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Physio treatment for Vertigo

Physio treatment for Vertigo

Physio treatment for vertigo I’m so dizzy my head is spinning… It’s invisible to everyone except for my physio! Dizziness and vertigo are a common complaint and they can be treated successfully by a trained physiotherapist. The first step is to rule out any serious medical reason for dizziness, which is very unlikely. Physio’s are […]

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What is a dynamic warm up?

What is a dynamic warm up?

What is dynamic warm up?? It means warming up for exercise with movement, rather than prolonged holds of muscle stretches. It involves repeating the same movement a couple of times, to lengthen muscles and improve blood flow, without any static holds Who should do...

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Staying Active With Arthritis

Staying Active With Arthritis

Staying Active With Arthritis What Does Arthritis Mean? It’s a name for a group of conditions affecting any joint in the body. These conditions cause damage to the joints, and symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, redness or warmth in the joint. Arthritis can include: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Gout Ankylosing spondylitis How will exercise help my […]

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What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is Kinesiology Tape?

What is Kinesiology Tape? With the Olympics now in full swing, you may have noticed a lot of athletes wearing colourful or even patterned taped that runs in various directions along their body. So what is this tape called and what is it used for? The tape is known as Kinesiology Tape, and despite its […]

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What is shoulder bursitis?

What is shoulder bursitis?

Shoulder bursitis describes inflammation of one of the bursas in your shoulder. What is a bursa? A bursa is a small sac of cushioning that sits in areas of significant movement, such as near our joints. A bursa is designed to minimise rubbing or wear and tear and will often be between a bone and […]

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How much can I exercise when I’m pregnant?

How much can I exercise when I’m pregnant?

Pregnancy is such an exciting time, but there’s also SO MANY changes happening in your body. Here’s some really important things to know BEFORE you exercise during your pregnancy. Please note, everyone is different, and your doctor or obstetrician is the best person to guide you on what’s suitable in your situation. This information is […]

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Why are ACL injuries so common in sport?

Why are ACL injuries so common in sport?

Why are ACL injuries so common in sport? Every footy fan knows about the dreaded ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury. It’s also common in netball, baseball, hockey, soccer and tennis. So WHY are ACL injuries so common? Here’s a quick run down of where our anatomy is failing us: 1) We’re not monkeys anymore Our […]

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What exercise can I do after giving birth?

What exercise can I do after giving birth?

This is a common question, when it’s been such a LONG TIME since you’ve been able to reach your toes. Have a quick think about the following: How active were you before you got pregnant? How active were you during pregnancy? How challenging was your birth experience? The more active you were before and during […]

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