physiotherapist   Consider yourself fit but can’t touch your toes anymore? Hamstring tightness results from both repetitive exercise and long periods of sitting. Longer, relaxed hamstrings can relieve knee and back pain, … read more

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