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Stay motivated to exercise this winter… some tips from the physiotherapist

Seeing as the cold weather has arrived, it’s tempting to let ourselves go and hibernate on the couch:). Don’t let all your good work go to waste, here are some simple tips to help keep your exercise routines on track over the coming winter months! Join a health club Take the stairs Find an indoor..

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Fishy about Fish Oil?

The increasing awareness around the wide-ranging benefits of fish oil mean chances are either you or someone close to you is taking a fish oil product. Their therapeutic effects are widely accepted by both the lay and medical communities alike and they are readily available to purchase in health food stores, pharmacies and even supermarkets...

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Vitamin D – It’s D-lightful, It’s D-licious, It’s D-lovely

It’s Vitamin D – for Diverse Vitamin D is a vital nutrient required by your body for a wide range of jobs, such as helping to boost your immunity so you are less likely to end up in bed feeling sick; playing a role in mood modulation – helping you feel good; and supporting your..

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Exercising safely during warm weather

On March 2nd, 2015, posted in: Exercise by 0 Comment

In view of the recent warmer weather, here are some tips to ensure you continue your exercise routines safely and avoid dehydration or heat illness stay hydrated; drink plenty of water before, during and after exercise. take rest breaks, ideally in the shade. avoid exercising during the hottest part of the day. wear light coloured,..

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Ankle Sprains

On February 11th, 2015, posted in: Injuries, Physiotherapy by 0 Comment

A sprained ankle occurs when there is damage and tearing to the soft tissue and ligaments of the ankle. The lateral ligament, which sits on the outside aspect of the ankle and acts to prevent the foot and ankle from turning inward excessively, is the most commonly affected. Ankle sprains can range in severity, from..

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What is Frozen Shoulder?

On February 5th, 2015, posted in: Blog, Physiotherapy by 0 Comment

A frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by inflammation, scarring and tightening of the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, usually resulting in pain and a loss of movement. The exact cause is not known. It can occur after an injury to the shoulder, after a period of immobility, or it can occur spontaneously. Frozen..

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The Top 10 Reasons to Be Drinking More Water

On September 17th, 2014, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

How much water to drink? Opinions vary as to how much we should each drink per day. But a good rule to consider is 2L/day for women and 3L/day for men. Increase this amount if you live in a very hot climate or are exercising hard, are pregnant or nursing. To check if you are..

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How a Sedentary Lifestyle (Sitting Too Much Every Day) Can Seriously Endanger Your Health

On May 29th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by 0 Comment

The dangers of living a sedentary life: Learn how to ward off the nasty effects of a new epidemic called Sitting Disease PUBLISHED IN WOMEN’S HEALTH SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 ©ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/MARILYN NIEVES   You might not want to take the following stat sitting down: According to a poll of nearly 6,300 people by the Institute for..

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How to Manage Stress

On February 10th, 2014, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

How To Become Resilient To Stress Stress – A Modern Epidemic Our modern lifestyles may be contributing to many health complaints commonly seen today. Many of us experience some form of stress; 9 out of 10 Australians report being stressed and 41% of people feel they experience unhealthy levels of stress. Stress and the body’s..

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Benefits of Physical Exercise during Pregnancy

On March 19th, 2012, posted in: Blog, Pregnancy by 0 Comment

Exercise during pregnancy offers many physical & emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of exercising regularly throughout your pregnancy include: More energy Improved posture Weight control Stress relief Improved sleep & management of insomnia Preparation for the physical demands of labour Faster recuperation after labour Faster return to pre-pregnancy fitness & healthy weight Increased ability..

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